Can't get past the ctrl-alt-del

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nvpls

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Hello all, please can you help?

My home pc will boot up, get to the ctrl-alt-del screen and then comes back with an error that the virtual memory is too low to start windows.

I am running windows 2000. I cannot get to the task manager and have tried in safe mode too, it will not get me to the desk top.
The most I can do is get to dos thru the BIOS but then don't know what to do from there.

Is there anyone that can help me with the frustrating problem? How do I get this pc up and running again?

thank you!!
nvpls.
 

nvpls

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The specs are:

Intel Pentium III
Processor speed: 866 Mhz
Bus Freq: 133 Mhz
Cache Ram: 256kb
Memory 256mb
 

nvpls

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Is there a specific command that I should type in to stop the
un-needed services? I think you are probably right, there are things that
appeared in my pc that I did not know where they came from or why they were
starting at start up. Unknown programs would run (seen in task manager)
and when I would try to kill them they would re-appear. The pc was also
very slow towards the end booting up.

If you can help me with the command to kill the un-needed services
that may solve the "virtual memory" problem and boot up windows.
 

nvpls

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Charlie,

I'm sorry, I didn't fully understand what you wrote. Is there a certain directory I should go into (thru DOS) to delete the startup programs that may be listed in the table you referenced? If so what location/directory?

thanks

nvpls
 
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