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[BUG] Very Strange Issue with the Pagefile

  1. #1

    [BUG] Very Strange Issue with the Pagefile


    Dear Forum,

    Summary:
    I deleted system's pagefile because I want to run the system fully on ram (32gb), but dxdiag still reports that 21gb is occupied by the deleted pagefile. I cannot find the file. It seems to be deleted, however, 21gb is missing from my hard drive. It is a painful situation because my system runs on 59gb ssd, therefore, leaving me only ~1GB of free space on the drive C:\

    Explanation:
    Look at the pictures. You can see that there's 59GB of space in total on the drive, 31GB is occupied, but only 1GB of free space is left. Page file does not exist, yet dxdiag reports that 21GB is occupied by the page file.
    Notice: I am not saying it is the page file, but I would believe that this is somehow connected.

    Please help me to resolve this problem.
    Thank you in advance for any help.


    Quote Originally Posted by DxDiag.txt
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    System Information
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    Time of this report: 1/15/2014, 21:08:32
    Operating System: Windows 8 Enterprise 64-bit (6.2, Build 9200) (9200.win8_gdr.121119-1606)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
    System Model: System Product Name
    BIOS: BIOS Date: 08/03/12 14:40:05 Ver: 21.04
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3970X CPU @ 3.50GHz (12 CPUs), ~3.5GHz
    Memory: 32768MB RAM
    Available OS Memory: 32716MB RAM
    Page File: 5912MB used, 26804MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
    System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
    DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
    DxDiag Version: 6.02.9200.16384 64bit Unicode
    VIRTUAL MEMORY:
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    DISK C: SUMMARY:
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    FULL FILES LIST IN THE ROOT DIR:
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    TOTAL SIZE OF ALL FILES ON THE DISK C:
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    FREE SPACE ON THE DISK C:
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    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Hello WoAyumi. Welcome to Eight Forums.

    Just asking, I don't see hiberfil.sys listed there. Did you untick the system files listing from folder options.
    Did you delete the hiberfil.sys > Win + X >Command Prompt > Admin > powercfg.exe -h off
    (hibernation file mimics size of physical memory available) empty your recycle bin and reboot

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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    I also have a listed page file (which I think refers to memory used)
    listed that has nothing to do with disk space used.

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  4. #4


    All files are set to visible. Problem still has not been solved.

    Thank you for any help in advance!
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    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Just asking, if possible, has hiberfil.sys been deleted?
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  6. #6


    Quote Originally Posted by mdmd View Post
    Just asking, if possible, has hiberfil.sys been deleted?
    Yes, it has been.
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    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    ok. Have you tried > RUN > cleanmgr.exe

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    Yes, it did not free up the mysteriously occupied space.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 1,320
    Server 2012 / 8.0


    ok. Have you looked at Win + X > Disk Management and examined the partition tables.
    If Microsoft disk management is inadequate, you could look into Macrium free version, Paragon, EaseUS or other partition tools. You will need a tool to examine the drive that is bootable.
    I have always been a fan of GParted.

    GParted -- A free application for graphically managing disk device partitions

    Considering, at the time of this post, it is 4:17am where you live! Have a good night. Best of Luck.
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  10. #10


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Empty Page File on shutdown:

    Run> secpol.msc /s

    (Win-key + R)

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