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Windows Running Low on Virtual Memory After Windows XP Install


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#1 oface

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Posted 09 July 2010 - 10:53 AM

I have the following 2 problems:

1) Keep getting "Windows Running Low on Virtual Memory Message". This is NOT a problem with Virtual memory as I've tried changing the setting to "system managed", 1.5 the size of my RAM etc. I have just re-installed Windows XP and I deleted the old partition and created new one, I did complete formatting with NTFS. After my first boot into Windows I started getting the above message after a couple of hours of being up.

There are no services in the background that are causing this, nothing loads at start up that would cause this, it is some kind of setting/driver/hardware issue. I have tried all of the typical solutions and none of them worked. Once again the problem starts happening at the first boot up after install of Windows XP. I've had Windows XP before and never received this message with the same hardware, originally this laptop came with Vista but installed XP by completely wiping everything and had XP working for a couple of years without any problems. Recently, I've had to re-install recently and now keep getting the above message after a couple of hours of being up.

2) Shut-down takes 10-15 minutes.

Everything else works perfectly.

This must be some kind of issue with the install of Windows XP.

Any help would be appreciated, please don't suggest doing the standard chckdisk, running defragger, increasing virtual memory size or getting more RAM. I've tried all that and again the problem starts occuring during the 1st boot after windows xp install. I've tried complete partitoning, formatting and windows install twice with the exact same behavior.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks!

Edited by Orange Blossom, 09 July 2010 - 02:17 PM.
Move to Windows XP forum as this is not a malware related issue. ~ OB


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Posted 09 July 2010 - 02:56 PM

Please perform the following: Publish a Snapshot using Speccy

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 06:09 AM

Here you go. Thanks

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 12:48 PM

You definitely need more RAM on that computer if you are getting Virtual Memory is low.

How many icons do you have near the clock?

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 04:13 PM

Well it worked for 3 years without any problems with twice as much software and services. It started happening only after xp re-install.

I have 8 icons by clock and had more before windows xp re-install.

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 04:35 PM

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinte...s/bb896653.aspx

Maybe one of your regular programs has sprung a leak(memory)?
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 10:19 AM

Doesn't appear so. Especially given the fact that it started happening right after the 1st boot into Windows after the re-install before I had the chance to install any software or drivers I just let it run for a couple of hours and got the message about virtually memory being low.

Also, I did re-install twice with exactly the same problem.

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 05:19 PM

It does look like your temps are running a little hot.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 05:47 PM

Could you please explain what that means and what I need to do to fix it?

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 06:40 PM

See if you can clean/vacuum any vents for your laptop, keep it cooler and see if that makes a difference.

Long shot but worth the effort to investigate.
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