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paging file resize causes crash in XP

Q: paging file resize causes crash in XP

I have a 1.2GHz Duron computer with a ti4800SE 128MB DDR memory, etc. etc. and recently I tried to increase hte size of hte paging file thinking it may be behind why two of my games may not be playing at all. I defragged thinking it may be a problem with how much memory was contiguous or free, etc. but that had no effect. The thing is: I can decrease or remove the paging file, but If I attempt to increase hte size of any of htem (I have 4 partitions and only two have PF's), I can hit set, but as soon as I click "ok" my computer restarts cold, and I can find no reason it did that. if anyone has had similar experiences, pleas ereply or even if you just have a hunch. It's starting to get to me, considering that I now have about 300 MB of virtual memory and am 'recommended' to have 640 minimum. I previously had 1024MB but wanted to allocate more to one specific drive. Guess thsi was a bad idea.

A: paging file resize causes crash in XP

Did you really need 3 different threads about the exact same topic?

I'm not sure what you can do, but makeing 3 seperate threads will just confuse people, and you'l get less help.

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I have Windows XP Pro, SP2.

I went into Control Panel>System>Advanced>Performance/Settings>Advanced>Virtual Memory/Change>

That brought up a dialog box called Virtual Memory. In there I selected the radio button: "No paging file" and then hit OK. But Task Manager still shows paging file usage.

Does anyone know what's going on?

royeo
 

A:Why does Task Manager show paging file usage when I turned off paging file

Why would you turn off paging - you are just asking for problems
 

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Here's the scenario:

One of our workstations died, and I was able to find a new one to replace it. I opened it up and connected the old HD to xfer the files over that were needed. After completing that, i unplugged it and put everything back together, and when I started it (W2K), after logging in as admin, it stated the paging file was non existent or was too small to run windows. It then gave me a list of instructions to change the paging file and told me to reboot afterwards. I click OK, and it sends me back to the login screen, not allowing me to make any changes. I hooked the old HD back up, and it logs in, no problem starts right up. I changed the paging file (2x the amount of RAM, 64x2=128), disconnected the old HD, and it gave me the same error. I tried running in safe mode all 3 ways, last good configuration, and even added different RAM, added more RAM, nothing. I would just put the 2nd HD in and call it a day, but the case it's in isn't big enough. It a Dell GX150 700mhz celeron, decent machine for what it's used for.. email and excel.

PLEASE help!!!! thanks!

***UPDATE***

I found the fix on Microsoft's knowledge base, but I don't know what to do next because the instructions are vague, or maybe I'm just not understanding. If someone could please read this and tell me what they thinkI would appreciate it.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q140472

if I read this correctly I literally have to create a use... Read more

A:No paging file or paging file too small

Nope, there is a built in system account in 2000.

Open up an explorer window.

Right click on the drive letter. In this case it appears to be C: and choose properties.

Go to the security tab. Click on Add.

In the large box with the account names, scroll down to the system account. Click on it and click add. Then click ok.

You will now be back out to the security tab again. Click on the Full Control check box under the Allow column.

Now, click ok. It will take a anywhere from a few seconds to a minute depending on the speed of the system to finish.

Reboot to see if the error goes away.
 

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System: RAM: 1 gig
CPU: Intel P4 3.60 GHz
OS: WinXP pro

first of all this problem occurred when I was playing a game of bf2142 and running TeamSpeak. I "pulled the plug" on the PC because it was frozen when I started up the PC I found an error

"Limited Virtual Memory
Your system has no paging file, or the paging file is too small.

To fix this problem, go to System in Control Panel, click the Advanced tab, and under Performance, click Settings. On the Advanced tab, click Change. Click 'Custom size,' and then type an initial or maximum paging file size."

fair enough I follow the instructions, then a notifycation comes up

"System Control Panel Applet

Windows created a temporary paging file on your computer because of a problem that occurred with your paging file configuration when you started your computer. The total paging file size for all disk drives may be somewhat larger than the size you specified."

Ok I think so I type an initial or maximum paging file size like it says and reboot the computer only to find the exact same thing pop up. Then I go to microsoft support web page and get the error mesage support (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315270/en-us) only to find that that doesn't help at all it just takes me to the system
link in Performance and Maintenance

I've tried both of the other options and nothing works it is so frustrating

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A:No paging file, or the paging file is too small.

bump!

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My desktop computer (whose specs are listed at bottom) has performance issues, being markedly diminished versus its ideal and optimized state. Its overall processing speed, its many freezes, and excessive lags are a major hindrance. I have taken all of the normal steps, including the ones listed in the pinned topic, to address my speed issues, including running CCleaner, Defraggler, antivirus & antimalware programs, optimizing and defragging registry and boot files, etc.I should mention here that when performing my latest OS (Windows XP Home SP3) reinstall a few months ago, I partitioned the hard drive such that my boot and program files are all located on one partition (C:), whereas all of my DATA files (music, photos, word documents, etc.) are located in a separate partition (E:) on my hard drive, for convenient backup.The size of my operating system partition (C:) is 19.5 GB, with 72% used.The size of my operating system partition (E:) is 92.2 GB, with 18% used. When I run Defraggler on my C:\ drive (which, again, contains my boot & program files)...Prior to defrag:37 fragmented files (5.2 GB)125 Total Fragments37% FragmentationPost-Defrag:7 Fragmented Files (5.0 GB)40 Total Fragments35% FragmentationThis excessive fragmentation problem appears to arise from 2 files (my paging file and my hibernation file): 1. C:\pagefile.sys 2 fragments 3,143,680 KB 2. C:\hiberfil.sys 2 fragments ... Read more

A:Fragmented Paging File and Hibernation File

I do not believe the page file is the problem with your speed. However, one way to eliminate a fragmented page file is to eliminate it then recreate it.This article is about another problem but has an explanation of how to do it listed under WORKAROUND.Regarding the hiberfil.sys files. These are part of the Hibernation function available in XP. If you never use Hibernation then it can be disabled. Control Panel > Power Options > Hibernate tab. Remove the check mark from Enable hibernation.This should effectively remove those files from you system.Again. I do not believe either are having a slowing effect on your machine.

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Hello the Forum, I have not found, but would guess there is a registry method for turning off Windows 7
use of the paging file for system files. I have 24G ram, but win 7 immediately offloads to the paging file before I even run any applications. Not trying to stop Win 7 from paging programs and program data if the need arises. It should not, but one never knows.

Thanks for any information, BrassCat

A:Removing Win 7 system file use of paging file

Windows doesn't normally copy anything in exe, dll or similar files to the pagefile. There are some unusual situations where this is done but you have no control over that. There normally is no need to do so. When code in exe or dll files is paged out it is simply dropped from memory, secure in the knowledge that it can be reloaded from the original files if needed.

The pagefile is only used for data that does not exist in any other file. Also understand that the data is initially copied, not moved to the pagefile. The data initially remains in RAM. Only in the event that the memory is needed for other purposes would it exist only in the pagefile. With 24 GB RAM that probably isn't going to happen very often. Copying data to the pagefile can occur in parallel with other operations and there is usually no need to wait for it to finish. The performance cost of copying data to the pagefile is minimal.

So basically you are wanting to stop what Windows doesn't normally do anyway.

Edit: The use of the pagefile is the exclusive domain of the system memory manager. Applications or other system components have no access. The user is provided with almost no control over this. This is as it should be.

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So many different "recommendations" - which is best and why

1) Keep page file on C: drive system managed
2) Keep page file on C: fixed small size if you have lots of ram
3) Move page file to another drive, system sized
4) Set 2nd system managed page file on a second drive, small page file on C: drive
5) Keep 2 equal sized page files on two drives

And would this change if both the C: and Aux drive were both SSD's

So many options

A:SSD and paging file(s).

I prefer one pagefile and I allow the system to manage it...so since I have 8GB of RAM, it's an 8GB file. I'm not willing to give up 8GB on my SSD drive to a pagefile...so I put the pagefile on my secondary spinner drive.

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Hi all,
I have just setup my SSD on the following PC as a boot drive running wiondows 7 Home Premium:

Intel I3570k o/c to 4.3ghz
Corsair H80i Water Cooling (exhausting air out of the case)
Asus Sabertooth Z77 (with chipset fans active)
16gb Cosair Extreme Memory 1866mhz (4 x 4gb matched)
120gb Corsair GT 6GBPS (OS/MS apps)
3TB Seagate 6GBPS (Storage - games (steam/FSX)docs etc)
Coolmaster Silenico 550 case
ATI 5870 1gb GPU
2 x 12cm input fans


Now my question is that I have 16gb memory do I really need a paging file and if so is it worth moving it to the d: (storage) drive?

cheers

D

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sorry some further info -

mainly for games via steam ( eg f1 2013 / L4D2 etc)
but I also use Flight Simulator X and I am looking at getting into Xplane
the pc is also used for website design ( code not graphics eg www.b787regsiter.co.uk)

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System shows 3.25, I have a 512MB video card, WXP PRO 32 BIT system I put 4GB of RAM as I was having another issue which was slowing my PC down. Well, that pproblem is fixed. But since I now have 4GB DDR memory in my HP 1250n it shows 3.25 GB what should I set my min and max paging file set up to. I dont play games, but surf internet and do Photoshop and watch DVD's.
I have read some crazy recommendation from 2mb to 4096.
I just want the thing to run and be happy.
Right now in Task manager, Peak is 1344208, limit is 5596320 total is 839904 and fluctuates a little. Physical memory is 3406316, available is 242204, system cache is 904660.
My hard drive is 250gb, 30gb for C drive where OS is and I have 10GB available.

A:Paging File set up. WXP PRO 32 Bit with 4GB RAM

32 Bit Windows will not recognize more then 3.25 GB of RAM, 64 Bit can recognize much more. Just set the Paging file to System Managed Size.

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Windows 2000 Professional won't let me into windows. I get this error: Your system has no paging file or the paging file is too small. I even tried it in safe mode and after loading my personal settings the message appears and it tells me what to do when I am on the desktop. Need help please.
 

A:Paging File

See if this MS Note helps?
 

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My Compaq 1700AU keeps giving me the message:-
" the paging file is too small for this operationto complete"
and will not load programs. I have tried to Factory reset using the compaq supplied CD's but the PC will not read them. How do I solve this?
Can anyone help ?
 

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My ram is 4.00gb (3.80 usable). I now have my paging file set to 0. Someone told me not to this, so can anyone help me?

A:What should I set my paging file to?

Hello Smooveprined,

I would recommend that you have your page file set to the default of system managed. Windows 7 does a great job at managing it. Plus, some programs may require the use of the page file no matter how much RAM you have installed. I would only move the page file to be on another separate physical HDD if your Windows 7 drive is a HDD and not a SSD, and/or you are real low on space on the Windows 7 drive.

Virtual Memory Paging File - Change - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have no page file.
When I boot up it takes ages then displays this message?

LIMITED VIRTUAL MEMORY.
Your system has no page file, or the paging file is to small.
To fix this problem, go to system in control panel, click advanced
Tab and under performance, click settings. On the advanced tab,
Click change, click?custom size?, and then type aninitial or max paging file.

I?ve tried this. Restarted pc but although the max and min size shows in the
Custom window, below this it says Current registry size: 0MB

Also, just before I change the custom settings I get a message that reads?

System control panel applet
Windows created a temp paging field on your computer because of a problem
That occurred with your total paging configuration when you started your computer.
The total paging file size for all disc drives may be somewhat larger than the size
you specified.

I am running windows xp home and have two hard drives both with plenty of space on them. I also have 1GB of ram. The only advice I have been given is to re install windows. I don?t really want to do this as the rest of the system is running fine. It takes along time to load up but once loaded everything works fine.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated..

Thank you for your time

Spim

A:help. no paging file

hi spim,

hmm........did this problem recently happened? restart your computer and then keep on pressing F8. when you get to the safe mode menu, choose "last good configuration" and see if this helps solve the problem.

also boot into safe mode. in safe mode, if you have your windows xp cd put it on the cdrom and click on start -> run -> type in "sfc /scannow" and this command will replace any damage or corrupt system files. see if this helps too.

also if you havent yet, scan the computer for any viruses and spywares.

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Installed ie7 yesterday and now I get:

1. "Your system has no paging file or the paging file is too small. To fix this problem go to System in control panel,click the advanced tab->performance->settings->advanced tab->change->set custom size."

Windows tells me it created a temporary paging file. I change the initial/max. values to 1.5 and 3 times the system ram and restart but the total paging file size for all drives is still 0 MB (0 MB are allocated). When restarting, chkdsk is run needing to check a disk for consistency which I think is related to the message:
2. "The file or directory C:\$Mft is corrupt and unreadable. Run the chkdsk utility."

I have run chkdsk/r several times but still get this message.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what is going on? I am by no means computer savy...
 

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I have dedicated 60 GB of my hard drives to the paging file, and when I run a high-detail game and look at the task manager, it says "Commit Charge 512 (or other small numbers) /59381M" I assume this is the paging file. Why does it not utilize more of the paging file? Can I make it use more?

A:Getting the most out of your paging file...

Set the virtual memory to system managed size and then save and exit then reboot the computer. This lets Windows determine the amount of system RAM to use and makes it a lot easier for the OS to function.

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If I keep on getting paging file errors and virtual memory errors could this possibly be errors with my RAM? Could someone please let me know.
 

A:Paging file

I would first eliminate Ram first myself....

How much Ram do you have in the PC and is it in two sticks or one?
 

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Should I max out my paging file? Or is there a limit to how much you should use?
Says min is 768 and max is 1536. Also saw something about the MTF size, whats a good size for something like that?

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A:Paging File and MTF

Your paging file is correct.


The recommended minimum size is equivalent to 1.5 times the RAM on your computer, and 3 times that figure for the maximum size.Click to expand...

How to set performance options in Windows XP
 

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My computer gave a message indicating that the registry was low. I am not that computer literate but i was getting frustrated so I tried a few things. I thought I remember seeing someone change the virtual memory before to help with this problem. I messed around with the virtual memory and set it to no paging file. When I tried to restart the computer, it will not boot up. It attempts but won't complete startup. It says that some changes have been made. I know I changed the paging file. It gives me the option to go to Safe mode, change to last known working settings, or to start normally. When I scroll through any of the options, none works. Like I said before, it attempts. I get the Windows XP symbol but thats as far as it gets then it goes back to a dos screen. Please help me because I know I made the initial problem worse.
 

A:No paging file

Hello and welcome.

Try this:

To start System Restore using the Command prompt, follow these steps:

Restart your computer, and then press and hold F8 during the initial startup to start your computer in safe mode with a Command prompt.
Use the arrow keys to select the Safe mode with a Command prompt option.
If you are prompted to select an operating system, use the arrow keys to select the appropriate operating system for your computer, and then press ENTER.
Log on as an administrator or with an account that has administrator credentials.
At the command prompt, type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe, and then press ENTER.
Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to a functional state.

 

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Can Someone Please Help...When i turn on my computer a message comes up saying "Your system has no paging file, or paging file is too small"

The message tells me how to fix my problem but i'm not too sure what size to put it too. I'm set at: C: 384 - 768 right now. Does anyone have any suggustions for me, It would be much appreicated.

Thank you very much in advance!
 

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I have 4GB Memory/RAM, on my vista ultimate, is it safe to disable the paging files?
Thanks
Rip

A:Paging File

Hello Phillip,

I would strongly advise to not disable the page file. Even if you had 24GB of RAM, some programs may still not run properly unless you had a page file.

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I have XP Home. I get this error message when I boot up:


Quote:




Limited Virtual Memory
Your system has no paging file, or the paging file is too small.

To fix this problem, go to System in Control Panel, click the Advanced tab, and under Performance, click Settings. On the Advanced tab, click Change. Click 'Custom size,' and then type an initial or maximum paging file size.




I have followed this article to step 4, where it tells me to click the Security tab.

I don't have a Security tab. So I search until I find this article, ehich tells me I need to join to a domain in order to view the Security tab. It gives these instructions:


Quote:




1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
2. Click Appearance and Themes, and then click Folder Options.
3. Click the View tab, and then click to clear the Use simple file sharing [Recommended] check box in the Advanced settings box.




I go to View/Advanced, and the "Use simple file sharing [Recommended]" box isn't there.

So I search until I find this article, which tells me this:


Quote:




Note You cannot turn off simple file sharing in Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition.




So here's my question...if I can't turn off simple file sharing in Home Edition, how the hell am I supposed to fix this problem?

A:help with the paging file

Right click My Computer, click Properties, click the Advance tab, in the Performance box click Settings, in the Performance Options box click the advance tab, in the Virtual Memory box click Change. You can change all of your Virtual Memory settings here.

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Im running Win 2K with 392 MB of ram. My comp crashed and when it restarted . .. . windows said " my paging file is too smal or at zero . . windows is increasing virtual memory". Now i get that message often while the comp is on. I tried changing the Paging and virtual memory sizes in the System performance menu, but when my copp reboots it still gives me that message
 

A:Paging File

The only thing that comes to mind is available space on your hard drive. If there isn't enough space there, you will have problems.
 

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I have a laptop that i set up with a flash drive to be used as virtual memory (475 MB). I was wondering if it will be okay for me to disable the paging file for the C drive now that i have the additional flash drive? can't my laptop use the flash drive for paging since they are both considered virtual memory drives? only the flash drive will be faster? The maximum amount of paging that my computer has ever used was way less than 475 MB so it should work right?

Also, i heard that disabling the paging file option was not recommended but aren't the C drive and flash drive considered the same to the system - both are drives with virtual memory?

A:Paging file

USB data transfer is 60 MBs (480 Mbs) while a Sata1 drive has 150 MBs.

Page file location on a second Sata drive also used as data backup is the way I went.

Minidumps will, apparently, NOT work right if the pagefile isn't on C:\.

edit: you could also try this route: http://techreport.com/articles.x/9312/1 (note that you are STILL limited to about 4 GB total of ALL memory in a 32 bit system)

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I have a problem, & I am almost certain that it was due to my fiddling with the Virtual Memory. Everytime I try to start my Windows XP I get a message that says Not enough virtual memory or ...... I cant read the rest but I think it says something about a Paging File. Then it just restarts. If I let it, it will keep doing this over and over. Now I Know that if I can get to MY COMPUTER I would be able to bring the Memory Settings back down to normal, but I cant even get that far without the comp Restarting. Ive tried to Restore it to a previous working mode, but It just restarts again, and I also tried to start up in safe mode, but I still get the same problem.

Is ther a way that I can fix my Paging File by going into the COmmand Prompt?

Please Help, I know you guys Always do! Thanx!!!

LOS
 

A:Is there a way I can fix my Paging file?

When you go into the boot menu, have you tried last known good configuration?
 

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I need to custom my virtual memory and I need help some.

I have a system that has 2.92GB of RAM.

I read online that you have to use 1.5 for initial size 1.5*2.92=4.38

for max size its 4.38*3=13.14

my issue what would be the initial size and max size in MB. I am a newbie so dont flame me.
 

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Once I only have 30gb SSD I disabled hibernate mode and I moved my paging file to another hard drive.

My question is, should I of moved my entire paging to my second HDD? Its a western digital black HDD. Also I have 4th ram.
When my paging file was in my OS HDD it was 4gb but when I moved it I upped it to 6gb,

A:Paging file

There should be no serious issues with this. Without a pagefile on the system drive it would not be possible to generate a memory dump for diagnostic purposes but for a home user this is rarely a serious issue. As the other drive will be slower there may be a small performance hit but unless you are running heavy workloads this should not be a serious issue.

I am assuming you did this to conserve space on the system drive.

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When I go to boot up the computer sometimes it states that my computer has made a temp paging file. Doesn't tell me where, it side it did. I have a RAM Disk installed which I've told the paging file to go to, to include my temp files. I've done this because I have an SSD.

A:Paging File

  
Quote: Originally Posted by timlab1955


When I go to boot up the computer sometimes it states that my computer has made a temp paging file. Doesn't tell me where, it side it did. I have a RAM Disk installed which I've told the paging file to go to, to include my temp files. I've done this because I have an SSD.


Ram disks can be dangerous. If you system crashes you lose the contents. If you have 16 gigs of ram you almost dont need a page file and you can prevent it from being used by making it small (1gig) and not expandable

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So I was just doing some online gaming (World of Warcraft) when my internet goes down. Happens occasionally, so I generally reboot to kill time and I figure it can't hurt any.

When I click on my user to go back into windows this error message pops up and states that either I have no paging file, or it's too small. It then tells me where to go to change this.

So I do what it tells me. It's initial size was 720 and it's maximum was 1000. So i stick the initial on 3000 and crank the maximum to 4000. There you go little paging file, much better. Or so I thought.

I restart for the changes to take effect but nothing happens. The computer starts up and the same error is there. What's wrong? :(

A:Paging file?

Can you post the exact error message?

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I recently bought an expensive new 1tb hdd & bought another 4gb of ram. I decided to turn of the paging file so that it saves wear & tear on my hdd & have had no problems whatsoever.

Is there any disadvantage to having the paging file turned off? I heard that it mirrors the amount of ram you have, so mine was 8gb is this true? Also, i know vista only allows 32 bit apps to access 2gb of ram, but if i have a paging file, would windows allow 32 bit apps to use 2gb of ram as well as extra space in the paging file? Or does it only allow 2gb of memory ram or otherwise?

thanks

Darren

A:Paging File - why do i need it?

fieseler,

The paging file is not just virtual memory. It allows the OS to swap application data that is not being used out of physical memory so more physical memory is available to applications that need it. I see no good reason to turn paging off and a lot of good reason to leave it turned on.

In Vista, by default, the paging file size is dynamic and handled by the system. Unless you have a specific reason to change that, the default setting is appropriate.

Scott

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When my system boots I get a message that there is no paging file and windows will set a tempoary one. I have 4 gigs of ram so I go through the procedure of setting a page file size and reboot after which I get the same message. Can someone tell me what I must do to correct this?

Thanks, Bob

A:Paging File

If you could un-hide protected OS files in folder options and look on the root of the C drive. (just open C) and give us a screen shot, or just see if there is a file there called "pagefile.sys" and see how big it is. This woudl be a good start.

Also, you must remember to click "set" when changing the paging file (or virtual memory). If you don't hit "set" when doing this....it will not take.

Virtual Memory Paging File - Change - Vista Forums




Check those two things and let me know.

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I was trying to copy a DVD and encountered an error - paging file memory too low. I followed the help menu to adjust virtual memory (I have also been getting periodic "virtual memory low system is adjusting" popups). When I clicked on advanced and adjust virtual memory, there was no drive listed in the drive window and no numbers in the min-max selections.

How do I get the C: drive to populate the "select drive" window ? And where did it go ??!!

Please help !

Thanks,
JL

I am running XP
 

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Should I max out my paging file? Or is there a limit to how much you should use?
Says min is 768 and max is 1536. Also saw something about the MTF size, whats a good size for something like that?

MB ASUS P4P800 DELUXE SPRINGDALE RT

POWER SUPPLY ANTEC TRUE430 ATX RTL

CPU P4/2.4CGHz 800M 478P/512K HT RT

DDRAM 512MBTWINX512-3200C2 COR RT

HD 120GB|WD 72R WD1200JB 8MB-CACHE%

HD 36GB|WD 10,000 WD360GD 8MB

CDRW LITEON|52X32X52X LTR-52327S BK

SOUND BLASTER|AUDIGY 2 PCI SB0244 %

CPUFAN COOLERMASTER ISB-V73 AR4 RT

Raedon 9800 Pro 128 MB

A:Paging File and MTF

What i found is you can gain preformance by setting it to a sigal number. I would say double your ram so set it to 1024. Sometimes when i did this i got a message saying not enough virtual memory when i ran a bunch of programs. i was running p4 2.4 512 RD ram, and 500mhz FSB. My windows defaults were 768 to 1536. Um overall set it to 1024. tell me f u have a problem with that overall u should get increased preformansce. Oh and some people set it as low as there ram 512 for u. I dont suggest it. doesnt give comp enough memory to use while playing games.

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O/S = NT 4.0
C: drive = FAT D: drive = NTFS
How can I create a new paging file on a drive (other than 'C') and remove the original paging file from the 'C' drive?
 

A:NT 4.0 Paging File

Right click on my computer, properties, performance tab. Click virtual memory (change), select drive and size. Hope this helps.

Pat
 

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Hi i just bought a new Dell 8300 with an 80gb maxtor inside and have the old 10.2 gb quantum fireball plus and was wondering if it would be more advantagous to format the old fireball and use it to have my paging file only. If so what would be the best setup for the old drive and how would i do it? One major thing is wheter it be a NFTS of FAT32. Thanks a lot in advance.
 

A:Paging File

Unless you are running an OS that cannot recognize NTFS, use that. As far as using a full 10.2gb for a page file, it's a waste of space. I usually recommend a pagefile size of 1.5xRAM for Win2Kpro, 2xRAM for w2k server.
 

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Wondering what the setting should be for a paging file? Does it effect speed of computer?

A:Paging File

Hello,

The settings of the page file depend on the ammount of RAM available and also hard disk space. The minimum allowed is 2MBs and the max (on most XP systems) is 4096MBs. Traditionally a setting the value to one and a half times that of the available RAM is enough.

Many people will say that altering the page file will not produce any performance gains. To see any real performane gains would depend on the hardware being used.

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Can the paging file be on my second harddrive? The first hdd is small with the system files on it.
 

A:Paging File

Yes it can be.
 

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So, I only have 128MB of RAM, and I currently have my paging file set to 384 for the maximum and 192 for the minimum. What I was wondering is, is there any reason why I shouldn't raise this any higher? I can afford to loose the disk space, so why not raise it? That is, unless there's some reason other than disk space why I shouldn't do this.

And, by the way, I have about 25GB of disk space.
 

A:Paging file

That should be fine, you could set it to a permanent 384 (or 512), 384 for the maximum and 384 for the minimum. Some feel this works better as it isn't being resized all the time and it should stay defragmented.
 

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I need a quick help on adjusting my paging file size.I want to optimize it, however. As simple as it my sound, I think I am over looking it.Here is a screen shot of my paging file, what should I fix?My specs are:2.0 Ghz3G RAM7,500 RPM HDD

A:Paging File Help

Hi,

As long as you are not experiencing issues caused by the page file then I would just leave it be. Many problems have been caused by messing with the page file sizes such as system crashes.

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I am runing XP on a Pent IV computer. Whenever I boot the computer - when I get to the desktop - A window opens about the paging file - not enough memory. How do I get rid of this message. The computer has 512 megs of memory.

Thanks Monique
 

A:paging file XP

Recommended memory settings are 1.5 the amount of physical RAM. Right Click on my computer goto Properties. Click the advanced TAB. Under Performance click on Settings. Click the Advanced TAB. Virutal Memory is the last setting, you can leave it at system managed or change to 1500MB and 1500MB... click on set and your done.
 

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Dear All

I would like to know about Paging file features of xp with SP2. How it works and what is its basic. And how it affects on performance of OS

Regards
Sapan

A:XP Paging file

Hi sapan !

I think you'll find all the informations you need on these sites :
http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/xpvm.php
http://www.theeldergeek.com/paging_file.htm
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555223/en-us

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After a crash that for some strange reason changed all my fonts to something unreadable, I put in my XP upgrade cd and wrote over everything. It changed my fonts back to normal, but startup is now taking longer than it did. When I click on my username I have to wait for a beep and then hit cntrl-alt+del to get to my desktop. Plus, I'm getting a paging file error message every now and then saying my virtual memory settings are too low, or that there was a paging file problem at startup. I've tried changing my virtual memory settings several times, but when I go back to the Advanced tab under Performance Settings it says that the total paging file size for all drives is 0.
 

A:paging file problem

Sometime security settings can preclude you from setting the pagefile size thru the GUI. Use Rededit or regedt32 to change the value in the key HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager\Memory Management. The value pagingFiles is set by the path then the initial size, a space and the max size (c:\pagefiile.sys 500 750).

Also, I would check for viruses as to why it crashed and changed the icons.
 

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On a friend's Windows 2000 computer, i've removed drives and therefore changed some drive letters around. Now, when I boot into Windows 2000, it says "Your system has no paging file, or the file is too small". I've tried to overwrite the MBR and also tried a registry fix (From Microsoft KB) Neither of which have worked. What can I do to fix this problem?
 

A:Your System has no paging file

Have you tried creating a paging file? Right click on My Computer, Properties, Advanced.
 

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I know, I know...it seems as if everywhere you look, someone has a different opinion on this...

Anyway...

I'm running an older system...Dell Dimension 4550... Pentium 4...XP Home SP2...1GB Ram...2.4Ghz...533 MHz Front Side Bus...

I recently installed a 400 GB HD to act as my slave drive. I added a 4GB partition, dedicated to the paging file. At this point, I have my Master Drive's (C) paging file set to 2MB-50MB; the Slave Drive (D) has no paging file and the partition on the Slave (G) is set to 1536MB-3800MB.

Typically, I'm running anywhere from 33-42 processes.

The biggest memory hog is Firefox, which gets to around 200,000k if I let it. Spyware Terminator runs at about 50,000k, as does Thunderbird.

Then, I have several programs that run in the 30,000k range (FeedDemon, Replay AV, etc).

The rest (around 20 programs are fairly low users).

What I'm trying to accomplish is, getting that little bit of extra performance so that when I'm running a program like Winamp and enjoying music, I don't get stutters in the performance when I open a browser or execute a function.
Thoughts?

Is this paging file setup nothing more than pie-in-the-sky? If not, is it configured properly based on my system?

Again...for what I use the PC, I get pretty decent performance from this aging machine...It's just that little extra juice that I'm trying to get.
 

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In relation to my other thread: http://www.techsupportforum.com/showthread.php?t=18147

Is it a good idea to turn off my windows paging file? I have 1024megs RAM. Would it help my computer run faster and more efficiently?

Any advice would be great thanks!

A:Windows Paging File

Isn't there anyone here that can give me some advice??

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OMG!!! I'm running Win 2K. I have never had a problem before. A few days ago my computer crashed, now on restart it says that "my paging file is set to Zero and my virtual memory is low that windows is increasing it". I have 392 MB of ram, and now almost nothing runs on my comp. I often get the warning message that Windows is increasing virtual memory.

---- I went to the "Performance Options" menu in "System Options" and tried to increase the amount of virtual memory and the paging file. When I reboot I still get the same message. . .UGH PLease help
 

A:Win 2k Paging File Errors !!!

The paging file uses Hard Disk space. Have you sufficient spare HDD space for it?
 

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W2k..would like to change the option, "clear paging file on shutdown". Where is this option located, please?
 

A:Paging file question

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Have got virtual memory of zero MB

error you have no paging file or the paging file is too small

Win Xp 1800 processor 80 GB hard drive 512 MB ram

Also system restore will not go back any further than 24th june

2002 and computer was only bought in Dec 2001
 

A:file paging error

The system restore depends on the amount of disk space that has been allocated for it. As it fills up that space it deletes out the older restore points.

As for your Paging file, this can be caused by a couple of things.

One of the most common causes, is if you have changed any NTFS permissions on your drive that the paging file is located on. Either the Everyone account has to have full control, or you have to add the system account with full control. If not, then this error will occur.

This is the most likely culprit, so we will take a look at the C:\

Open up an explorer window.

Right click on the C:\ and select properties

See if there is a security tab. If there is, click on it and see if the everyone account has full control, or that the system account has full control.
Another cause, is if the registry key that it uses is missing and it cannot recreate the key due to not enough permissions to set it.

To check this, you will need to start up the registry editor

Go to Start -- Run and type in regedt32 and press enter.

When regedt32 starts, go to the following location
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management

Click on it and then on the security option on the menu, go in and look that the system account has full control.

If not, post back and we can look at something else.
 

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your system has no paging file, or the paging file is too small
 

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The question is: would there be any performance increase by moving my paging file to another internal hard drive?

The relevant parts of my computer:

150GB (SATA) Raptor with Vista 64-bit installed
80GB (IDE) with XP installed
80GB (IDE) empty, being used for storage

Dual booting through Vistas bootloader.

If it is beneficial, I would do this by...

Performance Options > Advanced tab >Virtual memory > change...

and then?

A:Question about paging file

Hi 92b16vx!!

My name is bhahar. Let me guide you here

According to my own experiment and experience, changing the paging file to other drive, which is not the windows root drive, would actually increase a performance of the computer. But, the increase in performance would be too little, that you might didn't notice the difference. But, from the hard drive aspect, it might giving the hard drive a relief, because you won't put the burden on hard drive by having a working windows file and paging on the same drive

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I have a strange situation with my Dell Latitude D600. Whenever I boot up, I get an error message stating that my page file is too small and that I should increase it. I go through all of the steps (Properties>Advanced>Perfomance Options>Change>Set) and reboot only to have the same error. Anyone have any thoughts about why this might be happening?

Hijack this log attached.

Thanks,
Andrew
 

A:Paging file error

try this http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q315270
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;316528
 

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XP Pro. The paging file keeps going away (when I check the size there is a blank, where there used to be a size -like 755MB.) Why? How can I fix it? I run CCleaner from time to time, as well as XP Repair Pro 2006. Could they be causing the problem?
 

A:Paging File Problem

Where is the paging file vanishing at-or where you think it is vanishing (ie what program is showing this, is it takman or some other thing you use)? If you open taskmanager by pressing cntrl+alt+del, and click on the performance tab, what does it say/show under pf usage? Do you get an error when this happens? We need a more clear explanation.
 

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I presently use Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-Bit edition and I am interested in optimizing my paging file. My computer is a Compaq CQ60 and has two gigabytes of memory installed. I researched "Windows 7 paging file optimization," yet I am still uncertain what values I should "plug in" to System-> System Properties -> Advanced -> Performance Options -> Virtual memory. A few Internet sources indicate Windows 7 is rather good at optimizing the paging file and that generally, no changes should be made to the paging file settings.

Here are the current values:

Windows is set to manage the paging file size for all drives (i.e., system-managed size)

Minimum allowed is 16MB
Recommended: 2968MB
Currently allocated: 2993MB

There is also a procedure wherein the total, available memory (2 GB) is multiplied by a number (that I cannot recall at the moment), and those numbers should be inserted into the proper box. With only two gigabytes of memory, could someone help me calculate the proper settings to optimize the paging file?

Thanks!
Joseph
 

A:Paging File Optimization

For Vista and now Windows 7, you will NOT be able to anything better than what the OS can do.
So set it to allow "System to Manage", and leave it all to the OS to manage.
 

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This is driving me nuts! Every time I restart my computer with Win2000 PE, I get an error stating there is no paging file and a minimum is set for me. I adjust it to the proper size, then when I need to restart the computer it gives me the same error. HELP!
 

A:no paging file at each restart!

Try the steps listed in this article.

http://www.jsiinc.com/subf/tip2700/rh2733.htm
 

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bro-in-laws comp suddenly showing a paging file error on bootup. Tells you to go into the virtual settings and set minimums etc in that section. Whether I set the numbers manually or try to use the option of letting the OS do the settings somehow it acts as if the settings don't get saved. Even when I manually set a number and reboot the error message occurs. Is the registry hosed and requires an OS reinstall?
 

A:paging file issue

Try setting it to None and reboot. Then run Error-Checking and Disk Cleanup within My Computer and drive Properties, and then re-enable auto size, which will clean up the hard drive and re-create the page file.
 

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Please advise! I've been working with my computer in a random default setting for a few weeks. Everytime the computer starts, it says, "your system has no paging file or hte paging file is too small" I have gone into the settings and changed the file to be much larger and have also tried the computer monitored setting. However, even after hitting apply and restarting my computer, those settings don't take. I don't know why that' s not working, but when I open up the settings again, its still at the original low paging number.

Could this have to do with this "startup nameshifter" spyware that windows defender is telling me I have? I've tried to remove it over and over but I always get an error message from windows defender, telling me there's been a problem.

Any help would be much appreciated! Oh, and I'm not a "techie" myself so you might have to break it down! Thanks!

Lisa
 

A:System Paging File

If you are being told you have nameshifter then I would suggest following the instructions below:
To download HJTsetup.exe To Download HijackThis go to the following: http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=tpmod;dl=item5
Filename = 1137518044HJTsetup.exe
Save the file to your desktop.
Double click on the HJTsetup.exe icon on your desktop.
By default it will install to C:\Program Files\HijackThis.
Continue to click Next in the setup dialog boxes until you get to the Select Additional Tasks dialog.
Put a check by Create a desktop icon then click Next again.
Continue to follow the rest of the prompts from there.
At the final dialog box click Finish and it will launch Hijack This.
Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. It will scan and then ask you to save the log.
Click Save to save the log file and then the log will open in notepad.
At the top of the Notepad HJT log screen, hit Edit then Select All then click Edit and then click Copy doing that copies the text to the clipboard, you won't see it yet....
Come back here to this thread and Paste the log in your next reply.
DO NOT have Hijack This fix anything yet. Most of what it finds will be harmless or even required.

A security expert should take a look at your log - please be patient.
 

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Hi there,

Just a quick question about the paging file..

I recently added more ram to my comp (im running vista home edition 32bit)
my total ram is 2.5gb - what should i set my min and max paging file to now?

After checking the web out, i now know how to access the settings for this procedure but am unsure of the min and max settings for the amount of ram i now currently have...

I'd be grateful for any advice

A:Help needed with paging file

According to this web page, after you added more RAM, you shouldn't need to adjust the paging file size:

Understanding Windows Vista Paging File Size :: the How-To Geek

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Hello,
When ever i start up my dell laptop with windows 7 a tab pops - up staying that no paging file with means i cant play any games on my laptop and watch any movies so please can i have some help

Thanks, Tom
 

A:Solved: Paging file help

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Hello,

I have Windows Vista Home Basic with 3GB physical memory.
I am running a server on Oracle VM VirtualBox.
It's not really clear to me how I can use paging file to increase the memory and performance of my server.
My system often starts to run very slow or even stop responding for a minute.
What I want, is to increase the memory on my server on VirtualBox.

Thanks in advance =)

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My current allocated paging file size is 20mb(too small) my computor recommends 381mb.When I change the initial and max. numbers,they stay unchanged until I turn my computor off(shutdown) WHEN I turn it back on,the paging file size reverts back to 20mb.Why won't my computor retain new values? What must I do? Thanks...Buckshot

my computor: gateway 1000mhz,pentium111,256mb,win.2000
 

A:paging file size

Are you clicking the "Set" button and then "OK" at the bottom? After you do that, it should prompt you for a restart.
[Edited by JoelCHolliday on 05-22-2001 at 12:58 PM]
 

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I have a Dell Latitude D800 (Intel Pentium ®M, 1.70GHz, 1.69GHz, 512MB Ram) running MS Windows XP Professional Version 2002 SP3. The HD is 37.2GB with 23.2GB free. The space available is 25906MB.

On the Virtual Memory tab of System Properties the total paging file for all drives contains the following data:

Minimum allowed: 2MB
Recommended: 766MB
Currently Allocated: 2048MB

My question is, is it normal for the minimum to be set so low? If not, how can it be changed?

A:Paging File Minimum set at 2MB

1) Are you having any problems with your system? If not, don't worry about the pagefile
2) You only have 512 Mb ram installed. If you are trying to get better performance you should add more ram.

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I saw that paging file size was 1MB less than amount of ram so I tried to set it manually because I havent been getting dump files. After restart it sayed the size was 0 so I tried to set it back to system managed but now it keeps going back to no paging file setting and I cant even get internet brownser to open. Im with my mobile phone now. Please help! If you need system specs or something those are in my other thread. OS is win 7 professional 64bit.

A:problem with paging file

Here are his specs:

OS: Windows 7 professional 64bit
Case+PSU: Antec Sonata III (500W) with one extra fan
Motherboard: Asus P5Q Pro
CPU: Inter Core 2 quad Q9550 2,83GHz
GPU: Asus GeForce 9600GT 512MB
RAM: 4x2GB, Kingston HyperX, CL5 800MHz DDR2 (KHX6400D2K2/4G)
HD: 4x Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB SATA2 7200RPM 32MB

Joza, can you input these in your My System Specs profile here: http://www.sevenforums.com/profile.php?do=extra
Also, can you type "Change the size of Virtual Memory" into the windows startmenu searchbar and follow the instructions to make sure it is set right?

I am not sure why it wouldn't keep your settings. I will look for any other options. there might be one to disable page file.....

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AMD 3200 +
1 gig Ram
180 Gig HD
WINdows media OS
Compaq system

I am having a paging file problem. At first it started up with a page file not

found message along with long boot time. I changed the Virtual memory size 1500

and 3000 and ask it toset. Rebooted but now it keeps telling me 0 is allocated.
I tried to let window do it auto but still have problem along with the problem it

will not boot completely unless I use ctl/alt/del and them it boots to desktop.
System has only one drive so have to use the 180 gig c drive.
It also gives me a message that the page file may be larger than I had intended

but then when I go in and check it still says "0" allocated.
Is there another method to fix this problem? I could restore to an earlier date

but would hope to repair the problem as it sets and am not sure restore would be

effective in this situation. ANy help appreciated.
 

A:Paging file problem

I'm not overly familar with the differencess between XP pro and XP Media. Just a thought however, try clearing the page file; my thinking is something in there has become corrupt.

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Click on the Start button
Go to the Control Panel
Administrative Tools
Local Security Policy
Local Policies
Click on Security Options
Right hand menu - right click on "Shutdown: Clear Virtual Memory Pagefile"
Select "Enable"
Reboot

 

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After reading some of the help you all have given, I thought maybe you could offer some advice.

I can't seem to change my paging file size which is currently set at zero. I change the size to the recommended 800 mb or so, hit apply...and nothing. I have plenty of disk space, but it won't change. Maybe a missing file?

I've had my share of virus' and run Ad-Aware, Norton and SpyGuard on a daily basis. I saw that many of you suggested HiJack This, so I ran a scan (see logfile below).

Any help would be appreciated...thanks in advance.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 9:56:11 PM, on 11/9/2004
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Adaptec\Easy CD Creator 5\DirectCD\DirectCD.exe
C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\browser\ybrwicon.exe
C:\Program Files\BroadJump\Client Foundation\CFD.exe
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A:Paging File Problem

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Hi There,

I was wondering if someone with more knowledge than me can assist.

I have 16GB DDR3 1600 Ram installed on Windows 7 SP1 64 Bit.

Here is a screenshot of my Paging file tab showing what's allocated:

C Drive = System Managed
X Drive (FSX) = System Managed
P Driver (Prepar3D) = System managed.

Can someone please clarify why I have 48GB of paging file enabled. My computer is running as it should and gaming is fine, however I don't have 48GB of RAM installed (if that's where Paging generates from), so why is that number so.....and should I manually set a custom amount.

Thanks in advance.

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I have recently added a second 80 gig HDD and have a kind of stupid question. The drive I added was a 7200 rpm western digital and I slaved the old 5400 rpm samsung. After reading all Microsofts tips on paging files I still haven't found a definite answer. They recommend the paging file be on a seperate drive if available but not on a slow drive. The samsung wasn't really a slow drive but I did replace it for gaming purposes.
Now for the question. Is it better to have the paging file on the slave which is slower, on the master, or to put a paging file on both drives??? I have one on both drives right now of equal size. Both are set to Microsofts recommended minimum for a machine with only one drive and 512 meg of ram. This stuff gets fun doesn't it?
 

A:Another paging file question.

Hi skivvywaver,
Have a look here and see if it answers you question:
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/alistair.nichol/articles/xpvm.htm

Putting it on a slower drive really defeats the purpose. I tried that and performance seemed slow. But read the link and I hope it helps!!
 

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OK so my hp pavilion ze1250 is a older laptop but this whole virtual memory thing is driving me nuts. idk what to do about it along with that it also says that C:\$mft is corrupt i dont have any backup disks or anything like that. if someone could atleast attempt to help me with this issue i would greatly appreciate it.
 

A:allocated paging file still not above 0 mb

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right now im running 12GB of ram in my computer do i really need a paging file/ virtual memory and what will the benifits be if i dont need it and inturn get rid of it ?

A:questions about if i need a paging file or not

Long story short - fix the size at 512mb least. This is because there are still programs which functions still require small amount of pagefile. And if there isn`t any they will BSOD the hell of your OS.

Also remember that pagefile will be actually used only when a program wants to work with it. So in 99% of the time it will be just there.
I personally have 16GB ram but I leaved 1GB as pagefile just in case.

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Just love these new issues with the RTM bits. Never saw on earlier builds.

So, I have a computer that defaults to no paging file set.
No matter what I try, it will not let any paging file be set,
always goes back to nothing set.

Any ideas?

Dave

A:Paging file system will not set

Hello Dave,

It may a corrupted install. You might see if doing a repair install may help.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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When I go into preformance section virtual memory shows 0mb. I click change and set D:\ and set starting and maximum size to 1500mb.
When I reboot I get a message that "System has no paging file or too small"
In the virtual memory box it recommends 766mb.

Where am I going wrong?

Thanks.
 

A:Paging File Problem

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what's up ladies and gentlemen? here's my problem. in windows XP i keep getting this pagong file problem at start up. does anybody know what's up with that??any help would be appreciated.

thank you.
SAL
 

A:paging file problem

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Hi All

Just noticed that on Windows 8.1 my Paging file is set to 16GB, I have this set to system managed on a separate drive. PC has 16GB of RAM and an SSD for the OS.
Seems to be quite large and recall when previously set to system manage the paging file was only about 2GB.

Cheers Ged

A:Paging File is massive

Hello Ged,

You could temporarily turn off the page file to reset it, restart the PC, then turn on and set the page file to be managed by the system, restart the PC again, and see what the size will be now afterwards.

Virtual Memory Paging File - Change

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have a nice pc but i only have one gb of ram. I currently have a four gig paging file on my 7200 rpm sata drive is this good or bad. I plan on buying more ram, so this is only a temporary fix.
 

A:Solved: Paging File?

It depends on what you mean. That is a pretty large page file, the most I would recommend for you is 2 GB. It's fine to keep it, but you're probably just wasting hard drive space. Virtual memory is much slower than RAM, so I guess it's bad, if you're talking about speed.
 

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I have an IBM ThinkPad T-42 with 1 GB of DDR Ram. I set the paging file at 1.5 of that max & min.

Do I really need to reserve that much space for paging given the healthy amount of ram I have? And - is there really a benefit from setting a fixed paging size?

Thanks,
 

A:Paging File Size in Win XP with 1 gig of ram

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i have an upgraded comp from windows 98 2nd edition to windows xp. i frequently get messages telling me my virtual memory paging file size is too low causing progs to disappear. i have tried help&support pages at microsoft but i dont know what size my min or max page file size should be.the ram on my comp is 192mb. can someone please help me!!
 

A:paging file size

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I've read from several sources that you can increase the performance of Windows by making the max paging file size equal to the minimum size. Currently, the paging file size is Windows managed, with min=768 mb & max=1536 mb.
My question is, if I set both figures to 768 mb (1.5 x 512 mb RAM), will this have an adverse effect when running memory-intensive apps like Poser? Or should I just leave the system as is? My hard drive is not partitioned, so the paging file is located on the primary drive.

Thanx.....

Windows XP Pro
Intel P4 2.4 533 FSB
40 GB HD
512 mb PC 2700 DDR RAM
nVidia GeForce FX 5200 128 mb video
 

A:Paging file size

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Hey guys, whats up?! I have a simple question. No matter how much RAM I get, I always end up having Page File Usage. Right now I have Win98SE, and I have my usual 320Mb of RAM, but I'm still getting 60Mb of Page File Usage (virtual memory, right?). How can this be? Windows 98 only needs 16Megs at minimum, and I'm only running Att worldnet and Imesh, and this explorer windows. What the fudge?! My picture is below, for the first time ever! This is me 2 years ago though, I don't have any new pictures.
 

A:Paging File Usage

There are couple of things that you didn't had a chance to mention...
1. Did you had a chance to use the msconfig and see what programs you are loading in the same time with windows?
2. How about the config.sys and autoexec.bat ? Did you had a chance to take a look and "streamline"
3. How about the virtual memory? Did you had a chance to give a fixed value? For instance Min =256 and Max=256 ?
4. Defrag the disk lately?
5. Is windows "seeing" all of 320 megs of RAM ?
HTH
 

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Hi, I have 2 Western Digital 7200 rpm hard drives in my computer. The main system drive is 40GB and my secondary storage drive is 120GB.

The burst speed of my system drive is 90MB/s and 65MB/s for my storage drive. Their average read rates are 53MB/s and 43MB/s respectively.

I have 512MB of Dual Channel DDR PC3200 RAM. I've set my paging file to a fixed size of 1.5x my RAM, which is 768MB.

Now here are my questions:

1) Some experts say that you get a performance increase if you put your paging file on a different hard drive than your system files. But since my system drive appears to have better performance than my storage drive, would it be better to just have the paging file on my system drive?

2) Should I have a fixed paging file or not? If not, what minimum and maximum values should I use?

3) Should I keep a paging file only on one of the drives or both of them? If I were to keep one on both drives, then should they both be the same size?
Thanks in advance!
 

A:Best Place for Paging File

JohnQ said:

Hi, I have 2 Western Digital 7200 rpm hard drives in my computer. The main system drive is 40GB and my secondary storage drive is 120GB.

The burst speed of my system drive is 90MB/s and 65MB/s for my storage drive. Their average read rates are 53MB/s and 43MB/s respectively.

I have 512MB of Dual Channel DDR PC3200 RAM. I've set my paging file to a fixed size of 1.5x my RAM, which is 768MB.

Now here are my questions:

1) Some experts say that you get a performance increase if you put your paging file on a different hard drive than your system files. But since my system drive appears to have better performance than my storage drive, would it be better to just have the paging file on my system drive?

2) Should I have a fixed paging file or not? If not, what minimum and maximum values should I use?

3) Should I keep a paging file only on one of the drives or both of them? If I were to keep one on both drives, then should they both be the same size?

Thanks in advance!Click to expand...

Hi JohnQ,

Look here for guidance:
The Windows XP Page File at:
http://www.theeldergeek.com/paging_file.htm

The following links to related pages are at the botton of the webpage:
[ Paging File ] [ Locating the Page File ] [ Sizing the Page File ] [ Physically Setting Page File Size ] [ Page Files and Fragmentation ] [ Defragmenting the Page File ] [ Paging File Performance Monitoring ]

-- Tom
 

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So since the day I got my PC(Little over a year), I've had this problem with the paging file. The paging file would constantly make my disc at 100% usage all time. Making my PC insanely slow. I found out how to fix this problem, which is disabling the paging file. But, a month ago I bought GTA 5 and heres are where I got a big problem. When I play GTA 5, at random I get a Low memory warning, makes GTA crash and I have to restart my PC cause it black screens.
Now I went and enabled the paging file for a few hours and played GTA with absolute no problems(was very laggy), but my disc usage was always at 100%. I know that if I left my paging file on it would destroy my HDD over time. I do understand that this is a memory leak and is possible that this is purely GTA. But I've also seen it happen with Minecraft and Euro Truck Sim 2 in the past. Not sure if it was the same thing as I do not have these games anymore.
I loaded various amounts to the paging file each time I turned it on (8GB-20GB)
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A:Paging file and GTA problems

Hello there Consolee.Have you tried,setting pagefile to a static size?In other words,give it an initial and a maximum size of,lets say 4096...Do restart,even if not prompted to...

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I was wondering if this setup was good for my paging file system.
C: 10GB HD - Initial MB:1000 - Max MB:1500
E: 80GB HD - Initial MB:1000 - Max MB:1500
F: 10GB HD - Initial MB: 500 - Max MB:1000
I noticed that things are going alot faster since I enlarged them but will this last? Is it wise to have them that big?
 

A:Paging File Question?

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Has any got a link for one?

cant seem to see one there!

Thanks!

A:Tut for changing paging file??

Hello Graemzy,

Here you go mate, but I would recommend to leave it set as system managed whether you move it to another drive or not.

Virtual Memory Paging File - Change - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I installed a 10GB hard drive to my Dell and would like to use it for my page file. What is the max page file I can set to the 10GB drive for Windows XP Home? Can I set it to at lest half the drive capacity?
 

A:Paging file question!

You can, you shouldn't.

Twice your RAM as the pagefile is about perfect.
 

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Hello,

So I'm having trouble w/ my paging file in Vista Ultimate (32 bit)


I have 3GB of physical memory, and all of it is recognized by the OS, and I have a 3 disk JBOD array. 2 160 GB disks, and an 80GB disk. The first 160 is where I have Windows installed, the second 160 GB disk is one I'm attempting to use as both my paging file and as a FAT32 partition for use in both Windows and Linux. The 80GB drive is used for Mandriva Linux.

When I did the installation, I maintained the default settings, and the only hdd that the system was using was the Windows 160GB one. I attempted to partition a NTFS section just large enough for the paging file size I wanted 1.5x physical memory, so 4.5 GB and then set that as the paging file size.

I set that partition to B:/ and then disabled the C:/ paging file, and allocated all of the space possible on B:/ for the paging file. It then tells me I'm running out of hdd space, asks me to run disk cleanup, etc.

The problem is I cannot get windows to maintain my settings at all. When I restart the computer it tells me that I do not have a paging file.

I increased the partition's size to 10GB (still NTFS) to get rid of the annoying low disk space message, and now I cannot seem to get the computer to make a paging file at all. I want to have the paging file on a separate disk from the system partition as I understand that is supposed to help overall system performance.

Right now, if I set a custom paging file size on B... Read more

A:Problems w/ paging file

bump back to first page hoping for someone to have an idea about this...

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I have an HP DV 8000 notebook. I am running XP Media Center Edition 2005. It has 1 GB memory and two 80 GB disc drives. The PC started running very slow. I traced part of the problem to the fact that the paging file had been shut off (set to no page file). The system is set up with the page file installed on the second disc drive. I turned the page file back on and re-booted the system. After the system re-booted I checked the page file setting and it had been re set to no page file. Does anyone have any idea what could be changing the page file setting to no page file?
 

A:XP Turns off paging file

Try setting up a small one on the System drive, in addition to the other one.
 

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Hi, I'm working on my old desktop computer. The computer is pretty bogged down with programs and extra processes, which I plan on cleaning up. It is giving the error "paging file is too small". I was doing some research about expanding the paging file, I know how to do it, but I just want to make sure.

The system has 512MB of ram.

From what I read, it's a good idea to set the minimum to 1.5 the amount of ram the system has. (So in my case, 768). But what about the maximum? I've seen it setup the exact same size as the minimum, but I have also seen it set to 4.5 the size of the system's ram. (in my case, 2304).

What would I set the maximum to? Thanks!

(Love the forum BTW )

A:Paging File Error

Hi -

You need to upgrade your RAM. Vista cannot run on 512MB. I recommend no less than 2 GB RAM. If you have a page file of 2304 mb (with the current 512 mb RAM), it would tell me that you are experiencing extreme excessive paging.

To see your virtual memory figures, download the zip file, extract the EXE file and save to Desktop. Then RIGHT-click on the EXE file icon, select "Run as Administrator"

http://www.techsupportforum.com/atta...riff2_com_.zip

A notepad will open - paste the contents into your next post.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi,

Who can tell me how to reduce the amount of the paging file my computer uses. I have added RAM and still my computer wants to use page files more than I like.

Terry

A:Reduce use of Paging File

The paging file should be set to at least 1.5 times the amount of RAM onboard.

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My new 80 GB HD just came i and I went ahead and installed Windows 7 x64 with no problems. I've also ordered 4 GB of ran to go along with my other 2 GB. I heard that I should move my paging file to another physical hard drive to increase performance. I have a 500 GB HD that could fit nicely into this. What should the size of the paging file be?

A:Move Paging File?

Welcome

Our members will help you with any decision that you make, but it is my feeling that moving the paging file will do little to help performance.

Should I change the size of my page file?

But, As in the link, set it to automatic that is the best bet.

Virtual Memory Paging File - Change - Vista Forums

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My hard drive has been running continuously and I removed the page file which seems to have solved the problem and allows me to use the computer again but there is the problem with the running out of memory popup. Is there any way to solve this problem besides installing another 4gb of ram?

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I was trying to play counterstrike today when my machine told me that I was low on virtual memory. This is the first time that I have ever gotten this message since I upgraded my machine (athlon xp 1600+, msi 745 ultra board, 2 10 gig western digital drives, maxtor 15 gig drive, teac 4x cd-r, 256 ddr pc 2100). I then restarded my computer because it froze on me. After I signed on, I was promted saying that either my system does not have a paging file, or it is too small. I have tried 6 times to make it bigger, the last time I got it to 4000 mb, but it still thinks that it is 20 mb. Also, I opened norton system works 2003 and am doing a virus scan as we speak. But I noticed that my live update was not set to automatic update. I tried to enable it but nothing happened, I tried it once more and got a message saying that it could not complete because of an internal error. I am completely lost with this. Also, if it matters, the second western digital drive (second slave) used to be my sisters and if contained some bad sectors (I think that is what the diagnosis was). Could this problem be rearing its head? I have no program files on it, or any files for that matter. Please Help!!
 

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Quick question about virtual memory, I know how it works and all that but i want to know if i have two hard drives if putting the page file on the faster drive (not the drive with my OS) if it would improve performance or should the paging file stay on the drive with the operating system even though it is slower (the 5400 drive has a 2mb cache while the 7200RPM has an 8mb cache)
C: 5400 RPM Maxtor (Operating System)
D: 7200 RPM Western Digital caviar - Storage/secondary drive
 

A:Paging File in windows

Putting it on the faster drive, especially if in a separate partition, adds to performance. An even better idea would be to split it---a smaller, static page file on the system disk and the flexibly-sized one on the faster drive. Windows will use an algorithm to use the files the most efficiently.
 

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Hello;

I get a message "Windows created a temporary paging file on your computer because of a problem that occured with your paging file configuration when you started your computer..". No matter how I change the settings, or even allow the system to define the size, my virtual memory remains at 0 MB. Causing all kinds of problems. Also, when starting - Loading personal Settings takes about 10 minutes. I think the problems are related. THANKS for any assistance.

A:Paging File Problem

hello & welcome to TSF,


you need to run the defragmenter / also the scan disk

how full is your harddrive

also your system may be infected please follow this link

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

please read all instructions & follow them

Mike

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I am running W2K and keep getting an error message upon startup telling me to increase the paging file. I have been unsuccessful in doing this in the system properties under the advanced tab. Can I do this in the registery?
 

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