The other day while working in photoshop with only a few hundred MBs, my machine started to get sluggish like it was out of memory. I said to myself, "this almost feels like there is no pagefile". So I checked it out, and sure enough windows had 0MB allocated for pagefile size. I also got a prompt that there was a problem with my pagefile configuration.
So I thought, "okay weird, I'll just reset my configuration." So I did, rebooted windows, got the same error, and 0MB allocated. So I played with a few configurations--dynamic size/windows managed, fixed, etc., and for whatever reason, my configuration shows up correctly, BUT 0MB allocated and the same strange prompt.
Does anyone know how to fix this? I am baffled, and worse yet, my workstation absolutely must have a pagefile--I really can't be productive without one due to multi-tasking limitations.