W2k Paging file not creating
Posted on 2007-11-19
i recently ghosted (using ghost 11) a w2k machine onto a new HDD. The problem is that when the system boots i can log in and then get a page file error. Saying that it is too low, or doesn't exist. I have removed the drive from the computer and accessed it on other machines, XP. How ever i can't see it there- pagefile.sys.
I have tried deleting the pagefile.sys file, thru recovery console. As per Microsoft's instructions. I have tried a repair of the OS thru recovery console, both fast and manual types. When i log on i get a network re-connect fail (it isn't plugged in) then nothing else on the screen. This happens in both normal and safe modes.
I have also tried to set a page file on the XP machine and transfer it back over onto the W2k machine. No luck. There are some bad sectors on the old HDD that i ghosted off. The same problem was happening on the old HDD. Could it be something to do with the boot sector being locked?
I have already looked at most of the responses i can find. The only option i can see is a re-install. How ever i would like to avoid this if possible.