Pagefile.sys problem

Asus / Eeepc 4g surf
August 19, 2009 at 09:39:46
Specs: Windows XP Pro, 1.4 GHz/512Mb
I have this EeePC 4G Surf,to which I installed Windows XP Pro. The Windows is not "lited" so it takes 1,79 GB of hard disk space. It's ok, I use a 4 GB SD card as second "hard drive" where I install all files and programs.

Windows keeps telling me that I am running out of hard disk space in C: and I found out it was the pagefile.sys that was taking all the free space.

So, I removed page filing from disk C: and added page filing to disk D:.
Didn't help: the pagefile.sys on C: is still there. Can't remove it either, because it "is in use".

I set page filing to zero to both drives. Then I restarted and deleted pagefile.sys.
Then I set a system managed page file to D:.

After another restart the pagefile.sys on C: is BACK, and there's another in D:.

HOW do I remove the pagefile.sys from C: for good? I probably need pagefile, but I want it to be on the SD card (D:) and not C, where Windows is taking up most of the space.

Please help! I browsed the internet for hours and found nothing that could help. I even enabled the option to clear page file at shutdown from the Group Policies. That didn't help either.


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#1
August 19, 2009 at 09:48:19
"HOW do I remove the pagefile.sys..."

Start->Settings->Control Panel->System->"Advanced" Tab->Performance->Settings->"Advanced" Tab->Virtual Memory->Change->No Paging File--> Make sure to "Set" it before closing.

Would be better if you have 2GB of RAM.


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#2
August 19, 2009 at 10:29:33
I know how to remove the pagefile.sys for good, but I wrote that I want to move the pagefile to drive D:, but when I set pagefile to D, remove pagefile from C and restart, there's TWO pagefile.sys: one in C and one in D!

I want the one in drive C: gone forever, but how?


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#3
August 19, 2009 at 11:21:20
Have you tried defining the SD card as "Optimize for Performance", instead of "Optimize for Quick Removal"? That may allow you to remove the pagefile.sys on "C"...

Also take a look at this:

http://www.petri.co.il/pagefile_opt...

about 2/3 the way down the page...


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#4
August 19, 2009 at 11:40:04
Leave a small PAGEFILE on C: about 50mb.
windows selects the Pagefile on the Fastest Drive. the SD Card is by far slower than the HDD. Probably wont help because D: is not a HDD. I suspect Windows will continue to expand the Pagefile on C:, disregarding your settings.

The link below will help you understand how the Virtual Memory (pagefile) and RAM interact, and how windows XP utilizes the Page file.

http://www.petri.co.il/pagefile_opt...

First step, as noted before, MORE RAM.

There is nothing to learn from someone who already agrees with you.


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