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#1 charkmapman

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 12:50 PM

Dell Dimesion 4400, XP Home SP2, I keep getting this message on log in:
Limited Virtual Memory
Your system has no paging file, or the paging file is too small. To fix this problem go to System in Control Panel, click the Advanced tab and under performance click Settings. On the Advance Tab click Change, click custom size,then type in initial or max paging file size.
I do this and it still shows 0 paging file. I am logged on as admin. What am i doing wrong? I am setting both initial and max paging file size. Setting initial for larger than needed. 2000. :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 04:10 PM

Click Apply & OK's on the way out & reboot for changes to take effect...

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 06:26 PM

Did click apply & OK & reboot before. Change does not stick?

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 06:30 PM

How much free space do you have on the drive?
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Posted 02 December 2007 - 06:55 PM

maybe limited amount of space usable...
maybe use what is in picture--

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Did click apply & OK & reboot before. Change does not stick?



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Posted 02 December 2007 - 07:59 PM

Why not change the setting to let XP manage the pagefile?

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 11:12 PM

First let me thank everyone for their suggestions. I tried letting system pick. same results. This is probably so simple I can't see the trees for the woods !! Could this be a Dell issue not liking my install (clean) of XP home SP2 ?? :thumbsup: To answer Chewy (love your hair ) hard drive is at 50%.

Edited by charkmapman, 02 December 2007 - 11:16 PM.


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Posted 02 December 2007 - 11:23 PM

what programs have you installed that might be overriding windows xp?

or there are some rarer references to this when using a badly burned copy or damaged one of the OS cd?

Edited by DaChew, 02 December 2007 - 11:25 PM.

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 11:39 PM

After you make the changes in the dialog box shown in the above posts, you must press the Set button, and then Apply. OK. You will receive a "Reboot now?" option. Reboot to effect the change.
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Posted 03 December 2007 - 06:01 AM

I just upgraded to IE7 this morning and got the same paging file message after restart. (Dell Vostro 200 running XP) Tried resizing, allowing system to mange most of the suggestions here but still no go. Gave up in the end, uninstalled IE7 put IE6 back on and was ready to do a system restore but after restart everything was fine.

Made any software upgrades/installs before you got the paging message?

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 04:31 PM

The most common reason for this error is that a program isn't releasing the memory that it'sreserved in the pagefile. As a consequence, Windows doesn't think that there's any virtual memory available. A pagefile monitor or a memory monitor may be able to tell you what's doing this. Sorry, but I don't have enough knowledge of these utilities to suggest one - but others may have knowledge of one that will suit your needs.
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