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pagefile error with win xp sp2

By scorpianrk ·
I have recently installed win xp and downloaded the sp2 . but when i start my system i get the error message that page file is 0 mb. i tried to set the page file using the my computer right click but it says effect will take place after restart but it does'nt. i also tried to create pagefile anually following the steps given in the microsoft website but it does/nt work. what could be wrong? am i missin anythin?

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by sgt_shultz In reply to pagefile error with win x ...

that's a weird one. bet sp2 is red herring on this one, just guessing...
do you have plenty of defragged free space available on your hard drive?

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by Koke In reply to pagefile error with win x ...

Does the restart actually happen when you click restart, or does it hang and you physically turn off the computer. If the second situation is what happens, your changes will not be kept. this has been true in all versions of Windows.

Normally windows will select a pagefile size that is approximatly equal to the physical memory (RAM) you have on the system if there is enough HD space. Was this an upgrade install or a new install. How old is the PC...


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by scorpianrk In reply to pagefile error with win x ...

Hi guys,
well i was able to find the answer after 4 days in the microsoft technet site. it was nothing to do with the defrag or the low disk space in my hard drive.
microsoft says its a BUG. when you have Xp with Sp2 on a intel 815 motherboard you will encounter this problem. the work around for this is to download the application accelerator from the intel website. when it is installed i get to see the pagefile size automatically adjusted.
i would say no one would have imagined it to be like this but its true.

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