Can't add paging file to second drive

#1
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
 


reghakr

Essential Member
#2
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.
 


#3
Do you have more that one hard drive or just partitions on the main drive?
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...
 


reghakr

Essential Member
#4
So you can actually access all drive letter in Explorer?
 


#5
So you can actually access all drive letter in Explorer?
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
 


reghakr

Essential Member
#6
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.
 


#7
Just a guess, but take a look in Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer management and verify the drive is a primary drive also.
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
 


reghakr

Essential Member
#8
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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