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Anonymous
September 5, 2005 11:33:04 AM

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pagefile.sys is corrupted since it is fixed a 2GB whatever setting (no page
file, system managed...). I choose in the virtual memory panel. I can't
changed its size and would like to delete it so windows xp (sp2) can recreate
a new correct one.

the purge at shutdown does not work too and I don't know the password for
the recovery console under the DOS. I am looking for a simple solution to
delete this file which is on an ntfs partition.

many thanks,
chris90
Anonymous
September 5, 2005 12:01:27 PM

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"ch90" <ch90@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> pagefile.sys is corrupted since it is fixed a 2GB whatever setting (no
> page
> file, system managed...). I choose in the virtual memory panel. I can't
> changed its size and would like to delete it so windows xp (sp2) can
> recreate
> a new correct one.
>
> the purge at shutdown does not work too and I don't know the password for
> the recovery console under the DOS. I am looking for a simple solution to
> delete this file which is on an ntfs partition.
>

Open a Command Prompt and type "chkdks /f" without the quotations. You will
have to allow it to run at the next reboot. Reboot your computer and see if
this fixes the problem. As always when running a program that may change the
state of your disk make sure you have a current backup before proceeding.

Kerry
Anonymous
September 5, 2005 2:31:27 PM

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imho, a CHKDSK will not fix a corrupted Pagefile. It most likely has to be removed then recreated by tweaking Virtual Memory settings.

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Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
-----

Kerry Brown wrote:
>
> Open a Command Prompt and type "chkdks /f" without the quotations.
> You will have to allow it to run at the next reboot. Reboot your
> computer and see if this fixes the problem. As always when running a
> program that may change the state of your disk make sure you have a
> current backup before proceeding.
>
> Kerry
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Anonymous
September 5, 2005 2:31:28 PM

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"Maurice N ~ MVP" <maurice@mvps.org> wrote in message
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imho, a CHKDSK will not fix a corrupted Pagefile. It most likely has to be
removed then recreated by tweaking Virtual Memory settings.

Reading between the lines of the original post it sounds like this has
already been tried.

Kerry
September 5, 2005 8:42:54 PM

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"Kerry Brown" <kerry@kdbNOSPAMsys-tems.c*a*m> wrote in message
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> "ch90" <ch90@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:630C2056-1271-4C51-A067-A1831B82B1AB@microsoft.com...
>> pagefile.sys is corrupted since it is fixed a 2GB whatever setting (no
>> page
>> file, system managed...). I choose in the virtual memory panel. I can't
>> changed its size and would like to delete it so windows xp (sp2) can
>> recreate
>> a new correct one.
>>
>> the purge at shutdown does not work too and I don't know the password for
>> the recovery console under the DOS. I am looking for a simple solution to
>> delete this file which is on an ntfs partition.
>>
>
> Open a Command Prompt and type "chkdks /f" without the quotations. You
> will have to allow it to run at the next reboot. Reboot your computer and
> see if this fixes the problem. As always when running a program that may
> change the state of your disk make sure you have a current backup before
> proceeding.
>
> Kerry
>
>

Hi
Correction to the above
it Should be "chkdsk /f" without the quotations
Chas
Anonymous
September 9, 2005 9:32:21 AM

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Chris,
By making minimum = maximum, you're basically going against Alex's advice. And in this case, it should be reserving 512MB of space for Pagefile.sys each time. Where do you see 0 size?

From what you have described, the 512MB at boot is just exactly what you set it for.

Back to my suggestion & Alex's article as well, the suggestion is to have the Pagefile set to grow dynamically. Set it for as small as needed, and give it a high ceiling for maximum --- all depending on amount of physical RAM, typical-programs load & historical usage of VM. Example on a moderate-usage system with 384MB Ram: initial pagefile = 70MB, maximum = 900 MB. Pagefile typically remains at 70MB.

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Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
-----

ch90 wrote:
> maurice,
> it is getting weirder and weirder. now the pagefile is either 512mb
> or 0mb! when I boot it is 512mb as it should be in custome size
> (min=max) and the next boot it becomes 0mb, next boot is goes back to
> 512mb, etc.
>
> thus I've created additional pagefiles on other partitions and will
> delete it completely from C even if I don't like it.
>
> oh boy what a joy!
> chris90
Anonymous
September 9, 2005 2:39:54 PM

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In article <OVYVGnStFHA.464@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl>, maurice@mvps.org
says...
> Chris,
> By making minimum = maximum, you're basically going against Alex's advice. And in this case, it should be reserving 512MB of space for Pagefile.sys each time. Where do you see 0 size?
>
> From what you have described, the 512MB at boot is just exactly what you set it for.
>
> Back to my suggestion & Alex's article as well, the suggestion is to have the Pagefile set to grow dynamically. Set it for as small as needed, and give it a high ceiling for maximum --- all depending on amount of physical RAM, typical-programs load & historical usage of VM. Example on a moderate-usage system with 384MB Ram: initial pagefile = 70MB, maximum = 900 MB. Pagefile typically remains at 70MB.

I do the fixed sizes in order to have the page size already created and
not have to PAUSE while it would normally increase as needed.

I have 1.5GB RAM in my laptop, page file is set to 1GB Min and Max.

I do the same on servers and workstations and have seen a difference in
performance when using memory intensive apps that exceed the physical
memory size. I never set it below 1gb and not above 2gb.

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Anonymous
September 10, 2005 5:53:51 PM

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Leythos,

With your amount of physical RAM, that is perfectly fine.

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Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
-----

Leythos wrote:
> I do the fixed sizes in order to have the page size already created
> and not have to PAUSE while it would normally increase as needed.
>
> I have 1.5GB RAM in my laptop, page file is set to 1GB Min and Max.
>
> I do the same on servers and workstations and have seen a difference
> in performance when using memory intensive apps that exceed the
> physical memory size. I never set it below 1gb and not above 2gb.
Anonymous
September 14, 2005 11:49:07 AM

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dear maurice,

how about this customization:
min size=128mb
max size=1024mb
still the pagefile is 2087mb on c:

how can it be bigger than the authorized maximum size???
chris90

"Maurice N ~ MVP" wrote:

> Chris,
> By making minimum = maximum, you're basically going against Alex's advice. And in this case, it should be reserving 512MB of space for Pagefile.sys each time. Where do you see 0 size?
>
> From what you have described, the 512MB at boot is just exactly what you set it for.
>
> Back to my suggestion & Alex's article as well, the suggestion is to have the Pagefile set to grow dynamically. Set it for as small as needed, and give it a high ceiling for maximum --- all depending on amount of physical RAM, typical-programs load & historical usage of VM. Example on a moderate-usage system with 384MB Ram: initial pagefile = 70MB, maximum = 900 MB. Pagefile typically remains at 70MB.
>
> --
> Maurice N
> MVP Windows - Shell / User
> -----
>
> ch90 wrote:
> > maurice,
> > it is getting weirder and weirder. now the pagefile is either 512mb
> > or 0mb! when I boot it is 512mb as it should be in custome size
> > (min=max) and the next boot it becomes 0mb, next boot is goes back to
> > 512mb, etc.
> >
> > thus I've created additional pagefiles on other partitions and will
> > delete it completely from C even if I don't like it.
> >
> > oh boy what a joy!
> > chris90
>
>
Anonymous
December 29, 2012 5:40:36 PM

Hi, try disable virtual memory, then wipe your free space. Ccleaner has a tool that can do it (drive wiper). The ghost of your page file should disapear. Then enable virtual memory. you should get a new page file.

ps: When you disable your pagefile, your free space should increase by the ammount of space used by your pagefile. good luck!
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