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#1 Sean kingdon

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Posted 17 November 2007 - 07:38 AM

Something is really wrong with my computer.

Noticed it when I am constantly getting 'low hard drive memory' warnings.

So I went through the computer deleting stuff i didnt want such as music and films. 'wink wink' . Managed to free up about 3 gb worth of memory.

About a day later i got the low memory message. Very strange has i havent dowloaded or installed anything.

So im back down to 0bytes worth of memory. Ive just managed to free up about a further gigabyte of memory.

Its already gone down 300mb just sitting here!!

Ive noticed that just sitting here my hard drive memory is being eaten up.

Please help before i dont have any memory left!!

many thanks

Sean

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#2 Sean kingdon

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Posted 17 November 2007 - 09:06 AM

Sorry to bump but any one got any suggestions?

Ive lost 700mb in the last hour!!!

Thanks

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Posted 17 November 2007 - 09:29 AM

How much RAM do you have?
  • Right click the My Computer.
  • Select Properties.
  • Under the General tab, it will show you how much RAM you have installed.
Have you checked your Virtual Memory?
  • Go to Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > System > Advanced tab.
  • Under Performance click the Settings button.
  • Click the Advanced tab.
  • Under Virtual Memory, click the Change button.
  • Under Paging file size for selected drive, put a tick next to Custom size:.
The minimum should be 1.5 times your memory size. The maximum should be three times your memory. If you continue to have problems, raise the maximum. Keep raising it until you no longer get the message. Don't forget to click the Set button.

Also see Low Virtual Memory and Virtual Memory in Windows XP.
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Posted 17 November 2007 - 10:27 AM

I only got 224mb ram. But I dont ever open alot of programs at the same time because of this.

Would the virtual memory be eating up 4gb of hard disk memory in only 3 days?

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 12:32 PM

Bumpy bump.

Anyone any ideas I am back down to 0bytes and can barely do anything on the computer!

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 03:39 PM

I moved your topic to the Windows XP forum where more members will have a chance to read about your issue and provide some troubleshooting suggestions.
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Posted 18 November 2007 - 04:05 PM

Hello Sean kingdon:

Take a look at the following thread. I'm not sure if it describes what you are experiencing, but it may be possible -- the problem certainly happened to me and to Mitch R:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...&hl=bootvis

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Posted 18 November 2007 - 04:25 PM

<<'low hard drive memory' warnings.>>

Funny...Google doesn't show any such error message.

Post the exact error message, please.

And...just where do you see these memory numbers you throw about?

You might read:

How can I fix too little virtual memory in Windows from the Ask Dave Taylor! Tech Support Blog - http://www.askdavetaylor.com/how_can_i_fix...in_windows.html

Virtual Memory in Windows XP - http://winsupportcenter.com/win5/a/xpvm.htm

The simple solution to any warning in XP about insufficient system memory is...to increase the amount of RAM installed.

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