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  • n. Alternative spelling of page file.

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  • Pages are one of the ways in which memory is organized by the OS; the OS can only allocate memory in page-size chunks (usually 4096 bytes), so any allocation is a whole number of pages, any read or write to the pagefile is a whole number of pages, and so on and so forth.

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  • The pagefile is the location on the hard disk that serves as virtual memory in Windows.

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  • April 22, 2010 at 12: 29 AM while we're at it go ahead and delete that pesky "pagefile. sys" file too. unojack

    Free Up Drive Space By Deleting The Hiberfil.sys | Lifehacker Australia

  • April 22, 2010 at 12:29 AM while we're at it go ahead and delete that pesky "pagefile.sys" file too.

    Free Up Drive Space By Deleting The Hiberfil.sys | Lifehacker Australia

  • If you give your pagefile a fixed size it saves the operating system from needing to resize the page file.

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  • The tools you want to do this with are first pagedefrag from Microsoft sysinternals as this allows you to defragment your pagefile, Microsoft Bootvis to arrange all your services and start up applications on the fastest outer rings of your HD, Then run your choice of system defragmentation software to tidy up eg.

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  • Almost all of these products do the same things: they call a Windows API function that forces applications to write out their memory to the pagefile, or they allocate and then deallocate a ton of memory quickly so that Windows will be forced to page everything else.

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  • No the problem is that the amount of memory on the server was not sufficient to cope with the load, and the pagefile filled up, and then it toppled over.

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  • Photoshop and I think video editing programs also likes having a “scrach disk” for temporary files on a different drive than the one that has the pagefile.

    Calling All Geeks « Whatever

  • So, the moral to the story is, get a minimum of two harddrives, and put the pagefile on a different one than the one that contains your data or your system files.

    Calling All Geeks « Whatever

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