It appears like you're using Windows XP but are you? Which Service Pack?
In the meantime, have you seen the articles below?
And how do you "know" the hard drive is only half full if you're "right click on My Computer" shows differently? Please try a overall disk cleanup using the instructions below:
Shut down unnecessary start up programs and services, PLUS delete all the junk files from the computer. It may take a while to perform all the procedures, but it should help your overall issue.:
For Windows 2000/XP, ignore the first couple of sentences about checking "resources" and the "Performance tab in the link below but follow the rest of the procedures including the "Services" links at the bottom.
How To Shut Down Unnecessary Start Up Programs
Because the links for the "Services" are no longer functioning in the link above, use this one:
Services Guide For Windows XP
Now clean out the junk files:
How To Clean Unwanted Files From The Hard Drive
Since you're probably using Service Pack 2 on Windows XP, use the instructions in this link to tidy up a little more:
Cleanup After SP2 Installation
After following all the procedures above, run Error Checking/Chkdsk and Defrag to optimize the hard drive:
How To Run 'Error Checking/Chkdsk' On Win2000/XP
Hope this helps.
Hello, I am newbie at computers so any help is much appreciated
I have a Dell 9100 laptop ? I will post the specifications up later if that will help
Anyway recently for no particular reason whenever I turn my computer on I get this message at start up
Error Message Your System Has No Paging File, or the Paging File Is Too Small files
I have followed the advice on Microsoft?s website??Performance Settings and Change Virtual Memory??but to no avail the message still comes up when I boot up my computer
But one worrying fact that has emerged is that my 60gb hard drive is only half full but yet when ever I turn my computer on?I believe virtual memory keeps being dumped on it as it tells me when I right click my computer that I have only a few gb left on my hard drive
If anyone can shed any light on my problem I would be eternally greatful