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Lol, that's a little complicated.
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Lol, that's a little complicated.


Its actually a lot easier than it looks. It probably takes longer to get the partitions done than to actually set it to page in that fashion. It was completely optional, Just trying to give you a tip...

RShaffer61 can that one...

You like that... :)

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Edited by cbarnard, 12 April 2009 - 06:34 PM.

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I'm just curious how to set the partitions. Is it just just like installing windows twice on that HD? I'm also curious how it will all look in the end, because right now my C: drive is 149 gbs and my E: Drive (because my CD drive is set as D: now) is 74.5. The reason why I got another HD was to accommodate my Oblivion mods.
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Have you set the partition up on the d or E drive which ever it is now?
If so in order to do as cbarnard says then you will have to delete the partition I suggested and reset that up the way cbarnard said. The reason is that Xp has no way to resize partition with internal disk management.
I believe cbarnard can verify that also.
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Ok sorry I just about had my reply made, and I accidentally clicked on "close tab" and lost it so I had to start over...

If you want to perform the Page file tweak read on please:

If you have any data on the E:/ drive save it now to another hdd


This action can be completed in windows or with the recovery console...

Now click on:

Start > Run > type in Diskpart and then press enter.

That should have brought up a command window.

From here on in if you have any questions type in Diskpart /? (notice the space between t /?)

This will give you a help menu for all the commands and how they work.

Type in Diskpart /delete drive-E

this should remove your E:/ drive partition.

Now all you have to do is add the paging file partition.

I don't use Windows DiskPart as I have other preferences. This should be a good explanation of what to do.

If you have 2GB of ram you would create a partition that is 3072mb =3,072,000kb

Type in the command Diskpart /add partition-E (press enter it will ask for a size please specify amount of ram based on the ration of 1 to 1.5 minimum)

that should have created the E partition

Now you can create a partition to take up the rest of the hdd

Type in command diskpart /add partition-F size (= rest of disk)

this should have created the second f: make sure to assign rest of available space to this partition.

Let me know how this works, if you have any problems let me know and myself or Rshaffer61 will assist you

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Edited by cbarnard, 12 April 2009 - 08:11 PM.

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How would I go about deleting and setting up that partition? Just insert the windows XP CD or what? I'm also confused how the hdds will be used after all this is done. To be more specific, how will data be allocated throughout my two hardrives after doing this? Like you've said it'll be quicker and more beneficial, I'm just not understanding in what way and and neither am I understanding how to set it all up. So, it's not that I don't want to do this, I'd just like you to explain a bit more please.

Edit: I didn't notice that you edited your post lol. Reading...

Edited by Kuronishi, 12 April 2009 - 09:37 PM.

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Looks pretty easy, but one thing has me confused. According to system info, I have 3.25 gigs of ram, so should I be putting 4992mb = 4,992,000kb?
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yep that looks correct
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I'm just not understanding in what way and and neither am I understanding how to set it all up. So, it's not that I don't want to do this, I'd just like you to explain a bit more please.


I'm sorry if I have confused you I will give you clear/ simple directions

Looks pretty easy, but one thing has me confused. According to system info, I have 3.25 gigs of ram, so should I be putting 4992mb = 4,992,000kb?


There is a maximum size page file allowed, I have 4 gb of ram but it will not allow a 8 gb page file just set it a 4 gb and you will be fine.

I'm also confused how the hdds will be used after all this is done. To be more specific, how will data be allocated throughout my two hardrives after doing this? Like you've said it'll be quicker and more beneficial, I'm just not understanding in what way


Ok here it goes:

Your 1st hard drive c:/ that is where windows is located This will not change!!!

The virtual memory (as it is called) is like extra ram. The OS uses this paging file when it runs out of space in physical ram(the modules installed on the motherboard) to continue with what you ask it to do. It just writes/reads the data to the hdd in a special place. The hdd can only read and write in one place at a time (it is like the old vinyl record players) It works with the same principles, but on a different scale. (So in order to play a specific song on that vinyl you have to place the needle where the song starts.) This is the same process on a hdd, but it is done automatically by the hdd and it has the capability to write also.

Your second hdd was storage before (it will continue to be storage) with a little less that is all.

Once the process is completed of making the OS read and write to the 2nd hdd for the paging files you will have speed up the computer. This is accomplished because you now have 2 hdd reading and writing at the same time and not interfering with each other.

How would I go about deleting and setting up that partition?


Ok change of plans I don't want to use windows Diskpart anymore please download:

Easeus partition master (click on it) this is a free program. When you get to the page this takes you to, click on a download site, then install the software

Double click on the download:

then

click run to start the install.

Once you have installed start the program

Make sure you select the correct HDD that you want repartitioned.

I believe in your case it will be Disk#2 click on Disk #2(unless it is not the correct one)

Tell the program to delete all partitions once you have verified that the operation is set for the correct drive click on "APPLY" That partition will be completely removed.

Once that is done click on unallocated space

Then on the toolbar click create, Tell it to create a Fat32 (file system), then select the size of the partition (mulitply your current ram amount by 1.5) that is the amount you need. Now click OK

Then click apply again, Now you will have a small partition for the paging file.

Click on the Unallocated space again then click on create, this time select NTFS (file system)

select the rest of the disk for the size of the partition. hit OK

Now click on APPLY again You should have 2 partitions on 1 hdd when this is done close the program and proceed with the rest of the directions below.


Click on Start menu > Control Panel > System Properties > Advanced tab>


New window will pop up then click > Performance settings > Advanced tab > Paging file Change

This will bring you to the window where you can assign the paging files

First you need to set the D drive for the paging files to be run from

Then click on custom, once there set the minimum and maximum (no bigger than the size you created) settings for the size of the page files.

Once that is complete you should be set, I believe you will need to reboot the computer.

Shame on me for not checking before posting :) :) The link is fixed Some junk got in the copy/paste


Good luck

Cbarnard

Edited by cbarnard, 12 April 2009 - 10:28 PM.

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Sorry, but I think your link may be broken.
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Try this link for the Easeus Partition Manager Professional Free Version
I can't make out if its completely free or a trial version. The description is somewhat vague

Edited by rshaffer61, 12 April 2009 - 10:18 PM.

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I have a feeling that this isn't right, so can you guys take a look and let me know if I did anything wrong?

Here's a pic -----> [clicky]
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From what I can see you partitioned disk #1 as long as that is the disk you intended to work on and you did nothing to the #2 disk you should be fine... It looks like all that is left to hit apply...

Let me know how this works

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K, I'll let you know. Thanks!

Edited by Kuronishi, 13 April 2009 - 12:15 AM.

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The disk you are showing as being partitioned looks somewhere around 80 gigs total? If that is so then yes according to your earlier post that would be right

Edited by rshaffer61, 13 April 2009 - 06:44 AM.

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