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I've Run Out Of Memory Without Adding Anything New To The System

The problem is I have run out of memory without adding anything new to the system. I deleted files, but nothing seems to help. Thus, everytime I want to perform a function, I receive an error message saying "There's not enough memory to perform that function."

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Hi there,
sounds like u have a little Virtual memory poblem... try out this little trick on XP:-

Right click on My Computer
left click on Properties and go to
Advanced > Settings > Advanced.
Under Virtual memory left click on Change.

left click on the Drive on which Windows is installed. In most cases this will be Drive C.

Under Drive Space available: Select Custom size

in Initial (MB)size: and Maximun size: boxes type atleast 2.5 times the size of your real RAM say if u have (256MB RAM = 640MB for the pagefile if you have the amount of free memory space.

After setting the new page file size left click on
OK
OK
OK.
Then restart the computer.

you should be fine then

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Hi,

When you deleted files, what you are freeing is hard disk space and not memory.

What I suspect is that at startup, your PC loads a number of programs that may or may not be essential for the system operation but nonetheless uses memory. This greatly reduces available/free memory and when you really want to run an application, the PC has no more memory to spare.

The easiest way I could think of to free up more memory is to streamline your startup applications. This could be done by running your System Configuration Utility (Start/Run, type "msconfig" less the quotes, Startup tab).Try to Disable All or uncheck all entries (except perhaps your antivirus and any application that you feel may be essential).

Additionally, you can increase your virtual memory. This could be done in your System Properties/Advanced tab/Performance Settings button/Performance Options Advanced tab/Virtual Memory Change button and select Custom Size. Numbers should roughly be equal to twice your real memory (say onboard is 512, then virtual = 1024). You need to click on the Set button, OK,OK,OK and reboot.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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Posted on Apr 11, 2008

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