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Windows 7 – Windows created a temporary paging file on your computer because of a problem that occured with your paging file configuration when you started your computer.

Symptom: Every time you boot your Windows 7 machine or access system settings, you receive the following error:

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

Windows 7 Error - a problem occured with your paging file configuration

Solution: In this case, the page file had grown too large and corrupted itself.  I was able to resolve the issue by deleting the pagefile.sys file and having Windows recreate it from scratch.  Here are the steps on how to complete this task.

  1. Click Start, right-click Computer, and select Properties
  2. In the left pane, select Advanced system settings
  3. On the Advanced tab, click the Settings button under Performance
  4. On the Advanced tab, click the Change button under Virtual memory
  5. Clear the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives check box and check No paging file
  6. Click Set button next to No paging file
  7. Click OK on all open windows and restart your machine
  8. Open up Windows Explorer
  9. Navigate to the root of your system drive (C:\)
  10. Enable the showing of System Files
    1. On the View menu, click Options
    2. On the View tab, click Show All Files, and then click OK
  11. Delete the pagefile.sys file
  12. Click Start, right-click Computer, and select Properties
  13. In the left pane, select Advanced system settings
  14. On the Advanced tab, click the Settings button under Performance
  15. On the Advanced tab, click the Change button under Virtual memory
  16. Check the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives checkbox and click OK
  17. Restart your machine