win2K paging file causing reboot...?

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Paul Gunson, Jul 28, 2003.

  1. Paul Gunson

    Paul Gunson Guest

    mmk... with win2K SP4, i'm trying to change the paging file size from
    768MB to 1GB, (the max size is already set at 1.5GB). when clicking on
    'set', i get an instant reboot. screen stays black for like 5 secs then
    i can hear at least one hard-drive spinng up again. back into win2K and
    the paging file size hasn't changed from 768MB. i have dual PIIIs, 768MB
    PC-100 ECC ram, two hard drives (pagefile on C). hard-disks check out
    fine, ram cycle-checks are ok....

    AND..... this reboot problem is happening on another Duron box with a
    single hard drive, and 256MB of DDR ram....

    yeah at a loss.

    waaaa....
     
    Paul Gunson, Jul 28, 2003
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  2. Paul Gunson

    Rider Guest

    "Paul Gunson" <> wrote in message
    news:bg44h7$ohm$...
    > M wrote:
    > > On the first machine if you set a new page file on D:, reboot, then

    re-set
    > > the page file on C: to the size you want, - and hopefully if it let you

    do
    > > this, reboot, and delete the D: swap file.
    > >
    > > If its doing it on the other machine... weird :p
    > >
    > > Havent struck that before, whats in the event logs?
    > >

    >
    > "The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was:
    > 0x00000024 (0x0019025e, 0xb5919c64, 0xb59198bc, 0xeb430bb1). Microsoft
    > Windows 2000 [v15.2195]. A dump was saved in:
    > C:\WINNT\Minidump\Mini072803-01.dmp. "
    >
    > ....?
    >


    So the machine did a bugcheck and found MS Windows, so it rebooted? LOL
    Lots of people here will call Windows a bug also :)

    Rider
     
    Rider, Jul 28, 2003
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  3. Paul Gunson

    Paul Gunson Guest

    M wrote:
    > On the first machine if you set a new page file on D:, reboot, then re-set
    > the page file on C: to the size you want, - and hopefully if it let you do
    > this, reboot, and delete the D: swap file.
    >
    > If its doing it on the other machine... weird :p



    as per your sugestion i have managed to increase the swap by moving it
    over to the video disk (D), it seems to be running ok...

    cheers

    -paul

    ps.. yeah not sure about the single drive AMD pc... hmmm.
     
    Paul Gunson, Jul 29, 2003
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  4. Paul Gunson

    M Guest

    It it also Win2k, and NTFS on the second machine by any chance? (same
    bugcheck error?)

    0x00000024 errors are usually NTFS errors, corruption or something. Try
    running checkdisk and scan for bad sectors, (chkdsk /f /r)

    Can it be done in safe mode? Im curious as i know your *suppose* to be able
    to change swap files on the fly, but if you have little physical memory, and
    the swap file is already heavily used maybe the kernel has a sad when the
    size is changed?

    Update SCSI or IDE drivers?

    Matt

    "Paul Gunson" <> wrote in message
    news:bg4ohp$4pf$...
    > M wrote:
    > > On the first machine if you set a new page file on D:, reboot, then

    re-set
    > > the page file on C: to the size you want, - and hopefully if it let you

    do
    > > this, reboot, and delete the D: swap file.
    > >
    > > If its doing it on the other machine... weird :p

    >
    >
    > as per your sugestion i have managed to increase the swap by moving it
    > over to the video disk (D), it seems to be running ok...
    >
    > cheers
    >
    > -paul
    >
    > ps.. yeah not sure about the single drive AMD pc... hmmm.
    >
     
    M, Jul 29, 2003
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  5. Paul Gunson

    Paul Gunson Guest

    M wrote:
    > It it also Win2k, and NTFS on the second machine by any chance? (same
    > bugcheck error?)


    yeah both win2K installs are NTFS. i have run chkdsk on both machines,
    it has to reboot to scan the system disk, but it finishes ok so i'm
    guessing that means no bad sectors...

    i will have a play with the second machine....

    cheers

    -paul
     
    Paul Gunson, Jul 29, 2003
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