Error message - no paging file

  Nick1972 13:45 23 Apr 2008

Hi there,

When I booted up my PC today, I got this aeeror message -

"Your system has no paging file, or the file is too small."

It then goes on to tell me how to rectify the issue, but as far as I can see, everything looks to ne as it should.

Can anyone help me to fix this? I'm on XP home with SP2.



  VoG II 13:48 23 Apr 2008

Perhaps click here

  Nick1972 08:44 25 Apr 2008

Thanks VoG, but our paging file seems to be set at 256mb when as far as I can tell, it should be 768mb (512mb system), with a max of 1536mb, but when I change the initial and maximum, it seems to make no difference at all.

I think we need to invest in some more RAM, but until we can do that, is there anything I can do to free up RAM?

  Ditch999 10:52 25 Apr 2008

How much disc space have you left? Not enough Hard Disk space could give you this problem.
To free up RAM you need to stop programmes starting up automatically by using msconfig.

  Nick1972 09:49 30 Apr 2008

Thanks Ditch, I did that already (msconfig), and also deleted a load of programmes in the add/remove function.

How do I find out exactly how much disc space is left?

  Nick1972 09:52 30 Apr 2008

In the C drive properties, it gives me a disk clean up option, should I try that?

Also, it says in there that I have 122GB free, and 67.2GB used - is that what you meant?

  Ditch999 09:53 30 Apr 2008

My Computer > right click on C:, select properties and you get the stats. You can also run Disk cleanup from here.

  Ditch999 09:54 30 Apr 2008

You have plenty of disk space left. Did you set the paging file manually at any stage?

  Ditch999 10:00 30 Apr 2008

The link VoG gave earlier is your solution. Make sure you follow it to the letter ie Safe Mode, Administrator and Full Control

  Nick1972 11:28 30 Apr 2008

I didn't set the paging file manually until we started having these issues.

I'll have another look at the above article, and post back. Thanks!

  Nick1972 18:15 30 Apr 2008

Well, I followed it to the letter, incl booting in safe mode, and it doesn't seem to have done a thing. We're still getting the error message.

The thing that confuses me is that it says there's a total allocation for all drives of 766mb, but only 256mb is currently being used, and we only have 1 hard drive.

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