Question about Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop
I tried everything, Even when I open in Safe Mode, I still get the Low Virtual memoery message and a black screen.
XP was pre installed so I dont have a disk to re install...
Is it dead? Should I take it apart or something?
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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Posted on Jan 09, 2009
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