Originally Posted by Destrto
SFC /Scannow has been ran. No change.
Again, it has been mentioned that I am only trying to remove pagefile in order to have a new, un-corrupted one created so that it might fix the warning.
I get a warning after rebooting in any situation. Here:
I set Virtual Memory to "Auto Manage" Warning occurs.
I set Virtual Memory to "custom value" on Drive D. Setting "no pagefile" on Drive C Warning occurs.
I set Virtual Memory to "custom value" on Drive C. Setting "no pagefile" on Drive D. Warning occurs.
I set Virtual Memory to "system managed" on Drive C. Warning occurs.
I set Virtual Memory to "system managed" on Drive D. Warning occurs.
You get the idea..
I keep referring back to the guide I linked because it seems you guys are missing the point I'm trying to make here.. When I get to step 6. It tells me to set the pagefile to 0Mb on each drive, essentially removing it. Then, I should reboot and see the pagefile.sys file in whichever drive it was previously set to be on and delete it. My issue is that this does not happen, I do not see a "pagefile.sys" in either Drive's root directory.
@RagingCain, your step one has been attempted, no change. Warning still occurs after a reboot. I have even physically removed the secondary drive. Same thing, Warning occurs. I will be attempting your step 2 later today, when I can get access to the computer again.
I don't mean to be the jerk here, but it seems some of you are more interested in stating the benefits of whether or not to have a pagefile.. I am not concerned with this knowledge. I am concerned with this warning message that persists, even through multiple methods of fixing it.
Its okay, it can be frustrating, my comments were more towards other viewers of the thread, never forget, that by posting here, someone may stumble upon this thread in the future looking for a fix or more info
That's why we volunteer extra information at times
I know, I know, this is about your issue.
You mentioned SFC was ran, and no change, but did it give you any feedback or errors found? If you don't remember it can be located in a log here: C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log
I will be around later when you can get at the machine again.
The problem with that "guide" is that you don't have a pagefile.sys to remove. Even if the one on F: or D: drive exists AND is corrupt. It should not prevent you from creating one on C:\.
Therefore there is something wrong.
(Have you had a chance to do a Anti-Malware / AV scan?)
Another option in my mind is to revert to Safe Mode, I believe it doesn't use pagefile for the most part.
Set Page File to No on All Drives, Click Set, Click OK.
Reboot, but back into SAFE MODE, check the pagefile status.
If it has returned, do step 1 again, but this time don't reboot, then manually DELETE all PageFile.SYS files.
If settings have not returned, manually DELETE all PAGEFILE.SYS files from all drives.
Reboot, again, back into SAFE MODE, once more.
Manually configure the drive you with want with a MANUAL pagefile of 2048MB, minimum, max 2048. Click Set, Click OK.
Reboot computer as normal.
Verify settings have "stuck".