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Anonymous
November 15, 2004 3:36:07 PM

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i have read the article and unfortunately it only covers
changeing the pagefile.sys or resetting it. It doesnt cover when it
will not reset under normal circumstances.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en;315270
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There is only one HD in the system a 40gb.. if you go to a CMD
prompt you can just type attrib and it will show all files and what
their attributes are,

one thing i tried was.
booting the computer up said pagefile.sys too small.
attrib the root c: - result no pagefile.sys found
check under system/ properties/ etc swapfile shows as 0
changed it to no pagefile
reboot
computer doesn't complain about swapfile being too small.
turn swap file to manual 512/4096
reboot
computer says swap file is too small.. check system shows that it's
at 0 check attrib no pagefile.sys found.
set it to zero.. reboot

for whatever reason they system will not create the pagefile.sys.. it
can recongize that a previous one or file exists and delete that but
will not creat one on it's own.

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Anonymous
November 15, 2004 4:00:00 PM

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On Mon, 15 Nov 2004 12:36:07 -0600, daryla wrote:

> i have read the article and unfortunately it only covers
> changeing the pagefile.sys or resetting it. It doesnt cover when it
> will not reset under normal circumstances.
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en;315270

How much free space is left on that hard drive? Is there enough physical
room for the pagefile?

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Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows XP Shell/User
Anonymous
November 15, 2004 5:56:05 PM

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On desktop,R.click my computer,properties,advanced,settings,virtual memory,
click on the change button,then in new window,change from the custom setting
it is in to "let windows manage" then click set 2X,close-out,if you set
correctly
a restart will be prompted.Virtual memory can be increased by installing more
ram,and/or installing a 2nd hd,then set as you just did in properties.

"daryla" wrote:

> i have read the article and unfortunately it only covers
> changeing the pagefile.sys or resetting it. It doesnt cover when it
> will not reset under normal circumstances.
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en;315270
> --
>
> There is only one HD in the system a 40gb.. if you go to a CMD
> prompt you can just type attrib and it will show all files and what
> their attributes are,
>
> one thing i tried was.
> booting the computer up said pagefile.sys too small.
> attrib the root c: - result no pagefile.sys found
> check under system/ properties/ etc swapfile shows as 0
> changed it to no pagefile
> reboot
> computer doesn't complain about swapfile being too small.
> turn swap file to manual 512/4096
> reboot
> computer says swap file is too small.. check system shows that it's
> at 0 check attrib no pagefile.sys found.
> set it to zero.. reboot
>
> for whatever reason they system will not create the pagefile.sys.. it
> can recongize that a previous one or file exists and delete that but
> will not creat one on it's own.
>
>
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Anonymous
November 15, 2004 9:51:50 PM

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Hi

Please try the following article by Alex Nichol:

"Virtual Memory in Windows XP"
http://aumha.org/win5/a/xpvm.php

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Will Denny
MS-MVP - Windows Shell/User
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"daryla" <zercool51@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:eithp0liubkjjoss91fnm7dqnacmb5q35i@4ax.com...
> i have read the article and unfortunately it only covers
> changeing the pagefile.sys or resetting it. It doesnt cover when it
> will not reset under normal circumstances.
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en;315270
> --
>
> There is only one HD in the system a 40gb.. if you go to a CMD
> prompt you can just type attrib and it will show all files and what
> their attributes are,
>
> one thing i tried was.
> booting the computer up said pagefile.sys too small.
> attrib the root c: - result no pagefile.sys found
> check under system/ properties/ etc swapfile shows as 0
> changed it to no pagefile
> reboot
> computer doesn't complain about swapfile being too small.
> turn swap file to manual 512/4096
> reboot
> computer says swap file is too small.. check system shows that it's
> at 0 check attrib no pagefile.sys found.
> set it to zero.. reboot
>
> for whatever reason they system will not create the pagefile.sys.. it
> can recongize that a previous one or file exists and delete that but
> will not creat one on it's own.
Anonymous
November 16, 2004 11:20:45 AM

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Will Denny wrote:
> Hi
>
> Please try the following article by Alex Nichol:
>
> "Virtual Memory in Windows XP"
> http://aumha.org/win5/a/xpvm.php

One thing Not Covered is how to move the disk locaton of the
pagefile.sys - if you have ever disassembled a disk drive used with VM
you will probably see where the pagefile.sys was located: it is visibly
more worn than the rest of the disk.

Once a year maintenance of your disk drive can include safe mode, delete
the pagefile.sys, defragment, then reboot to recreate the pagefile.sys.

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Anonymous
November 16, 2004 3:31:04 PM

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to answer everyone..
Will, the only thing that i read that may be a problem is the
liveupdate from nortons.. will have to try that.

sharon, the HD in question has 37gig of space for a swap file to be
created..

Andrew, i have tried to change it from system managed, to none.. to
custom,, and any combination inbetween but to no solution. everytime
it reboots other than the none it says the swap file is too small and
if you check the C drive no pagefile.sys is created.

Rick, I know how to move the pagefile.sys but assumeing it's not
being created on the C drive of the disk.. i doubt that widows willl
be able to create it on another drive and also im reluctant to install
a 2nd HD just to create a swap file .
Anonymous
November 16, 2004 4:38:34 PM

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A second hard drive that houses the page file is common practice and works
quite well. A second drive is also a good place to put the print spooler
(if needed).

"daryla" <zercool51@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> to answer everyone..
> Will, the only thing that i read that may be a problem is the
> liveupdate from nortons.. will have to try that.
>
> sharon, the HD in question has 37gig of space for a swap file to be
> created..
>
> Andrew, i have tried to change it from system managed, to none.. to
> custom,, and any combination inbetween but to no solution. everytime
> it reboots other than the none it says the swap file is too small and
> if you check the C drive no pagefile.sys is created.
>
> Rick, I know how to move the pagefile.sys but assumeing it's not
> being created on the C drive of the disk.. i doubt that widows willl
> be able to create it on another drive and also im reluctant to install
> a 2nd HD just to create a swap file .
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