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Not enough free memory to run program exit one or more programs


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#1 bobschwartz

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 12:33 PM

I cant not open many programs because windows says  I don't have enough free memory. including control panel or my computer or win downloads and if I can open a  program I get an error message it says I don't have admin privileges to run it. I have 3 harddrives  and when I load to a  diff drive with Xp instead of 7 Everything is fine ,plenty of space and downloads work fine



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 12:36 PM

 The term "Memory" pertains to RAM when it comes from Windows, not disk space.  Windows 7 requires more RAM than XP.  How much RAM do you have?  You've neglected to provide any info about your make, model, or system configuration, and I'm afraid my dog broke my crystal ball.  :clapping:


Everyone with a computer should back his system up to an external hard drive regularly.  :thumbsup:

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 01:01 PM

I built this  pc a  few years ago. it has a it has a MB dg965wh 4 gb Ram  I can't get into the files to  get the system config  here



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 02:20 PM

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  When  FileHippo opens, click on Download latest version in the upper right pane.
 
When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.
 
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Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 
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The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 
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In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.
 
 
If your C: drive does not have enough free space (swap space) and you are using a lot of resources this can slow the computer and/or produce the message that you don't have enough free space.

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 02:20 PM

 4 GB of RAM is more than enough to do most things with Windows 7.  My test computer runs it just fine in 2 GB as long as I don't start more than 6 to 8 things at once.  It sounds like you need to look at what's being started when you boot up, and then check that system for malware.

 

Good luck.


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Posted 14 June 2014 - 02:33 AM

I downloaded and ran Speccy and every item listed says Not enough space is available to complete this operation



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Posted 14 June 2014 - 10:07 AM

 You could try this.  Boot to Safe Mode and run MSCONFIG (press CTRL-r and type MSCONFIG) .  Click the Startup tab (Note: avoid the other tabs which could get you into trouble).  There you'll see a list of things being started when you boot your computer.  You can uncheck anything there except your antivirus.  Each thing you uncheck will free up some RAM for other things to use.

 

Good luck.


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Posted 14 June 2014 - 10:27 AM

I downloaded and ran Speccy and every item listed says Not enough space is available to complete this operation

I've never had anyone report a problem of this nature while running a Speccy Snapshot.  
 
Let's make sure we aren't dealing with an infection.

Please run the ESET OnlineScan

  • Hold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.
  • Click the esetonlinebtn.png button.
  • For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)
    • Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.
    • Double click on the esetsmartinstaller_enu.png icon on your desktop.
  • Check "YES, I accept the Terms of Use."
  • Click the Start button.
  • Accept any security warnings from your browser.
  • Under scan settings, check "Scan Archives" and "Remove found threats"
  • Click Advanced settings and select the following:
    • Scan potentially unwanted applications
    • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
    • Enable Anti-Stealth technology
  • ESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.
  • When the scan completes, click List Threats
  • Click Export, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.
  • Click the Back button.
  • Click the Finish button.

 

Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.  After clicking on the link the download will start automatically.
 
1)  Double-click on mbam-setup.exe, then click on Run to install the application, follow the prompts through the installation.
 
2)  Malwarebytes will automatically open.  If this is the first time you have run this version of Malwarbytes you will see an image like the one below.
 
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Click on Update Now, after Malwarebytes is updated click on Scan.
 
If this isn't the first time you have run this version, then you will see an image like the one below.  Click on Scan
 
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You will be prompted to update Malwarebytes, to do so click on Update Now.
 
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3)  The scan will automatically run now.
 
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4)  When the scan is complete the results will be displayed.  Click on Quarantine All, then click on Apply Actions
 
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5)  To complete any actions taken you will be asked if you want to restart your computer, click on Yes
 
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6)  Please post the Malwarebytes log.
 
To find your Malwarebytes log,download mbam-check.exe from here and save it to your desktop.
 
To open the log double click on mbam-check.exe on your desktop.  When the log opens, scroll down toward the bottom of the log to Quarantined Items.  Copy and paste this in your next post.
 
 
Please download AdwCleaner and run it.
 
An image like the one below will open, click on Scan.
 
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Once the search is complete a list of the pending items will be displayed.  If you see any which you do not want removed, remove the check mark next to it.  
 
Click on Clean to remove the selected items.  
 
You will receive a message telling you that all programs will be close so that the infections can be removed.  Click on Ok.
 
When the cleaning process is complete a log of what was removed will be presented.  Please copy and the paste this log in your next post.

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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:43 PM

  • This is driving me crazy I can't figure it out. The pc still says not enough space for most programs. How can I save to an external hardrive if I can't open My Computer ?


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 12:57 PM

Connect the hdd to another computer and send the data to a flash drive or other removable media to save it.  Then delete the data from the hdd, then check to see if it is in the recylcle bin.  If it is, empty the recycle bin.


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Posted 21 June 2014 - 08:50 PM

I tried that I still can't get my computer or control panel to open



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Posted 22 June 2014 - 04:24 AM

- Can you open Task Manager & Resource Monitor (Ctrl-Shift-Esc) in Win 7 ? Then you can see how many processes are running, what memory usage is etc.

- Can you access the Win 7 partition when you boot from the XP partition ? Can you use XP to copy files from the Win 7 partition to another partition ?


Edited by Willy22, 22 June 2014 - 04:28 AM.


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Posted 22 June 2014 - 09:26 AM

I tried that I still can't get my computer or control panel to open

When you had the hdd connected to the other computer did you check to see how much free space you had on the C: drive?

 

So, as it stands you cannot boot into Windows at all?


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