troubleshooting Question

Paging Files issue

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Error Message that my friend is receiving:

•      Paging file notification:  also last week a “paging” file System Properties notice popup screen  message (not really an error) started appearing at bootup:  “Windows created a temporary paging file on your computer because of a problem that occurred with your paging file configuration when you started your computer.  The total paging file size for all disk drives may be somewhat larger than the size you specified.” --- and when I click “OK”  then the Performance Options says the Virtual Memory “total paging file size for all drives is 0MB.  I changed that setting from -0- to “automatically manage”

the reason why I am looking for help is because my friend called me and told me that her Hard Disk in completely full. He only has 1GB of free space. when I checked her what was taking so much space I found out that her TEMP file is 61GB. I navigate to C:/ -->Windows --> Temp. Usually when I clean a computer I always go in this folder and delete everything in it. The computer runs better and faster. In this case I was afraid to delete 61GB of Cab files because I never seen such a huge temp file. 1) I don't understand what is causing the temp file to be so big 61GB 2) even if I delete what is in it, will it keep filling up in the future ?

- Can someone explaining me in simple word what that error message mean please ?
- Can someone explaining me if the paging setting has been messed up by friend and if this can cause the temp file to grow exponentially
- can I delete the content of that temp file without damaging the OS of that Computer

another piece of information is there are 3 people connecting to that computer using remote desktop (terminal services) does this help you ?

I have screen shot if you need them and she is using windows 7

thank you everyone so much for your help
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