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winlogon.exe error message

by Mitio / March 25, 2005 7:42 PM PST

Every time Windows XP starts I get an error message "Windows\sistem32\temppf.sys is corrupt and unreadable" I try to run chkdsk utility to no avail. Any ideas how can I fix that problem welcome.

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tempfs.sys
by AussiePete / March 25, 2005 11:48 PM PST

It is my understanding that if your virtual memory is set too low so that the page file (called pagefile.sys)is too small then XP creates another file called tempfs.sys. Therefore you maybe having troubles with your page file - look at your virtual memory settings and increase to see if it helps.
It should also be safe to delete the file tempfs.sys if it is corrupt.

Peter

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Here is what you do...
by Edward ODaniel / March 26, 2005 5:40 AM PST

AussiePete is correct about this being a temporary file for additional virtual memory and that the fix is in correcting the page file.

Here is what you need to do and a reason why the message can keep coming up (just because it doesn't mention XP is not a valid reason to ignore it or think it doesn't apply. XP, like Win 2K is based on the NT core and functions much the same.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;257758

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