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    Hi folks.. Brian in usa needs assistance with the setting of virtual memory pagefile parameters in Win 2000.

    When browsing the net via firefox, eventually my hard drive will become over-accessed, and i'll then receive a message stating that the virtual mem is running low.. periodically firefox will crash.

    I have one hard drive, partitioned as:
    C (8gb system, 5 free) and D (68gb, 42 free).

    The sys summary shows me this:
    256mb of RAM, 50mb avail
    885mb total virtual, 500mb avail virtual
    633mb page file space

    In performance options > virtual memory, i want to set the correct initial/maximum page file size to 370mb (1.5 times amount of sys mem).. but i'm not sure whether to type in the 370mb in the C disk ..or.. D disk option, since this is one partitioned HD.

    i've read that one should never assign virtual mem parameters to different volumes of the same HD. So here i am confused as to setting the page file sizes. Should i leave the D partition with no setting, even though it has a larger 42gb of HD space avail ? .. or shall i set the C partition to the required 2mb initial/50mb max (so it has something to access) and also set the D disk to the 370/370mb?

    let me know if you need any more system info, and it's ok to email as well.

    many thanks-in-advance.. brian Z / bzhawk[at]yahoo[dot]com