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reducing pagefile.sys

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I am very low on hard drive space on my c:\ drive of an NT 4.0 file server.

The pagefile.sys has reach 275MB in size.

Can I significantly reduce the size of this file?

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Yes,
Right click on My Computer, Select Properties, Performance Tab --> Virtual Memory --> Change and then reduct Maximum Size.
However significantly reducing your pagefiel (swap space) can have an adverse affect on performance.

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How big is your disk?

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c:\ drive has a capacity of 2 GB, what should I reduce the swap size down to? Will this automatically change the size of the pagefile.sys or is a reboot required?

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The old measure wass pagesize sohlud be about twice you RAM....
yes a reboot is required

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RAM is 1.3 GB

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well you don't need that much, the 2x rule kind of went out of the window when RAM started getting big, but disks are pretty big these days.  HOwever I's say 200-300Mb is not excessively big, you might want to move some files onto another disk, or add a second (or third) paging file on your other partitions, assuming you have space.

Have you enough space on other disks?

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yes
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