how can i empty paging files or virtual memory
Posted 03 October 2006 - 12:26 AM
You can increase your virtual memory but you cannot empty it.
Windows needs virtual memory to run huge or multiple applications that's require memory more than RAM memory. Restarting your computer will delete what is currently in virtual memory. To Manage your VM, do the following:
Under XP, virtual memory is typically managed automatically by the OS. However, you can manage it this way:
1) Open your Control Panel and double-click on System.
2) Click on the Advanced tab, then the Performance button.
3) Under the Advanced tab, click Change in the Virtual Memory section.
4) Change the virtual momory settings on each drive, click Set, and OK to close the Windows.
Try to put your virtual memory files on the fastest drives, if you have multiple ones.
Remember that you're limited to 4 Gb total memory (RAM + virtual memory) on XP 32-bit. To go over that, you need the 64-bit version or look at the link below.
Hope that helps!
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