Windows 10: Can't seem to create a pagefile.sys on any drive besides C:\

Discus and support Can't seem to create a pagefile.sys on any drive besides C:\ in Windows 10 Virtualization to solve the problem; Here's a screenshot of my Virtual Memory options windows: https://i.imgur.com/4LISPUC.png You can see I have set 800-800 on C:\ and 2048-2048 on D:\... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Virtualization' started by Blutzen, Mar 23, 2019.

  1. Blutzen Win User

    Can't seem to create a pagefile.sys on any drive besides C:\


    Here's a screenshot of my Virtual Memory options windows:
    https://i.imgur.com/4LISPUC.png

    You can see I have set 800-800 on C:\ and 2048-2048 on D:\ but that Windows is reporting only 800 MB under 'Total paging file size for all drives'

    I've verified by viewing the folders in Explorer with system hidden files enabled that a pagefile.sys exists on C:\ but not on D:\

    The weird thing is in regedit under 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management' it shows both 'c:\pagefile.sys 800 800' and 'd:\pagefile.sys 2048 2048' in PagingFiles

    I have changed the values multiple times and run 'sfc /scannow' and rebooted upwards of 10 times trying to troubleshoot this issue myself today with no luck and I'm at my wit's end.

    :)
     
    Blutzen, Mar 23, 2019
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  2. Clear Pagefile on Shutdown


    I've been looking into clearing the pagefile, and I found the following steps at a somewhat dated webpage:
    1. In the registry editor, navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management
    2. Set ClearPageFileAtShutdown to the REG_DWORD value of 1.
    3. Restart Windows.
    I'm just wondering whether those steps are still valid, and, if so, does clearing the pagefile work as advertised?
     
    gregyurkon, Mar 23, 2019
    #2
  3. Unallocated Space to C Drive

    Thanks
     
    realtravisbrown92, Mar 23, 2019
    #3
  4. Ruz San Win User

    Can't seem to create a pagefile.sys on any drive besides C:\

    Unallocated Space to C Drive

    Hi Travis,

    It appears that a disk partition was created but was never assigned its allocation. Assuming there are no files stored in the unallocated partition, perform these steps to combine it with your C: drive:

    • In Disk Management, right-click on (CCan't seem to create a pagefile.sys on any drive besides C:\ :) which appears next to the
      Unallocated partition.
    • Select Extend.

    Let us know if you're able to combine the spaces after following the steps above.

    Regards.
     
    Ruz San, Mar 23, 2019
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