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Win2K Pro & pagefile.sys

By ProggerNJ ·
On a machine (Dell 266, 128MB RAM) that was upgraded from Win98SE, I'm having a problem with Win2K Pro recognizing the swap file.

Drives are NTFS. The pagefile.sys file is located in the specified directory, and is also set properly in the registry.

Upon boot up, the OS states that either there is no swap file configured, or that it's too small.

No matter what I try, nothing has worked to alleviate this problem. I've tried setting different swap files on different partitions, deletingthe pagefile.sys, and manually editing the location in the registry.

I'm wondering if it might just be easier to reinstall the OS as a new install and not as an upgrade.

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by calves In reply to Win2K Pro & pagefile.sys

I had the same problem while back. The solution was to fdisk the partition using a Win98 startup disk, set it up for FAT 32 and install the OS from the 4 diskettes set.
I would not do an upgrade from 98 to Win2K. A fresh setup will pay off in the long run.

Good luck!

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by ProggerNJ In reply to Win2K Pro & pagefile.sys
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by ec364 In reply to Win2K Pro & pagefile.sys

Install from scratch. I did the same thing when I got a lot of problems after upgrading Windows 98. I literally did nothing to setup my machine with Windows 2000. It detected all my hardware and installed the correct drivers right from the CD.

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