"Limited Virtual Memory
Your system has no paging file or the paging file is too small"
then the rest of the error message tells me how to change to size of the paging file.
When I go to change my page file settings I get this message:
"Windows created a temporary paging file on your computer because of a problem that occurred with your paging file configuration when you started your computer. The total paging file size for all disk drives may be somewhat larger than the size you specified."
Changing the paging file size or letting windows manage it does not fixed the problem. Also, chaning these settings and rebooting doesn't even change what the control panel "thinks" my paging file is at.
I think the problem is just that my pagefile is gone, period. I can't find any file named pagefile.sys, both using the search feature and manually searching my windows folder (hidden and system files are visibile). If I run 'system information' (start > run > msinfo32.exe) it tells me I have 737.04 MB of page file space, and the page file location is C:\windows\system32\temppf.sys, which must just be the temporary file mentioned by the error message.
I've tried going to my control panel, setting it it to no paging file (0 size), rebooting, setting up a custom sized pagefile, rebooting. Doesn't work.
I think I have looked up every microsoft knowledge base article even remotely related to paging files/virtual memory. The only ones that resemble my problem are these:
a)http://support.micro...kb;en-us;315270 says that admin privledges could cause this problem. There is only one user account on this computer, it is the administrator account, and following the instructions on the article reveals that they already have full control.
b)http://support.micro...kb;en-us;257758 says that the problem can be caused by not having enough hard drive space for the paging file. I have ~40 GB of free space.
c)http://support.micro...kb;en-us;316528 says that certain intel chipsets can cause this problem when you upgrade to windows xp. I do have one of the specified chipsets, but this problem occured spontaneously and not after after upgrading to xp (which never happened anyways, this computer came with xp installed). I followed the prescription just in case and installed the lastest version of intel application accelerator. It didn't help.
Restarting in safe mode still causes the "Limited Virtual Memory. Your system has no paging file or the paging file is too small" error message to appear at startup. The error message when I go to the control panel also appears.
I have Norton anti-virus, adaware, spybot S&D installed and fully updated. Ran all of them. Also tried running check disk and running defrag. None of them fixed the problem.
I really don't know what caused the problem. I've had this error message for years and tried several times to fix it. It is starting to drive me crazy!