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Old 01-05-02, 02:00 PM
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Problems booting up in XP.

I upgraded from Win2k to XP Pro a few weeks ago. I have the full version but didn't do a clean install, just the upgrade so I wouldn't have to back up all my programs and files. However, whenever I reboot the computer, it takes several minutes. I get the boot up screen and then a black screen before I finally get my desktop. This ususally takes a while, but today it took about 10-15 minutes! I tried to boot up several times before I decided to wait and not do anything, thus I found out it only took 15 minutes or so. Right before I can go to my desktop I get a window saying my system does not have a paging file. Could this be causing my problem? I could swear I set the paging file before, but maybe I didn't save it. I think I'm about ready to back up necessary files and then do a full install. I'm afraid to shut my computer down again without doing this. I have an Athlon 1.3gig with 512mb of ram. Any ideas?

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go into system properties and make sure you have a page file set

rightclick my computer... go to properties.. go to advanced... go to settings under performance.... go to the advanced tab... and you will see the virtual memory

if you have enough harddrive space.. bump that up a bit


but the best solution is still to backup.. fdisk.. and do a clean install of xp rather then an upgrade.
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Originally posted by twikoff



but the best solution is still to backup.. fdisk.. and do a clean install of xp rather then an upgrade.
Amen!

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