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Offline Yezinki

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Page File!
« on: February 05, 2009, 08:07:36 AM »
Hi there,

Is it possible that for the page file to get deleted when the system is shut down & recreated on start up?

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Re: Page File!
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2009, 03:40:56 PM »
This image is from a Help and Support search on pagefile.
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Re: Page File!
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2009, 04:11:54 PM »
Thanks DavidR,

Is this "Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options" a Registry key......if correct where in HKEY?

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Re: Page File!
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2009, 04:26:01 PM »
I don't know, I don't use it, I just found the reference for you, you can repeat the search and click on the more information link on that page.

Or you can search the registry.
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Re: Page File!
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2009, 04:48:56 PM »
Thanks again.

Run> GPEDIT.MSC> Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options> Shutdown: Clear virtual memory page file : Disabled to Enabled.


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Re: Page File!
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2009, 04:59:59 PM »
GPEDIT.MSC is not available on XP Home but I don't know about Vista as I don't have it yet.

Please see:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314834

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Re: Page File!
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2009, 05:25:25 PM »
Really but it runs on XP MCE on this Sony Vaio VGC-LS1........... :-\
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Re: Page File!
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2009, 09:32:21 PM »
Found this and kept it some time ago.
The KB number is included. Takes an extra 2min~ to shut down.
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Re: Page File!
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2009, 11:18:37 PM »
Found this and kept it some time ago.
The KB number is included. Takes an extra 2min~ to shut down.
That's why I don't bother but then I'm not paranoid nor OCD.


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Re: Page File!
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2009, 11:44:01 PM »
And why exactly are you asking? (the question in the first post, I mean) ;)

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Re: Page File!
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2009, 03:05:53 AM »
It's not the question of just being paranoid, since its recreated each time on start up & deleted on shut down, lesser chances of fragmentation plus I feel after Enabling the option this desktop is running even smother.

Just my thoughts....

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Re: Page File!
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2009, 04:02:57 AM »
Once the pagefile is created it does not change nor does it become fragmented unless you add more RAM.

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Re: Page File!
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2009, 04:28:07 AM »
You must be correct but my machine's page file gets fragmented despite that no changes in RAM are made........ ???
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Re: Page File!
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2009, 04:53:40 AM »

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Re: Page File!
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2009, 02:59:20 PM »
You must be correct but my machine's page file gets fragmented despite that no changes in RAM are made........ ???

Generally fragmentation comes of having a flexible pagefile size, mine is set to Custom size, with a minimum size, equal to my RAM (2048MB) and a maximum (3072MB) and it is extremely rare that I see a fragment in it.
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