pagefile.sys going on wrong drive

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I just crossposted this to two groups and it didn't show up either place.
So here I go again!
I have an HP here with a 60 gig drive, 5 of which has been partitioned as a
restore drive, Drive D. Despite my attempts to make the pagefile go on
Drive C, it always goes on Drive D. It is causing "Drive Full" errors to
pop up randomly. There is PLENTY of room on Drive C for the pagefile. What
do I have to do to make it go there?


I have posted my screenshot(s) at
http://mewnlite.com/pagefileonwrongdrive.jpg





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Pagefile on Wrong Drive

I have an old HP here with a 60Gb drive, 5 Gb of which is partitioned as
the recovery partition, Drive D. Despite my attempts to move it to Drive C,  
pagefile.sys keeps putting itself on D. And it is causing "Disk Full"
errors to appear randomly. The following screen shot shows how I have
everything set. It is interesting also that the recycle bin is on D,
although it is empty. One would think that the restore partition would be
left unmolested as its primary purpose is for restoring the computer at a
later date. There is PLENTY of room on Drive C for the pagefile. Why won't
it go there?

http://mewnlite.com/pagefileonwrongdrive.jpg

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Re: Pagefile on Wrong Drive

NOTE: Not a hardware issue.  See my reply submitted only to the
microsoft.public.windowsxp.general newsgroup (i.e., the off-topic
alt.comp.hardware newsgroup was omitted from my reply).

Menno Hershberger wrote:
<snipped - question regarding pagefile.sys file: an OS function, not a
hardware issue>

Re: Pagefile on Wrong Drive

On Tue, 03 Jan 2012 00:52:18 -0600, Menno Hershberger

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Silly question, perhaps, but are you remembering to click "Set" after
you make a change?

I remember that screwing me up back in the Win98 days.


Problem with pagefile.sys

I just crossposted this to two groups and it didn't show up either place.
So here I go again!
I have an HP here with a 60 gig drive, 5 of which has been partitioned as a
restore drive, Drive D. Despite my attempts to make the pagefile go on
Drive C, it always goes on Drive D. It is causing "Drive Full" errors to
pop up randomly. There is PLENTY of room on Drive C for the pagefile. What
do I have to do to make it go there?


I have posted my screenshot(s) at
http://mewnlite.com/pagefileonwrongdrive.jpg



--
            -- I'm out of white ink --


Re: pagefile.sys going on wrong drive


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On the screenshot page:
1.  Bottom Left shows Pagefile.SYS on C: & system managed size (default)
2.  Bottom Middle shows Pagefile.SYS on D: and No Paging File

These contradict each other.  It seems:
1a.  Drive (top window) should be selected D:
2a.  Size should be selected as you wish, but not No Paging File
(pref. System Managed Size (default.))

If your PC is configured as #2, any PAGEFILE.SYS on either drive
is a nonfunctional relict of an earlier cofiguration (as its date will
confirm.)

If in your shoes I would (ensure System Restore is turned on and)
configure as #2a, then remove any Pagefile.SYS on either drive, then reboot.

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Don Phillipson
Carlsbad Springs
(Ottawa, Canada)



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