why does pagefile.sys use up all drive space?

July 3, 2011 at 06:34:20
Specs: Windows Vista
the pagefile.sys is using 2,270,984 KB of space on my drive and i keep getting messages that i am running out of space.

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#1
July 3, 2011 at 07:47:21
How big is your hard drive?
How much memory is in the machine?
What is the virtual memory setting?

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#2
July 6, 2011 at 13:45:10
2,270,984 KB = 2GB (approximately)

That amount of free space is nowhere near enough to keep Vista happy.

If your PC has 2GB RAM, the paging file (swapfile.sys) needs to be at least 2GB in size.

Hence your problem. You will have to uninstall any applications you don't use, but ultimately you will have to replace the drive with a larger-capacity one.


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#3
July 6, 2011 at 15:30:47
pip22 "That amount of free space is nowhere near enough to keep Vista happy, how do you arrive at that conclusion based on no provided information?

"If your PC has 2GB RAM, the paging file (swapfile.sys) needs to be at least 2GB in size."

This is incorrect. It's pagefile.sys not swapfile.sys. In Microsoft OS's its pagefile. In others like linux its swapfile
Pagefile is 1.5x total of ram if set by the system and the minimum for a dump to take place is 2mb not 2gig

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