9 Replies Latest reply on Jul 10, 2019 8:31 PM by javely

    Could not create anonymous paging file for 2048 MB: Insufficient system resources

    Bazkar Novice



      We have a server running VMWare Workstation 7.1 and VMWare Player 3.1.4 build 385536 on Windows 2003 Server R2 SP2 Enterprise edition and very often run into the error above when trying to boot several VMWare machines. (a VMWare.log has been included where the full error is visible.). Some VM's seem to boot normally, where others have this issue.


      The VMs are located on drive E of the physical machine. They are configured with 2 GB RAM and a 15GB pre-allocated harddrive. Drive E of the physical machine has over 300GB of free space.


      The physical machine has 32GB RAM on board and at the time of the error over 30GB RAM was free.

      The physical machine has a 40GB page file configured on drive C, over 20GB of free space still exists on that drive


      The VMWare workstation config.ini has also been included as an attachment.

      It has a few non-standard settings that were made to dramatically improve disk performance on the VM's


      I've read in previous topics that a disk defrag might help, but this does not seem to solve the problem.