Low on Virtual Memory Message

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by KMA, Apr 12, 2002.

  1. KMA

    KMA Guest

    I have read all the posts I can find about getting Low on Virtual Memory Message on shut down.
    I have tweaked everything that was said...but I still get it.
    I even jacked the V memory to 500mb... still get it.

    Anyone have any ideas as to what is going on here?

    I get the message 8 out of 10 times shutting down.

    Oh... and even when I don't get the message...shut down is very slow now.

    How would I track that and see what is dogging it down.
    It used to shut down like a burned out light bulb...PHOOF and it's off... Now it thinks for some time and then shuts down.

    AMD Athalon 1.67mhz
    256 ram
    Win XP PRO

    Ps... I have 65 GIG FREE on my 80 gig drive and I defrag every other day.

    Please help.

  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

  3. bigal

    bigal Guest

    I had the same problem I traced it to Norton Antivirus 2002 hogging the system now I just disable it before switching off.It is most definately a third party app causing this message
  4. cableman_xp

    cableman_xp Guest

    Hmmm? I have NAV2002 running - even before shutting down. Maybe it takes a bit longer to shut down, but I've never got that Low on Virtual Mem message !

    A friend of mine is runnning NAV2001 + Zonealarm on Win98SE - 2 out of 3 times his comp hangs (freezes) when shutting down... But no Low Mem messages !!

    Maybe it's because you run your Athlon at 1.67Mhz ;)


    Tualatin 1.2 Ghz
    768MB Ram (+ 768MB pagefile)
    40 Gig HDD
    WinXP Pro
  5. KMA

    KMA Guest

    I might have beat the monster....
    I reinstalled win XP Pro... updated.... and it seems ok for now.
    I'll keep you posted.

    Thanks for your help.
  6. KMA

    KMA Guest

    Nope...still the same...but it does not seem so often.

    Anyone have any ideas.

    I did follow that one link to microsoft...but I could not find the reg entry?

    I guess i'll just live with it for now.

  7. bmxjt

    bmxjt Guest

    i heard about a very similar problem yesterday but it was happening on NT systems. DO you have any screen saver stuff running in the background? Like the ones that allow you to get the new screen saver or background of the day? THis is what seems to be causing the problems on the NT machines.
  8. KMA

    KMA Guest

    Thanks for the info...I did have the plus fish thing...and i had the extra fish for it...and I did have problems with it before.
    It was not turned on for some time...but I uninstalled it to be safe.

    I'll keep you posted.

    How is Mich... I miss it.
    I moved 2 years ago to the netherlands.
  9. bmxjt

    bmxjt Guest

    you are prob better off away from Mich :)
  10. Eloise

    Eloise Guest