Solved Pagefile extremely high 4,190,208 KB How do I get rid of it?

June 27, 2012 at 06:46:58
Specs: Windows XP
I have a pagefile that is 4,190,208 KB. Is it too big? I need to clear hard drive space, how can I move it or decrease the amount of it?
If I can move it, how do I do this?


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June 27, 2012 at 11:09:42
"I have a pagefile that is 4,190,208 KB"

That's approx 4GB. Did you or someone else change the virtual memory settings?

- Right click on My Computer, then click Properties.
- Click the Advanced tab, then click the Settings button under Performance.
- Click the Advanced tab, then click the Change button under Virtual Memory.
- Select System managed size, click OK, the click Apply.
- Reboot for the settings to take effect.



#1
June 27, 2012 at 06:58:57
Microsoft can fix it for you. see link below:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314834

Also, If you need more space on your system drive, try CCleaner. It will remove temp files and temp system files to give you more hard drive space.


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#2
June 27, 2012 at 08:17:55
To clean up disk space don't install another application that consumes space. Use the builtin tools like Disk Cleanup off the system tools menu.

You size the page file according to how much ram you have.
But you don't state how much ram your system has do we can not advise you on the proper size.

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#3
June 27, 2012 at 10:26:26
Sir ...
We can not Delete the Page File Directly in Windows But a Software can Remove it with in a second. that are "CCleaner" and "Platinum Guard" ... They both are Free forever and So Safe for Use in Windows XP and Windows 7 (if your Internet Explorer Version is Below then 7 than "Platinum Guard" will not run Properly)
You Shuld Download them and Install any One or Both (Like me) and Use them in Once in a week or Month to Improve your Computer's Speed and Save your Drive Space." Thanks and Enjoy.


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June 27, 2012 at 11:09:42
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"I have a pagefile that is 4,190,208 KB"

That's approx 4GB. Did you or someone else change the virtual memory settings?

- Right click on My Computer, then click Properties.
- Click the Advanced tab, then click the Settings button under Performance.
- Click the Advanced tab, then click the Change button under Virtual Memory.
- Select System managed size, click OK, the click Apply.
- Reboot for the settings to take effect.


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#5
June 27, 2012 at 11:47:33
We can not Delete the Page File Directly in Windows But a Software can Remove it with in a second. that are "CCleaner" and "Platinum Guard

I don't know about Platinum Guard but Crap Cleaner will not touch the Page File. The page file is an essential component to the proper running of Windows. Any attempt to remove it while Windows is running will cause the computer to crash in a spectacular fashion.

The only safe way to remover the Page File s to disable it and then reboot. But in that case you will find your computer getting a bit sluggish without a page file.

Do what Rifder says and set it to system managed and you should have no problems with it.

Stuart


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#6
June 27, 2012 at 12:58:05
Thank you so much for your help everyone!! I will let you know how this worked.

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#7
June 28, 2012 at 07:57:56
That's not an unusual size for a page file.
Mine is presently 4.84 gb, similar to the size of yours.
(4,190,208 KB = 4 gb)
(I have 3 gb of ram installed, and I am NOT using onboard video.)

The page (a.k.a. swap) file is essential for running Windows.
It's used for swapping Windows data between the ram and the hard drive.

If you manage to delete it a new one will be made automatically
.
Windows, when set to default settings, varies the size of the page file automatically depending on what the computer is doing at the time.
The contents of the page file are frequently changing.
.......

See this Topic about getting rid of things that are un-necessarily taking up space, or that can be changed from default settings to take up less space:
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...
..........

Sometimes the C:\Windows\Installer folder becomes MUCH larger than it should be.

Do you have Windows set to show hidden files and folders ?

If you're not sure, go to Control Panel - Classic view - Folder Options, click on the View tab.

If there is no dot in the circle before Show hidden files and folders, click on the blank circle before that to place a dot there.

In this case, you may need to also have this setting.

If there is a check mark in the square box before Hide protected operating system files, click on the square box to remove the check mark.

If you changed any setting there, click on OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.

Go to C:\Windows\Installer

Click on the Installer folder to highlight it and hold your mouse cursor over the Installer folder.
If doing that shows your Installer folder is really huge - e.g. mine is presently 2.69 gb - if it's a LOT larger than that.....

See response 4:
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...


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#8
July 11, 2012 at 12:53:38
Hey guys, thanks for the help :)

Now I'm trying to change it back lol cause it's making everything take so long. So I tried to enter the initial value and I keep getting a message saying "please enter a numeric value for the maximum page file size". So I entered 4092 and it's still giving me the same message.


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#9
July 11, 2012 at 16:04:29
set it to system managed which is best for you
otherwise...

you have to set min and max values the same if doing a static pagefile.

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