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Hello all! I'm hoping you can help me rectify this conundrum I'm having

For some reason, I can shut my computer down just fine, but it hangs when I restart. Mind you, shutting down take a little bit longer than normal. I can think of a few recent changes that I've made to my PC that could explain this:

  1. Overclocked the processor
  2. Set up a raid array
  3. Moved page file to secondary SSD
  4. Set page file to clear on shut down

So, my thought is that the shut down may be taking a little bit longer, because the page file is being cleared. But, why would it hang on restart? Are these typical symptoms of an OC problem? I was able to run Prime 95 stable for six hours, without a problem.

I will revert all of these things back to stock, and then reapply them one by one to rectify the problem. Is there a particular order that I should reapply them in, or can anybody think of another variable?

Thanks everybody! thumb.gif
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Okay, so after some QUICK tweaking and re applying. It is most definitely the clear page file on shut down. But, how can I rectify this problem? I don't want my page file to fill up with a ton of stuff. I set it on my 250GB SSD, with a 60GB for the page file and the rest for a scratch disk in my Adobe programs.

Hopefully there is an alternative that someone can point out!
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So, after some further reading, I stumbled across an SSD optimization guide which indicated that I should have ‘CLEARPAGEFILEATSHUTDOWN’ disabled. So, I think that solves that!
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I also resized the page file to the recommended 5625 MB.

Hopefully, if someone has this problem down the road, they can use this a resource to solve their problem. Very few things in life are worse than the OP not providing their solution to the problem. thumb.gif
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