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Hey guys,

I am baffled by this since no matter what I've tried, I can't seem to get the pagefile.sys moved onto my 2ndary HDD instead of it defaulting to the C drive ( my SSD )

Here's what I've tried:



I tried to set it up so there's no pagefile on C, and then 6 GB on the HDD, reboot, but the pagefile gets set up on C again and doesn't show up on the HDD.

Then I tried setting the pagefile on C to be minimum 16 MB Max 16 MB ( and other Max combinations ) hoping that it would force the secondary pagefile onto the HDD, and that didn't work either.



Any ideas?
Edited by 2010rig - 2/5/11 at 9:53am
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Um, this is weird. Try the "no paging file" for all the drives first and then restart. Then set the page file in the HDD and restart again. Btw, how is the HDD formatted........ i mean file system and partitions...
    
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post #3 of 15
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Ok I'll try that now, my hard drives are standard, they don't have any additional partitions.



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UPDATE: I tried setting no pagefile, reboot. No pagefile was present upon reboot.

I then tried setting the pagefile to 6 GB on the 2ndary drive, reboot, and then got this error.



Upon reboot, I now have to 2 pagefiles 1 in B, and 1 in C, and both are 6GB. I've been at this for quite a while now, I only want 1 pagefile on B ( 2ndary drive )

Any other ideas?

UPDATE 2: After I did the above and my pagefile is now on the B drive, I then set the C drive pagefile to 16 MB Min - 20 MB max, and my pagefile is still on B.

So in theory, once the 20 MB get filled up on C, the pagefile on B should kick in.

However, when I look at this, the extra 6GB from the B drive is not being recognized, but the 16MB from C is, so weird!


Edited by 2010rig - 2/5/11 at 9:34am
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can you attach a screenshot of your disk management here?
is the b drive primary and active?
    
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Quote:
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can you attach a screenshot of your disk management here?
is the b drive primary and active?
I'm not sure what you mean... I posted the "My Computer" above.

C is the primary as the OS drive.

A, B, O are storage drives, all those other drives are from the card reader.

Let me know what you'd like me to post, and I'll be happy to.

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right click 'my computer' --> manage --->storage---> disk management

attach a screenshot of that page. I want to take a look at the status of the drives/partitions.
    
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ahhh ok ... here you go



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Forget this post.
Edited by Sarec - 2/5/11 at 4:18pm
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I've kept trying different things but still can't get it to work.

Anyone got any other ideas?
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How do you know that the second page file isnt being recognized?
    
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