I challenge any of you to figure out this problem. I have a missing paging file. All folders, system and otherwise, are not hidden. Search function renders nothing called page file. I was told XP can't operate without one but I am writing to you from one right now so where is it? XP SP1, Vaio laptop, P4 1.59gHz, Intel 845mp chipset, 512 Ram 40 HD (C: and D both partitions are over 50% free. I have two problems because of this situation but for now let's just try to find the paging file. Neve1064 P.S. Warning, I have searched the net for 18 days straight for a solution to no avail.