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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by night_66_2000, Dec 12, 2001.

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  1. night_66_2000

    night_66_2000 Thread Starter

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    Need help to see if this setting is correct or how I can change it.
    Here is the my computer info.
    Win98SE, 850 mhz, 45 Gig, 256 MB ram,
    One day when I looked under my computer, system properties, performance, virtual memory.
    This is what it says: Virtual Memory Let windows manage,
    Hard disk: C\-26157MB Free

    Why does this show as negative value?
    And if this is incorrect and how can I change it?
    Any help will be very much appreciated.
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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    Definitely strange. Windows managed virtual memory should be roughly equivalent to the amount of free space on the hard disk.

    Do the values for free and used disk space look correct when seen in My Computer or Windows Explorer?

    Also do this: open a DOS prompt (you can just go to start and run: command)

    At the prompt enter:

    chkdsk

    What does it show for

    1 -- bytes total disk space
    2 -- bytes available on disk
    3 -- bytes in each allocation unit
     
  3. slipe

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    Is this a government computer? I understand they run everything on deficit.
     
  4. night_66_2000

    night_66_2000 Thread Starter

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    Rollin' Rog,
    Thanks for reply and here is the requested info.
    This is what it shows in My Computer:
    Capacity 42.9 GB
    Used 4.45 GB
    Free 38.4 GB

    Also, I run the "chkdsk" in DOS prompt and:
    45,008,736 kilobytes total disk space
    40,379,616 kilobytes free

    32,768 bytes in each allocation unit
    1,406,523 total allocation units on disk
    1,261,863 available allocation units on disk

    651,264 total bytes memory
    582,288 bytes free.

    I hope this information will help you to determine what is wrong with my settings.
    Thanks again for your any input in this.

    Please anyone set me straight
     
  5. night_66_2000

    night_66_2000 Thread Starter

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    Please anyone, take a look at this setting and see if this can be fixed.
     
  6. Rollin' Rog

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    Sorry I missed your earlier reply. I can't find anything there that would account for that negative value. The only thing to catch my attention was a value for "total bytes memory" which is somewhat atypical and could have indidicated a boot sector virus. But it appears normal for some installations according to this Gateway article:

    http://www.gateway.com/support/techdocs/portable/9100/30337.shtml

    You might try running scandisk and see if that corrects the way it is reported. If you are not encountering any problems or error messages regarding disk or file storage, I don't think you need to be too concerned.

    One thing you might try to fix it is to select the "let me specify my own virtual memory" setting. Change the maximum allowed to a positive value and reboot. Then go back and return to "windows managed" and reboot.
     
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