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Windows 2k logs in and shuts down immidiatly with NO PAGE FILE error

Posted on 2003-11-11
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hi
this refers to win2k box. system starts fine and gets to login window where u login onto domain. once u click ok its starts to load and take a long time the first time. then u get error msg that u have no page file and instructions how to set one. then it goes back to login window. if i click to login again it would start and 5 seconds later go back to login screen. meanwhile u never even see desktop. tried safemode as well as local and domain logins with admin and regular users. same thing. what should i do

thanks
Dell 850mhz pc with 256ram.
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http://www.jsifaq.com/SUBK/tip5100/rh5196.htm
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http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q259151

Run regedt32 and go to the following location:

Hkey_local_machine\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management

There you will find these entries:

PagingFiles:Reg_Multi_SZ:C:\pagefile.sys 190 380

TempPageFile:Reg_Dword:0x1

If the PagingFiles: entry is populated, delete the entire TempPageFile entry then reboot.

"Limited Virtual Memory" Error Message
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;812448

Removing Everyone On Root Dir. Leaves Limited Virtual Memory
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;130016

How to Delete the Pagefile.sys File in Recovery Console
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;255205 
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by:rejus
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well the thing is that u cant even access registry cause i cant even boot. tried fixboot and chkdsk from recovery console. didnt work. and i dont have recovery disk floppy.
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by:rejus
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well i had to do XP pro upgrade to solve this issue. tried everything else didnt help. oh well thanks
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by:Lori_Wood1
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I used ERD Commander to perform the RegEdit for this exact same issue but removing the "TempPageFile:Reg_Dword:0x1" entry completely still didn't work. I even tried deleting the Pagefile.sys file as well and I am still getting the error and back to the login screen. Any other suggestions? And no, I can not upgrade to XP. This is a corperate pc and that is not allowed.

Thanks for any input you might have!
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