Please Help On Pagefile

June 2, 2009 at 10:28:48
Specs: Windows XP, 556
I had just baught a window xp home edition system. Anyhow, was messing around in my hard drive system files and accidentally without knowing, I had deleted my pagefile.sys system file. I was just wondering if there was any way I could recover the file without using the xp system CD?

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June 2, 2009 at 11:09:34
Did you look in recycle bin?

You should not have been able to delete the file. It should have given you a message of file in use.

Windows will recreate the pagefile if deleted upon reboot.

I am assuming you are talking about pagefile.sys which is at the root of the boot drive like c:\pagefile.sys

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June 2, 2009 at 12:28:21
agree with wanderer - you CAN'T delete pagefile.sys from within windows, and if you delete it outside, XP will just recreate it when it boots (its just virtual RAM - ie, a working area, not a system file as such)

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