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Pagefile.sys in Windows NT4

By Virgoan ·
Hi,

Any idea the pagefile.sys can be get rid (delete) from the system?

Please help. Thanks.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Pagefile.sys in Windows N ...

No! You cannot delete the virtual memory file, PAGEFILE.SYS
If you are concerned, you can set a Registry tweak that will clear out the pagefile at shutdown.
Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\
Session Manager\Memory Management]
Value Name: ClearPageFileAtShutdown
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = disabled, 1 = enabled)

But no, you can't get rid of the pagefile.

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by Virgoan In reply to Pagefile.sys in Windows N ...

Thanks for your reply but it doesn't work!!!

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Pagefile.sys is used by the operating system for virtual memory, and this is to "fool" the applications in use that there is more available RAM memory. You can, however, reduce the size of the page file by going to right click on My Computer, Properties, Performance tab and changing the range of the file size. If you have multiple partitions, you can change the drive that the page file is on as well. Hope this helps, RBoudreaux (Elvis Tie)

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by Virgoan In reply to Pagefile.sys in Windows N ...

Thanks for your reply but you didn't mention how much size is appropriate to be set...!

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by Virgoan In reply to Pagefile.sys in Windows N ...

Point value changed by question poster.

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Microsoft recommends that you begin the page file size range at 11 MB above the maximum installed physical RAM, and then up to 75 MB above that initial setting. For example, if you have 128 MB installed RAM, the range for the page file would be from139 to 214.

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by Virgoan In reply to Pagefile.sys in Windows N ...

Great! Got it! By the way, what's your email address? Need your further assistance....Fion (fiontys@yahoo.com)

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by Virgoan In reply to Pagefile.sys in Windows N ...

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