I have two Seagate ST380817AS SATA drives. The first drive is my main C Drive with my OS and programs and data. The second drive is divided into 3 partitions. D which is a 5 Gb Partition for my Page File, E which is a 20 Gb Backup partition and F which is a 40 Gb partition which i use to store Disk Images of the C Drive made by Acronis True Image.
Event viewer shows lots of "An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk0\D during a paging operation."
Finally i also found.... "An error was detected on device \Device\CdRom1 during a paging operation." What is that supposed to mean?
Seatools states there are File System errors on all the drives / partitions but CHKDSK and HDTune shows no problems.
Why would having the Page File on the D Drive cause errors? I'll try moving it later to see what happens but i though having the Page File on a separate hard drive was a recognised and normal setup option.
I have a second hard drive partitioned into 3 sections because i have been the victim of hard drive failure in the past and backup my data to the second drive. I also now have an external USB drive which the backup data is then backed up to!! (Paranoid? Me? Who says i am?)
I decided to use two partitions (one for Data and one for True Image image files just for convienience. Can't see the harm in using partitioned drives.
I've also always had my Page File on it's own partition for several years.
However i have noticed something. The timing of the errors only seems to be when the PC is first starting up.
I'll try moving the PF later. --- As an aside with a Gb of RAM is a Page File really necessary anymore?