Re: Pagefile.sys and Using a Separate Hard Drive
From: Rocket J. Squirrel (rocky_at_bullwinkle.com)
Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2004 08:58:40 -0400
To partition and format a hard disk, use the Windows XP setup program:
"How to partition and format a hard disk in Windows XP"
"brad" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Question for you please....the drive that is the 30GB
> drive was removed from an old system (with NTFS), when
> Windows XP loaded it, it only sees 2GB as being available
> on the disk, it has a Master Boot Record on it....I am
> using PArtition MAgic to delete the entire drive and then
> reformat the entire drive to make it 30GB, any ideas on
> how to do that because XP is only seeing 2GB of the
> drive. I looked up diskpart, but that looks scary.
> >-----Original Message-----
> >You're on the right track.
> >"How to configure paging files for optimization and
> recovery in Windows XP"
> >"Brad" <email@example.com> wrote in
> >> I was wondering if I load Windows XP Pro on one hard-
> >> and then set-up the pagefile.sys to point to a different
> >> hard-drive, what kind of performance improvement or
> >> degradation will I find....ALSO, if my primary hard
> >> is 80GB (8MB cache) and my second drive is a 30GB hard
> >> drive, what should my pagefile.sys size be? Oops, my
> >> is 1GB
> >> thanks for your help in advance.