Can't add paging file to second drive

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  1. carrot

    carrot New Member

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    Hi -- I'm trying to add a paging file on a drive besides C:, but my other drives (all of which are working fine) aren't showing in the virtual memory window. (see screen capture in attached file.) This is very odd: a few hours ago, I was seeing all of my drives there, and now they're gone. So I can't find a way to add a paging file to another drive. Any ideas?

    Thanks!
    Alan
     
  2. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Do you have more that one hard drive or just partitions on the main drive?

    It's not a good idea to more the page file to another partition, but to a second hard drive gives better results.
     
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    Hi, thanks for the response -- yes, I've got two separate drives and am looking to have one paging file on each drive. The mystery is why I'm not even given the option...
     
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    reghakr Excellent Member

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    So you can actually access all drive letter in Explorer?
     
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    Yeah, they show up fine in Explorer and work fine. They just don't appear in the list of options for paging files.

    Thanks,
    Alan
     
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    reghakr Excellent Member

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    I'm presently not using a dual hard drive setup on my Windows 7 machine.

    Just a guess, but take a look in Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer management and verify the drive is a primary drive also.
     
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    I went to Disk Management in Computer Management and verified that the drive I'm aiming to put my second paging file on (J:) is listed as the primary partition for that drive. Is that what you meant? I'm attaching a screen capture from that window.

    Thanks, Alan
     
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    Sorry for not replying soon, I was in school.

    I still have no solution for you and I had hoped someone would jump in on this one to solve your problem.
     

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