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Postby BigSis » Thu, 15 Jul 2010 5:24 pm

My computer keeps coming up with a message that there's not much memory left. What can I do to sort this out - will deleting files in my documents folder help or are they probably too small to have much impact?

Do I need to de-fragment?

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Postby carlsum1986 » Thu, 15 Jul 2010 5:28 pm

were u downloading or copying a file when this message was shown?
or was this while you were running some applications?

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Postby BigSis » Thu, 15 Jul 2010 6:08 pm

when I was running an application, and it only happens when I'm doing that, not when I'm just surfing the internet

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 15 Jul 2010 6:42 pm

You have too many things running in memory. There are a couple of things you can do.

a) Increase your virtual memory size, which is just a way of putting off the problem.
b) Buy more physical memory... which is always good, with or without the message
c) Eliminate all the stupid programs which think they need to be resident in memory... everything from Logitech cameras to Adobe PDF.

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Postby louisloo » Mon, 19 Jul 2010 4:59 pm

First just click on "my computer" and see how much free disk place you have. If you still have a more than 1 gb, most probably you have clicked on to the latest virus emails circulating around last week.

You need a good antivirus program to delete the virus in safe mode. If you have anti virus program, and it cannot work, most probably this virus has disable your anti virus program and you need to get help.

Hope you find this useful.

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 19 Jul 2010 5:01 pm

louisloo wrote:First just click on "my computer" and see how much free disk place you have. If you still have a more than 1 gb, most probably you have clicked on to the latest virus emails circulating around last week.


that doesn't just make sense :-k

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Postby louisloo » Mon, 19 Jul 2010 5:30 pm

[quote="nakatago]that doesn't just make sense :-k[/quote]

I simplified it for ease of understanding.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 19 Jul 2010 5:33 pm

nakatago wrote:
louisloo wrote:First just click on "my computer" and see how much free disk place you have. If you still have a more than 1 gb, most probably you have clicked on to the latest virus emails circulating around last week.


that doesn't just make sense :-k


You got that right!!

The OP might try downloading a product called Soluto from www.soluto.com

Gives you an interesting picture of all the crap that tries to start up and let's you stop or postpone the load.

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Postby nakatago » Mon, 19 Jul 2010 5:54 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:
nakatago wrote:
louisloo wrote:First just click on "my computer" and see how much free disk place you have. If you still have a more than 1 gb, most probably you have clicked on to the latest virus emails circulating around last week.


that doesn't just make sense :-k


You got that right!!

The OP might try downloading a product called Soluto from www.soluto.com

Gives you an interesting picture of all the crap that tries to start up and let's you stop or postpone the load.


that was cute. really.

this sounds promising; i was about to suggest start->run then typing "msconfig" but i guess that would have been too technical.

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Postby durain » Mon, 19 Jul 2010 7:19 pm

download ccleaner and defraggler. ccleaner is good for cleaning out junk and fixing registry stuff.

delete/kill any application and TSR you dont use. check your page file/swap file. it should be about 1.5x size of your physical memory. you can delete it and reset it to auto.

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Postby BigSis » Mon, 19 Jul 2010 9:18 pm

OK, thanks, I think it's sorted. I deleted a few things, did a few scans and restarted it and it seems to be OK now. I'll get my resident computer expert to have a look at it when he's got time off work and see if it needs anything else doing........I'm a real noob when it comes to computers :oops:


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