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#1 appl.tech.29501

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 08:35 AM

Constantly getting pop up...virtual memory low....cleaned out all junk files and cookies, etc........still same problem......and suggestions
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Posted 08 December 2009 - 09:33 AM

how much real RAM do you have ?

1GB is OK, more is better...

if there's not enough "real" memory,

windows will use your hard drive.

Is your C drive full ?

 

 
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Posted 08 December 2009 - 10:16 AM

Thanks, will chec when I get home...thinkin C drive is at 65%
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Posted 19 December 2009 - 08:33 AM

No, no, no. Virtual Memory is actually a swap file on your hard drive. Think of is this way: Computer memory is like what you hold in your head. You know many things and can access that data very quickly because it is in your "memory." You have the potential to know much more because you have an extensive library on the shelf. You can pull a book down and read new data. Your computer does the same by reading new data from the hard drive. Now it holds that data in memory and can access it much more quickly. At some point, however, your memory begins to fill up. You computer can "know" only so much at one time. So, when it reads new data, it has to make room for that data by unloading some of the old data, but rather than just delete it, it writes it to a place where it can go to and retrieve it very quickly. The book has been taken off the shelf and left on the table so you can reference it quickly and easily. Taht's what the "swap file" is. Your swap file {virtual memory) is too small. You can increase its size by:

1.Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
2.Click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System.
3.On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings.
4.On the Advanced tab, under Virtual memory, click Change.
5.Under Drive [Volume Label], click the drive that contains the paging file that you want to change.
6.Under Paging file size for selected drive, click to Custom size check box. You can enter the amount of memory you would like to reserve for Virtual memory by entering the initial and maximum size.
7.Click Set

When you are prompted to restart the computer, click Yes.

Special Note: You should choose the same amount for the initial size and maximum size. This will Stop your CPU from constantly changing the paging file.

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Posted 19 December 2009 - 04:48 PM

Thanks a lot, will give it a shot in the morning
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Posted 23 December 2009 - 08:43 AM

Everyone is right. You don't need virtual memory if you have ram available. Adding ram is more costly but faster. If you machine can handle 1.5 - 2.5 gig, and you can afford it, that is my way of going. Not that I don't have some pc's running 512mb, just not my primary.
Tweeking settings will help, windows normally adjust for you unless you turned off automatic settings

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Posted 27 December 2009 - 10:19 AM

ok, just got around to changing my settings..willlet you know the outcome.

Problem # 2

when I go to add/remove programs it will not show me the programs that I have installed...it use to show me this info. I know that there are alot of old programs that i want to uninstall but I cant get to them....any thoughts?
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Posted 02 January 2010 - 06:18 AM

Google seems to like this solution:

http://www.technipag...t-is-blank.html

But, I think your best shot at resolving all the issues you have is a reformat/reinstall of windows. It sounds like you've gotten some sort of malware/virus/trojan. While a reinstall isn't any picnic, you'll probably spend less time on that than chasing down and removing a virus.

Having said that, the one and only program I've ever had any real success with when it comes to trojans/malware is a program called malwarebytes, available for free at:

http://www.malwarebytes.org

Run a deep scan - the program runs pretty quickly and reports issues as it finds them. I like the program so much I run it routinely even if everything appears to be running normally.

Hope any of this helped...

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 06:29 AM

Thanks, I will try that shortly
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