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Insufficient memory When trying to past from an internet website into word I keep getting an insufficient memory or disk space error. I have done this many times before and never had this error. Can you suggest a solution.

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How much free (HDD) space do you have, both in GB and percentage? If you have a small HDD or it is over 90% full, then those facts need to be considered. Also how much RAM do you have?
What programs were added since you last went from one application to the other and it worked without a problem? Or did you add something big to the HDD? If you have more than one HDD, please post such info for all of them.
Any chance you know how to check your virtual memory settings, to report them here?

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Know that if you want to resolve this problem you at first set off some resident programs on your pc then you will have more space or it could be caused by some virus program!!

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My computer is getting really slow now. what can i do?

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I have 88GB free disk space. I am using CaptureEze97 and get the following error when capturing an image: Insufficient disk space to perform selected operation. Free disk space before continuing.

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You get that error message because your CaptureEZE is building up some TEMPORARY FILES before it will depose the right files on your hard drive. That means it needs EXTRA ROOM on your HDD.
So get rid of some useless/not used files or applications.
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My PC which is Windows XP has not been working good for a few months now. When I bootup in the morning everything shows up but any programs that I click on will not come up even Internet Exporer, the...

There are several factors which could be causing this, the four I suspect are :
1.) Hard drive is affected with bad sectors and RSC errors
2.) You have a virus
3.) Windows is corrupt
4.) Your hard drive is fragmented badly

In this order, try these solutions.

1.) Go to My Computer then right click on the hard drive icon, go to properties / tools and defragment hard drive. This will take a long time.
When this is done, same as above but under properties/ tools, schedule a disk check on reboot.

(these actions will fix any errors that CAN be repaired easily in windows and move your files where they should be on the hard drive (over time, windows likes to "chuck the files anywhere it can", resulting in slow performance and the need to reboot.

2.) Now, go Back to my computer hard drive and properties and see how much space is FREE on your hard drive, if it is less than 1GB, click on Disk cleanup. This will remove all the junk files like cookies and the other detritus that accumulates over a period of time. If after this there is still only a little free space, then get as much off the drive and saved elsewhere as you can.. consider fitting another hard drive as a slave to store your data on and leave the main drive to do the programmes etc.
(Windows uses what is called a "swap file", this "helps" the computer run programmes and store info in memory...if thre is not enough free space on your drive, it struggles to work efficiently.

3.) Even if the computer is now working faster, STILL do this.
Download a copy of HDD tune from the internet (the free version) and install and run, in the tab for doing a disk check, do a quick check and if any of the little green squares turns red (more than 3 is not good), get your data off asap and prepare to replace the HDD asap.

4.) Download a copy of DRWEB Cure it from the internet, save to a memory stick and run it on the computer, this will NOT install to the hard drive, BUT will scan to get rid of any viruses and malware

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5 ways to speed up your PCBy following a few simple guidelines, you can maintain your computer and keep it running smoothly. This article discusses how to use the tools available in Windows 7, Vista, and XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) to more efficiently maintain your computer and safeguard your privacy when you're online.
1. Free up disk spaceThe Disk Cleanup tool helps you free up space on your hard disk to improve the performance of your computer. The tool identifies files that you can safely delete, and then enables you to choose whether you want to delete some or all of the identified files.
Use Disk Cleanup to:
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  • Remove installed programs that you no longer use.
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Disk Defragmenter is a Windows utility that consolidates fragmented files and folders on your computer's hard disk so that each occupies a single space on the disk. With your files stored neatly end-to-end, without fragmentation, reading and writing to the disk speeds up.
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In addition to running Disk Defragmenter at regular intervals—monthly is optimal—there are other times you should run it too, such as when:
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As you use your hard drive, it can develop bad sectors. Bad sectors slow down hard disk performance and sometimes make data writing (such as file saving) difficult, or even impossible. The Error Checking utility scans the hard drive for bad sectors, and scans for file system errors to see whether certain files or folders are misplaced.
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Run the Error Checking utility:
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Low disk space on Vista Home Premium

hi this is kamal,

pls try to format your system and install windows file in your c drives and this problem will not come again./

if it comes so pls let me know

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I believe I have a virus or worm that Norton cannot detect

Ok. How much space do you have free on your hard-drive right now? (I'm assuming that you know how to check this).

If its low, then maybe you didnt free up enough space on the drive. If it is high however, then answer this: is the message you are receiving telling you that you are low on disk space? or is it telling you that it is low on virtual memory space?

if its low on virtual memory, then the problem could be many including 1) virus etc 2) a program is running that is using up more RAM than is avaivable 3) you need more RAM on your system.

if its low disk space, then the problem could be 1) You need to free up more disk space (that may mean getting a bigger hard-drive installed)

Try using an updated virus scanning utility. If it says that you are virus free, then try one of the solutions above.

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To slow

Computer slowdowns have several factors.

How much memory do you have?

If its 256 or below, try adding or upgrading it to 512 mb or more. Having insufficient memory causes your computer to take some space of your hard disk as a substitute, which is a lot slower than the memory ram.

Also check how much space is available on your hard disk. About 15% of the hard disk space must be freed to prevent slowdown.

Use the Disk Cleanup tool to clean some unneeded files. Go to My Computer, then right-click the drive you want to clean up, then click Properties, and click Disk Cleanup.

Try also to defrag your files to lessen the time for the access arm of your hard disk to search/read a file. To defrag your hard disk (or other storage device), go to My Computer, then right-click the drive you want to defrag, click on Properties, then tools, and click Deframent now. Analyze first so you will know if you should defrag the volume, then defrag if necessary. Do this every month to prevent too much fragmentation of files.

Scan for virus and spyware, becuase most of them take hard disk space, memory and have high CPU usage, thus making your system slow even there is no program running. For free anti virus, try AVG. For anti-spyware, try SpyBot S&D.

Also make sure that your computer is properly ventilated. Heat could also limit the performance of your computer.

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