PLZ HELP!! Can't boot because of missing swapfile

cpujunky

Distinguished
Dec 31, 2007
60
0
18,630
I recently copied a partition of Win2k to another hard drive, but the swapfile (pagefile.sys) got lost. Now when I boot up my computer, it tells me that "there is no pagefile or it is too small" and that I should right click on my computer to set it. Problem is my desktop never comes up and my computer just sits there. When I hit ok it just logouts, logs back in (I have auto login on) and tells me the same thing. Basically I need a way to re-create the pagefile.sys. Is there anyway to do this in the recovery console, boot disk, etc. I just need Windows to recreate one so I can get the system back running. I've looked over the net and these forums and haven't found an answer for this question. Thanks!
 

btvillarin

Distinguished
Apr 10, 2001
2,370
0
19,780
I haven't had this problem, but I can give an idea that popped into my head...

Boot up with your Win2K CD. When it asks if you want to install or repair Win2K, try "Repair". I don't know what to do after that, so you'll kinda be on your own. When in doubt, cancel.

Good Luck. :smile:
 
G

Guest

Guest
The only way out of this situation that I'm aware of is to edit the registry of the original installation by installing a parallel installation of Win2000 to a different folder.