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Windows 7: Can't change pagefile size

25 Aug 2009   #1
Silver0066

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 
Can't change pagefile size

When I try to change the pagefile on Drive C to 400 megs and reboot, it remains at over 6 gigs even though the Virtual settings show it at 400 megs. See Attachments.

Using Win7 Ultimate x64 on Core i7 with 6 mb ram.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Many thanks,




Attached Files
File Type: pdf Pagefile settings.pdf (67.5 KB, 92 views)
File Type: pdf Drive C pagefile size.pdf (85.7 KB, 56 views)
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25 Aug 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Silver0066 View Post
When I try to change the pagefile on Drive C to 400 megs and reboot, it remains at over 6 gigs even though the Virtual settings show it at 400 megs. See Attachments.

Using Win7 Ultimate x64 on Core i7 with 6 mb ram.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

Many thanks,
Silver

You running VM? if so you would get more response in the virtualization section. Just a thought

Ken
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Aug 2009   #3
Antman

 

Odd. So, force it. Set to no page file, boot. Check it. If present, delete. Reset to 400MB.
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25 Aug 2009   #4
Antman

 

After setting the page file to null and booting - check the drive for the presence of pagefile.sys. If exist, delete. Report.

I cannot duplicate the reported condition.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Aug 2009   #5
Antman

 

ratePV - examine your Group Policy. gpedit.msc
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26 Aug 2009   #6
Silver0066

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Silver

You running VM? if so you would get more response in the virtualization section. Just a thought

Ken
Ken,

No, I am not running Virtualization.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Aug 2009   #7
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Silver0066 View Post
Ken,

No, I am not running Virtualization.

Confused by the "Virtual settings show it at 400 megs". I take it you are still having the problem? At some point if it is important enough to you you may have to consider more drastic options (clean re-install).

Ken
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Aug 2009   #8
Silver0066

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
After setting the page file to null and booting - check the drive for the presence of pagefile.sys. If exist, delete. Report.

I cannot duplicate the reported condition.
Antman,

Thanks for helping.

Did do, but the pagefile.sys still remains. When I try to delete it, I get the following error message.

"The file 'pagefile.sys' is to large for the destination file system."

Any other suggestions?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Aug 2009   #9
Silver0066

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Confused by the "Virtual settings show it at 400 megs". I take it you are still having the problem? At some point if it is important enough to you you may have to consider more drastic options (clean re-install).

Ken
I will live with it rather than doing a clean install. There must be a solution. I am running RTM, not RC.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Aug 2009   #10
Silver0066

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
ratePV - examine your Group Policy. gpedit.msc
Antman,

What do I examine? I could not see any reference to the pagefile.sys in my Group Policy,

Many thanks,
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