Thanks for the reply. I tried all of this, it is just that I set it and
then after 2 reboots, the system says I have no pagefile. After the first
reboot, everything is fine and it sets the pagefile to what I have asked.
The existingpagefiles key in the registry will look normal
I can also see the key that says what the setting is and it is what I set.
I then do a second reboot. Now, the system says no pagefile. The
existingpagefiles key says gibberish\??\c:\pagefile.sys
The registry still has that I set it to my custom settings...but the
pagefile doesn't exist as far as the Performance tab says.
If I clear out the gibberish\??\ and just leave the pagefile.sys, then I
won't have a problem and can use my pagefile.
I am now at a loss as to why this is happening. FWIW, I set the minimum and
maximum to 3092...but have also tried 2875/3092 and got the same result.
"Yves C." wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> Had similar issues and I'm not an expert with recent systems...!
> First, reset it to auto mode (let windows decide). Note: If ever you change
> your memory you must reset it that way before, else you will crash and wont
> be able to start windows, will go into a loop (I'm running x32). Reboot, make
> sure system is stable, registry restored to original or scanned-cleaned. Once
> done, go back and look at the suggested or recommended size; select manual,
> and enter this amount as the minimum size and for the maximum size, double or
> triple it, make sure that "no page file" is selected by accident. The minimum
> default size of a page file is noramally the amount of ram you have plus 300
> Mb approx - the one in use when windows decides (auto mode). Hope this help.
> Yves C.
> "Paul" wrote:
> > I need some help here. I have Windows Vista Home Premium. When I go into
> > the Performance Tab it says that my page file is 2217 but recommends 2875.
> > So, I went and tried to set a pagefile size of 3092.
> > It sets fine, but after a couple of reboots I go in and it tells me that I
> > have no pagefile. I don't get an error message, just see this when I go to
> > the Performance tab.
> > I have worked around it by editing the registry, the key Existingpagefiles
> > has a bunch of gibberish...lots of invalid characters. When I have the
> > system manage the pagefile, I get the normal \??\c:\pagefile.sys...setting my
> > own gives me crazy stuff after second reboot a lot of chinese/japanese
> > characters before the \??\c:\pagefile.sys.
> > I have completely restored my system and this didn't work. So, it isn't
> > like my registry is corrupt...I can reproduce this problem.
> > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> > Paul