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weird problem involving page file.. PLEASE HELP

By artcorpse
Sep 9, 2006
  1. i recently installed 512megs of ram in my computer running xp sp2 bringing the total of physical memory to 768megs.. everything ran fine the page file was set to custom size at 364 megs i had no problems for a week until today i turned on my system and got this error in the event viewer..

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: Ftdisk
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 49
    Date: 9/9/2006
    Time: 7:57:27 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: CHRIS
    Description:
    Configuring the Page file for crash dump failed. Make sure there is a page file on the boot partition and that is large enough to contain all physical memory.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
    Data:
    0000: 00 00 00 00 01 00 56 00 ......V.
    0008: 00 00 00 00 31 00 04 c0 ....1..À
    0010: 03 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
    0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
    0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........

    so i changed my page file size to have windows manage it and it set it to 1150 megs.. so i restart my system and got this error again and again.. every time i start it up i have no idea what to do it was fine until today..


    and the weird thing is after i did this i searched and i couldnt find pagefile.sys on my computer.. but when i open the task manager it appears im using the page file..

    please help me out with this strange problem .. i will be grateful

    thank you
     
  2. tekNerd

    tekNerd TS Rookie Posts: 40

    You can see all the hidden and system files?
    Another thing, when you put windows in charge with your size of page file, you are sure that was about your boot partition, right?
    The last thing: where did you hear about making the pagefile half of your ram size?
     
  3. artcorpse

    artcorpse TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yeah, i made it so i could scan system and hiden files. i made sure that it was the boot partition. and the page size used to be 364 for some odd reason when ionly had 256megs installed. thanks for the reply? any thoughts?
     
  4. tekNerd

    tekNerd TS Rookie Posts: 40

  5. artcorpse

    artcorpse TS Rookie Topic Starter

    if im using 768 megs of physical ram i would do 1152 as my inital paging file amnount but what would my maximum amount be? in the options it tells me to put an initial and a maximum amount in.. i have it set like i said to have windows mange it and its at 1150.. but i wanna try and set it on custom. le me know what i should use as a max amount please, thanks alot again
     
  6. artcorpse

    artcorpse TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Event 49 annoyance.. can someone help with this?

    hello, i keep getting an event 49 error everytime i started my computer today and it claims i do not have a big enough page file to accomadate my memory, but i have 768 megs installed and my page file is custom set to 1152mb-2304mb i cant figure out why i am getting this error does anyone have any ideas? heres the error msg..

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: Ftdisk
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 49
    Date: 10/12/2006
    Time: 8:25:17 AM
    User: N/A
    Computer: CHRIS
    Description:
    Configuring the Page file for crash dump failed. Make sure there is a page file on the boot partition and that is large enough to contain all physical memory.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
    Data:
    0000: 00 00 00 00 01 00 56 00 ......V.
    0008: 00 00 00 00 31 00 04 c0 ....1..À
    0010: 03 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
    0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
    0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........

    thank you
    chris
     
  7. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Threads merged.
     
  8. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,088

    Delete the paging file. Select no paging file and then click set, then reboot. Now set both the min and max to 2048, reboot if asked.

    It looks like you should only get this error when the paging file is smaller than the amount of RAM that's installed.
     
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