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Virtual Low Memory

I Have found corrupted 35GB and cleaned the disk! How can I join that with the 5gb that my compter is running on!!

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  • ahadzig Oct 26, 2008

    Its on the same hard drive! just when you open up My Computer file it comes up with 2 seperate drives like drive C is the main one the Windows are running on wich is full 5MB of memory and makes my computer slow! And drive G has got my remaining 35GB of memory! I want to join these drives back 2 gether so it can be normal again!

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Are you using Windows XP or Vista?



  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Is this on the same hard drive?



    Are they seperate partitions?

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You can join 2 or more hard drive space by Microsoft tool called "Partition Magic"or "Power Quest". Using this tool you can fix you 35 GB corrupted space and join free space of other drives.

It is very simple GUI tool any one can operate it easily.

Let me know If I can help you further regards this problem.

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LOW MEMORY


Hi Yeyek0905,

Good day!

I understand that your computer is running on Low memory.

If you have budget, it would be best to upgrade your RAM but then you may try the following solutions below:

For Low Virtual memory on Windows XP:
1. Click Start, then open the Control Panel.
2. Select Performance and Maintenance, and then click System.
3. Click the Advanced tab.
4. Under Performance, choose Settings.
5. Click the Advanced tab.
6. Under Virtual memory, click Change.
7. Under Drive [Volume Label], click the drive that contains the paging file (virtual memory) settings that you want to change. In almost every case, this will be your C: drive.
8. Click to select the "System managed size" option, then click Set.
9. Click OK three times and restart your computer

For Low Virtual memory on Windows Vista and windows 7:

1. Click Start, then open the Control Panel then select on Systems.
2. Click on advanced tab and select on settings for the performance option.
2. Select o the advanced tab then check on Virtual Memory(Change).

Uncheck the "Automatically manage paging file size", and select 'Custom Size'.
Increased the size based on the Recommended levels+200mb

You may also do the following to free up some space:

1. Delete Temporary files
a. Click on start and type in %temp% on the run option.
b. Delete all your temporary files.

2. Do a disk clean up.
a. Click on Start
b. Accessories
c. System tools
d. Select on disk clean up.

I hope this helps.

Best regards,

Jheycie

Jan 02, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Computer Tips: Low Memory Problems


How to solve low memory problems...?

Normally this warning message shows when you run many programs same time than the RAM installed on your computer is designed to support. Your can solve this problem by increasing the system paging file size also called as virtual memory. Using this virtual memory windows moving information to and from the paging file for fast processing. This will free up enough RAM for other programs to run properly.
To increase the system page file follow the give path:


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Control Panel > System > Advanced > Click on Settings (Under Performance) > Advanced > Change
Here under Drive (Volume label), you have option to select any of your hard disk drive, but the best choice is, select any drive other than C drive for virtual memory.

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Set the double Initial & Maximum Size of your Virtual Memory. Here set initial size 700 MB and maximum size up to 1000MB; you can change this size according to the free space available on your hard drive.


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Solution to Virtual Memory Too Low Problem


This problem was reported by one of our readers that in spite of having a sufficient amount of RAM, he is running out of Virtual Memory and his Windows PC gives the following error:

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Your system is low on virtual memory. To ensure that Windows runs properly, increase the size of your virtual memory paging file. For more information, see Help.
This is a common problem and you may have seen it if you are trying to open many heavy applications at the same time like Microsoft Office.
Let’s see what the causes are and what can be done at this stage.
Windows XP or Vista uses the concept of Virtual Memory that aims at providing the additional memory from the Hard Disk if most of the RAM of the computer is already occupied. This memory used from the Hard Disks is called Paging File. Windows reserve some part of the memory for this purpose only (this is one of the reasons why we see less memory than specified on the hard disk).
Virtual Memory also known as Page File or Swap File can be located at C:\pagefile.sys (it is system hidden and can be viewed if you Uncheck the option of “Hide Protected Operating System Files” inside Folder Options).

on Nov 17, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional With...

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"Virtual Memory Low" error message on IBM Thinkpad T30


Right-click on "My Computer", goto "Properties".

Click the "Advanced" tab, and click the "Settings" button under Performance.

You will see Virtual Memory under there. Click the "Change" button, and switch to "Custom size".

Initial size: 500
Maximum size: 2096

Click the "Set" button, close everything out and restart the computer. You should notice a difference. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment! Please don't forget to vote! Happy Thanksgiving!

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Windows XP Virtual Memory is low. How can I regain memory?


Virtual memory is "memory" on your hard drive, not actual memory. The best way to regain this is reboot and shut down some of the stuff that runs automatically when you DO boot up.

(This Virtual memory is space set aside on your hard drive that the processor moves data into and out of like it would put data on a memory module ... but in comparing the two, the virtual memory is SLOW.)


You can increase the size of your virtual memory to anything you want. Some say too large a allocation will slow you down and too little will cause crashing or slow opertion. You are 99.44% probably set to let Windows manage your virtual memory (default) at this time.

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Nov 02, 2009 | Gateway Essential 500 PC Desktop

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Low disk space in Windows XP but I only had less program.


Is your computer's "automatic updates" on? With all the available updates the window's size come upto 12Gb. And if you haven't changed the Windows Page file area it would use your C:/  by default. Try changing the page file area. Go to Properties in My computer>Advanced TAB>Performance "click on settings">Advanced>Under "virtual memory" click change. And change the location of virtual memory to some other drive. And also do not forget to select "no paging file" for Drive which is low in memory. Try this it might work. And yes, as asked by Bonji5555, run file clean up once in a while. and defragment your disks. There are many free disk defragmentors available over the net, google and find one for yourself. Windows have a built in defragmenter but its really slow.
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Feb 09, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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Low Virtual Memory problem


For some reason your CPU is not using your RAM for memory. It is going to the .pagesys file, which is a file on your hard drive that holds Virtual Memory. Virtual memory is only used when you run out of RAM. So here are your choices.
You are going to need to buy a copy of Windows XP or whatever operating system you want. Then you try two things: First Format your current hard drive to wipe it clean and reload Windows XP. That should clear up your problem if it is a software issue. If that does not work then it is a bad hard drive (but I don't think it is).
If it is a hardware issue, your hard drive is corrupt, then you will need to install a new hard drive and then partition, format and load WIndows XP. Either one of those options will get you running again.

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Low virtual memory


Virtual memory means you're running out of memory, so it's using your hard drive storage as memory. This is slow. This is an indication you: Have too little memory and need to run fewer programs or install more memory; and also increase the size of your virtual memory, which will also make your disk space tighter. If you are really pinching the computer that badly, you may want to consider buying a new laptop altogether -- the prices have come down a -lot- just in the 2 1/2 years since you bought that. Anyway, to work around the immediate problem:

Your Gateway came with Windows XP Home Edition. Click Start: Control Panels. See if you can find the Performance control panel, possibly by switching to "Classic view." In there, look for the memory tab. Find the virtual memory section. It may be set to "Let Windows decide." change it to at least 1000mb.

You can get a bigger hard drive (after buying an external case to move stuff over) and upgrade your memory to as much as 1.25gb; but you may find those purchases to not be sensible relative to the price of a new laptop. Memory is cheap and relatively easy; the hard drive is more difficult and will set you back at least $100 if you do it yourself.

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Vertiual memory


Virtual memory is really hard disk space used as memory.
If you are running low on virtual memory, make sure your hard disk is not nearly full (check in MyComputer). or adjust Virtual Memory settings:

On Windows XP look in
  • Control Panel
  • System, Advanced,
  • Performance,
  • Settings,
  • Advanced,
  • Virtual Memory.(set to a larger number)
I believe it's in a similar location in other versions of Windows.

Oct 25, 2008 | Gateway Computers & Internet

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