Unable to set Page File in Windows XP

ddickenson

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I have justed installed Windows XP and SP2 on a new hard drive.
When restarting I get a message "Limited Virtual Memory". I go into the performance options and it says Total paging file size for all drives 0MB.
I change the size to 2MB initial and 382MB Max. (256MB memory) on Custom. When I reboot the same happens and the size for all drives is still 0MB.

Any ideas.
 

fattony

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do you have enough free space?
how many partitions do you have?
how much ram do you have?

i suggest you put the pagefile on C for testing, unless you're out of room put it on another drive

give the page file a static size, initial=512 and max=512, then reboot

to see if the page file is actually being created, go to control panel, folder options, view tab, enable "show protected system files" and show hidden files / folders, then look in the drive where you specified the C drive, there should be a file called pagefile.sys, the size should be 512mb
 

ddickenson

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On further investigation. The page file problem was due to some drivers I installed off the Mother Board CD. If I don't install these drivers. I get a Stop Error on reboot of 0x00000024 (0x00190203,0x81B86AE0,0xc0000102,0x00000000)

If I restore back to before SP2 everything is OK.
I have tried 2 different new 80GB hard drives(Hitachi Deskstar) and both give the same problem. I have tried installing the new drive in a different PC with SP2 and this works OK. If I use and old 10GB drive and reinstall XP and SP2 everything is OK.

My System is an Intel Pentium 4 1.5GHZ Processor with 256MB Ram on an INTEL Desktop M/B D845WN

Thanks

David
 

fattony

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do a clean install of windows and don't use the cd for the motherboard's drivers, install them from intel's website instead so u don't get the bluescreen