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Cntl-Alt-Del and Pagefile error

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I have a Windows 2000 Pro machine at work that is doing the following:

It starts up and gets to the login screen.  I log in and it gives me an error saying that the page file is too small and needs to be increased in size.  When I click okay it processes for a few minutes and returns me to the Cntl-Alt-Del screen.  Same for Safe Mode.  

I can't change the page file because I can't get into the OS.  Last Known Good doesn't help...especially because it apparently lets me log in before giving the error.

Any ideas?
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I wonder if you use the Recovery Console to access your Temp Folder and delete all the entries there..  hmm

What can I do with the Windows 2000 Recovery Console?

http://www.jsifaq.com/sube/tip2000/rh2037.htm

When in the RC, go to C:\winnt\Documents and Settings\Username Profile\Local Settings\Temp..    Delete all the items in this folder..

Note that the Local Settings folder is a hidden folder and you may have to 'unhide it'..  You use the attrib command for this...

http://www.jsifaq.com/SUBG/TIP3200/rh3201.htm
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sirbounty:  are you available for consult today?
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SB...  on demand..  :)
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Wonder of wonders...  you mean it worked..??    

That was a wild guess if I ever heard one...  :)

and thanks..

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