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Page fault with virtual memory in Window

By stugalym ·
I was rebuilding a computer and I got an error message that reads:

Limited Virtual Memory
Your system is running without a properly sized paging file. Please use the virtual memory option of the system applet in the control panel to create a paging file or to increase the initial size of your paging file.

I am running a computer with an Intel Pentium III @ 500 MHz with 128 MB RAM.
The OS is Windows NT 4.0 with Service Pack 6.0 and I am using Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office 2000, andIE 5.0. The hard drive is partitioned into two drives. I am using NTFS on both partitions. The primary drive is 3.12 GB and the secondary drive is 9.53 GB. The network that I am on does not have any special features other than it is running Windows NT. The error message did not appear until I tried to load IE 5.0 from the network. The installation was about 90-95% complete and the OS gave me the blue screen of death. I rebooted and the Limited Virtual Memory error appeared. I then ran
the installation again with n

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by MCSE Lee In reply to Page fault with virtual m ...

Go to My Computer, Properties, Environment, and change to Virtual memory settings. I would split it up between the two drives, if space allows. Remember that NT requires the pagefile on C: to be a minimum size (it will warn you if you try to make ittoo small), but you can create any size pagefile on the other drive(s). No matter what, it will require a reboot, so after hours is a good time to do this. Also, SP6 has known "iisues", I suggest upgrading to 6a (available from the MS Website).

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by ruturaj In reply to Page fault with virtual m ...

Try this
1.) Right click My Computer
2.) Click Properties
3.) Click Performance tab then change Paging file size
4.) Set the value max 200 and min 200.
5.) Reboot reinstall IE 5.0

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by TrentCook In reply to Page fault with virtual m ...

right click on my computer / performance / and use the change button to up your virtual memory...with 128 megs of ram I would up your virtual mem to 250 - 275 megs.

Plus its best to have your virtual on a drive that is not your system/boot drive. That way your hard drive isnt reading system files and swapping data to your page file (vmem).

Spanning your VMEM on multiple drives isnt a bad idea either, basically the more the merrier (pretty much) 2x your ammount of RAM +10 I think is the formula.

Something else that is overlooked is DEFRAGMENTATION. Even though your drive might ahve a big page file, if its fragmented your going to take a perf hit.

So go to: http://www.execsoft.com/diskeeper/diskeeper.asp

and get diskeeper, free or trial. I recommend the trial and runnign the boot time defragger.

HTH

Trent (MCSE MCP+I CNA A+)

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by Argent In reply to Page fault with virtual m ...

PSS ID Number: Q241143
Article last modified on 10-21-1999

winnt:4.0

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The information in this article applies to:

- Microsoft Windows NT Workstation version 4.0
- Microsoft Windows NT Server, Enterprise Edition version 4.0
- Microsoft Windows NT Server version 4.0, Terminal Server Edition
- Microsoft Windows NT Server version 4.0
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SYMPTOMS
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After you create a pagefile on an alternate volume and restart your computer,
you may receive the following error message:

Limited Virtual Memory. Your system is running without a properly sized
paging file. Please use the virtual memory option of the System applet in the
Control Panel to create a paging file, or to increase the initial size of
your paging file.

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by mbolen In reply to Page fault with virtual m ...

To expand on Argent's answer...

RESOLUTION
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To resolve this issue, verify that the system account has full control to the
root and is not a member of a denied access group. The system account should
have full control over the partition (this is the default).

MORE INFORMATION
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For additional information, click the article numbers below to view the articles
in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Q182086 How to Clear the Windows NT Paging File at Shutdown

Q197379 Configuring Page Files for Optimization and Recovery

Q123747 Moving the Windows NT Default Paging and Spool File

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