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Not enough virtual memory or paging file quota is available to complete the specified operation"

Customer had a problem with a system not booting and did a repair install.  She experienced some trouble with the product key on the affected machine and ended up using hers.  after the repair reboot, the message 'Not enough virtual memory or paging file quota is available to complete the specified operation" flashes across the screen and the system reboots.

I ran chkdsk /r with no issues.  removed the drive and deleted pagefile.sys, ran another repair install with a newer disk and still have problems.  Any answers?  This is one of the managing partners machine and vital to company operations.
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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You have to boot the system using safe mode and see what is being started on login that may explain the system running out of virtual memory.  The other thing to check is whether quotas are enabled on the drive/partition where the page file/s are. Check the settings to see how much is allocated to the page file. I.e. is windows manages the page file or does it have a fixed size?
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Safe mode doesn't work. Gives the same message as well. and then reboots.
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That is an interesting answer.  I had given up on finding a solution and put in a new drive and started from scratch, but this may have worked
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Thank you. I was pleased to help and good luck with the re-install. ... Thinkpads_User