windows 7 pagefile problem

Dell Xps 420 desktop (intel core 2 quad...
October 21, 2010 at 05:59:59
Specs: Windows 7 Professional, 2.40 gigahertz Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600/ 3 GB Ram
Every time I restart Win 7 Pro I get the following message:

Windows created a temporary paging file on your computer because of a problem that occurred with your paging file configuration when you started your computer. The total pagefile size for all disk drivesmay be somewhat larger than the size you specified.

It doesn't matter what I tried - automatically managed, system managed or custom, the message comes up every time I start. It recommends minimum - 16 MB, recommended - 4603. I've tried those settings, increased the size and it changes nothing.

I have a Hitachi 500 GB HD (C: - main; D: - recovery) and J: - Iomega external

It has been this way since I did the install of Win 7.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance
Jan


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#1
October 21, 2010 at 06:14:48
Check the security properties for the root of the c: drive and confirm that the "System" account has full control. Otherwise the system will be unable to use the pagefile and give the error you have.

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#2
October 21, 2010 at 06:29:04
Try a Windows repair with the install DVD.

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#3
October 21, 2010 at 07:55:49
thank you - I'll check that out.

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#4
October 21, 2010 at 07:58:14
I'll try that remedy.
Thanks,
Jan

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#6
October 21, 2010 at 09:30:59
I did check to make sure I am logged on as "administrator" and I am. I believe that should give me complete control, not?
Jan

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October 21, 2010 at 09:39:56
As I said you must confirm that the System account has full control. Your own account is not relevant to this situation. You must be an admin to make the setting but the problem will occur if the System account does not have the necessary privileges. The pagefile is accessed by the System process that runs under the System account.

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