Need help about virtual memory

By alijazib169
Nov 9, 2011
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  1. i have compaq 6710b and i am using xp,
    mistakenly i changed virtual memory settings of c and set it to no paging file and now my laptop doesnt start...plz help me
  2. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,431   +77

    Try starting in safe mode, and reset the pagefile from there. Safe mode is started by tapping F8 continuously during boot-up
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    I suspect you may have done something else that caused this problem. If what gbhall said doesn't work, then post back with whatever else you can think of that you may have done.

    The reason I think its not simply a pagefile issue is because I run several hard drives in my desktop PCs and always prevent pagefile creation on the partitions on the OS drive. Sometimes I'll have a hard drive die or I'll for whatever reason not have the drive connected that contains the pagefile. When that happens, Windows boots up slowly and then bitches that no pagefile was found and that they've created a temporary one for me.

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