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Windows 7: Huge pagefile.sys file

07 Jul 2009   #21
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Captain Zero View Post
For the love of...

Just disable the thing, entirely. Sheesh, it's a throw-back to the stoneage.
How do oyu get around the annoying message that pops up at every boot?


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07 Jul 2009   #22
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

What message? I have seen no message.
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07 Jul 2009   #23
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

I turned off the pagefile on my netbook, and anytime I reboot it (not often since I hibernate it) I get a message from windows crying about not having a pagefile and that the universe might implode if I don't set one.
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07 Jul 2009   #24
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hmmmmm. I wonder if it has to do with the amount of RAM. Just a guess.
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07 Jul 2009   #25
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

How much ram do you have copernicus?
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07 Jul 2009   #26
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by copernicus View Post
I turned off the pagefile on my netbook, and anytime I reboot it (not often since I hibernate it) I get a message from windows crying about not having a pagefile and that the universe might implode if I don't set one.
The only thing I could think of is either he has a "turbo memory" type graphics card that uses the pagefile for something at boot OR for some reason it is logging some type of crash dump at boot and needs it...

EDIT:AND of course he may have lower than the recommended amount of RAM for 7 and it needs to page itself
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07 Jul 2009   #27
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

2 giggers on the netbook with onboard graphics. 945 chipset.
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07 Jul 2009   #28
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

That is a shared memory graphics card (I believe that I am right about that....) so it may need the pagefile for using the onboard memory....if anything just set your pagefile between 512MB to 1GB....you will be fine
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07 Jul 2009   #29
copernicus

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Yea, it does use shared onboard, just recalled from the other forum.

Thanks.
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03 May 2010   #30
pearljampatriot

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

What about moving the pagefile.sys to another partition? Will that help or increase performance?
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