XP virtual memory problem after 2 months

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by B0bb00, Jan 19, 2002.

  1. B0bb00

    B0bb00 Guest

    I have been running Windows XP Professional for 2 months now, when I boot up the system it hangs on the blue XP windows that says its starting the system and I must do a cntl+alt+del just to
    get it to do anything; I am not prompted to do it but
    thats the only thing that seems to work.
    I am "all of a sudden" receiving a prompt telling
    me "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".
    I had the option for letting window handle that
    automatically set but when I look at the virtual memory
    settings, it shows that 0 MB are allocated to that file.
    I went in and changed the settings to the custom size of
    2MB minimum and 382MB as my max as recommended, applied
    the changes and rebooted but still get the same
    error/prompt each time I reboot.
    When I shut down XP, I get a blue technical screen
    telling me a problem was detected and windows shut down
    to prevent any further damage. It lists
    DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE as the problem and tells me to
    uninstall any new software and/or remove any new hardware
    I have recently installed. I have not installed any new
    software/hardware since I built the system a couple
    months ago. HELP !!!

    I am also running Norton SystemsWorks 2002 and have run
    XP through ALL the tests to see if it can find anything
    wrong but come up with nothing.

    I have also attempted to RESTORE from a previous restore
    point and it seems to work until the RESTORE program
    shuts windows down to begin the actual restore then the
    blue screen with the DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE stops the
    restore process. When I reboot, I am then told the
    restore did not work.

    System specs:

    Windows XP Professional (updated minus Euro conversion
    update, File transfer wizard update)
    ABIT KT7A Raid m/b
    AMD Athlon 1 GHz Processor
    256 MB RAM
    32 MB TNT2 model 64 video card
    SoundBlaster Live Value sound card
    2 Seagate Barracuda 40 Gig h/d
    Lucent V.90
    48x CDROM
    Sony CD-RW
    ZIP 100
    NIC card
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

    Uninstall Norton System works... see if that's what's causing the problem... It runs it's own services in the background that may be interferring with some of XP's. If that doesn't fix the problem... run a 'chkdsk c: /f' and see if there are any disk errors on your drive.
  3. XeoNoX

    XeoNoX OSNN Senior Addict

    system works sucks especially that crash gaurd