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Windows 2000 pro pagefile error

By rmckelvey ·
We took a drive from a machine that would not boot and added it as a second drive to an identical machine for the purposes of extracting data.

After taking it back out the machine we put it in will not log on now as it gets a pagefile error.

If we return the 2nd drive the machine boots. the drive that was put in to get data off came up as E: so I dont believe at restart it booted from it but im stumped.

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by Maelgwyn In reply to Windows 2000 pro pagefile ...

Check for the existance of a file called pagefile.sys in the root dir. If it isnt
there, there is your problem. AA restore of 2k may fix the problem

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by colesky In reply to Windows 2000 pro pagefile ...

Probably what happened is on the addition of the new drive the drive letters got swapped and it confused the system. All you need to do is put the 2nd drive back into the workstation and then Right click My Computer, go to Properties, then to the Advanced tab. Then click on the Performance tab and set the pagefile.sys to the C: drive (or system drive), then remove it from the second disk by entering a 0 value for the Intial and Maximum size. Then Reboot with the 2nd sick still in the machine!!!

You now can shut down and remove the disk and should not have any problems from then on out.

Cheers,

Colesky

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by Pan 13 x In reply to Windows 2000 pro pagefile ...

place the hard drive back into the system , Connect the hard drive on the secondary IDE controller , and set the jumpers on the hard drive has a slave. If the hard drive is set to cable select the computer will try to boot to this hard drive instead of the one you wish to connect to.

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