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Solved: Received warning that am running low on virtual ram memory.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Grave_Digger, Jan 23, 2011.

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  1. Grave_Digger

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    So last night my computer was running smooth though it was made back in 2003 but its updated to Xp sp3.



    Well I installed black berry desktop manager which took 100mb , then DL BB latest OS (99mb) and then installed logictech webcam. After that I noticed how slow every was going and then I tried opening chrome which would flash a image of the browser and then crash according to the pop up window coming up afterwards and ask to have chrome restored yeah the cycle would happen again of crashing.


    Also while installing both programs right after each other I got the warning pop up about running on low virtual memory.



    Should I start the computer on safe mode?
     
  2. etaf

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    how much free space do you have on the harddrive?
    how much memory RAM do you have ?
     
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    From the top of my head I think its 120gb of hd and ram I believe is 512.
     
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    120GB of free space should not have any problems
    are you sure you have that amount of free space
     
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    Let's get some definite answers.

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    Double-click MY COMPUTER, then right-click the C drive, then click Properties.

    What's listed for capacity, free space, and used space?

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    Right-click MY COMPUTER, then click Properties.

    What's the amount of RAM?

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    Click Start - Run, type in MSCONFIG, then click OK - Startup(tab).

    How many entries have a checkmark?

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    What's the brand name, model name, and model number of that computer?

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  6. Grave_Digger

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    Msconfig did the trick!! :)
     
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    What did you do in MSCONFIG?

    You didn't answer my previous questions, but if you want to mark this thread "solved", that's your choice.

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    I went to startup tab like you said and then I figured that there was too meaning things starting up at start up, so I unchecked blocks of programs that I dont need at start up. (y) :)
     
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    OK, that's fine. Just as long as you didn't uncheck and disable your antivirus program or anything else that needs to auto-load and run.

    You never answered the first 2 questions in post #5.

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  10. Grave_Digger

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    Hd has 120 gigs.

    70gigs used 68 free
     
  11. flavallee

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    First question answered.

    How about the second question?

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    What's the brand name, model name, and model number of that computer?

    That'll allow us to determine how much RAM it supports.

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    You didn't answer my question in post #11.

    Your computer needs more RAM, so we need to know the description of it so we can determine how much it supports and what type module it uses.

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  15. flavallee

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    Now that we know your computer is a HP Pavilion, we're almost there. We still need the model number. Look at the sticker on the case and advise what the product number is.

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