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    Swap file issues

    Howdy folks,

    I received my Seagate CompactFlash photo hard drive the other day and installed Windows XP onto it. The drive is a 4GB microdrive in a type 2 CF package. Fits perfectly with my SBC that boots from the CF slot. No worrying about EWF stuff either as it's a regular, albeit a bit slow, hard drive.

    My issue is this. On startup at the welcome screen, Windows prompts me that there was an issue with the paging file and a temporary one has been created. I know that there is plenty of room on the drive, so what gives?

    I know that Windows cannot use a removable drive for the swap file, and I'm pretty sure it is a fixed disk, since FDISK saw and partitioned it.

    Any suggestions will be helpful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sebberry View Post
    Howdy folks,

    I received my Seagate CompactFlash photo hard drive the other day and installed Windows XP onto it. The drive is a 4GB microdrive in a type 2 CF package. Fits perfectly with my SBC that boots from the CF slot. No worrying about EWF stuff either as it's a regular, albeit a bit slow, hard drive.

    My issue is this. On startup at the welcome screen, Windows prompts me that there was an issue with the paging file and a temporary one has been created. I know that there is plenty of room on the drive, so what gives?

    I know that Windows cannot use a removable drive for the swap file, and I'm pretty sure it is a fixed disk, since FDISK saw and partitioned it.

    Any suggestions will be helpful!
    You can disable the swap file altogether, i always thought that compact flash cards only had a limited no of writes unlike a HD, and without EWF it would cause problems like what your experiencing now?
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    ^Yes, they do have a limited number of writes, which is why mine is a microdrive in a CF type 2 package, not flash memory...

    I disabled the swap file and that solved the problem. Somehow Windows now manages to still create a swapfile which is fine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sebberry View Post
    ^Yes, they do have a limited number of writes, which is why mine is a microdrive in a CF type 2 package, not flash memory...
    sweet im experimenting with CF, im using a CF to 2.5 hard drive converter on my laptop to see if its stable enough.
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