recurring missing page file on new windows 7

April 9, 2011 at 10:33:32
Specs: Windows 7, 4gb RAM
Please help me with my problem. I bought a new HDD and installed windows 7 64bit onto it but every time I boot, it has to create the page file again. This is what happened:

1) old HDD (drive letter C: ) connected to new blank HDD and then it was formatted using 'Disk Management'
2) new formatted HDD assigned drive letter 'B:'
3) windows 7 64bit ultimate installed onto drive B: but doesn't boot (on it's own)
4) old HDD reconnected and then 'Disk Management' used to make new small 200mb partition with drive letter 'S:' on new HDD
5) bcdboot.exe used to make S: bootable then old HDD disconnected
6) new blank HDD now boots (on its own) but page file is missing everytime windows started and Windows Experience Index can't be completed because of "missing page file". 'Disk Management' always shows the page file in the S partition.

I've tried deleting unsuccessfully the drive letter S (using the Old HDD connected and 'Disk Management') and 'deactivating' the page file on S: and creating one on B: but nothing works or stays permanent.

Please advise me. Thanks

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April 9, 2011 at 13:06:59
I'm not clear on what you want the old HD to do. The easiest way to do this is to let the Win7 CD format and partition the new disk. It will create the small System Reserve partition. It will not have a drive letter or name, and it will be hidden. The partition with Win7, usually C, will be the System, Boot, Page File drive. If the old HD is just for storage, why not disconnect it and do the install afresh?

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April 10, 2011 at 14:24:12
I needed the old HDD connnected because my windows 7 is a beta version which is only an exe. file. I don't have the old HDD connected now.

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April 10, 2011 at 19:41:24
Which is Beta? You did not make this clear, if the one on the new drive is Beta, why bother? If the original drive has a beta on it and this new installation is a full copy, then do as recommended and put in the new drive ONLY and the install disk, use Custom and delete all partitions and create a new one there and install it fresh on that partition. This way the drive is fully bootable. If you want the old drive for storage, put it in and save the files you need and reformat it.
At this point any Beta versions of W7 will keep restarting on you so there is not any real reason to use one, especially if you have a licensed copy installed.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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