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Windows 7: Moved Pagefile.sys to secondary HDD and possible BSOD/boot problem?

02 Jan 2014   #1
mlomanno

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Moved Pagefile.sys to secondary HDD and possible BSOD/boot problem?

Hello,

I posted this thread earlier today Moved Pagefile.sys to second HHD and old pagefile.sys still on primary. To sum it up, I have a small SSD (C drive) and a large HDD (F drive). I read about the SSD read/write cycles and wanted to move the filepage.sys to my HDD along with saving room on my SSD. The SSD has my OS and processing heavy programs and HDD has everything else. I successfully moved the pagefile.sys to my HDD .

During the thread, SlartyBart brought up a good point that I didn't think about.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
Looks as though you can delete pagefile.sys on the C:\ drive.
The only pagefile flag is on the F:\ drive.

You might have to change security on C:\pagefile.sys before it will let you remove it.

Your disk configuration is a little different, there is no System Reserve 100 Mb partition and the System, Active flags are set on the F:\ drive.

This will work with one caveat, your system will not boot (or it will BSOD) if you remove the F: drive.
So don't remove the F:\ drive
My F:\ drive is an internal drive,, but what if it fails and I can't load my OS? Is there a way to have my C drive have everything required for booting and put pagefile on my F:\ drive?

Matt


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02 Jan 2014   #2
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 
SSD / HDD Disk Management Best practices?

The title sounds as though your machine is currently experiencing BSOD or boot issues.

I'm not sure that you can change the title on your thread.

SSD / HDD Disk Management Best practices? might better describe your inquiry.

There are a number of members who are very knowledgeable in this area. I'm sure one of them will stop by for a look.

Bill
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02 Jan 2014   #3
mlomanno

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

So I got some good news and bad news. The good news is I started a new thread with the name you suggested. The bad news is I found out I can just rename the title by editing my original post and now I don't know how to actually delete a thread...

*facepalm*

Matt
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02 Jan 2014   #4
Slartybart

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

Ok , just mark this as solved.

Here's the link to your new thread: SSD / HDD Disk Management Best practices?
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