Generic problem (I think)...my PC thinks that my C: drive is a temporary memory drive and a symbol is on my toolbar - a device with a green arrow pointing to the left (like it does if you put a memory stick in).
I think this occurred after i downloaded Adobe R8 and it declared war on my Firefox and my PC became totally unstable. I got rid of Adobe and Firefox. Tried to repair XP and after a LOT of work eventually got IE7 onto my PC and repaired XP with SP3, thanks to Microsoft Knowledge base. Don't Go Bill!
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Re: C: drive thought to be memory stick
Fully format the drive in which you have installed the OS and then install the fresh copy of the windows XP .... if the same problem persists then your system might have got attacked with some virus like trojan backdoor or trojan horse ...
this virus will not be vanished if you remove the partition and reinstall the Xp also so first you must download a good updated antivirus & then scan your whole system & clean the virus & then install the fresh copy of the OS by formatting that drive ...
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How much memory does your computer have?
Alot of times when the temporary memory gets full everything will slow down and will cause applications to stop responding.
It can also be your hardrive is too full.
The more space you use on your hardrive the slower it will go and if you fill it too full it will also make programs stop responding.
This usually occurs if you have a memory stick in the computer, the computer will try to boot from this instead of booting windows. If there is no memory stick in the computer, your hard drive could possibly be corrupt.
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Physical memory dumps usually involve something using entirely too much RAM when they shouldn't be. The dump takes place to free up memory so that the system could keep running. A few things can cause this, few of them good.
If it's happened twice in a day, it probably means that some piece of hardware it about to go (or already has). Safe bet would be that a memory stick (or part of one) has gone bad. Since the computer expects to be able to use that, it's discovery that it doesn't have all the memory that it thought it did traumatizes the poor thing.
Think of how you'd feel if you discovered that your basement disappeared, right after you bought a bunch of stuff that needed to be stored in there. Your reaction might be to react by just throwing stuff away that you thought was no good and just taking up space. The downside would be that you might accidentally throw away something you need.
The good news is that a RAM dump is not permanently removing information; it's just removing it for the session until necessary. Still, dumps often require restarts because something necessary disappeared. It's not really a great analogy, but I think it helps explain the idea.
You might want to do a check on the RAM or the HDD to see what the problem is. There is also a possibility that it's from a program that isn't bright enough to only use the amount of RAM that's there.
I think you may have already. The solution is to re-format the stick to FAT32 and that means losing all data. Perhaps you can take the stick to a data recovery centre and they may be able to get it off for you (if it's that impotant).
with a card readrer you can upload (to) or download (from) the card you need to put the card in th reader/write and you can do everything with it like a disk drive or usb stick you can use totalcommander or file commander easy drag and drop
you have to reinstall the OS by using that disk again ..just boot from CD , and follow the procedure ...you can also put on a new OS ..from a boot-able CD ..any OS you like ...and recover drivers from the manufacturer site or let me know the model and the operating system you intend and I will provide links for download the necessary drivers ...so ...to be clear ...boot the laptop...and press del to enter bios for selecting the boot order...you can also try first to see if the order isnt already selected and the pc will recognize3 and boot from cd ..when present ..in this case all you have to do is to confirm the intention by pressing any key when it asks ...after that the recovery will take place as it should...same with a clean install from a windows boot-able disk ..xp .or vista at your choice ..but do not forget ..to have the drivers first ...
First of all you need at least 512MB of memories min. to run. majority of the program are gear toward WIndos Xp or Vista.
to fix the problem you have, is to deleted all of the temporary files (temp folders, Temperary Internet File folder). from the machine. and have at least 25% of the hard drive free. do a defregmentation.
next go to BIOS at the machine startup and disable the Floppy.
Like I say before, you may have porbelm locating USB driver for the Win98. the most you will have is USB 1.0 not the updated USB2.0 driver. which means there are only few USB enable device can be used.
right click on my computer> click on properties> on the system properites box >click on advanced tab> on performance click on settings>then click on advance>in the below you will get virtual memory click on change>click on custom>and give atleas 1024 both in intial and maximum(if you see more than 1024 in the maximum area than give that value in both)>then click set then click on ok. your memory will increase