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Computer says no memory left but there is. my computer keeps saying your computer is running low on memory no matter what i delete or change, also i seem to have two hard drives but it only uses one of them and i dont no what to do for my computer memory to be fixed. i thought i might need to reboot it back to factory settings but i dont want to do that i have a lot of university work and my computer didnt come with microsoft word and power point etc whish i need for acess and to do my uni work also i dont want to end up with my itunes being erased thank you

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Hi,
I'm assuming that your operating system is XP and it's running low on Virtual memory.

Right click on My Computer and select properties from the sub menu. A System properties window will open so click on the Advanced tab. On the performance section click on the settings button. A performance window will open. In the Virtual Memory section click on change. Select System Manged Size and then click on Set. You may get a warning message so just select yes or OK to everything. Click apply and OK in the System Properties window and then restart your computer.
You should not get any low memory messages from now on.


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Goto the my computer icon..

tell me how much room is free on the drives

and does windows say hard drive space or memory


hit ctrl-alt-del simultaneously and find how much physical memory you have and how much is free


you may need to upgrade your memory in the laptop not the hard drive space


if the hard drive is out of space.. then buy a bigger drive and use a utility like acronis or ghost by norton to move all your data to a new larger drive

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