Usually, a Low Virtual Memory warning, is due to a lack of RAM.
When a system starts running low on RAM, it starts using the paging file (virtual memory). which is located on the harddisk.
Since the harddisk is so much slower than RAM, it's not a very efficient way to run things, which could cause sluggish system performance.
Up you RAM, and you will be amazed at the increase in performance.
Try to disable programs that run at startup, from inside the program itself, using the Options menu.
msconfig should not be used as a startup monitor.
That's not what it was designed for.
msconfig, was designed as a troubleshooting tool.
To control Startup applications, that can't be disabled from the programs Option menu, use a third-party startup monitor.
Two good ones, are mike Lin's Startup Control Panel
, and Startup Inspector
If you use Spybot, it also has a startup manager:
On the tool bar, at the top left, click Mode
Select Advanced Mode
A box will open, asking if you want to go to Advanced Mode
, click Yes
On the left, at the bottom, click the Tools
Select System Startup
This lists all the programs set to run at startup.
Information on each entry can be obtained by highlighting the entry (single click), then clicking on the set of double arrows on the far right.
If there's no information on the entry, you can check it with the Startup List
located on the tab at the top of the forum pages.Note:
Always research an entry before stopping it. Stopping the wrong entry could cripple a necessary program, causing problems.
Remove the check from anything you want to stop from running at startup.
If you have TeaTimer running, a box will pop up asking if you want to allow this change.
Click Allow change
Do this for every entry you want to stop running at startup.
When finished, close Spybot.