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No page File and boot hangs in Safe Mode

by djtipz / August 5, 2009 12:54 AM PDT

hello cnet,

i need your help once again after i got the System Security Virus,

which i successfully removed, upon rebooting i am now faced with the error:

Your System Has No Paging File, or the paging file is too small

I have research this problem and although there is a solution here:

NOTE: If your computer seems to stop responding while Windows is loading your personal settings, press ALT+TAB to switch to the Limited Virtual Memory dialog box, and then click OK.

I have tried to folow the steps but i cant get windows to run in safe mode because it just hangs at the point above and doesn't do anything when i press TAB & ALT, i need to fix this problem, so please help...

i have a toshiba
Windows XP SP 3
120GB HD
Intel 1.5GHZ
1.37GB Ram (Upgraded)

Thanks in advanced Rich

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What you need to know about Safe Mode failures today.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 5, 2009 12:59 AM PDT

Some rather nastry malware is purposely damaging Safe Mode to thwart repairs. For now I have yet to find any easy fix to this and even the fix I know of requires the full version of a XP CD which your Toshiba does not have.

What you do next is ask Toshiba how to repair the OS without destroying your files but then again it is YOUR responsibility to back those up before attempting what they tell.

Sorry to read about your loss.

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by djtipz / August 5, 2009 11:50 AM PDT

bob thanks for your advice ill back everything up and reinstall windows...

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