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Either the RAM memory in your desktop is defective or the system is so infected that the viruses are taking all the available memory.
Try to reinstall: if you can't then you will need new memory sticks.

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Windows XP won't install. Error message of insufficient memory keeps popping up


For Home Edition: 128MB of RAM which is a bare minimum.
For Professional Edition: 256 MB of RAM

to see how much ram you have installed click stsrt right click on computer select properties you will see the ammount of ram installed and the ammount of usable ram


sounds like you dont have enough computer ram or the ram modules might be dirty / faulty

make sure you secure the ram modules by pressing the levers down firmly at both ends of of there sockets

WARNING: Before you start troubleshooting remember that you are dealing with electricity that can KILL.

http://www.kitchentablecomputers.com/static.php - rules



Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source.



Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer. While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards



Remove the memory modules from their slots.

Take the opportunity to clean the slots on the motherboards and the memory module connectors.



Use compressed air to blow dust away and clean contacts with a soft cloth.

Do not use a metallic vacuum cleaner if it touches any component it may create a short and cause damage to the motherboard or other components.



Do not use solvent that may attract dust and never poke things like cotton buds in to slots. lightly rub an alcohol on a cloth not to hard let the alcohol do the work on the copper gold or silver tabs and r



Allow the pins to dry. They will air dry in a matter of minutes



If reseating the memory did not resolve the issue try swapping the location of the memory.

If you have only one stick of memory in the computer try moving it to another slot and then boot the computer.


Check the memory module and memory slot contacts.

They are either copper tin or gold.

The colour will tell you which they are.



Mixing tin and gold can result in corrosion that prevents proper contact.

Look for any sign of physical damage to the memory module, memory slots or the motherboard.



Reseat the memory modules. You should hear an audible click when they are in place.

Do not use too much force to reseat the memory module in to the slot this can cause damage to the module, slot or motherboard.



http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=1670

Freeware app that defragments and frees up your system's RAM



To test RAM check here - let it run 4+ hours or so. <-- best method
www.memtest.org


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repair memory slot



hope this helps




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Windows 7 professional 32 bit. boot mgr compressed


This problem stemmed from two possible problems:
1. You compressed your Windows folder to save space, not knowing that if you compress it, you lose your ability to boot. (more likely)

2. Hard disk error (almost impossible to come up with an error like that in this case)

You have three possible solutions,
1. Using a Linux live CD, you can boot into Linux, and modify your Windows installation, to uncompress boot mgr (actually, uncompress the entire Windows folder) (I recommend not doing this one, unless you know what you are doing!)

2. Using your Windows disc, you can boot from that disc, and select "repair your computer" (after the language options, and under the big "Install Now" select your operating system, and click next (if your OS isn't here, don't worry, just click next) select Startup Repair, and wait Note: Startup Repair might prompt you to make choices as it tries to fix the problem, and if necessary, it might restart your computer as it makes repairs. If repairs are not successful, you'll see a summary of the problem and links to contact information for support. Your computer manufacturer might include additional assistance information.

3. Reinstall Windows

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to modify a web server and web server pages you need to log in into the system *** an user that have enoght privilages to modifi the software packages and the web directory where all those web sites reside...

in Linux like OS that is the "root" user you can access to that user account by the "sudo" command or the "su" command..

in Windows the user will be the "administrator"

now that you have access to the system as an superuser you can go and modify a web page using a text editor i recommend "scite" for linux and the "notepad" for windows.

if the web site that you want to modify is on web server Apache you have to go
to the web directory root in linux like os this directory is "/var/www/"

in Windows that directory will be C:/Program -files/folder of web server application folder

i hope this helps

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Hi, everytime I open my pc, the my documents window gets open automatically. I don't want that. Please let me know which setting needs to be changed.


You can disable it ->

start --- run
type msconfig and hit enter
go to startup tab and
press disable all (or uncheck the program you don't want to start up automatically) and
then press ok
then restart your computer

if not worked then perform another way

start --- all programs
double click on startup
there you can delete the files which you do not want to start automatically when windows starts...



if above methods are not working then do the following steps

a. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
b. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\ CurrentVersion\Winlogon
c. In the right pane, right-click Userinit, and then click Modify.
d. In the Edit String dialog box, type Windows installation C:\WINDOWS\system32\userinit.exe under Value data, and then click OK.
e. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

f. In the right pane, right-click PersistBrowsers, and then click Modify.
g. In the Edit DWORD Value dialog box, type 0 under Value data, and then click OK.
h. Quit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.



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Im using windows xp sp2 and my startup is incredibly slow. im using alienware themes and alienware dock starts on startup.other than that ive changed the startup tune to something i converted on my own....


Sounds like you are running out of ram for the program. Try upgrading to some more ram in your system. Windows xp recommends minimum 512k of memory to run.

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It islow and to upgrade, they recommend to add


I am running windows 7 is a laptop....and it is using over 1 GB plus my startup programs. Your laptop can handle and use 4 GB of ram. (2) 2GB sticks. Below are the specs.

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    You may not like the advice I am about to give but in my honest opinion either got to windows XP or wait for windows 7 due anytime.

    Other than that you may wish to use add remove programs to remove any that you no longer use.

    Remove any un wanted or in many cases un-needed tool-bars.

    A good clean up may help you out considerably.

    Depending on how much ram you already have then maybe extra ram would also be of benefit.

    Vista is a known resource hog I have yet to actually recommend it to anyone and still advise people to stick to XP.

    As a Microsoft beta tester I can however recommend Windows 7.

    It does make Vista look slow and anyone who has used vista will notice the difference in speed but not too much in use.

    It is what Vista should have been.

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    Sounds like you have too many background applications running that intercept right-clicks for their own functionality.
    Click Start>Run and type in "msconfig". This runs the configuration utility that shows your startup programs and services. Select the "Diagnostic Startp" option , then click "Apply" and follow the restart instructions. When your system reboots select cancel when asked to restore the settings. Now all those burdensome background running applications that sap your system resources will be eliminated (temporarily) and Windows can run without being dragged down.
    Try your issue again. If this time its quick and without the long lags you reported, you'll know that at least one of those startup applications is the culprit. Running msconfig again will allow you to restore the Normal Startup, and the Startup tab will allow you to remove selectively that application that is causing the issue. 
    One way to identify which one is the culprit is to restart normally (select the Normal Start option in msconfig and reboot) and once back up, do a ctrl-alt-del to bring up the Task Manager. Click the "Processes" tab and then click the heading "Mem Usage". This will sort running processes by how much memory resources they consume. 
    The memory hogs may not be the one giving you the problem, but it's likely that a heavy consumer is sapping the CPU cycles needed to handle your right-click pop-up menu and run-with selection. Make a note of the top heavy memory users (print a screenshot) and use this list to eliminate any that are also on the startup list back in msconfig. 
    Don't use the "End Process" button in the Task Manager to simply stop them, as you'll likely stop one that is critical to Windows functionality. Msconfig's Startup list just shows the ones that get started at Windows boot up and can be eliminated without crippling Windows - much safer. 
    Use your memory hog list to start eliminating, one at a time, the offending applications from the startup list until the issues is resolved. Its a little tedious, but helps clean up your system in the process. 
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