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Please Help...Low Virtual Memory...XP Crash!

Q: Please Help...Low Virtual Memory...XP Crash!

Hi there,

I really hope that somebody can help.

For the past few months my PC has been running very slow and this is especially noticeable on startup! Music quite often will distort/computer will slow right down to the point where it crashes and reboots itself!! I will quite often receive a warning balloon in the bottom-right hand corner of the desktop saying 'virtual memory low'.

Please could somebody provide some assistance...it would be greatly appreciated.

Here is my hijackthis log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 22:28:02, on 09/10/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5346.0005)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb08.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
C:\Program Files\Voyager 105 ADSL Modem\dslstat.exe
C:\Program Files\Voyager 105 ADSL Modem\dslagent.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\WinRAR\WinRAR.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\JAMESM~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\Rar$EX00.422\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54729
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896" target="_blank" class="wLink">http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=55245&clcid={SUB_CLCID}
O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: UberButton Class - {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: YahooTaggedBM Class - {65D886A2-7CA7-479B-BB95-14D1EFB7946A} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Yahoo! Toolbar - {EF99BD32-C1FB-11D2-892F-0090271D4F88} - (no file)
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar2.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SiSUSBRG] C:\WINDOWS\SiSUSBrg.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [NeroFilterCheck] C:\WINDOWS\system32\NeroCheck.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SunJavaUpdateSched] C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HP Software Update] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [HPDJ Taskbar Utility] C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\hpztsb08.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DeviceDiscovery] C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [winupdates] C:\Program Files\winupdates\winupdates.exe /auto
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Windows Defender] "C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe" -hide
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DSLSTATEXE] C:\Program Files\Voyager 105 ADSL Modem\dslstat.exe icon
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [DSLAGENTEXE] C:\Program Files\Voyager 105 ADSL Modem\dslagent.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [!AVG Anti-Spyware] "C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe" /minimized
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [AVG7_CC] C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe /STARTUP
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Gamma Loader.lnk = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Calibration\Adobe Gamma Loader.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Adobe Reader Speed Launch.lnk = C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\Reader\reader_sl.exe
O4 - Global Startup: Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Translate English Word - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmwordtrans.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Yahoo! Search - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsrch.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmsimilar.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate Page into English - res://c:\program files\google\GoogleToolbar2.dll/cmtrans.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &Dictionary - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycdict.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &Maps - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycmap.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Yahoo! &SMS - file:///C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Common/ycsms.htm
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\npjpi150_04.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\npjpi150_04.dll
O9 - Extra button: Yahoo! Services - {5BAB4B5B-68BC-4B02-94D6-2FC0DE4A7897} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
O11 - Options group: [INTERNATIONAL] International*
O16 - DPF: {0EB0E74A-2A76-4AB3-A7FB-9BD8C29F7F75} (CKAVWebScan Object) - http://www.kaspersky.com/kos/eng/par...an_unicode.cab
O16 - DPF: {17492023-C23A-453E-A040-C7C580BBF700} (Windows Genuine Advantage Validation Tool) - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=39204
O16 - DPF: {4C39376E-FA9D-4349-BACC-D305C1750EF3} (EPUImageControl Class) - http://tools.ebayimg.com/eps/wl/acti..._v1-0-3-48.cab
O16 - DPF: {5938FEB1-3609-11D4-85CD-00902707DAE7} (MapCtl Class) - https://www.promapserver.co.uk/contr...est/webmap.cab
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://acs.pandasoftware.com/actives...ree/asinst.cab
O16 - DPF: {B38870E4-7ECB-40DA-8C6A-595F0A5519FF} (MsnMessengerSetupDownloadControl Class) - http://messenger.msn.com/download/Ms...Downloader.cab
O16 - DPF: {D8089245-3211-40F6-819B-9E5E92CD61A2} - https://flashcasino.ladbrokes.com/in...en/FlashAX.cab
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\Tcpip\..\{A790CF93-12BD-4097-81C9-7AFAC55C537F}: NameServer = 212.159.6.10 212.159.6.9
O18 - Protocol: msnim - {828030A1-22C1-4009-854F-8E305202313F} - "C:\PROGRA~1\MSNMES~1\msgrapp.dll" (file missing)
O20 - Winlogon Notify: WgaLogon - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WgaLogon.dll
O21 - SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - C:\WINDOWS\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
O23 - Service: AVG Anti-Spyware Guard - Anti-Malware Development a.s. - C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Alert Manager Server (Avg7Alrt) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
O23 - Service: AVG7 Update Service (Avg7UpdSvc) - GRISOFT, s.r.o. - C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
O23 - Service: iPodService - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe




Many thanks

1jom

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A: Please Help...Low Virtual Memory...XP Crash!

uninstall the add on tool bars, VM should be set to the same amount of RAM installed on your pc, Tools, internet options, temp internet settings : adjust to the amount of ram installed on your pc., preform disk cleanup in system tools, defrag.

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Hi there,

I have been cleared in the Hijackthis forum and passed on to here. I really hope that somebody can help.

For the past few months my PC has been running very slow and this is especially noticeable on startup! Music quite often will distort/computer will slow right down to the point where it crashes and reboots itself!! I will quite often receive a warning balloon in the bottom-right hand corner of the desktop saying 'virtual memory low'.

Please could somebody provide some assistance...it would be greatly appreciated.

Here is my Event Viewer log:

Event Viewer



APPLICATION


Event Type: Error
Event Source: MsiInstaller
Event Category: None
Event ID: 11706
Date: 13/10/2006
Time: 02:27:14
User: JAMES\user
Computer: JAMES
Description:
Product: Microsoft Office 2000 Professional -- Error 1706. No valid source could be found for product Microsoft Office 2000 Professional. The Windows installer cannot continue.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
Data:
0000: 7b 30 30 30 31 30 34 30 {0001040

0008: 39 2d 37 38 45 31 2d 31 9-78E1-1

0010: 31 44 32 2d 42 36 30 46 1D2-B60F

0018: 2d 30 30 36 30 39 37 43 -006097C

0020: 39 39 38 45 37 7d 998E7}




Event Type: Error
Event Source: MsiInstaller
Event Category: None
Event ID: 11706
Date: 09/10/2006
Time: 23:08:24
User: JAMES\James Moorman
Computer: JAMES
Description:
Product: Microsoft Office 2000 ... Read more

A:Please Help...Low Virtual Memory...XP Crash!!

can somebody please help...

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Hi there,

I really hope that somebody can help.

For the past few months my PC has been running very slow and this is especially noticeable on startup! Music quite often will distort/computer will slow right down to the point where it crashes and reboots itself!! I will quite often receive a warning balloon in the bottom-right hand corner of the desktop saying 'virtual memory low'.

Please could somebody provide some assistance...it would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks

1jom

A:Please Help...Virtual Memory Low...XP crash!

Hi, welcome to TSF

See here for details on posting your full system specs.

To increase your virtual memory, right-click My Computer, select Properties, click the Advanced tab and then Settings in the Performance section. Click the Advanced tab and then Change under the Virtual Memory section. What are the initial and maximum settings?

Also, right-click the C: drive in Windows Explorer and select Properties to see how much free space is left on the drive.

Have you defragged the drive lately?

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I have changed the settings on my virtual memory to 3500 and also upgraded to 2G of RAM. Yet I am still getting the warning that I am low on virtual memory.

The bigger issue is that programs randomly crash every few hours. Restarting the computer resolves the issue but only temporarily.

The programs that I run daily are basic, Firefox, Outlook and sometimes QuickBooks. The crash happens regardless of what I have open.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

A:Random Crash / Low Virtual Memory

As long as you have 2gb of RAM, you can disable the Virtual Ram.

Go to Control panel > System > Advanced tab > under Performance click on Settings > Advanced tab > under Virtual Ram click on Change > first, click on Custom Settings and set them both to Zero > Set > then click on No Paging File > Set

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Hello,

I've been experiencing sluggish performance, browsers were laggy and non responsive after having many tabs.

I found that the solution to improve performance was to change Virtual Memory values and disable "paging file size" for all drives.

Now the computer performance is amazing, everything responds properly but now I'm getting error messages of low memory and getting crashes. A few minutes ago the computer crashed to a black screeen.

Here are the values I have right now in Virtual Memory, what else should I do to stop these crashes? I already tried a few different values but the problem still persists.

Any suggestions?

Proccessor AMD 6300

GPU Ati Radeon 7790

8GB DDR3

Motherboard ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970

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6 months ago,i upgraded memory from the factory installed 64 to 256. It works,etc.

Is there any additional tweaking/ajustments i can do? i read something with virtual memory setting could be done for one thing.
 

A:After upgrading memory,its works,Virtual memory Tweaking Now?

Unless you have Win95 you likely donít want to go messing with your virtual memory. And even in that case it is the vcache you would be more interested in tweaking. Win98 and higher handles memory well.

If you watch your system monitor and are sure you arenít using your virtual memory you might do the ConservativeSwapfileUsage=1 INI tweak. Unless you are doing graphics, video editing or something RAM intensive you likely arenít using the virtual memory and the tweak wonít slow your computer. It doesnít speed it up, it just stops needless writes to the hard drive during idle time. Information if you want to do that: http://www.aumha.org/a/memmgmt.htm

Donít let anyone talk you into Cacheman or any of those Mem/RAM/Turbo/Boost type programs. They were written for Win95 and counterproductive in anything since.
 

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My boy's desktop has a low memory warning problem that is a little different than some of the other threads I've read here.  He gets the warning when he plays SWTOR.  Task manager shows about 290 MB of memory in use during play with no leaking.  He has an SSD as the system drive with 140 GB free out of about 240 GB.  After going on the Microsoft boards, I tried to fix the problem by resetting the virtual memory settings to "automatically size paging file" and even a custom setting but the settings won't save following a restart and it always comes back saying that no virtual memory has been allocated.  The PC runs Win8 32 bit with a Core DUO E8400 and 4GB of RAM on the MB.  I'd be grateful for any suggestions/help.

A:Win8 Low Memory - Virtual Memory Settings Not Saving

Try to defrag your hard drive.

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A device manager wasn't mentioned from the manufacturer. The manufacturer is PNY. Anyone know why it might cause the computer to run on virtual memory? There is a warning box that pulls up reading "out of memory at line:1521". I don't know what I need to do.
 

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I have windows xp machine. There was some virus found on nero s/w. so i have tried to remove it from
pc. It is not removed by giving access error.

1) Now everytime on startup of pc "Incd can not start" Message is coming.

2) When working with two or more programs, it gives message "virtual memory too low". And application
closes abnormally.
here is some error screenshottttttttt


 

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Hello,
A while back I had posted my log and my problem was resolved but I have recently come across another problem. My computer's performance has slowly been slowing and now I have had enough. I can see the problems when I open task manager and look at the applications. Other than the main programs I may be running that I know use a good amount of memory there will be a couple names I am not familiar with like svchost.exe and msmgs.exe that will be up there in the 10,000 k region. Here's my htj log, thanks for all help!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 5:14:07 PM, on 7/30/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\CCPD-LC\symlcsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\nava... Read more

A:svchost using memory, low virtual memory warning

BUMP

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Everytime I try to play my game and something big happens in it and error message pops up and says that I dont have enough virtual memory.It's not just the game too.Sometimes its the internet or when im doing anything for long periods of time.Now I checked how much memory I had and it says I have about 13 gigabytes.Im sure thats plenty enough.Where can I can more virtual memory or how do I fix it.

It wasent doing this until about last week.

A:Virtual Memory low when I have 13gb of memory left?? HELP!

i think u mean u have 13 GB of hard drive space? if so virtual memory is referring to RAM on ur pc.

how much RAM do u currently have on the computer? if its low, it may be time for an upgrade so u can handle more operations.

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my current setting of virtual memory is 745mb which is the default for 500mb i have.

i have a little program that shows memory and virtual memory, i see while in windows about 256 is beeing used in my memory stick and 256 in virtual.

why is the slow virtual memory working before i ran out of good and fast memory stick?
 

A:virtual memory, why is it beeing used while i still have free memory?

" XP REQUIRES "backing storage" for EVERYTHING it keeps in RAM.
Virtual Memory is always in use.All processess gets virtual memory addresses
(a Virtual Address Space) no matter how much RAM is actually installed on the computer."

"Memory allocation in is a two-step process--virtual memory addresses are reserved first, and committed second...The reservation process is simply a way NT tells the Memory Manager to reserve a block of virtual memory pages to satisfy other memory requests by the process...There are many cases in which an application will want to reserve a large block of its address space for a particular purpose (keeping data in a contiguous block makes the data easy to manage) but might not want to use all of the space."

In other words,that virtual memory to which you refer,is only allocated memory,not necessarily
paged memory.

The thing you really want to know,is the actual pagefile usage.Use this programHERE

Further reading HERE and HERE
 

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My laptop, Packard Bell Easynote TM81, has been crashing and restarting by itself, and when it does, the ENTIRE system will not respond. So I try to format the entire thing, and after a few days, when I have gotten used to it, it comes up with a screen for 1 second, and all I could read was "system memory dump" and "CPU memory dump". So during this month, I have had to format the entire thing OVER AND OVER. I can't reinstall the system, because I am using a laptop, which comes with no Windows 7 CD. Please help!

A:Laptop crash no response memory dump crash

It honestly sounds like a heat related issue to me, if you could follow the instructions here:
http://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tructions.html

one of the bsod readers here could help you.
Or perhaps even myself if I ever get the time to reinstall the debugging software on my system.

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hi hope you can help
when visiting holiday hotel web sites that offer virtual tour as soon as i click on the icon aol cuts off immeadiatley . this also happens on p&o cruise ships live web cam . this only started to happen in the last 3 months . it used to be ok i tried system restore but as i had a bad crash recently my pc would only go back a few weeks so help would be appreciated
windows xp , pro . aol 9 , broadband 1 meg.
 

A:virtual tour crash

Hi..and welcome..is it only on these sites that you have a problem?
Do you have up to date Anti virus and Spyware programs??
 

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virtual memory and memory usage i need to know
how to know this 2 perfomances and if we need to otuch something to upgrade memory and best usage for your pc.
 

A:virtual memory and memory usage i need to know

virtual memory is hard drive space allocated by your computer for ram that is unavailable or for page swapping. Generally you do not worry about virtual memory. It is a system function. Generally it is set to automatic from windows. With windows XP, 512MB is the minimum to run an acceptably performing computer. 1gb is highly recommended. With Vista 1gb is the minimum, 2gb is recommended.
 

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virtual memory and memory usage i need to know
how to know this 2 perfomances and if we need to otuch something to upgrade memory and best usage for your pc.
 

A:virtual memory and memory usage i need to know

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I am wondering what my computer should be set at for it's best performance as far as memory usage etc.? Do I set it so the system takes care of it or put in my own amounts? Thanks for your help and sorry if this is not in the proper forum!!
DLBerry

A:Memory Usage/Virtual Memory

Just let the system takes care of it. If you have enough physical memory, you really shouldn't need to worry about it. Virtual memory or Page file, is memory that uses your hard drive. When you have a app or apps that uses more memory than you physical have, the system will alocate space on the hard drive for "virtual memory" or Page File. This is when you notice performance lag on your computer, because the hard drive transfers data at a much slower rate than your memory.

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Sir
I do have a question?

We have a space in harddisk ,called virtual memory.  In addition to DRAM ,Operating System  uses this  virtual memory to store and run applications. Virtual memory makes up for the need of space required.

I think that the physical memory DRAM is not needed. Virtual memory inside the hard disk is  sufficient. 

By avoiding DRAM we  can save the cost of  physical DRAM. We can also save lot of time that is involved in associating the pages between DRAM and Virtual memory.

Of course , virtual memory provided by the hard disk is slow. But  in current trends we can research , to increase the speed of magnetic drums being used by the harddisk to store data. 

Thanks ,
Ramkumar.

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Why i don't have C:\pagefile.sys on my computer since when formated? If i change Virtual memory paging file size to minimum size of 4096mb and maximum size of 4096, my physical ram is only 512mb ddr2 400hz. Is it ok or not?

A:query about memory or virtual memory

<<Why i don't have C:\pagefile.sys on my computer since when formated?>>

Is it on a different partition?

<<If i change Virtual memory paging file size to minimum size of 4096mb and maximum size of 4096, my physical ram is only 512mb ddr2 400hz. Is it ok or not?>>

Not sure what "it" refers to.

IMO...users should just let XP manage the pagefile size...I have found no advantage from any other arrangement (and I've tried several).

How much RAM is physically installed in this system?

Louis

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I was running Outlook, AIM, and IE at the same. After a few moment, I'd get this following message:

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.

When I hit OK, all my applications would close, except my Outlook. I'm running Win2K with 512 memory. My computer is only 1.5 years old. I didn't play any games or download anything so it's not heavily used. But why the message then?

I ran Spybot, AdAware, and VirusScan just to see if I had any spyware or virus on my computer. None. I also checked the Processes in Task Manager and I didn't see any suspicious applications running. But I noticed that when I ran IE, the memory usage in Task Manager would keep going up (significantly) eventhough I didn't do anything in Explorer.

Can somebody tell me what the problem here? And perhaps a solution for it.
Thank you very much.
 

A:Virtual Memory is Low - IE eats up my memory

Try switching to another browser like Firefox and see if you still have the problem. Are you running the latest version of IE with all the service packs?
 

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If I choose to rais the amount of virtual memory the system uses does this meen that the computer will not show as much Physical Memory or not be able to utalize it?
 

A:Virtual Memory And Physical Memory

Virtual memory is actually not memory. It is simulated memory area on the HDD. When you are using a lot of virtual memory, your system will actually run slower. HDD access is considerably slower than RAM access. The OS will page memory out to the HDD to make more physical memory available to itself or applications, as needed.
 

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I found a crash log on my desk top. It seem to be for Java Virtual Machine . I have posted it on two other forums and no one can tell me what I should do. I have noticed that the computer is now running slow. I tryed to report to sun java but that are asking questions I have no answers for . If you need the crash log posted I can do that.

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See below Mongo db error log.  Could this be related?

2018-12-05 22:59:22.5294 4872 1234 Error [CommandWireProtocol`1] MongoDB.Driver.MongoCommandException: Command collStats failed: Collection [ATA.ServiceInstalledEvent_20180608051637] not found..
   at MongoDB.Driver.Core.WireProtocol.CommandWireProtocol`1.ProcessReply(ConnectionId connectionId, ReplyMessage`1 reply)
   at async MongoDB.Driver.Core.WireProtocol.CommandWireProtocol`1.ExecuteAsync[](?)
   at async MongoDB.Driver.Core.Servers.Server.ServerChannel.ExecuteProtocolAsync[](?)
   at async MongoDB.Driver.Core.Operations.CommandOperationBase`1.ExecuteProtocolAsync[](?)
   at async MongoDB.Driver.Core.Operations.ReadCommandOperation`1.ExecuteAsync[](?)
   at async MongoDB.Driver.OperationExecutor.ExecuteReadOperationAsync[](?)
   at async MongoDB.Driver.MongoDatabaseImpl.ExecuteReadOperationAsync[](?)
   at async Microsoft.Tri.Center.Database.MongoDatabaseExtension.RunAsync(?)
   at async Microsoft.Tri.Center.Database.CappedCollection`1.UpdateCurrentCollectionEntityCountAsync[](?)
   at async Microsoft.Tri.Infrastructure.Extensions.TaskExtension.<>c__DisplayClass33_0.<RunPeriodic>b__0(?)

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What does it mean when my computer says "Virtrual Memory is low"?
 

A:Virtual Memory

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can anyone tell me how to increase virtual memory? and if there is a max. i've been told this has a similar effect as inceasing RAM (?). is this true? this is for two different systems. ty
 

A:virtual memory

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I have an NT4 SP5 server. This week, every day, it has crashed with Out of Virtual Memory errors. This server has a PII 450MHz processor with 512MB RAM and it runs both SQL server and MSExchange which I understand are memory hogging programs. The HDD has a 1GB partition for the OS that has only 70 MB free. The other partition on the HDD has 1.5GB free. All program files, log files and all printer spooling occurs on the partion with 1.5GB free. The paging file is set to 2MB on the OS partition of the HDD and 525 MB on the other partition. But it has been operating on this limited space for months without a problem. No programs or settings have been changed. Now suddenly every day it crashes. We are planning on upgrading both HDD and RAM, but I'm concerned that there may be something else causing these problems. After all the server did work with this configuration for months without a problem. What do you think?
 

A:NT4 out of virtual memory

First, if you only have one phisical HD you should not have 2 pagefiles. Remove the pagefile off the os partition. and with only 70MB free on the OS's partition, Thats NOT GOOD at all. You should also check the microsoft knowlagebase for info on your problem. This is fixable. GOOD LUCK
 

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can someone plz tell me what virtual memory means.

my windows xp always comes up with a little box in the bottom right hand corner saying

" Windows Virtual Memory low. Windows is increasing the amount of virtual memory but some programs may have to be closed"

How do i fix that?
thanx
 

A:virtual memory

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Can any tell me, after creating a separate partition for the virtual memory to work on, how you transfer it to that new partition. I've been told it can be done but do not know how. I would appreciate any help you can offer me.

A:Virtual Memory

In the control panel double-click on the System icon. CLick advanced, then the settings button under performance. Then click advanced, and change button under virtual memory.

This should should a listing of drives and what has been allocated to those drives. Click on C: and change intial and maximum to 0 and click set. Then click the second drive, the one you want to use, and change the intial and maximum sizes there. Then press set and reboot

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Every morning, our printer server is down because it says it is "Low on virutal memory". I have a hard time believe this, since i have checked, and there should be enough virtual memory to keep everyone happy.

any info on how to solve this would be appreciated.

Thanks.
Gabe
 

A:Low Virtual Memory

You didn't really give us anything to go on.

How much RAM is in the server?

What size is your swap file set to? How much free HD space do you have?

What version of NT are you running and what SP are you on?
 

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My systems continues to say Vurtual memory low windows updating. How long does this normally take?

A:Virtual Memory

Well it looks like you have a program loading the is causing your pagefile to bloat and therefore you get the low on virtual memory error.Go to your Task Manager (Ctrl+Alt+Delete) look in the Processes Tab and see which program is eating up all your memory.This can also be caused by Adware &/or Malware.See this article:Taking out the TrashHave you tried a complete cleaning to see if that helps?Show all Files & Foldershttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...showtutorial=62Try these free tools.Trendmicro (free virus scan only)http://housecall.trendmicro.com/Adware SE (update after installing)http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/Spybot S&D (update after installing)http://www.download.com/Spybot-Search-Dest...4-10122137.html

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I'm hoping that someone here will be able to help me figure out what's going on with my computer lately....

Twice in the past two days, I've gotten a balloon warning in my status bar saying "Your system is low on virtual memory. Windows is increasing the size of your paging file." And then it says something about refusing access to programs or something like that.

But the point is, I have no idea what virtual memory is, or why it's acting up all of a sudden. I've had this computer for almost three years and this is the very first time I've ever gotten an error message like this. And it's not like I'm running any programs that I haven't run before....so I can't figure this out at all.

Anyway. I'd appreciate any advice you could provide.

A:Virtual Memory

Virtual memory is created using a special file called a swapfile or paging file.

Whenever the operating system has enough memory, it doesn't usually use virtual memory. But if it runs out of memory, the operating system will page out the least recently used data in the memory to the swapfile in the hard disk. This frees up some memory for your applications. The operating system will continuously do this as more and more data is loaded into the RAM.

However, when any data stored in the swapfile is needed, it is swapped with the least recently used data in the memory. This allows the swapfile to behave like RAM although programs cannot run directly off it. You will also note that because the operating system cannot directly run programs off the swapfile, some programs may not run even with a large swapfile if you have too little RAM.
I use 2 times my ram, and it is your choice.control panel>system>advanced.How much ram do you have?.

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How do you increase virtual memory on a windows 2000 box?
 

A:Virtual memory

Right-click on MY Computer and select Manage. When the window opens (takes a few seconds), right-click on the top-left item (already highlighted- Computer Management - local) and select Properties, click on Advanced tab and select Performance Options. Set it there. If this does not take after a reboot, then there are security settings preventing this method and editing the registry directly will work. Use regedit.exe and search for pagefile.sys. The entry will contain the path (i.e. c:\pagefile.sys 75 200), this entry means that the minimum size is 75MB and the max size is 200MB. Change accordingly.
 

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i am using windows xp but windows xp display massage your virtual memory is very low i have a lot of freen space in my hard disk and i increase a more virtual memory . but windows xp still again and again display massage virtual memory very low.
my system's specification as fallow.
processor: p4
RAM:256MB
Mother Board:845
 

A:virtual memory low in xp

hello asif............and welcome to T.S.G........when you increase your pagefile,how are you doing it? if you re-boot and then check your VM does it stay changed?if not you may have to alter it from within the regeistry.
post back,myself or someone else will pick up the thread.
good luck
 

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After surfing the web, I shut down the computer and get "Virtual Memory Low". I have Win XP and a new Dell Computer with 256Megs of RAM. How do I fix this problem?
 

A:Win XP Virtual Memory Low

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I have a windows 2000 computer. It was working just fine the other day and then I went to turn it on and the message saying that the virtual memory is low and that i need to change it. When I go to change it the computer freezes up and I cannot do anything ...If somebody could give me some help it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:Virtual Memory

Virtual memory is storage space on your hard drive for programs that need more memory than is available from the amount of Ram you have installed on your computer.

From Windows help:

Windows 2000 allocates resources according to its settings and manages devices according to what your system needs. However, you can adjust Windows 2000 to improve its performance, particularly by changing the way Windows 2000 uses processor time and memory.

Managing processor time
System processing is managed directly by Windows 2000, which can allocate tasks between processors while also managing multiple processes on a single processor. However, you can set Windows 2000 to give a greater proportion of processor time to the application in which you are currently working. This can result in faster response time from the programs and applications you use while you work. Or, if you have background processes such as printing or disk backup that you want to run while you work, you may prefer to have Windows 2000 share processor resources equally between background and foreground programs.

Managing Computer Memory
When your computer is running low on RAM and more is needed immediately to complete your current task, Windows 2000 uses hard drive space to simulate system RAM. In Windows 2000, this is known as Virtual Memory, and often called the pagefile. This is similar to the UNIX swapfile. The default size of the virtual memory pagefile (appropriately named pagefile.sys) created during installati... Read more

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I am running a windows 2000 on a laptop with 512 Ram, and occasionally get error messages with "Your system is low on Virtual memory. Windows is increasing the size of your vitual memory page file. During this process memory request for some applications maybe denied" Is their a way to prevent from getting this message frequently?
 

A:Virtual memory

Assuming that you have enough hard drive space, go to Control Panel / System / Advanced tab and choose performance options. In the virtual memory section set your virtual memory setting for Initial size to a higher setting. MS recommendation is 2.5 x RAM in the system, but with 512 MB RAM in a laptop that may be overkill. I would try setting it to 512 Mb for now and see if that resolves the problem. You can always set it higher later if it doesn't. I would set the max size at 1280 MB though, as you are unlikely to ever need more than that.
 

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a message warning of low virtual memory level came on the screen when closing down. what is it? how do i get more of it? does it cause the computer to run slow? i appear to have a lot of images in my picture search that are 'still'frames from my sons games. iare these taking up virtual memory and are they req'd? is it my sons games taking up the virtual memory?

thanks for any help.

A:virtual memory

Virtual memory is system memory that is simulated by the hard drive. When all the RAM is being used (for example if there are many programs open at the same time) the computer will swap data to the hard drive and back to give the impression that there is slightly more memory.To increase the Virtual Memory do the following:Right click My computerClick PropertiesClick the advanced tabClick Settings under performanceClick the advanced tab.Enter your intial size (which should be 150% of the actual physical RAM you got)Enter your Maximum size (which should be 3 times as big as your actualy physical RAM you got)Click setClick Ok. On each window.You may have to restart your computer

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I am running Win 2k Pro and I keep getting a low on virtual memory warning, even when I'm not using the computer. How can I expand my virtual memory? I have 192Mb of Ram. Anyone?
Thanks!

 

A:Virtual Memory

Do you have enough hard drive space left, if you hard drive is getting full this could be the problem

To change it if you have room go to start/settings/control panel/system/advanced tab/performance button
 

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Does anyone know anything about virtual memory? I know very little. What's this about changing performance settings? What do you change them to? Help!

A:Virtual Memory

Hi if you go to this site it can tel you more Virtual memory in windows xp at http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/apvvm.htm.If you need any more help i am not available until wednesday. because i have a book and there is 3 pages onthe above subject.

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dear sir,

how should i use my virtual memory, if i have windows xp with 4mb ram in the first pc and windows vista with 1mb ram in the second one.

moussa
best regards

A:virtual memory

http://computer.howstuffworks.com/question684.htm

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Sporadically, at system restart or shutdown, I get an error message that my system is low on virtual memory, paging file, and that windows is adjusting it? I have my paging file set to 1 and a half times my ram... any ideas whats up with that?

terryxp
 

A:Virtual memory

How much RAM have you got? You said its 1.5 times RAM but what are the min and max size of the page file set to, and what apps are you running (or have you been running) when the problem occurs?
 

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On occasion I'll get a message that tells me my computer is "low on virtual memory........."
I've read about virtual memory but have not seen anything that help me avoid getting that message. Is this something that just happens or is there a way to avoid it happening.

Thanks again.......have I told you what a great site this is?

Tom

A:Virtual Memory

Have a look at this M$ article; 3 Stubborn PC Problems You Can Fix.

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Hi can someone help me please, my laptop, which is on windows xp, runs out of virtual memory after about 2 hours of use, how do i stop this, and make the virtual memory last longer?
 

A:Virtual Memory

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My win XP PC keeps popping up a message at the task bar about "Low Virtual Memory". This only stopped for a while when I expanded the virtual mem size?But then few days after, again it started to appear and I just kept ignornig it.Should I do the same thing each time it shows up.Will this affect my hard drive space and some other programs installed.Any help?Thanks in advance

A:Virtual Memory

How much RAM does your computer have?

Is the hard drive almost full?

Have a look in the Task Manager to see what is eating up all your RAM.

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Hi ,.... am useless on pc,s .......but can some one help me........my pc is running sloow....i,v done all the basics .like clear cache....history.......cookies....and i have done a Nortan scan......its saying every thing is ok...............BUT a caption keeps telling me, that i need more Virtual Memory..........were and how do i do this..........many thanks
 

A:Virtual Memory

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after playing nfs5 i keep getting notifications saying "warning windows virtual memory too low. It [email protected] seem to affect my games but i woul'd like to get rid of this error message
xp pro
800athlon
qdi mb
265Meg ram but have another 128 stick nfs5 will only run with 256meg)
 

A:virtual memory too low

Have a look at M$KB 308417, changing Virtual Memory Paging File size
 

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