Previous to reinstalling XP and everything a couple of months ago I had the page file in its very own partition. Thanks to Disk Director, which recovered all my data partitions after Windows decided to lose them, this was easy to do. The page file is not in its own partition now, but if I did move it I would have thought it safer to include the pager partition as part of the system backup. But then I thought otherwise because if the partition is there before a restore, it shouldn't need to be backed up. Or am I missing something. I'm not sure if this is interesting or possibly helpful to anyone, but if anyone has this kind of configuration or has tried it then perhaps your tips could be of use! maybe! For those who don't know, the advantages could be a faster and more efficient system, especially if the page file is located on another at least as fast HD, and eliminates possible fragmentation - ensures a contiguous page file.