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#1 penguin88

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 11:14 AM

1. I have Windows XP Professional Version 5.1 and am low on virtual memory. I am also a 'technopeasant' so am concerned about screwing up my computer without knowing what I am doing. I see all sorts of Quick Fix sites out there but don't know which are safe to use. If someone has advice here I would appreciate it?

2. I also went into Microsoft Support and found a self fix option but when I get to the step where it says "change the Initial size value and the Maximum size value to a higher value" I haven't a clue as to how much I should change it by. The Initial and Maximum are currently set at 960 and 1920.

So I'm looking for advise on which fix I should use and what steps to take? Don't know what I'd do without this forum. Everyone is so helpful and I really appreciate it....!

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 11:22 AM

How much RAM do you have?
How do you know, you're "low on virtual memory"?

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 12:08 PM

Apparently I have 1 GB of RAM and I consistantly get a message that says "Your system is low on virtual memory. To ensure that Windows runs properly, increase the size of your virtual memory paging file."

I assume this is the reason my computer has become extremely sluggish lately!

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 12:09 PM

Please, post some computer info:
- processor type, amount of RAM (hold Windows logo key, hit Pause/Break key)
- hard drive size/free space (open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties")
- security programs in use (antivirus, firewall)

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 01:08 PM

Please, post some computer info:
- processor type, amount of RAM (hold Windows logo key, hit Pause/Break key)
Mobile Intel ® Pentium ®
4 - M CPU 2.20 GHz
2.19 GHz 1.00 GB of RAM

- hard drive size/free space (open "My Computer", right click on hard drive letter, click "Properties")
Size 74.5 GB Free 37.8 GB

- security programs in use (antivirus, firewall)
Norton Version 16.8.0.41



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Posted 18 September 2010 - 01:23 PM

Are you doing anything in particular, when the error happens?

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Posted 18 September 2010 - 02:35 PM

Can't say I was. The error has been croping up almost daily over the past couple of months and I've just been living with the inconvenience of a sluggish computer.


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Posted 18 September 2010 - 02:44 PM

With the information you have provided I believe you will need help from the malware removal team. I would like you to start a new thread and post a DDS log HERE and include a link to this thread. Please make sure that you read the information about getting started before you start your thread.

It would be helpful if you post a note here once you have completed the steps in the guide and have started your topic in malware removal. Good luck and be patient. Help is on the way!

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Posted 19 September 2010 - 08:41 AM

Broni - before getting into this, I decided to go back to Microsoft Support and I discovered at the end of the various steps there was a box that directed Microsoft to initiate an automatic fix. To my surprise and delight, it worked and I now have a computer that operates at its original speed and efficiency.

I wish to thank you for the time you took to work with me on this. Very helpful and I'm sure I will return to this board for more assistance in the future!


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Posted 19 September 2010 - 10:34 AM

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