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Help Needed! message saying 'virtual memory is low' keeps coming up.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by asonofleemarvin, Sep 2, 2009.

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  1. asonofleemarvin

    asonofleemarvin Thread Starter

    Aug 19, 2009
    My computer is always coming up with a message that says 'windows virtual memory is low' and yet I dont even run that many programs.
    granted my computer is old and I should probably buy more memory for it - though i can't afford it - but is there a program or process i should run for my computer to make the most of the memory it has and therefore run more smoothly, and therefore not flash the message 'low on virtual memory' up at me all the time????
  2. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

    Mar 9, 2009
    Read this to help you understand how virtual memory works and what you can do to fix it.
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Frank Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
    How much RAM is in that computer?

    How large is the hard drive and how much free space is there?

    When you press Ctrl-Alt-Delete to open Windows Task Manager and go into the Processes tab, how many running processes are there?

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