Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Advice needed re. Page File

17 Sep 2013   #21
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

There are no drive letters using PW Boot disk which is why I specified to use the Home Edition.

If that fails try assiging it from an Elevated Command Prompt:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...(v=ws.10).aspx


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
17 Sep 2013   #22
martinlest

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Oh, OK, my mistake. Sorry. Will try again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Sep 2013   #23
martinlest

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

OK, installed the Home Edition (I can see why you recommend this software!) and the drives are back to how they should be, so thanks again for the suggestions.

However, Disk Management console still shows the same partition with no information apart from the size, as above, and when you right-click and choose an option, the same error message. And in that 'blank' partition, 'Open' and 'Explore' are greyed out. Is this perhaps a problem with the Disk Management console rather than the drive? As far as I recall, the console relies on the Virtual Disk service (no?) - which is running and set to 'Manual'.

But since all the other partitions show OK in DM...??
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

17 Sep 2013   #24
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Can you access the files on those partitions in Windows Explorer? Are they lettered correctly there?

If so I'd wait for Disk Mgmt to catch up.

Just to be sure run a full Disk Check on all partitions (Check File System in PW Home Edition) and SFC /SCANNOW Command to check the System files are in order.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Sep 2013   #25
martinlest

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

For some reason, having set all the drive letters in PW so that they were correct and checking that Explorer saw the same information, after rebooting the drive letters switched again, in PW and Explorer. I took screenshots to check. Also there was one drive (different ones) missing in Explorer each time I rebooted! (This is why I need a brandy to do this! I so often seem to be unlucky in this sort of thing).

I have done this three times now and (thankfully!!!) the last time I rebooted the drive letters stayed the same, with all the right drive labels. The 'G' drive is still blank and in accessible in DM though. How odd.

I'll post back re. progress.. Meanwhile, thanks again for the help. Much appreciated. If you have any ideas in the meantime about the Disk Management console...

Martin
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Sep 2013   #26
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

This behavior requires confiming the HD integrity.

What were the results of each partition's Disk Check?

In addition I'd run the PW HD Surface Scan on each HD.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Sep 2013   #27
martinlest

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

Haven't done it yet. Getting late here in London, so may do it tomorrow. I'll just check rather than check and fix for now, so I can see what I am dealing with. Will post back tomorrow with results anyway.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Sep 2013   #28
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

The PW Surface Scan cannot repair, so if indications point toward bad HD run the maker's HD Diagnostic extended CD scan.

These tests are for your HD's, not SSD which has separate diagnostics.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Sep 2013   #29
martinlest

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

No problems reported with any of the chkdsk or surface scans. Just that strange blank entry for that one partition in DM.

Rebooted this morning, and the drive letters for the two partitions E and G have all been swapped over again. Why won't they stay as I put them? It messes up a lot of links and batch file scripts.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Sep 2013   #30
martinlest

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
 
 

The two partitions swap drive letters at every single reboot. Am clearly going to spend the day Googling but help here much appreciated! This only started of course after using Partition manager toadd free space to the partitions yesterday - never had any problem like this before.


Attached Thumbnails
Advice needed re. Page File-1.jpg   Advice needed re. Page File-2.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Advice needed re. Page File




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
New GPU advice needed
As the title suggests I think I need a new GPU not that the old one - a Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 is not functioning - more that it is noisy and no it isn't running hot I have checked (48C on idle). So I would like to swap it out and use an Asus Expedition GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB DDR5 as I also...
Graphic Cards
Some Advice is Needed Please.
Addressing my Printer problem that I appreciate,your effort's reguardless if they helped or not,I look at this situation like a stepping stone, in learning how to tweak my Win 7 Ultimate 32 bit to perform like a top notch OS should. I had to totally reformat my PC, but while I was at it, I put in a...
Virtualization
More RAM advice needed please
Have a friend with an ASUS M5A88-M EVO Motherboard with an AMD Phenom1100T and try as I may I cannot find a brand that will fit the bill. We want to fit a 2x4GB kit - 8GB 1600MHz at a reasonable price as well. G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
Hardware & Devices
help/advice needed
hi , i have a windows 7 packard bell laptop and i want to reinstall windows but i didnt make a backup disc , what i want to know is i have the windows 7 product key sticker under my laptop so would i be able to use a friends windows 7 disc then input my product key would this work ok ? or would...
Installation & Setup
Advice needed; Have two ISP, one home LAN
Our home network consists of five PCs (three running Win 7, two running Win Vista) connected via router that has WAP also connected for one PC running Win 7, one MacBook, one iPhone, and four iPods. My three sons PCs, an extra PC, and my wife' PC all use the home network via Cat5 connection to the...
Network & Sharing


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:30.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App