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I have windows xp service pack 2 I keep getting the error message the my virtual memory is low. How do I fix it.

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    clark styx valencia May 11, 2010

    how much ram/memory is installed in your computer?
    I assume that you got a little balloon in the bottom right-hand corner
    announcing that your virtual memory is low and that Windows is
    adjusting it. If this happens just once, don't worry—as the message
    said, Windows found a problem and fixed it. But if it happens
    repeatedly, it could be that your settings don't allow Windows to make
    the necessary adjustment. First, make sure your drive isn't overly
    full. In Windows Explorer, right-click the drive icon and choose
    Properties. If the amount of free space is under about 10 percent,
    you'll need to free up some space. You can use the Disk Cleanup button
    right next to the free space indicator, or manually move some files to
    off-line storage, or uninstall unnecessary applications—whatever it
    takes to get more free space.


    If low drive space isn't the problem, the virtual-memory settings
    may be wrong. Right-click My Computer and choose Properties. Click the
    Advanced tab. Click the Settings button in the Performance panel. Click
    the Advanced tab in the Performance dialog. Click the Change button in
    the Virtual memory panel. Whew! This setting is buried quite
    thoroughly! Look for the System managed size option, select it if it
    isn't already selected, and then click OK, OK, OK. That should end the
    warnings.




    sourcehttp://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,208...










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Go into control panel, system, advanced. Under system performance, click settings. Click on advanced and under virtual memory click on change. Make the initial size 1024 and the max size 2048. Click okay on everything to get out of there. Reboot your computer and you're done.

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This problem was reported by one of our readers that in spite of having a sufficient amount of RAM, he is running out of Virtual Memory and his Windows PC gives the following error:

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Your system is low on virtual memory. To ensure that Windows runs properly, increase the size of your virtual memory paging file. For more information, see Help.
This is a common problem and you may have seen it if you are trying to open many heavy applications at the same time like Microsoft Office.
Let’s see what the causes are and what can be done at this stage.
Windows XP or Vista uses the concept of Virtual Memory that aims at providing the additional memory from the Hard Disk if most of the RAM of the computer is already occupied. This memory used from the Hard Disks is called Paging File. Windows reserve some part of the memory for this purpose only (this is one of the reasons why we see less memory than specified on the hard disk).
Virtual Memory also known as Page File or Swap File can be located at C:\pagefile.sys (it is system hidden and can be viewed if you Uncheck the option of “Hide Protected Operating System Files” inside Folder Options).

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You have two different & independent problems. I will solve them one by one.

First of all, for increasing VIRTUAL MEMORY you should Right Click on "MY COMPUTER" then choose "Properties", then goto "Advanced" tab and then in "Performance" frame click "Settings" and then again goto "Advanced" tab and there you will see a "Virtual Memory" frame and then click on "Set" and increase the size of your virtual memory.

Second problem is due to installing many instances of XP. You can re-format your whole drive again and you will enjoy a fresh & single copy of XP again.

if you finds any difficulty or any doubt is there then feel free to contact me again.

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

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