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My computer says i'm running low on vitual memory

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Re: running low i vitual memory

Go to control panel, then system. Click the performance tab at top of screen, you will see virtual memory at the bottom, increase the amount to solve you problem. Good Luck

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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:

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).

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My computer takes a long time to boot up. Then sometimes it runs slow and sometimes it runs OK. Occasionally I get a message that virtual memory is low.

You have a program that is eating memory. To find which just stop all the programs from launching during boot, reboot and enable them one by one until the boot speed drops - uninstall the faulty program.

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Every time I start my computer, a message pops up: "Low Memory." How do I fix this. Thanks.

Check for the hard drive space where the operating system is installed, normally this message comes when the space is low and windows is not able to create virtual memory required to run windows.

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I keep getting a message on my computer that "virtual is low, click balloon to repair" I click the baloon and it is ok, What does this mean?

For that first remove all temp files from computer.
Press windows key +R key so you can see run you can also see run in start menu.Click on run and type in run "%tmp% without ""then press enter then remove all temp files.Type in "prefetch" without "" then press ok then remove all prefetch files.
Then right click on my computer icon click on property then click on advanced tab then click on settings of performance then click on advanced tab then click on "change" button of virtual memory then click on custom size and set initial size to maximum size then apply and ok.
Also type in run "chkdsk /r" without "" then press "y" in back screen.
Then restart computer then it fix error on harddrive and recover errors.
Then it will work fine.
Also increase RAM memory if your ram memory is less than 1 GB.
You can check your ram memory size in my computer property.
Let me know if you need further assistance.
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Error message Low on virtual memory

Virtual Memory is used by the operating system as an extension to the Random Access Memory (RAM). When the RAM does not have enough space to accommodate the entire running program, the inactive parts of that program are temporarily shifted to the Virtual Memory. These parts are then swapped back into the RAM as and when needed. If the Virtual Memory set on your system is not enough for the computer operations to run smoothly, then you will get the "Virtual Memory Is Too Low" error message.If operating system is xp then this problem can be easily overcome by increasing the Virtual Memory size.This is how you can do it by following instrutions:

  1. Click on "Start" and then click on "Control Panel.
  2. Double-click on the "System" icon in the Control Panel.
  3. Click on the "Advanced" tab in the System Properties dialog box.
  4. Click on the "Settings" button below Performance.
  5. Click on the "Advanced" tab in the Performance Options dialog box.
  6. Click on the "Change" button below Virtual memory.
  7. Click on a drive_letter below "Drive [Volume Label]" in the Virtual Memory dialog box.
  8. Click on the "Custom size" option.
  9. Click in the "Initial size (MB)" text box and type a larger value (for example, 600).
  10. Click in the "Maximum size (MB)" text box, and type a larger value (for example, 1500).
  11. Click on the "Set" button. Similarly change the Virtual Memory on other drives.
  12. Click on "OK" and then restart your computer.

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I am trying to uninstall print master from my computer and it wont let me. I am trying to get more memory because my computer says it is to low memory. I can free up alot of space if I could get this...

Are you uninstalling with Control Panel/Remove Programs? And it still will not let you remove it? Make sure that you are not showing the program as "in use", you can check with Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Del) and stop it if it is running. This will only save room on your Hard Drive, perhaps programs you are using are complaining about System Memory.
Ways to upgrade your memory vary from computer to computer, and laptops seldom take more than 2GB while Desktop computers can often take as much as 16GB of RAM. I hope all this was of value to you in the solution of your problem.

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install and run CCleaner, it's free and cleans your drive and releases space for virtual memory

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My vitual memory

it means the amount of hard drive free space is either low or it means you must increase the limit of this space. first remove any un-necessary files by doing the following: 1.) open explorer and click c drive. 2.) right click and select properties 3.) select "disk cleanup" now select the Tools tab above and select "check now" now select "Defragment now" next, right click "my computer" on desktop then select Advanced tab and select "settings" then select next Advanced tab and select "change" in the virtual memory area. type in the maximum under custom size and select "set" and ok out.

Sep 15, 2007 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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