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Windows 7: Ram drive, paging file keeps having errors


26 Jun 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Ram drive, paging file keeps having errors

I have a 4GB ram drive and I am trying to set the paging file to it, but every time I restart it sends me an error message saying it doesn't have enough space, and it resets the paging file to my boot drive. whats confusing me is I know the ram drive has enough space, anyone have any ideas?


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26 Jun 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Please complete your computer specs. (My System Specs) That will help us help you. IMHO if you need or want a Ram drive you would be better off just getting more ram and let Windows 7 handle all your page filing.
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26 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I have plenty of ram, 12GB, before I re installed my OS i was able to do this, so its ether something I'm doing wrong in the set up, or there is some kind of bug.
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26 Jun 2012   #4

Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Is the RAM drive available on boot, as a boot critical device? If not (and the system is configured to use a paging file), then you'll get this error message. The paging file has to be on a drive that exists when kernel memory is mapped, otherwise it'll create a paging file on the boot volume and complain about it afterwards.

If you could tell us how you're creating your RAM drive, and what options (if any) you've set, that'd be helpful to start.
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26 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I am using the free version of RAMDISK, and there are no real options except for size, and name.
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27 Jun 2012   #6

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional
 
 

Dont move the pagefile to ramdisk
Why it is bad to store the page file on a RAM disk?
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27 Jun 2012   #7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64bit
 
 

It isn't necessarily bad, it just isn't very good, unless you have an OS that otherwise can't see/use all your RAM or something like that, especially now with SuperFetch, which does a better job of proactively using available RAM.

It sounds to me like it's taking a different amount of time to start and load different components and that it isn't starting the RAM drive soon enough for the page file.
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27 Jun 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Ya, that's what I suspected it might be, I'm just going to use the ram drive for temp files, thanks all.
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