I had been using tiny swap files for a while. I was informed by a Microsoft trainer that was a very bad thing with Win2K but I can't remember the exact reason. I think it was something like the registry or some other important stuff is ONLY accessible in the SWAP file. I made my swap files bigger. My old error messages went away. Sorry that I can't remember precisely what it was, but I know it wasn't lack of RAM, as I hadn't been doing much CAD on that system and I have 1/2 Gig of RAM. IN fact, my memory usage is only about 30% or less most of the time.
>Brian, >Sorry about the long delay, I have been away-from-list. >(And I just had to say something...those of you groaning about this thread >will be happy to know that this is pretty much my final word on it, >regardless of any reply:) >At 06:25 PM 1/11/2002 -0500, you wrote: >Eliminating the swapfile, or making it small can cause problems with >win2k, like >unexplained errors, or program mysteriously closing. No matter how much >system ram >you have, I do not recommend it. >Just to set the record straight, I have been using Win2k for quite awhile >now, and have never had this happen, nor has anyone I know that is running >a 2mb swapfile had this happen. >Works great for us. In fact, as long as I stay away from the spreadsheet >editor, I don't generally ever have errors in Protel :) >You would have to provide a repeatable example with an application that I >can get access to, to convince me. >There shouldn't be any reason why a small swapfile would cause problems. I >would sure like to read about any documented problems with this, if anyone >can point me to them. >If I recall correctly, your swapfile MUST be LARGER than your memory size >if you have your 2K system set to do a complete memory dump on a Stop (BSOD). >Also, I think in order to do the other memory dumps you must have a >swapfile of at least 2MB in case of a Stop. This is the reason for the 2MB >minimum. Anyone who remembers the appropriate MS KB article can quote it >if so motivated. Not observing the above minimums will get you locked into >an endless loop of reboots, as I recall. And it isn't easily fixable. >My advice is to set the computer to an option besides complete memory >dump...what would you do with a complete memory dump anyway? >Maybe I didn't make myself clear. 3x is an under-exaggeration. >I suppose you are going to tell me that the Protel autorouter will run 3X >faster when chewing on a huge board. >Everyone here knows that the processor isn't going to go 3X faster than it >did before... the assertion is that there will be less HD activity, enough >to cause a performance increase during CERTAIN TYPES of computer activity. >Please be clear on these claims. Unqualified Grandstanding doesn't do >anything but create controversy..... _________________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get your free @yahoo.com address at http://mail.yahoo.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/leave.html * * Contact the list manager: * mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * Forum Guidelines Rules: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/forumrules.html * * Browse or Search previous postings: * http://email@example.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *