I always use a password when my windows xp starts, for some reason last night i got this message up and was unable to get onto my desktop
LIMITED VIRTUAL MEMORY
your system has no paging file or the paging file is to small.
To fix this this go to con panel, click advanced, under performance, click settings in the advanced tab, click change, click customize size, then type an initial or max paging file size.
I did exactly as stated, but it was way above my head. When i clicked on settings, it came up with
SYSTEM CONTROL PANEL APPLET windows created a temp page file on ur p.c because of a problem that occured with ur paging file configuration when you started ur p.c, the total paging file size for all disk drives may be somewhat larger than the size you specified.
The INITIAL SIZE was 1136 and the MAX size was 3072, i eventually managed to use my recovery disc and repair bad sectors which enabled me to get back on my desktop, when i go thu the same procedure as before ( control panel etc )my initial and max size boxes are both empty, and i have 1135mb mim 2mb rec 1534 current 1535
sorry for such a long subject, but would appreciated how and why this happened in the first place, and is it how it should be at this present time........Thanks