What you want to do is go to System Properties - Advanced - Startup & Recovery Options and where it says Write Debugging Information change the setting to NONE. Then reboot and you should never see that message again.
As for the above suggestions about changing your pagefile settings, if you have them at 1.5x you'll be fine.
hardly anyone ever uses the information written in a memory dump...
just so you're informed, if you do have a problem, this information won't be available to evaluate...wwhich hardly anyone can evaluate anyway
if you can resolve your problem by increasing your pf, as catch suggests, no harm there either way...that's probably your best choice
...make sure you defrag the pf with the free pf defrag proggy I posted on the great free programs thread...once you increase the size, the pf will be fragmented, but onc you defrag it, it should never be fragmented again...less you increase the size again
sancho, if the pf wants to expand, it's because the comit charge has reached the comit limit...if this is so, then the pagefile is too small...in other words, if the os wants to expand the pf, your performance will be enhaced, not deminished by allowing it to expand.
it also means your initial minimum is too small, and needs to be increased...but restricting the expansion when the os wants to expand will hinder performance
Okay, please take a look at your pagefile settings and see what they say. Then look and see if you actually have a file named pagefile.sys in the root of the drive where the pagefile is set. This could be one of several things, but first lets make sure your system is actually creating the pagefile.
Yeah, I was afraid of that. It seems that on some systems XP for some reason does not create the pagefile. I'd suggest trying the following (though it may or may not work):
Change your pagefile settings to NONE on all drives and reboot. Reboot again. Now go in and create a pagefile on the boot drive. Reboot. Now see if there is a pagefile.sys on your c: drive (or whatever your boot drive is). If so, you should be okay now. If not, you may have to do a reinstall.
I've never seen a fix for this other than a reinstallation.
shooter - no - you cannot just create a pagefile.sys from a text file. Sorry - I assumed you knew how to enable your pagefile.
Go to System properties - Advanced - Performance - Advanced (again) - Virtual Memory Change button. Then follow the above advice for deleting and creating your pagefile. If you still aren't sure how to do this let me know and I or someone else will walk you through it.
It could be a software conflict ???
(Norton Live Update has been known to cause this problem)
Start / Run " MSCONFIG "
Hit the Startup tab
Hit Disable All button
If this fixes the problem
go through the startup items and select them one at a time rebooting each time - this should help you to find which program is causing the conflict.