My pc gives me message that there is not enough memory to open the control panel when I try to open the control panel what can I do? This is a windows xp
First off, your OS is obsolete and seriously risky to use due to dangerous security holes. Microsoft ended all support for Win XP last year, making it very easy for hackers to exploit those security holes with impunity. Absolutely, DO NOT USE this computer for any online activities. You may continue to use it safely for totally offline activities like playing built-in games or storing personal documents and data.
Chances are, however, that you posted this question with this computer. Even that was seriously risky!
Also, it is likely that this old computer is deficient in memory needed for contemporary programs. If you're getting "insufficient memory" error messages when trying to open the Control Panel (which is a program with memory demands), it is certain that your system memory is insufficient to handle the task. This is mostly likely due to insufficient installed memory, but could also be caused by a defective memory chip. In either case, new memory is needed.
But, think very carefully before spending money upgrading this obsolete computer. Not only is the installed memory not up to basic tasks, but most other resources, motherboard chips, and other components are also obsolete and not worth trying to fix with piecemeal replacement parts. Those, to be sufficient, will cost far more in total than a new computer, and will still leave you with a box of aging components and obsolete programs!
Sorry... But computers have a useful lifespan of much less than 10 years. It's time to "bite the bullet" and replace the whole enchilada.
You may be tempted to buy a remaindered or used computer running, say, Windows 7. But only consider this with your eyes open! Windows 7 is also rapidly approaching its end-of-support date (sometime in 2016, but with a couple of extensions likely), which will give it an effective lifespan of only 2-4 years. Although I personally hate the Windows 8 OS, it will soon be upgrade-able for free to Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10 OS, which will maximize the computer's lifespan to that 10 year range. So, go ahead and buy that remaindered Win 7 system... if you plan to trash it in 3 or 4 years. Or, much more economically, buy a current model. Also, be sure all its components are more than sufficient to handle your needs for the next 10 years, too. That means a good quad-core (or better) processor (like the Intel "I" series), at least 4G installed memory (better 8G or more), a big enough, fast enough hard-drive (or SSD drive), plenty of USB 3 ports and a couple HDMI ports, a fast DVD/Blu-Ray R/W drive, and a good video card with its own dedicated memory built-in. And, since the new computer will support at least a 1080p HD display, its probably a good time to upgrade your monitor, too.
If you want a longer lifespan than offered by PC's - and a more stable operating system - you may want to give serious thought to moving to a current Apple MAC system. These cost more, initially, than PC systems of comparable power, but should last longer, with fewer problems. But, also consider the limitations in compatibility with non-Apple products, the accessibility of your current documents and applications, and the learning curve required of you to transition to the Apple way of doing things. It's a very personal choice.
In summary: It's time to trash that XP system and move into 2015!
Feb 13, 2015 |
Computers & Internet