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#1 Ragtop69GS

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 05:27 PM

Hello, hope someone can help me figure this one out, I'm stumped.

My wifes computer, an XP Home, 250 GB HDD, 512 ram will not boot up. It starts normally till after the XP splash screen then the screen goes black and a message pops up saying " System Low on Virtual Memory. Windows is increasing the size of Virtual Memory" I click OK and it just hangs there. Up untill this problem, it had run without problem.

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 05:37 PM

Can you boot into Safe Mode?

How to start Windows in Safe Mode

If so, run Check-disk:

Right click on the C drive in Explorer and go Properties > Tools > Check Now (under Error Checking). Check both boxes then click "Start Now". A message will pop up saying that Error Checking will run after you restart the computer. Restart the computer and Error Checking will run automatically after the restart. After itís finished it will restart into Windows automatically.
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Posted 14 December 2008 - 06:06 PM

Safe mode starts to load gets to black screen with same error message. I click ok to increase size of virtual memory and it hangs again. How long should it take windows to readjust the swap file size? I did get check disk to run when trying normal start, it completed then booted to the same error message. " System Low on Virtual Memory. Windows is increasing the size of Virtual Memory" Virtual memory minimum too low.

Edited by Ragtop69GS, 14 December 2008 - 06:16 PM.


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Posted 14 December 2008 - 06:28 PM

This may be worth a read Ragtop69GS. :thumbsup: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315351

Edited by The weatherman, 14 December 2008 - 06:53 PM.


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Posted 14 December 2008 - 06:32 PM

I'll Check it out. Thanks

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 06:50 PM

No help.

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 07:00 PM

Sorry, I gave you the wrong link try this one. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/826513

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 07:21 PM

That does not help either because I cannot boot to windows to make the changes. Nothing was upgraded or updated when this problem started. She was just browsing myspace. No downloads or opening of files of any type. No other open programs except ie explorer.

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 07:40 PM

Please read this you may be infected,and you may need to look here.

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 08:02 PM

Can you recommend some bootable scanners that I can download & run?

The computer in question is running AVG anti-virus and Comodo firewall also spybot S&D, resident. All are updated every other day.

I can boot to DOS and navigate. Anything I can do from DOS to correct this ?

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Posted 14 December 2008 - 08:25 PM

You can try this one:

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
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Posted 15 December 2008 - 06:48 PM

Ok, I made the ultimate boot cd. I'm Not sure what to do with it. Tried to run F-Prot but it said defs are old and would not run.

I went out and bought 2 GB of ram and installed it, now it still stalls while loading but no longer gives me the Virtual memory error.

I then tried to load xp recovery console from an XP Pro disk I have. It asked for the adminstrator password which i tried and was told it is the wrong password. Must be a password from the OEM installation :thumbsup: the OEM, Northgate computers is now out of business so I can't call them. Is there a way to get in to install the recovery console?

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 06:54 PM

Did you try leaving the password blank?
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Posted 15 December 2008 - 07:38 PM

Yes. That was the first thing I tried

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 07:43 PM

Maybe you should try doing a Windows repair install.

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install
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