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Old 01-03-04, 01:49 AM   #1
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Default Windows Swap File Problems

Well, it seems Windows has FUBAR'd me once again. This time though whenever I try to install a game I get to a particulate part of the install, and get a swap file error.

I.E. "Failed to extract E:\MSGAME.CAB. This may be caused by low disk memory (low memory in swap file). Please restart your computer and run setup again."

This happens every time, and magically only began when I installed Halo. Now, that I have to reinstall MW4 Mercenaries it is doing it here also, but won't completely install as I was able to get Halo to eventually do.

Any solutions?
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Sort of. I once had this problem and had to reinstall windows to get rid of it. I could not even install nVIDIA's detonator. Do a System Restore to see if it helps. If not, do a Google search for INSTALLSHIELD ENGINE UPDATE; install it and see what happens. Never worked for me but....
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Old 01-03-04, 09:49 PM   #3
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This is just a long shot if you havn't already tried this:

Install shield
o Try to update the install shield engine (refer to previous post).
o Disable anti-virus programs even if it is a game, not a driver.

Rebuild virtual memory
1) Disable swap file completely (Set 'no paging file').
2) Run ScanDisk (Use Error-Checking drive tool).
3) Make sure there is plenty of free disk space.
4) Defrag drive.
5) Set swap file to something like 768mb fixed size, Max 1.5gb.
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Well, it turns out I had to format and reinstall Windows. Everything seems okay now, though I havn't tried installing a game yet. We will see shortly, I suppose
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Even after a fresh install of Windows I still get the Swap File problem.

Well, I'm probably just going to make it simple. Lay this old dog to rest, and acquire a new desktop.
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