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Windows Running Low on Virtual Memory After Windows XP Install

Q: Windows Running Low on Virtual Memory After Windows XP Install

I have the following 2 problems:

1) Keep getting "Windows Running Low on Virtual Memory Message". This is NOT a problem with Virtual memory as I've tried changing the setting to "system managed", 1.5 the size of my RAM etc. I have just re-installed Windows XP and I deleted the old partition and created new one, I did complete formatting with NTFS. After my first boot into Windows I started getting the above message after a couple of hours of being up.

There are no services in the background that are causing this, nothing loads at start up that would cause this, it is some kind of setting/driver/hardware issue. I have tried all of the typical solutions and none of them worked. Once again the problem starts happening at the first boot up after install of Windows XP. I've had Windows XP before and never received this message with the same hardware, originally this laptop came with Vista but installed XP by completely wiping everything and had XP working for a couple of years without any problems. Recently, I've had to re-install recently and now keep getting the above message after a couple of hours of being up.

2) Shut-down takes 10-15 minutes.

Everything else works perfectly.

This must be some kind of issue with the install of Windows XP.

Any help would be appreciated, please don't suggest doing the standard chckdisk, running defragger, increasing virtual memory size or getting more RAM. I've tried all that and again the problem starts occuring during the 1st boot after windows xp install. I've tried complete partitoning, formatting and windows install twice with the exact same behavior.

Any advice would be appreciated.


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It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

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A: Windows Running Low on Virtual Memory After Windows XP Install

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 900 @ 2.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2008 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 780 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 223434 MB, Free - 43767 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0G848F
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled
I have a Dell Inspiron 1545-0504 laptop that I bought in Italy in December 2009 which is running Windows 7 in Italian. The computer is old, short of memory, and is running hotter and hotter, so I have been meaning to replace it with a newer laptop. But I am a professional Japanese-English translator, so on the new computer I will need Windows in English and/or Japanese as well as MS Office in English and Japanese. And for the last few months I have been in Montenegro (where the language is Serbian and it might be hard to find even Windows in English) and Albania (don't even think about it). At the end of next week I should be flying to Tokyo, and there I should be able to buy a new laptop to meet my requirements, though I intend to keep my present laptop around for some time. In the meantime, today the laptop suddenly started acting up.

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There are three other things, but I do not know if they are significant.

1. On my first bootup yesterday (the first bootup after the installation of the QQ upgrade) the computer stopped during bootup and I got a black-and-white screen telling me that the power source was not recognized, and to press F1 to continue, F2 to ..., etc. I pressed F1 to continue, and when I arrived in normal mode I saw that the computer was recognizing the battery just fine. Since then, however, I get this same problem every time I reboot the computer, unless I first remove the battery, hold the power button down for 5 seconds, and then reinsert the battery. I have had this problem a few times in the past, perhaps one or two times per year, and that is how I have always resolved the problem, apparently a problem of residual charge. But until yesterday I had never had the problem repeatedly. So it might be that instead of malware I simply have a bunch of corruptions to Windows that occurred during the upgrade of QQ. (But due to the aggressive way QQ hides itself and protects itself, I still suspect the presence of malware.)

2. When I booted up this morning into safe mode I received a popup message -- one that I received 1-2 times yesterday after I had tried inserting values for virtual memory -- telling me that duplicate paging files had been created, which might cause a problem. I checked how much virtual memory was allocated, and it was back to "no virtual memory". I specified once agai... Read more

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Hello. I need to install a Windows 7 Virtual Machine on my Windows 7 OS. I have a few questions to ask in this regard,

1. How much RAM should I allocate to the Virtual machine considering I have 4 GB of RAM?
My Specs are i3 4005U 1.7GHz. 4GB RAM, Windows 7 SP1 64 bit(dell laptop)
2. Are there any working guides/video out there that can help me in this regard? I have searched alot but they are either old/ or have unreliable comments.
3. From where can I get an ISO? That can work well. And also does it during the installation process, ask for a product key if i have downloaded it off from somewhere?

thanks alot! It's an emergency. I appreciate your time and once again thank you very much!

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Hi there i have approx 192mb ram and no i need more but even so my system tells me i'm runnig low on virtual memory when hardly anything is running.i am including a screenshot of my start up list to see if anyone can help.Thanx in advance

Logfile of HijackThis v1.94.0
Scan saved at 16:39:54, on 19/06/2003
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page=http://www.yahoo.com/
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page=C:\WINDOWS\System32\blank.htm
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page=%SystemRoot%\system32\blank.htm
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 6.0\Reader\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: NAV Helper - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: Norton AntiVirus - {42CDD1BF-3FFB-4238-8AD1-7859DF00B1D6} - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\System32\msdxm.ocx
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccApp] C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ccRegVfy] "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Advanced Tools Check] C:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~2\AdvTools\ADVCHK.EXE
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] C:\WINDOWS\System32\ctfmon.exe
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A:Running low on Virtual Memory

What are you current settings now?

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I want to know what a virtual memory is. Does it have something to do with PC Memory? I know I only have a 256MB DDR.

A:Virtual Memory Running Low

totally different, sounds like your hd may be getting full.

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I get an error that says "Virtual memory is running low and I need to partition the hard drive" What's up with this? The only thing done to the PC recently was adding another 256MB of ram.

A:virtual memory is running low

what's your system? and how big is ur paging files? Need more info to help you out

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This happen recently........?????????????......... I'm running only one program and my puter tells me it's running out of virtual memory and my computer program is slowly than a Waitress at Red Lobster delievering the all you can eat Crab Legs at my table...

???? where can I check to see what is slowing down my computer? I did Control Alt Delete but don't know how to read those things.. where can I go? it's not a virus... maybe I have double programs or something? thanks in advance!!!

A:Why am I running out of Virtual Memory?

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Keep getting a message on the computer saying that the virtual memory is to low - how can I fix this?

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You can make adjustments to virtual memory, but first you need to know how much RAM you have installed on your computer. If you already know how much you have minumum recommended amount would be 1.5 times RAM. The maximum amount would be 3 times RAM.For instructions on how to adjust:http://www.worldstart.com/tips/system-mana...virtual-mem.htm

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Recently a Pop up has been appearing daily on my Windows XP P.C. saying " Virtual Memory minimum too low. Your system is low on virtual memory. Windows is increasing the size of your virtual memory page file, etc.

Due to this appearing I have carried out both a Clean-up and Defrag on my p.c. hoping this would solve the problem. However, this pop up is still appearing daily.

Does this mean I require to purchase a "larger memory". Apologies if this is the incorrect term but my p.c. knowledge is rather limited. I can get around and carry out very basics but that is all. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.

A:Windows Virtual Memory

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Hey guys, well i have been having this problem recently, it seems to always give me a message saying my windows virtual memory is to low so some memory may be denied to certain applications? im running windows xp with 512mb of ram and 2.80 ghz pentium 4. I have been getting this problem for the past week or so and i am not running any programs but internet explorer. Heres a picture of my message, i think this is slowing down my computer

Thanks to any help given

Ignore what i was viewing in internete explorer

A:Windows virtual memory is to low..?

Hi Flair!!

Try to check your Page File settings. You can do so by following this steps below:

1. Right click on My Computer

2. Choose Properties

3. Choose Advanced tab

4. Choose Settings under Performance segment

5. On Performance Options windows, click on Advanced tab

6. Click Change under Virtual Memory segment

7. See how much your virtual memory is, you might want to set it a little bit higher

Hope that helps

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I was reading up on virtual memory, i have a Gig of RAM and a Pentium 4 Processor and a 100g hard drive. A site i was looking at said to increase my computer speed to the fullest i should make my initial the same as my maximum, when i did that it drastically increased the speed of my computer! But, i have changed it back for the time being, the reason is, will this damage my computer? Will it cause thrashing? or is it ok to leave it? Is there a better setting i should set it to to increase it more? It literally increased the speed of everything from start up threw loading a web page.

Step 9 on this URL: http://www.wikihow.com/Speed-up-a-Windows-XP-Computer

A:Virtual Memory/Windows XP

"System Managed" is a good setting. MS recommends 1.5 times total RAM for a minimum, though that really only holds true for lower amounts of RAM since there is less paging when large amounts of RAM are involved.

You probably will see no better performance than setting it as you did, or larger. Just make sure that the max is high enough. No matter how much you provide, paging does not increase when the file is larger.

If you are curious:

Page File Usage Monitor

In any case, your machine will not be harmed. In fact, if set too low, Windows may well increase it automatically and notify you. "Too large" is not a problem unless you are short of disk space.

If you monitor memory usage in XP, you will see that it never uses more than 512 MB's of RAM, anyway. So there is likely to be very little paging with your 1 GB.

Some ways to improve paging efficiency are to put the page file on a different drive, or even in a dedicated partition on a different drive if that drive is a faster or equal one. Making multiple, smaller page files is also useful. An algorithm will choose the one that is the most efficient to use at any particular time.

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I am having some issues getting my computer to operate. I came home to find the computer frozen with the Gateway Logo on. After several attempts to restart it finally got going then I got a blue screen which flashed and went away. Now I am getting a message that says "Windows Virtual Memory Too Low" Your system is low in virtual memory.....

The computer is very sluggish. Where do I need to start to figure out what is going on? We purchased a memory card a couple months ago and have not installed any additional software other than a Yahoo Trivial Pursuit game last night.

A:Windows Virtual Memory Too Low

The best solution is to get more memory. This way you don't need to be using the page file so much. That really slows down the performace as you are experiencing.

Can you give the basic hardware and software specs: Processor, Memory, Hard Drive, Operating System.

Another option is to let Windows manage the virtual memory. But again, the performance won't be as good as having more memory.

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I am using Windows XP Professional with SP2 as my Operating System. I installed a program Defragmenter For windows after which the system restarted. I started getting errors like "Virtual Memory Low, please shut down another application to run Windows". I tried reinstalling the O.S. The setup ran normally for sometime and then another error "there is not enough place to install windows , virtual memory low " appeared and the setup started all over again. Now I am unable to load the O.S. It says Restarting setup and the process starts again (Even without the CD in the Drive). I can access the data from the other drive (with Windows 98SE as the O.S.)How do I recover the O.S without losing any data? Can I change the Virtual memory settings from the other drive so as to at least complete the setup as I think except for virtual memory settings the O.S. is fine.
Help !!!!!!!!!!!

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My room mate is using Windows XP (Tablet PC Edition). His PC had gone extremely slow. I installed Lavasoft Ad-aware and did remove some spyware and all. Then I decided to install the Service Pack 2 on his system.
As his internet connection is slow I got a CD with Win XP SP2.

Firstly it took about an hour installing the service pack. Then at the end of the installation there was an 'Internal Error' and it said the instalaltion was not completed. But when I restarted the computer it showed that usual SP2 screen and other new options.

But as soon as he logs on a message pops up saying, Windows is low on virtual memory and we need to reset the virtual memory/paging file.

At first nothing was working after windows started, we had a semi-start menu opening up, control panel had half of the icons missing, help and support wasn't opening due to low memory, we couldn't even pull up the tak manager for freeing up memory.

In the next try things looked better, we could pull up the help file and I followed the instructions to increase the virtual memory, but again after restart we had that virtual memory error.

Then I tried to do a system restore. But as soon as I clicked on 'Restore' button a windows error message popped up saying the file c:\$MFT is corrput, please run chkdisk. We ran chkdisk from command but system couln't be restored.

What do I do now to increase the virtual memory or for a successful system restore?

Please help

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the last few days i've had a window pop up with a red x on it saying: Windows Virtual Memory Is Too Low.... 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. For more info, see Help.
So why did this happen...and what should my virtual memory be? And should i let windows change it or should i do that myself...and how would i do that? And what is virtual memory?

A:Windows Virtual Memory

Try this
Your system is low on virtual memory - Google Search

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Twice when I turn my computer on I have a Toshiba Satelite L35 - S2151 IT sometimes pops up a bubble that says my windows virtual memory is low. I have never clicked on. I wait for it to disappear. How do I fix this? What is it?

A:Windows Virtual Memory

How much RAM does your system have? How much free Hard Drive space?

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I pretty much only use my pc for gaming (world of warcraft, fps games) and my question is, how should I handle the virtual memory aspect for better gaming? Currently the virtual memory is set to "Automatically manage paging file for all drives". Now is there a better or more precise setup to handle that for better performance for my gaming rig?

My setup:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHZ
Asus P5KC Mobo
Patriot PC2-6400 800mhz 4gigs
Western Digital SATA150 16mb 10,000rpm
GeForce 8800GT 512MB
Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Also on my hdd, I have 2 partitions, 1 solely for the os, and 1 for games, movies, mp3, etc. My partition is 20gigs and has 7gigs free and my gaming partition has about 50gigs free. For the paging file option should I leave that to automatic with what I have or is there a better option for optimal performance for gaming? Or what about setting 1 for both partitions? Sorry for the noobieness, just seeking some info and insight.

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You should set paging file to twice your ram you have installed so you have 4gbs you should set it to min 8gb and max 10-12gb

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is there a fix for this? i think i have to many programs but they must be spyware or adware any free removal tools u guys reccomend or any help with this if its not due to many programs running at once? i have always like 63 processes running and it always says my cpu usage is 69-100% it spikes every second or 2 but there is NOTHING running on my desktop so thiers hidden programs i think ill do a scan with the hijackthis software then post it to show you whats running in the background again thanks in advance sorry for asking so many questions im pretty much computer illiterate.

A:Windows Virtual Memory to Low

yeah, post the HJT log here. but i also recommend these 2 programs: "spybot S&D" and "adaware". if you google them you'll get the download links.

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Hi - I'm running Windows 10 with 8GB of RAM (2x4). For the past while, I have been having trouble with a low virtual memory warning. After Googling the problem, I tried looking for any hardware updates that Windows 10 likes to upgrade all by its lonesome. Once I found out (through trial and error) that an AMD update was the culprit, the problem disappeared. I would wait for a couple of weeks, a reminder would come up for an update which I would do and have the problem come back again. I would rollback to an earlier version and the problem would go away. However, it has risen its ugly head again and this time without a hardware device update being done. I've gone in to my settings and increased the size of the memory manually according to a help article on the HP site. This is not working. When I get the low memory warning, it's because of Firefox. So I shut that down and leave it down. The next low memory warning is because of Outlook. I have double checked all the software updates since it has started again by right clicking the update and hitting 'repair'. They happened to be 4 'Microsoft Visual C ++' updates. I have disabled the Windows automatic updates for the AMD device update.Should I upgrade my RAM to 16GB? Is there something else that is possibly causing this ruckus?

A:Windows 10 Low Virtual Memory

Hi Well I am using less then 2 gig of 8 gig (although it says 28% so not perfectly accurate) and therefore not touching my vrtual memory  I guess. So I assume you must have lots of services running in the background and/or some malware.  For virtual memory I like to control the amount myself, and use PageDfrg from Sysinternals to make it contiguous. So a deep scan with Anti-Virus, a rootkit revealer from Sysinternals and pagedfrg. Piriform CCleaner to see what is running and can be cleaned/removed. If in doubt please ask.

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Just wondering if anyone could help me out, since Thursday evening my computer has been running out of virtual memory when I run certain programs. It also boots up with way more virtual memory being used up compared to before. This all seems to have started with me getting the about:blank browser hijacker that's floating around.

I'm not sure if it's specifically connected to the about:blank hijacker or not, so any help to solve this would be greatly appreciated.

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To be on the safe side please try not to reboot your PC;
Currently the Spyware identified by the security experts and especially the morphing and breeding .exe`s in the new variants of CWS, after every re-boot required by Ad-Aware and Spybot etc, just spawns more and more files for the poster to find and delete. This is making the advice the security experts give just too hard to follow.
One of the security experts recently had one log with over a hundred files, they guy had to format c: drive.

Download and copy hijackthis to its own folder , it makes backups so keeping them separate and available can be useful.

Note the Spyware tools websites are very often under attack and so I have provided more than 1 location to download from:


Close all open windows and open Hijack This. Click “Scan”. When the scan is finished (it only takes a second), the scan button will change to “Save Log”.
Click on “Save Log” and then save it to NotePad.
Click on “Edit” – “Select all” – “copy” and then “paste” into the thread.
DO NOT FIX ANYTHING wait advice from one of the many security experts in this forum.
I currently do not have the skill/competence to advise and poor advice can be far more damaging to your PC with this software.

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It seems that my PC every Sunday morning receives this error arround 4:00 to 4:30 AM. I am not even on my PC at that time, I am sleeping

Is there somehow a way that I can trace what process maybe started arround that time to make my system boost up the virtual memory??


A:Running low on virtual memory error

I don't know about tracking it...but...

do you clear your temp folders and cookies regularly?

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My computer is running very slow. I have run ad ware, spy bot and have defraged teh hard drive. Have also doen a disc scan with Norton. Periodically I get a virtual memoery low warning. Programs are crashing and soemtimes won't start up at all.

It jsut isn't running right and I am not sure what to do!!!!

I am running XP Home Edition, SErvice Pack 1 with 192 MB of RAM.


A:slow running and low virtual memory

You're getting the low memory warning because you need more memory. MS says 256 is minimum, but most people will tell you to run at least 512.

On second thought, what's that 192M of RAM?

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I am having trouble with a virus on my computer. "Search Now" has hijacked my browser, everytime I open up a browser "Search Now" comes up as my blank page along with a pop up window. I have run spybot and spysweeper and have deleted all the files found but they keep coming back.

Now I am getting a windows pop up message from my PC saying that my virtual memory is running low and that windows is trying to solve the problem. My computer then gets slower and slower until it is useless and I have to restart. I have tried cleaning the machine the best I can. Is there a reg key I should be trying to delete?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Here is my Hijack This log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.0
Scan saved at 11:39:26 PM, on 7/7/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\Unload\hpqcmon.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
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I'm using a refurbished Dell laptop (Latitude C610) and running Windows 2000. I recently bought a DVD drive for the laptop and installed it yesterday. However when I try to watch a film, I get half an hour or so in and get an error message saying I am either low on or out of virtual memory. Sometimes it says it's "increasing the size of my virtual memory paging file", other times it says I need to increase the size myself "to ensure Windows runs properly". Either way it makes my DVD start skipping like crazy, and eventually crashes WinDVD and then the entire system. After a bit of research I think I understand what virtual memory means, but I don't understand why my DVD drive would cause problems with it.

Everything I've read points to increasing my virtual memory. I know HOW to change the size of the virtual memory, but the trouble is I don't know enough about computers to start messing with the settings on my laptop! I don't want to increase the virtual memory and make the whole system slow down, or end up crashing it and losing everything on here, but from the error messages and the help files that seems to be what I need to do.

So I'm looking for advice on whether or not I should change the size of my paging file/virtual memory, and if so, by how much? I have no idea how much virtual memory I should have, or how much I might need to make my DVDs play without breaking everything! Or even if you think that changing it... Read more

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Hi, from time to time I get the message I'm running low on virtual memroy? I may not even be doing anyhting other than homework on MS Word? Often times when I got to shut down I get a ccApp error message is isn't finished doing something. I think the ccApp has to do with my Norton's?

A:ccApp and running low on virtual memory

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The computer will flag up that it is running out of virtual memory. Firefox will not have enough memory to display icons or menus properly. AVG has lost its system tray icons and Malwarebytes crashes during scans.

A:Computer running out of virtual memory

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I installed windows 98 se onto a virtual machine/drive using Virtual PC 2007. After installing, formatting, and restarting, I'm left with the prompt:


Did it install correctly? I thought windows 98 had more of a GUI than that. And if it is installed correctly, how do I get it to run the CD in my drive? I'm eager to play an old game.

A:Running windows 98 on Virtual PC

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can anyone tell me how to increase my Virtual Memory, since I often do get the Message: "Windows - Virtual Memory Minimum Too Low".
I do have a 1,8 Ghz Dell Laptop, WINXP Prof. 512MB RAM.
This should usually be enough, since only MS Ooulook, Internet Explorer and Notepad were currently running, when I last got this message.

Has anybody any idea?

Thanks a lot

A:Windows - Virtual Memory Minimum Too Low

have a look at how much free space you have on the diskdrive - this is where virtual memory is

also it may be worth defrag the harddrive

control panel>
advanced tab>
then advanced tab again>
bottom of that page should have the virtual memory allocated

usually around 1.5 times you memory
so anything around 750 - 800MB or more would be about correct
what are you doing when you get this error

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HiI am experiencing extremly slow response times on my pc, i often have only 2 pc pages open and my hard drive is going crazy along with the virtual memory warning!! I have a good enough system which shouldnt have these problems (normally!) Please have a look at my HJT log and see if there is anything untoward thereLogfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 21:35:59, on 27/12/2008Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Sitecom\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\CTsvcCDA.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehRecvr.exeC:\WINDOWS\eHome\ehSched.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\... Read more

A:Windows Virtual Memory warning

Please download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to your desktop.Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.Once the program has loaded, select Perform full scan (Full scan is optional. According to the program's creator Quick Scan will do just fine.).Click Scan.When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.If Malware is found...Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.When completed, a log will open in Notepad. Please save it to your desktop.NOTE: Logs can be retrieved at a later date from the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware main screen:Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.Click the Logs tab.Double-click log-mm.dd.yyyy [xxxxxx].txt.In your next reply, please include:-The log from Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.- A new HijackThis log

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What is the best setting for virtual memory for Windows XP


A:Windows XP Home - virtual memory

Depends on the amount of RAM fitted, but for general use just let Windows manage it.

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Hi Everyone

I have a problem with Windows X Home (SP2) whilst playing Civilization 4. After an hour or so playing the machine becomes incredibly slow and eventually, when I exit, the following messages pops up:

"Windows-Virtual memory minimum too low. Your system is low on virtual memory.Windows is increasing the size of your virtual memory paging files. During this process,memory requests for some applications may be denied.For more information see help."

I have run a search on these forums and found a post which was something similar, but related to updating ethernet drivers to fix a memory leak. Sadly, I am not sure how to do that!

I am running a 2.2 AMD processor with 512mb memory and a radeon X800 pro graphics card (with up to date drivers and direct x 9.0c)

Sorry if that isn't enough info - I am not totally sure what to post but if you can help and need more info, please ask.

Thanks in advance for your help!


A:Windows-virtual Memory Minimum Too Low.

How much hard drive space do you have free? When was the last time you did a disk cleanup. I recommend downloading cCleaner if you don't have it and using it everytime you boot. Look int he cCleaneroptions and tick run on startup.

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I have a relatively small hard drive space i know, but have recently been getting informed that my Virtual memory is low & Windows is increasing it!

This has happened more lately since i downloaded Superantispyware.
I had pages not responding, media player not working & Adaware not updating properly!

I went to task manager & saw that SAS was the 2nd biggest user on V.M. behind Firefox.
I attempted to uninstall all of SAS, but i find i can't.
I went to programme files & tryed to manualy uninstall, but 2 items won't move. When i try it says:-
write protected or currently in use.
cannot delete file: cannot read from source file or disk.

How can i delete these 2 files?
I think this is the problem, as in Task Manager, i right clicked & deleted the SAS entry & also deleted all i could in Programme files & then all that was not running properly, like Adaware updating ok, started working!

I have been told i can go to run>msconfig>startup & click on the SAS entry & reboot! Will this delete the rest of the SAS programme that won't move?

Any help appreciated

A:Windows Virtual Memory Problem

SAS should appear in the list of programmes in add/delete programmes in your Control Panel. You should be able to delete SAS in Safe Mode. If you manually deleted some of the files, though, it may not show up there. The correct method of installing would then be to re-install the appliclation and then uninstalling it in Safe Mode; this would assure that all files associated with SAS are removed.
Unchecking SAS from the startup in MSCONFIG merely prevents it from automatically starting when you boot your computer; it will not remove it.
My own (and unsolicited) opinion is that SAS is too valuable not to have on your hard drive, so I would suggest a work-around. If you are having the problem of low virtual memory, you could certainly use SAS's control panel to turn off automatic updates,automatic startup scanning, and real-time protection, etc.. This would allow you use it "on demand" to scan your hard drive.


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New to the forum, just purchased a cpu with windows 7. Wanted to increase virtual memory but didn't know how much I should increase it by. I have 8GB of ram and all that is allocated in virtual memory is 8183MB. I can increase it to 880,474MB didn't know how much I should increase it to? Any suggestions?


A:increasing virtual memory in windows 7

Let Windows manage virtual memory...

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My PC has 1.24GB RAM (maximum capacity is 2GB) - does this error mean I need to upgrade? This seems to happen even when I have relatively few program windows open. I am running Windows XP SP3. Although the errors never seem to cause a problem, it is quite annoying, is there anything I should do?

Thanks for reading.

A:I keep getting Windows Low Virtual Memory errors

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I keep getting a message that the virtual memory is low on my computer. I went into the task manager and checked which programs are using the most virtual memory and pcstSrv.exe is using 180 mb. (181,00 kb)! How do I fix that? It is a system process and I can't just stop it. I have tried reformatting the hard drive and reinstalling Windows multiple times and nothing. Programs such as iTunes and Mozilla Firefox take at least 10 minutes to load or don't load at all. I am fed up. I am running with these specs:

256 MB Physical Memory
Available Physical Memory- 55.07 MB
Total Virtual Memory- 2 GB
Available Virtual Memory- 1.95 GB
Page file space- 746.41 MB
SBIOS Version- 2.4

I hope that is enough information to help with the problem!

A:Virtual Memory Low---Windows XP Home

How much free space is on this hard drive/C: partition?Have you checked your virtual memory settings?Is XP managing virtual memory? IMO, that seems to work best for many.How can I fix too little virtual memory in Windows from the Ask Dave Taylor! Tech Support Blog - http://www.askdavetaylor.com/how_can_i_fix...in_windows.html Louis

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I originally posted this topic in the general Windows XP section. The last reply given me suggested I repost my problem here.
I am running Windows XP-SP2
My system has been running slow+freezing up for the last few days. If I knew how to get all the information over to here that I already posted I would.

I ran the following scans this past Sunday:
Spyware Guard
Ad-Aware SE Personal
Spyware Blaster
Super Antispyware Free

AVG Free is updated daily.

Unfortunately, I did not run any of these scans in "safe mode". I still am uncertain as to the benefit of running in safe mode.
My system is left running 24/7 with the monitor off when I'm at work.

When I do turn the monitor on in the evening my system seems to perform okay until I let it sit idle for a while with the screen saver on. When I go back to use my computer, I have a very hard time to get it out of screen saver mode.

I have to reboot it to make it work again. I have not recccieved the icon + message about low virtual memory since following the instructions from my original postings. But.....my system is still freezing. Did I do something wrong in running all those scans in normal mode vs. safe mode?

Do I need to perform all my scans in safe mode, or just certain ones?

Thank you

A:Low Virtual Memory Warning-windows Xp

Running your scans in safe mode reduces the hiding places for malware. I think your problem is elsewhere though.http://www.pcworld.com/article/126459-1/article.htmlThe Hassle: My PC freezes periodically. How do I unfreeze it without losing my work or having to reboot?The Fix: In Task Manager, select the Processes tab, choose Explorer.exe, and click End Process. (Just ignore the scary message.) Select File, New Task (Run...), type explorer, and click OK. The Hassle: Your advice helped me unfreeze my system--but it keeps happening, and I can't go on like this. What now?The Fixes: Start with the usual suspects: Scrub your Temp and Internet cache folders. First, use Ccleaner. Remove temporary files, logs, cookies, etc. by using Ccleaner. Do not use "Advanced Settings" or the "Issues" button. Use only the default settings. http://www.ccleaner.com/Then run Windows' Check Disk utility with Automatically fix file system errors and Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors checked. (Open My Computer, right-click the drive, select Properties, choose the Tools tab, and click the Check Now button under 'Error-checking'.) Also, send your antispyware and antivirus tools into action.No luck? Try getting rid of damaged ActiveX programs. From Control Panel, choose Internet Options, the General tab, Settings, and View Objects. Right-click to delete any items marked 'Damaged' in the Status column. You might have a corrupted file, so run System File... Read more

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I sometimes get this Windows popup message with the title "WINDOWS - VIRTUAL MEMORY MINIMUM TOO LOW" and the message reads "Your system is low on virtual memory. Windows is increasing the size of your virtual memory..blah ..blah.."
At first after this message poped up it was like as if my laptop was doing all the commands in slow-motion...
But now the 'slow motion' doent happen...but the windows pop up message stills keep erupting now and then!!!
What should I do to get rid of this?? Rather, How do I solve this problem??

A:Windows Virtual Memory Minimum Too Low

It could be a few things. What type of machine, Operating system, amount of RAM, processor? Size of hard drive and amount of free space? Does it do this with all apps or one in particular?

Lets start there.

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I had bought an HP laptop last year around this time, which had Windows 8.1 pre-installed. I used it with default settings till I upgrade it to Windows 10 last July-August when Microsoft offered a Free upgrade to Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 users. After somehow managing to use Win'10 for about 9 months, I had to reinstall Windows last weekend as Windows 10 had started causing lot of problems.

I have now freshly reinstalled Windows 8.1 (auto-recovery) on my laptop and wish to continue using this version until Windows 10 becomes more stable and reliable. While tinkering with the settings on Windows 8.1, I noticed that my system has been configured by Windows with virtual memory far less than "recommended size" it mentions. The "recommended size" is 3549, while it has allocated 1408. I have left the "Automatically manage paging file size for all drives" checked as set by default. I have 4Gb RAM on my system, which runs on Windows 8.1 64-bit OS.

Would like to know if I should manually change the virtual memory size to the "recommended size" as I read that changing virtual memory can boost performance in Windows significantly.

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hello everyone i want to increase virtual memory windows 7 i have 64GB with of Ram in my computer what should i change to... anyone help, thanks i have attached a screenshot of my virtual memory,

A:Help increasing virtual memory windows 7

Hi Sangar, Welcome to Seven forums.

Did you get any errors saying that you need to increase the virtual memory or you just want to increase it?

You can check out this article. Maybe of some help.

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Hello,I have a few questions I am hoping someone can help me with. I also would like to apologize in advance for how I might describe my problems since I am not very good with the right names of items on the computer .First my short-cut icons on my desktop... also the icons that I have at the very bottom of the screen that are beside the start icon. Everytime I click on any of them the Windows Explorer pops up on the screen, and tells me that Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. This has been going on for a week now. I have to go into the files to open anything. Virtual Memory: It would pop-up once in a while telling me I didn't have enough, and needed to increase the memory, but now it comes up everyday or every other day. I did read how to increase Virtual Memory, but I really didn't understand it. I do not want to just try and increase it, and be wrong and mess it all up, so if someone can explain a easier way to me I would be very grateful. Thank you,Connie

A:Windows Explorer & Virtual Memory

The area of icons next to the Start button is known as the Quick Launch Area or Quick Launch Toolbar and it puts your frequently used things a single click away. If it is broken it is usually not too hard to fix.The Virtual Memory messages means Windows is doing it's job. They are annoying if they come up too often, but it is not really an error (generally) - it is just an informative message. I would hold off on changing anything concerning that for the moment.We need to know more about your system so to reduce the number of questions, guessing, etc. and increase the number of good suggestions Click Start, Run and in the box enter:msinfo32Click OK, and when the System Summary info appears, click Edit, Select All, Copy and then paste back here.There will be some personal information (like System Name and User Name) and whatever appears to be private that you just delete from the pasted information.Next, remove the likelihood of malicious software (malware) with these reputable programs. Download, install, update and do a full scan with these free malware detection programs:Malwarebytes (MBAM): http://malwarebytes.org/SUPERAntiSpyware: (SAS): http://www.superantispyware.com/These can be uninstalled later if desired.

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Hey I'm new to this place. I need some help getting rid of 088u4UI.exe file ( found in my system32 folder). I'm not sure if its a virus or not because it is not showing up on my anti-virus or anything else that I'm scanning with. Whenever that executable is running, IE is hidden and eating away at my page file usage. If I terminate IE in the task manager, it just returns almost immediately. but when I terminate the "virus.exe", IE goes with it, only to have the virus file show back up on the task manager a few minutes later. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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When I try to open internet explorer it hangs up and will not open. I also notice that it says the toolbar is corrupted, click here to uninstall below where I would put my search topic. My computer also sounds like it is constantly running even if I don't have anything open. I have run my superantispyware and malwarebytes program, but there are no problems found.

The last day or so I have gotten the 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. For more information, see Help.

I have opened the task manager process list and noticed that iexplore.exe is taking up quite a bit of space as well as something called wuauclt.exe.

Can you help? Do I have a virus I'm not aware of and not able to catch with my malwarebytes or superantispyware programs?

A:Virtual Memory Low - Computer Running Very Slow

Well, iexplore.exe is Internet Explorer. wuauclt.exe is the Windows Autoupdates client. You could stop using either too conserve memory if you would like, but I am going too assume thats not much of an option.Virtual Memory is some hard drive space that is reserved too be used like RAM when your RAM is too full. Using Virtual Memory is much slower that physical memory, which is most likely the case why it is slow. You could increase the ammount of Virtual Memory, which will resolve the issue of Windows telling you that your system is low on virtual memory. Make sure you have a bit of hard drive space open for this, as it may not work at all if your drive is full. If your trying too fix both the issue of the virtual memory and speed, your best option is too upgrade the RAM. It's pretty cheep nowadays.When it comes too the corrupted toolbar, that indeed does sound like a virus. I looked around and it sounds like Malwarebytes should be able too do it single handedly. Make sure you have Malwarebytes fully updated. I personally would like too scan in safe mode, as nothing else is running and it can be quicker. Make sure you do a full system scan, let me know if this pulls any results.My computer also sounds like it is constantly running even if I don't have anything open.Like the fans are spinning constantly? That sounds like you have some dust in your heatsink. Open your case and look for something inside that looks similar to this: Grab a can of compressed air and start ... Read more

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Hey there, I have a windows 2000 professional. I use the internet all the time for research and school and such. My computer often gets slow so I run CCcleaner plus I run Advanced System care and then it helps for a half of a day or so. I always get the message that I am low on virtual memory and Windows will free up some space. Could it be that I have stuff running that doesn't need to be? Advanced System Care makes suggestions for hijack Analysis log. It looks like a whole bunch of junk is taking up space. I want to just delete them all but have heard that it could be bad for the computer. I have no idea what the things on there mean. If I delete them all, will the processes that I need come back on when I need them? Should I post the hijack analysis log? Thanks for your help.

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Hi, I have a windows 7 home premium laptop (64bit) and wanted to install SQL server 2008 R2 and Visual studio 2010 enterprise, Sharepoint 2010 enterprise editions using some virtual server or virtual pc. As far I know, we cannt directly install the so mentioned in windows 7 home edition. Is is possible to install these softwares on a virtual server? if so, what type of virtual software and version I need to install on my laptop? is there any way to install these 3 softwares on my laptop? please help.


A:How to install Windows Server 2008 R2 on Windows 7 HP using virtual?

You might try install the virtual PC software and then creating a virtual drive, then install the OS that you wish to.
Microsoft's free virtual xp won't install on home products but virtual pc will as long as your bios supports virtualization.


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So I installed Windows 7 on Microsoft's Virtual PC but I've run into a couple issues...

The first issue is that I'm unable to get my Windows 7 installation to output any kind of sound whatsoever. I've tried installing a sound driver but the one from my motherboards manufacturers website doesn't work because it's the wrong version of Windows (tried using the Windows Vista 32-bit installer)... Ideas?

The other issue is that my mouses "back button" ("Mouse Button 4" or "Side Button") doesn't function while I'm in the Windows 7 VPC, scrolling and all that fun stuff still works, but the button in question does nothing...

Oh... And I can't get the Aero translucent stuff to work... Most likely because the PC doesn't see the VPC as having a compatible grahpics card... Does anyone know how to fix that?

A:Running Windows 7 on Microsoft Virtual PC...

Hi Freelancer, i don't think you can have aero on a VPC from what others have said and as for sound the only driver that I found works fully for me is R210 all the others would not let me use sound manager.

I was still able to get sound regardless of being able to access soun manager so I don't know if that will fix your problem but it may be worth a try, also maybe try installing your mouse with compatability mode for Vista.

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