Posted on 2005-05-16
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
Dear all,

I've a pagefile.sys in c drive but c drive is going to running out of space in my WIN NT 4.0
I've D drive and I would like to move all my pagefile.sys in Windows NT, can i be done.

I try to move pagefile.sys under System - Performance, after restart the server, still the same.

My harddisk space is less than 10mb and file still increasing.

Pls assist.


Question by:MeteorGarden
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    You're already at the right place; you need to set the initial and maximum pagefile size for the C: drive to 0, for the D: drive to about 1.5*RAM. After you change the size for the partition, you have to press the "Set" button.
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    No, you cannot move it. Yes, you just manage it by changing the size at each location. You'll have to reboot to get it to 'move'. If you have option to let MS determine size, let it (I haven't NT handy, I think they did it back then). Otherwise copy what you see from c( old) to d (new) or do the math of prior comment of oBdA.

    If you get a new drive (d?) I recommend using it for boot drive c: if larger. Alternatively, you can also instll OS on d:, make multiboot, and gradually let c: be the backup drive on its way to the scrap pile (if only 10 MB)

    Also, delete your temp files and get your space back. You do not really have much on c:, so, you may not like it byt a real clean way to get back space is to move anything on c: you care about to d:, then reformat it (c:) and reinstall the O/S. This makes it clean without having to locate all the junk and temp files that are not in the temp directory. Still, moving the pagefile is good habit.
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    Thanks.                                              - Good Fortune -

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    I am expericing the same problem with a Widows server 2000.  
    Have a D dive that is not under raid.
    When I try to move fromc: to D it  keeps a minium size on the c drive therefore I do not gain any space.  The minium is just under 4000.

    Any suggstions

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