Before I posted this, I googled Ftdisk, and got no answers...then after I posted, I googled Event ID 49. I found an answer and it suggests setting the Pagefile to a custom size. When I get home tonight, I will change my Pagefile setting to a custom size which is the Min 1.5 x the installed RAM, and a Max of 3 times that. The OP System limit is 4 GIG.
So, that will be my Pagefile settings:
Min 3 GIG
Max 4 GIG
Does anyone have any suggestions?? I do have an external hard drive that is 250 GIG and I have a little less than 1/2 free space, BUT major freespace on the hard disk C:.
Can I set two Pagefiles???
I have an Insignia D400A running a fresh install of everything. I formatted my disk NTFS. Running Windows XP Home SP2, Pentium 4 processor 2.8 GHz, I GIG RAM. I have a problem. Sometimes - and it only happens when I am away from the computer - it will restart and I notice it when it is at the welcome screen, but it is locked. The computer doesn't respond to any keyboard commands, the mouse doesn't move. I have to press and hold the power button to get the thing to shut off. Then I have to let the computer sit off for about 10 minutes for it to start up again. If I try and start it before this 10 minute time period, it doesn't boot up just the lights come on on the tower and that is it. I have a Microsoft laser mouse and that doesn't light up.
When I boot up the computer, I checked the event manager and the only thing recorded is an error message "Source: Ftdisk...Configuring the Page file for crash dump failed. Make sure there is a page file on the boot partition and that is large enough to contain all physical memory" I click the link and get the message "Sorry there is no additional information for this error message."
Now, I have a 160 Gig hard disk and I am only using about 11% of this disk with files. After the fresh install, the Page File was set with a custom size, so I changed it to a System Managed File. I did this change after the first time this happened. The computer has rebooted to the locked sign on screen twice since the change.
Does anyone have any ideas what is wrong with the machine?
Thanks for your replies and help on this.