Pagefile on ImDisk drive causes computer to crash
Posted 23 December 2011 - 08:55 PM
I'm using ImDisk as a Temp-drive for the last few months and am quite happy with it.
Last month I tried using the ImDisk drive for my pagefile unter Windows XP Professionel to protect my SSD.
I'm using these options zu create it:
imdisk.exe -a -t vm -s 768M -o rw -m t: -p "/fs:ntfs /v:TEMP /q /y"
swapadd.exe t:\pagefile.sys 2M 512M
Everything works fine, after adding the Pagefile in the systems properties (drive T: from 2 - 512 MB) the pagefile is successfully created on the ImDisk Drive and is being used.
But by not later then 24 hours after Swapadd starting, my system begins to freeze slowly, so that I need to reboot. It is verifiable caused by transfering the Pagefile to the ImDisk drive with Swapadd. After removing the Swapadd command from autostart my system runs stable again.
My system and memory settings are very stable, prime95 (a RAM and CPU burn program) runs fine without any error for hours. I had never problems with system freezes since I used Swapadd.
What could be the reason for thes freezes?
Posted 23 December 2011 - 10:24 PM
Posted 23 December 2011 - 11:03 PM
Now I'm starting with this:
net start awealloc
imdisk.exe -a -s 512M -o rw -f .awealloc -m t: -p "/fs:ntfs /v:TEMP /q /y"
swapadd.exe t:pagefile.sys 2M 512M
But with the awealloc device I cannot use the ImDisk switch "-t vm" any more. Maybe this switch caused the problem?
Edited by Stefanos, 23 December 2011 - 11:05 PM.
Posted 23 December 2011 - 11:26 PM
Posted 23 December 2011 - 11:34 PM
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