@ makai: I don't think I'm going to pursue this BartPE thing. I don't have a cd burner handy and I'm not exactly sure why I would need that program to delete this file. I think I've tried deleting it before normally but it just came back when I rebooted.
@ alanmeades: I noticed that article as well and even pursued before but it didn't help. I do have one of the specificed intel chipsets but I don't think it is the problem. The article says intel chipsets can cause a problem when you upgrade
to xp, but my problem occured spontaneously and not when I upgraded to xp (which never happened anyways, this computer came with xp installed). I tried installing intel application accelerator anyways but I still couldn't set a paging file.
Also, the intel application accelerator program causes some problems on my computer: it seems to cause some random file to be "corrupted". When that file is accessed (usually when I run antivirus, or if I stumble upon it) I get a blue screen of death. If I delete that file (which has to be done through dos to avoid a crash) some other random file will be "corrupted" instead. Uninstalling intel application accelerator will cause the file to be fine though. Kinda weird I know, but I don't think it is related.
Edited by dosboot, 12 July 2005 - 03:24 PM.