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Pagefile.sys missing in XP Home edition

By Eagle6bat ·
I got a message saying that my pagefile has a problem. I checked it says the total paging file for all drives is 0MB. I tried to set it by using costumize but with no luck. I reinstalled xp and still no luck. I do not want to format. I have 80G HD, 65G free and 9G being used. Cant find pagefile.sys in C drive and I know its a hidden. One partition being C. Could someone help please.

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Pagefile.sys missing in XP Home edition

by Mike Mullins In reply to Pagefile.sys missing in X ...

The Pagefile.sys is hidden, rather than find it, create a new one.

Log on to the computer as Administrator.

Click Start , and then click Control Panel .
Click Performance and Maintenance , and then click System .
Click the Advanced tab, and then under Performance , click Settings .
Click the Advanced tab, and then under Virtual memory , click Change .

In the Drive [Volume Label] list, click a drive other than the one on which Windows is installed (Windows is usually installed on the drive C). Under Total paging file size for all drives , note the value that is displayed next to Recommended .

Click Custom size , and then type the recommended value in the Initial size (MB) box.

Type the maximum size that you want to allow for paging in the Maximum size (MB) box, and then click Set .

In the Drive [Volume Label] box, click the drive on which Windows is installed (usually the drive C), and then use one of the following steps:

If you do not want a paging file on the drive, click No paging file , and then click Set . A message similar to the following message appears:

If the pagefile on volume C: has an initial size of less than 126 megabytes, then the system may not be able to create a debugging information file if a STOP error occurs.
Continue anyway? Click Yes .

If you want to keep the minimum size of the paging file on the drive, click Custom size , and then type a value that is equal to or greater than the amount of RAM in the computer in the Initial size (MB) box. Type that same value in the Maximum size (MB) box, and then click Set .

The following message appears:

The changes you have made require you to restart your computer before they can take effect.
Click OK , click OK , click OK , and then click Yes when you are prompted to restart the computer.

MS article Q307886

Good Luck
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Pagefile.sys missing in XP Home edition

by Eagle6bat In reply to Pagefile.sys missing in X ...

Everything in your answer i did already. The problem is that it will not retain my settings and i cannot find my pagefile in C drive. I have only one partiton and i changed my settings to view hidden files and unchecked hide proctected sys operationfiles.

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