If Windows XP restarts because of a serious error, the
Windows Error Reporting tool prompts you to report the problem to Microsoft for
troubleshooting purposes. Windows may prompt you to report this information
every time that you restart the computer, even if no error occurred during the
previous session. After this problem begins to occur, you are prompted to send
the information after every restart, even if you do not send the information.
This problem occurs because after a Minidump file is
written, the paging file continues to have a flag set that indicates that a
Minidump file must be written.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service
pack for Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article
number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack
You can solve this problem by recreating the pagefile. To
re-create the pagefile, follow these steps:
- Click Start.
- Right-click My Computer.
- Click Properties.
- On the Advanced tab, in the Performance section, click Settings.
- In the Virtual Memory section, click Change.
- For Paging file size for selected drive,
click No Paging File, and then click Set.
- Click Yes after the following warning appears:
If the paging file on volume X: has an initial size of less than xx megabytes, then the system may not be able to create a debugging
information file if a STOP error occurs. Continue anyway?
(X is the drive letter and xx is the amount of RAM installed on your computer minus 1
- Click System Managed Size.
- Click OK four times, and then restart the computer when you are
For an alternative to this procedure, see the following
Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
How to delete the Pagefile.sys file in Recovery Console
has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed
in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows XP Service