April 23rd, 2007

Demons of stupidity

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Continuing with the theme of my computers apparently running on pixie dust, I present my desktop, Hector. Hector has 768 MB of RAM, and has Windows XP Professional installed to the H drive.

Now, this machine should have a page file. According to the registry settings, this file should be H:\pagefile.sys.

It is using *something* for a page file, as if Task Manager is to be believed I'm currently using about 800 MB of virtual memory, and 554 MB of the 768 MB of physical RAM is currently used by the system cache.

So why, then, does H:\pagefile.sys not exist? Seriously, I can take a random file and drop it in there and the system keeps going. Is this machine using pixie dust or something as a page file?