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Memory error message

 
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Kate



Joined: 19 Jun 2007
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:47 pm    Post subject: Memory error message Reply with quote

Hello,

I'm receiving the following message on my "new" computer:

"Your system is low on virtual memory. Windows is increasing the size of your virtual memory paging file. During this process, memory requests for some applications may be denied."

I used to receive this message ALL the time on my old computer (10 years old compared to this one which is 4-5 years old).

Not sure what information you need but, this is a Dell computer
IE 6.0.2800
MEMORY: 522822
AVIALABLE: 3386780
CACHE: 123412
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is not really a problem as such, it is a warning that the computer is increasing the page file size. This should only happen if you are doing something memory intensive and effectively the computer has run out of available memory and is making some more on the hard drive. If you get this message frequently then we can set the page file size manually. In order to do this it would be useful to know the size of the hard drive in the computer and how much space on it is available.
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Kate



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing

Where do I locate that information? Is the size of the hard drive same as memory?
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:13 am    Post subject: Getting the size of the hard drive Reply with quote

No the hard drive and memory are different. Go in to My Computer and right click on the C Drive. Select Properties and this will show you the capacity and how much free space there is.
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