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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by abloke, Apr 2, 2010.

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  1. abloke

    abloke Thread Starter

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    Hello there
    hope this is the correct forum?

    Any comments on low virtual memory?

    Do i have to update?
     
  2. cybersloth

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    how mutch free space is on your HDD??
     
  3. TerryNet

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    What operating system?

    How much actual RAM do you have?

    Why do you think the issue is related to networking?
     
  4. abloke

    abloke Thread Starter

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    Hi guys, yes possibly not the correct forum, 67gb free space and 512 ram,
    if you could kindly direct me to the correct forum, i will move this there!
    Thank-you
     
  5. TerryNet

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    I think this thread belongs in the appropriate OS forum. You didn't answer my question, so I used your Computer specs info and moved it to the XP forum. If this is incorrect you can click on Report and ask for it to be moved; you cannot move it yourself. If the OS is XP ...

    The following was copied nearly verbatim from a web site that no longer exists, so I cannot give proper credit.

    This not only will take care of any Page file problem, but should take care of any hard disk problem. It's not unusual for small portions of the hard disk to go bad over time, and if you don't run chkdsk (Scandisk) to fix things you can get all kinds of strange errors. Don't have other applications (OE, Windows messenger, etc.) running when doing these 4 steps.

    Terry
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    In general, whenever you suspect swap or paging file-related problems--- and
    even if you don't--- it's good system hygiene to "clean under your paging
    file." Doing this also increases the likelihood that any paging file problems
    are not hard disk related. The process involves four steps: 1) delete your
    paging file; 2) run Scandisk with the /f and /r parameters to fix errors and
    "block" bad sectors on the disk; 3) run Disk Defragmenter; and 4) re-create
    your paging file on error-free sectors of an unfragmented disk. Here are the
    steps in detail:

    1) Delete your paging file - Right-click on My Computer and choose
    Properties. Select the Advanced tab, then click on the Settings button in the
    Performance box. Click on the Advanced tab, then the Change button. Select
    the No paging file radio button, click Set, then OK. Click on the next OK
    button, then reboot.

    2) Run Scandisk with the /f and /r parameters - Click, Start, choose Run,
    then type cmd in the text box and click OK to open a command line window.
    Type "chkdsk /f /r" without quotation marks and press the Enter key. Press Y
    and the Enter key to make Scandisk run next time you reboot. Now Reboot. This
    will take a while; if you have a large disk or partition to scan, you might
    want to start the task as bedtime, and let the PC work overnight.

    3) Run Defrag - Choose Start/All Programs/Accessories/System Tools/Disk
    Defragmenter. Choose the hard disk that your paging file will live on
    (usually C: ) and click Defragment. When defragmentation is complete, reboot.

    4) Re-create your paging file - Right-click on My Computer and choose
    Properties. Select the Advanced tab, then click on the Settings button in the
    Performance box. Click on the Advanced tab, then the Change button. Select in
    megabytes Initial and Maximum sizes. [I recommend 768 for Initial size (MB) and 1536 for Maximum size (MB).] Click Set,
    then on the OK buttons to exit, then reboot.
     
  6. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    abloke:

    Assuming your computer is a factory-brand one, what's the brand name, model name, and model number of it?

    Click Start - Run, type in MSCONFIG and then click OK - Startup(tab). How many entries have a checkmark?

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