trying to set page file to d drive from c

Microsoft Windows xp home sp2
November 11, 2009 at 15:53:04
Specs: Windows XP
hi ive done that and set my page file to 0 and tryed to create it in d but now every time i boot up it stayes on c were there isnt one and now there is no moor space available to recreate a page file for c and i constantly get v mem to low what can i do please help

See More: trying to set page file to d drive from c

Report •

November 11, 2009 at 16:37:18
You have to select d:, enter the size [min and max values should be the same] and then click SET. Most misss clicking on SET. You should get a message saying you need to reboot for it to take effect.

Clearly you need to clean up disk space.

Remove unused programs from add/remove programs then remove their folders from the programs folder.
Run disk cleanup

Report •

November 11, 2009 at 16:39:12
"what can i do"

You can start by leaving the page file alone. Start dumping useless garbage, uninstall unneed programs. If you have a 2nd partition (which it appears you do), move what you can from your My Documents folder to the D partition. Empty your recycle bin. Empty your Temp folder. Clear out the Temporary Internet files, etc, etc, etc. These are all things you should have been doing regularly as a part of normal system maintenance.

Try installing & running this:

Report •

November 11, 2009 at 17:33:54
How To Move the Paging File in Windows XP

Report •

Related Solutions

November 12, 2009 at 17:47:31
Other things you can do to regain some space on C:, reduce the size of the Recycle Bin to 1 to 3% of disc size and reduce the Disc Space allotted to System Restore. By default, SR gets 12% of the Space on C:

You'll have to calculate what this means based on the size of C:

Moving the pagefile is not of much value unless D: is a separate HDD.

If D: is another Partition on the sameHDD and you keep getting "Virtual memory Low" messages, create a 50mb Max/min Pagefile on C:, leaving a larger PF on D:

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

Report •

Ask Question