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PC Loses virtual memory settings

I am running W2k Pro on a P4 Compaq with 128Mb RAM, 20GB disk. Following a crash (can't happen?) my PC reports that I do not have any virtual memory, and a 20MB page file has been created for me. I have rung all the changes I can think of (delete it, reboot, re-instate / increase, reboot etc) to re-instate the page file, but after every reboot I am still told there is no virtual memory. The PC runs my applications but frequently runs out of 'breath'.
Is there a fix short of a rebuild? PS: Scandisk says the disk is AOK.
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
Hi Trevor_Morgan,
Has anything been set in policy?? look for "Clear virtual memory pagefile when system shuts down" group policy setting in Windows 2000

Check the security permissions on your C:\ drive, give the Everyone group Full Control and then try setting your paging file settings to more realistic values. Reboot and see if that has fixed the problem.

Hope that helps.
Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
Make sure there is plenty of room on the drive! (remember hidden files) and defrag the drive, ENSURE you are logged on with admin privelledges

Trevor_MorganAuthor Commented:
An answer to a question I posted did not give the correct answer, but pointed me in the right direction. When accepting the answer I therefore could only award a 'Good' attribute to it. There was no facility for me to qualify my choice of the accepted solution. As the Question / Answer goes into your knowledge base, other users might be mislead as to the efficacy of the solution. Can you not allow the questioner to enter a comment as well as an "Excellent / Good / Average" assessment?
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