Limited Virtual Memory
Your System has no paging file, or the paging file is too small
I started getting these after I installed .NET framework Version 2, which I needed to install ATI Catalyst Control Centre.
What happens now is that Windows XP loads up and I am faced with the login screen, I log in and I hear a beep - this beep is a pop-up messasge displaying either the above message or a similar virtual memory message - however I do not always see it, I think it is prompting me to click OK before continuing because after a wait of at least five minutes, XP starts OK and the message is no longer there. Perhaps there is a default time-out for pop-pup messages.
The problem I am faced with is as follows -
I go into the advanced tab under performance settings and I get the following message -
"Windows created a temporary paging file on your computer because of a problem that occured with your paging file configuration when you started your computer"
I OK this and the Virtual Memory, total paging file for all drives is 0Mb
I click change and it is set to custom size (which is 384mb initial and 768mb max)
If I change this to system managed and click OK and restart my computer, when I log back on again the same thing happens.
I go back into the VM settings and low and behold VM is still 0mb and the setting is still set to System Managed. If I then set a custom size again, same thing happens and I go around in circles.
I have since disabled the Catalyst Control centre at startup. I am thinking this is related to .NET - I do not think it has anything to do with RAM because it was fine before I installed this, though I have never had this issue before with .NET.