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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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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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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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:

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

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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.

First step, as noted before, MORE RAM.

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

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