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Solved: Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by zinne, Jan 11, 2013.

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  1. zinne

    zinne Thread Starter

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    Hello!

    When I try to install drivers that I've had on my computer before but later uninstalled, I get this error message: Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service. Sometimes it also happens to new drivers that I haven't had installed on my computer previously.
    I have tried googling it to no avail, the only answers available are for server managers and people with bad computers who actually have insufficient system resources.
    I have tried booting in safe mode and turning off all services but the microsoft ones, disabling the need for driver validation, using CCleaner to remove old registry entries. Nothing has worked.
    Any help would be much appreciated!

    My specs:
    OS: Windows 8
    GPU: EVGA Geforce GTX 680
    CPU: Intel Core i5 3570k
    RAM: 8GB
    HDD: 1 TB (600 GB free)
     
  2. Macboatmaster

    Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    zinne
    Welcome to Tech Support Guy

    1. Sorry you have waited a couple of days for a reply
    2. My advice would be - do not even contemplate using CCleaner on 8
    In my opinion the program has not had sufficient time to be fully tested on 8
    Indeed
    If it was not v3.25 one could say it should never have been run in the first place.

    3. To save me a lot of typing could you kindly scroll down on this link

    http://www.winhelp.us/index.php/win...-manager-and-resource-monitor-in-windows.html
    to
    using Resource Monitor in Windows Vista, 7 and 8

    so that you will find is now on the performance tab of task manager which now includes on 8 many details not previously visible there on 7
    Windows 8 has again completely reworked the tab - it has sub-tabs for CPU, Memory, Disk and Network, each displaying more detailed data about current usage. All graphs provide overview of data shown if you stop mouse pointer on them.


    You then need to check what process is using the CPU and Memory, to such degree that you are receiving this message

    I have a few questions
    1. Which version of 8
    2. Which Anti-virus
    3. Is the computer an OEM with 8 preinstalled
    4. If so make and full model details please

    Once again sorry you have waited.
     
  3. zinne

    zinne Thread Starter

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    Thank you for that lony reply, I'm sure you would have solved it. I have reinstalled Windows 8 on my computer and now everything is running as it should, although I'm interested to solve the puzzle I didn't have the time nor patience to wait. I will definitely stick around here as it seems to be a nice community with helpful members. Admin can mark this as solved, or if anyone else is having this problem post here and I'm sure macboatmister will help you.
     
  4. Macboatmaster

    Macboatmaster Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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    Thanks for coming back
    Pleased it is solved even if at the trouble of a reinstall

    You may mark it solved - I cannot - please just click the Mark Solved button on your post
     
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