Question about Gateway Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Paging file in a pc

When I boot up my pc, it is very, very slow to respond and finally tells me that there is no paging file or that the paging file is to small and also tells me how to correct this problem. My problem is i do know what a paging file is and what the size should.what it tells me is to go to control panel,click advance tabthen under performance click settings. On advance tab click change and then type an initial or maxium paging file size. I have not tried this since i do know what to type in. thank you in advance for any help you can give me.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 35 Answers

This error is caused when Windows tries to create a paging file in the NTFS drive, but the account you're logging in under, doesn't have the security level to complete the task.

In other words, windows is trying to create something, but the account doesn't have enough security to do it.

There is a fix directly from Microsoft that will fix your problem:

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

Takes too long for PC in Library/Picture mode to respond

There might be a hidden .exe file that always loads up its memory in the registry and runs everytime you are executing a function in Libraries. Go to the internet and download any antimalwarebyte andinstall it in the safe mode... If you do not know how to go into the safe mode, just switch off your computer and switch it back on, when its loading, keep on pressing F8 as soon as you press the power button on, this will give you a page that has an option of booting into safe mode. When you are in safe mode, install the antimalwarebyte that you downloaded and runa full scan. Afterwards, restart the machine in the normal interface and install Kaspersky Antivirus, update it and run a full scan. That should solve your problem.

Jan 14, 2014 | Acer Computers & Internet

1 Answer

My dell gx 260 p4 2.66/1GB/40HDD respond slow during operations and startup. it does not respond quick as other p4. i've installed a lot of applications. does this make the system slow. i've cleard my...

Check in the task manager wich program is consuming the most of your CPU usage.

1. Press Ctrl+alt+del to open the task manager window.
2. Go to processes tab, and check.
3. Uninstall the program or programs that are using the most of your CPU.

If that does not work, check your system page file. You do that also on the task manager in the ''performance'' tab. It will show you two graphs, the CPU usage and the PF Usage (page file usage). If the page file is bigger than the amount of RAM you have installed, I would recommend you two options: 1)upgrade your RAM to your system needs or 2) uninstall any unused program or programs that you don't use regulary.

You can also try to restore your system to a previous configuration date were you know the system was working perfectly. In windows go to start>all programs>accesories>System tools>system restore.

As last resort, I would recommend, to backup all your data, documents, applications and others that you might need in the future and after that reinstall windows.

Feb 06, 2011 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop

2 Answers

My laptop is running slow should i use recovery disc to wipe it clean,nothing really important on hard drive

if u dont have nothing important, then just re-format it and reload Windows
recovery disk will not load OS..u will need win OS install CD

Jan 22, 2010 | eMachines T3508 PC Desktop

2 Answers

1) difficult connecting to yahoo, computer slow

sounds like virus or spyware at first. get microsoft security essentials and scan you PC i bet it's riddled
the PC should power off if you hold the power button in for 4-6 seconds, rather than use the switch at the wall

Jan 13, 2010 | Computers & Internet

2 Answers

Computer is slow while booting


So many resion for system slowness,firsly depends on your system configuration,
booting depends upon your system RAM,how much RAM you user in system,min 1GB RAM require for smoth booting.second one is overload (tmp,recent,temparary internet files,cooks),delete all the files and restart the system.

check it issue will be fix,otherwise there was a problem with OS.
backup all the C drive data on anohter drive and reinstall OS in C drive.

Surly issue will be fix.


Nov 19, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

2 Answers

HP 873n, had Display driver nvlddmkm error, now won't boot

This is a know issue and there is know known solution to this. My take on this is heating problem and vista power management.

its a big mess and different things work for different people. My take would be to update the nvidia drivers and hange the power settings in vista. Control Panel> power management> balanced.

For more possible fixes see

Feb 17, 2009 | HP Media Center PC 873n (P9875A#ABA) PC...

1 Answer

No responding

Try clearing your browser history, cache, cookies, & temp. internet files. These all can be accessed using your internet tools option in the right hand menu of the browswer or by right mouse clicking on your browser icon. If these get too full they slow & eventually stop the explorer from responding. Hope this helps.

Jan 19, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Slow RT on loading new site or new page

Hi Jean,
sounds like you might need to add more memory to your PC. A fast Internet connection won't make a slow machine run any faster. If you right click on My Computer and choose properties, the box that comes up should tell you how much memory you currently have. If it's 512mb or less, that's a good indication that that is the problem.

Apr 18, 2008 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Computer very very slow

This problem is probably because your system is infected with spyware,adware or some kind of malware..
Download an anti-spyware software like Spybot Serach & Destroy(Its free and awesome!)Scan your PC and remove all infections and it will be fine!

Oct 12, 2007 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

37 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Gateway Computers & Internet Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18333 Answers

Prashant M
Prashant M

Level 3 Expert

2259 Answers

Are you a Gateway Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides