I am running Vista Home Basic. I have good computer knowledge and skills although certainly not an expert. I can't understand why I am constantly getting the low C: memory warning. I store all pictures and music, etc. on a separate hard drive, and I have carefully gone over my program files and uninstalled any that didn't seem worthwhile. I have a 70 gig hard drive which seems like lots and is more than any computer I've owned before. Sometimes it seems that if I delete files, etc. to clear up memory and the next time I come back to my computer I'm out of memory again. I often get the "could not complete back up due to insufficient memory" notice. I'm unclear on what is being backed up and if this is part of the problem. I have 3 GB of RAM and the Virtual Memory is currently set at 3242 MB
Low Memory On Windows
I am using an Acer Aspire 5290G laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium. The laptop has 2GB RAM but I have been getting Low Memory warnings after which I have had to reload Windows. At the time the only not automatic applications running are Norton Internet Security, Messenger, iTunes and iPlayer from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
I've tried increasing the virtual memory size to min 4096Mb, max 6144Mb so I'm hoping the problem will go away but it would be useful to know whether this is some kind of known fault or if it is just that Vista is so demanding! I had been running a similar or greater load quite happily under XP Pro on another laptop with only 512Mb RAM. The only intentional difference is that this laptop is running Norton Internet Security whereas the old one was running F-Secure. If the problem persists, is it worth me adding more physical RAM and/or trying a further increase in virtual memory?
Low Memory After Upgrade
After I upgraded to Vista my computer has not worked right. It's slower, needs to be restarted every day, I have no sound and other low memory problems. I have noticed that the windows old file is 43 GB which is almost half of my total memory. Is the best thing to fix my computer to go back to XP or just get rid of large files like the windows old so Vista can run properly. I don't even know where to start.
Low Virtual Memory
I have been having virtual memory problems but thet have never happened to me before in the 1 year that i had this pc and the weird thing is that its not like all the ram is being used only like 1.05GB ram is being used.I was wondering if this problem can be solved this is ver frustrating cause it closes my programs and interrupts wat im doing without saving i was playing the sims 2 and i lost all the progress that i made because of the dam low virtual memory, at the time the only program i had running was the sims 2 and nothing else and ive played the sims 2 so many times in the past and never have i gotten this error, this also happens when i am just browsing the web.
FSX And Low Virtual Memory
I am running Vista 32bit with 4gigs of ram, AMD Phenom 9950, just put in an ATI 4870X2 with 8.11 drivers. I have two hard drives, one 250gb with the OS and FS9 and FSX on it and another 500gb with really nothing on it. I have my virtual memory set up as follows:
C: and D: drive set to system managed. Should I set the custom size and to what intial and max size?
Im leaning towards the 4870x2 card the cause of the memory leak not sure if it is a driver issue, might install the 5.8 version and see what happens. Also, plan on moving FS9 and FSX to the bigger drive.
Low Virtual Memory, Excessive Paging
i keep getting the message virtual low memory i have an e machine t3616 447 mb 32 bits windows vista and i dont know how to fix this it keeps saying excessive paging
Repeated Pop-up, Computer Low On Memory
Getting a Microsoft Windows pop-up window that I cannot fix. It says" Quote: CLOSE PROGRAMS TO PREVENT INFORMATION LOSS: Your computer is low on memory. Save your files and close these programs. Macrovision Software Manager Agent. Windows will only close enough programes to restore needed memory............
D Drive Backup Get Showing An Error Low Memory
The C drive is the drive that hold all my programs, the D drive is for extra backup. Yesterday my laptop was showing me an error saying I'm low on memory. I thought that to be odd as I haven't really installed anything. So I uninstalled programs or software that I didn't need or used. Today no matter what I uninstall, and that has been quite a bit, the error keeps popping up saying that I have no memory left. Then it showed me I had 18 MB left and I went back to work. Within a short period of time, I suddenly had no memory left.
Total Memory Available 3.3GB With 4GB Physical Memory Under Windows 7 64 Bit
I had 4GB physical memoryon the PC. With Windows vista 32 bit, available memory is shown as 3.3GB. I asked and was told that only under 64 bit windows, will the available memory be 4GB. When I upgraded to windows 7, I chosed 64 bit, but the available memory shown in the system is still 3.3 GB. Why is this and is there a way to make the full 4GB available? It's possible that my video card is using RAM instead of its own RAM. If I install a video card with its own RAM, will the full 4GB be available?
Memory With Ultimate X64 SP1: 10% Memory But Free RAM Sits At 0
I have a problem with Vista Ultimate x64 SP1, I always seem to lose all my free RAM within an hour regardless of system activity, even while idling. I have noticed an svchost.eve process runs each time I reboot which seems to bloat constantly although when I close it down it only frees up about 800MB, what's happening to the rest of my 8GB??? When I launch Task Manager it says I'm only using 10% Memory but free RAM sits at 0?!?!
Total Memory Available Is Only 3.3GB With 4GB Physical Memory Under Windows 7 64 Bit
I had 4GB physical memoryon the PC. With Windows vista 32 bit, available memory is shown as 3.3GB. I asked on usenet and was told that only under 64 bit windows, will the available memory be 4GB. When I upgraded to windows 7, I chosed 64 bit (I did clean install of course), but the available memory shown in the system is still 3.3 GB. This is show in both task manager under performance->Physical memory->total, and 'property of My Computer'->Installed memory (4GB/3.3 GB usable)........
Exploring, Memory DiagnosticsIf Vista Detects A Memory
Memory DiagnosticsIf Vista detects a memory problem in your system such as a faulty RAM module, it will display a notification asking if you want Vista to try to diagnose the problem.Then again you may also recieve the sudden BSOD with the error MEMORY MANAGMENT at the top. You can manually run this tool anytime just typememory in the search box inside the start menu.This tool offers you two options: restarting immediately and checking for problems, or running next time you reboot your machine (the memory diagnostic tool must run at boot time).
Network DiagnosticsWindows Vista also allows you to check the connectivity of your network connection using the Network Diagnostics Framework: An infrastructure and a set of built-in and extensible components that attempts to automatically diagnose and correct network connectivity problems. The usual way to run this check is to open Network Center and click the Diagnose Internet Connection link on the left Vista will either identify ............
Explorer Crashes Constantly
Recently, it seems, a lot of vista machines are experiencing explorer crashes. Mostly mine are from ntdll.dll but they are all split. It also mostly crashes when I move files, open control panel, or right click, the latter being the most significant. I have disabled every programs' context menu to see if it was that and nothing. It still crashed. ShellExView doesn't seem to do any good either. I've been using autoruns from SysInternals. I'm going to upload all the crash information.
Other than that there isnt much else to explain. Usually I'll be working along then boom, explorer is restarting... It even did it to me just from adding a quick launch icon. I have no idea what the cause is. Well here are the crash events in order of occurrence, top being most recent:......
it's getting kinda boring now surely those nuggets over at microsoft are aware of all the problems with vista since i changed over i have made it a point to make sure i only use vista compatable hardware and software but that doesn't seem to help as the only stable software that runs(without crashing) was programmed for XP now that is just silly and a software company's excuse is ''we had to rush it onto the market'' so what does that mean, did they not even test their software now wishing i got a mac instead as microsoft and software company's need to pull their fingers out and start doing things properly i would rather wait 6 months for a game or app that actually works than spend the money to find out that it doesn't do what it says on the box all this due to the fact that not one app or game designed with vista in mind will run without crashing repeatedly over and over again so what does vista do other than try to look good not alot just gives you a headache as you wonder yet again why your computer has either crashed or just shut down what seemed to be an app or game that didn't seem to have a problem when it all of a sudden ends the app or game it even closed chess on me as it encountered a problem i understand that these things do happen but not on this scale this is just to often and microsoft really need a shoe put up there rear for not addressing these issue's sooner.
IE8 Is Constantly Closing
Using Vista Home Premium, IE8 is constantly closing - that is, a message box tells me something happened and IE has to close. Most of the time, I just 'X' out the message box and IE does NOTclose.
Windows Constantly Reboots Itself
recently windows has started to reboot itself after sitting idle for a while. I just got this computer in January of this year so it came with Vista preloaded and I am relly getting frustrated with this. I thought it might be virus associated but Norton does not report anything.
System Crashing Constantly
i have this very bad problem with my laptop, a vaio ar41l, it has been crashing constantly even during a virus scan and all that for the past 2 days, it even crashes in safe mode. so today i called sony support and they told me to do a complete factory settings restore, so i started that, it deleted everything off my hd, now it is on the second step, which is initialising windows for the first time, but on the screen which says please wait, it has got stuck, sort of, and it has been like that for almost an hour now
Connection Constantly Dropping
I recently purchased a new PC with 64 bit vista installed. When I first got started connecting my entertainment center, everything seemed fine with my network. However, the automatic update seems to have overwritten my network configuration from the original. The PC automatically loses its connection about every 1 minute, then establishes a new connection for about 1 minute. After resetting the modem and router, the problem went away; that is until I had to reboot my machine. So, now I have to reboot my modem, router and PC at roughly the same time to get an internet connection that doesn't constantly drop and reconnect. how to keep the connection good between boots, so I don't have to reset the modem and router?
Constantly Reset The Time
since doing a re-install of the vista home premium os on my laptopyesterday i have had to constantly reset the time it goes back 1 hr every hour i have reset the time in the bios ,and made sure the time zone is correct and tried different time servers
Constantly Freezes While Using IE Or AOL
I am a novice home user in need of a solution. My computer constantly freezes while I'm surfing on either IE or AOL. I get the circle that just keeps turning. the only way to get out is to reboot every time.* *This is a new HP Pavilion dv7 which is about two weeks old. Got it from Best Buy.* *I'm not sure what info is needed to help identify a problem so I'll try & provide as much as I can.*...Here is a copy of the last IE problem report~ *description*a problem caused this program
Vista 32 Thinking Almost Constantly
Vista Home Premium 32 Recently my pc seems to be 'thinking' almost constantly. That is, the hour-glass equivalent seems to always be active as if its trying to open an app or complete a task. How do I find out what it is trying to do?
Out Of Memory And Needed To Free Up Memory?
I am fairly new to the forums, and VERY new to Vista x64. The machine is new, and I was trying out some apps and games, I was in Secondlife when I got an error messege saying I was out of memory and needed to free up memory. I shut down the app and restarted it. Runs but I watched Task manager and saw my free memory down to almost nothing after an hour or so. The cached seems very high.
I did alittle research and decided to set a second page file on my 1TB hard drive, (OS is on the other HHD's )( regulated by system for size ) I'm not really sure whats going on. Example of just task manager and this page openis attached. Again, any help would be great in getting the memory set up on here optimal.
DDR3 Memory Memory Maxing Out
I have 6gigs of DDR3 memory at 1600hz. Running on Vista 64bit and every now and again my memory performance just maxes out. The problem can occur around the time when I am installing something but I dont think its always this way. I have read forums where it could be the hardrives performing self diagnostics. I have all the latest patches for vista.