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Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by mike09, Nov 27, 2002.

  1. mike09

    mike09 Moderator

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    i got a question and i dont know if im in the right forum but here it goes. sometimes when i switch back on to my user on xp home edition an error message pops up and says that my computer is low on virtual memory. what does this mean? please help me.
     
  2. Octopus

    Octopus Moderator

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    right click on my computer>>properties>>advanced>>setting>>advanced
    now increase it
    paging file=virtual memory
     
  3. RogerPhillis

    RogerPhillis Guest

    Could also mean that you are short of hard drive space and your page file is being over worked as a result.
    Assuming that you did not reset your virtual memory, manually.
     
  4. mike09

    mike09 Moderator

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    is this a major problem? should i be worried? how can i fix it?
     
  5. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    Get more hard drive space or more RAM
     
  6. mike09

    mike09 Moderator

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    i have a 40 gig hard drive. i also have 256 ram and thinking of adding 512. is this a good investment?
     
  7. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    thats one of the things I am doing in my upgrade
     
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I've ran Windows XP Pro on both 128mb and 256mb ram, if you have no problems with the amount you have now, save your money.
    There's no NEED to be running on anything more than 256, its just a preference :happy:
     
  9. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    I've got the same & don't have the issues you have.
     
  10. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    Yeah I should prob say I am runnin fine on 256 at the mo

    Have you tried Defragmenting and running disk checker