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By silver1 ·
Every time I start Windows 2000 pro I get a message that says "Windows doesn't have a page filr or the file is to small" When I check the settings I see a range that has bee set about 500 meg but the actual size says 20 meg. to get around this I have to increase the maximum size by 1 meg and then it seems ok until the next time I restart the Laptop, it starts all over again. I have searched Technet and can't find a solution. Can anyone help?

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by silver1 In reply to Corrupt page file

Point value changed by question poster.

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by maxwell edison In reply to Corrupt page file

Greetings,

If you haven't installed Service Pack 2, by doing so it may solve your problem.

Cut and paste this link (REMOVING SPACES that may have snuck in) to read all about it and for a link to download it.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/downloads/servicepacks/sp2/default.asp

Good luck,

Maxwell

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by silver1 In reply to Corrupt page file

I have already installed SP2 this problem started about a week after that.

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by Ann777 In reply to Corrupt page file

If I were you, I recommend setting a minimum of 1.5 times the amount of RAM you have on the computer. And then a maximum of 3 times the amount of RAM on the computer. Then do a defragmentation and reboot.

The paging file needs contiguous space on the hdd... if you have not defragged in a while, you need to do so. 2000 will behave better.

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by silver1 In reply to Corrupt page file

I tried all of this and when I rebooted the same problem occured.

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by maxwell edison In reply to Corrupt page file

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In addition, this may help:

To set one or more virtual memory paging files:

1. Log into Windows as a user with administrator access. (Administrator access is required to change the size of the paging file.)

2. Right-click My Computer and choose Properties from the pop-up menu.

3. Click the General tab and note the value for the total kilobytes (KB) of installed RAM.

4. Divide this number by 1024 to convert it to megabytes (MB). For example, 35,840KB equals 35 MB (35,840 / 1024 = 35).

5. Multiply the number of megabytes of RAM by 2.5 to determine the optimum size for the paging file. For example, a system with 8 MB of RAM needs a paging file of 20 MB (8 x 2.5 = 20).

6. Click the Advanced tab, click Performance Options, and then click Change.

7. Click the drive letter where the paging file is located. The amount of space available appears in the Paging File Size for Selected Drive section.

Note: By default, the paging file is on the drive where Windowsis installed. For optimum results, create a paging file on the fastest drive.

8. In the Maximum Size (MB) text box, enter the value you determined in step 5, and then click Set.

9. Repeat steps 7-8 to set up paging files for other drives, making sure you click Set each time you change the value in the Maximum Size text box. (The operating system uses all of the paging files collectively as a single resource.)

10. Click OK, and then click Close.

11. Restart the computer.

(I'd still suggest SP2)

Regards,

Maxwell

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by maxwell edison In reply to Corrupt page file

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In addition again,

This Microsoft article may be useful to you as well (REMOVE SPACES if they snuck into the pasted URL):

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q237/7/40.asp

Maxwell

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by silver1 In reply to Corrupt page file

Tried this, when I rebooted it happened again.

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by Joseph Moore In reply to Corrupt page file

In addition to the paging file size info listed above, I would add in a Registry tweak that clears out the paging file on shutdown. I did this to a system that was having paging file problems, and it cleared it right up.

Open regeddt32
Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\ Memory Management
The value you want to modify is ClearPageFileAtShutdown
If it does not exist, make it (a REG_DWORD type).
Set it to =1
REboot.

Here is a TechNet article about this:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q182/0/86.asp
(please remove spaces)

Hope this helps.

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by silver1 In reply to Corrupt page file

Tried it and the problem is still occuring.

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