April 04, 2005


This was forwarded to me by a friend. It's part of an email that he received from a system administrator at a sister company. The sys admin was running out of space on one of his servers and couldn't figure out why. This is one of his guesses:

There is a file on the root of C called pagefile.sys at 260mb created in March of 2005. I don't know what this file is. I tried to open it in Notepad, but I get an error saying the file is being used by another process. I cleaned out the recycle bin which did free up some space.

For the non-techies out there, pagefile.sys is a system file used by Windows. It's been around since Windows 95. It is inconceivable that this person didn't know the purpose of the file. Imagine your doctor not knowing where your heart is; your dentist asking what those hard, sharp, white thingys are in your mouth; your mechanic looking in the trunk for your engine (VW owners excluded).

Yeah, this might not seem such a big deal to you, but just wait until your proctologist tries to stick his finger in your mouth. Believe me, you'll know how I feel right now.


Are you the proctologist or the one with a proct's finger in your mouth?

Posted at April 4, 2005 02:19 PM

Thank you very much for the simplified explanation of what you were talking about. On behalf of the non-techies everywhere, we humbly thank you.

Now C has an excellent question; which is the answer????

Posted at April 4, 2005 04:40 PM

I, my dear friends, am neither the proctologist or the proctologee...I am a computer guy, and as such, I know what's supposed to go where and who is supposed to put it there.

Posted at April 4, 2005 10:22 PM



Posted at April 5, 2005 07:18 AM