Pagefile.sys


J

JB

Okay I did a bone head thing. I formatted a partition that contained my
win2k ( sp4 ) swap file.
I installed a fresh OS to another partition and can boot the pc now.I set
the swap file for C drive but the original OS won't boot yet.
Any suggestions?
TIA
 
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Pegasus \(MVP\)

JB said:
Okay I did a bone head thing. I formatted a partition that contained my
win2k ( sp4 ) swap file.
I installed a fresh OS to another partition and can boot the pc now.I set
the swap file for C drive but the original OS won't boot yet.
Any suggestions?
TIA

- How far does the boot process go?
- What messages do you see?
 
G

George Hester

You didn't need to. One thing you should be aware of. pagefile.sys is not
a file that is permanent. You can set you your machine to remove
pagefile.sys upon shutdown. I delete mine all the time. I have another
partition with another installation of Windows 2000. I need space on that
partition sometimes. So I delete its pagefile.sys. Then when I go to boot
that installation up it makes a new pagefile.sys and away we go.

Issues arise when the pagefile.sys cannot be written to the partition when
booting. That is usually a permissions issue. System not haveing Full
Control NTFS permissions on the root drive where pagefile.sys is to be
created.
 
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John John

George said:
John John that's funny funny. You're a jerk

Going thru old posts. Is that so George? Do tell me why? I ate crow
over this sometime ago and I never forgot it. W9x fdisk /mbr
is a valid repair tool for NT systems with lost and screwed up pagefiles
as well as lost partitions and Master Boot Records. The worse that it
can do is not fix the problem. Thanks to MadDog for the crow stew. It
don't taste that bad after all, just have to accept it and eat it.

John
 

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