I run ME, with 512Mb, 2x128 pc133 sdram and 1x256mb sdram. after an hour or so surfing ME reports that i have run out of memory, even though i have only two or three browser windows open. Norton System Docor says that i have only used about 230Mb, which leavs me with about 180mb left, so how come i have run out? My swap file is on a partition with about 1 gig free space, and it set to a min size of 512mb.
What's going on- i have updated norton virus scan and run it, but it finds nothing.
read that although applications closed the memory doesnt alway clear, can help to go to the shutdown window but cancel instead of ok ie. Start>Shutdown>ShutdownWindow>Cancel.
Norton system works applications can take up alot of resources. Check what other applications running (Control-Alt-Delete) and refer to Answers that Work click here task list programs to see what you can do without to free up memory.
would like to let ME do it for it'self, but it insist on putting the swap file on drive C, which has only about 200meg free. So i put it on F that is almost empty, 1.9gig free. only really use f as a place to put the swap file.
at startup, that i know of driver for scroll wheel mouse volume control direct cd for cd re-writer quick res for screen- would remove but can't work out how! grouped norton icons- virus/clean sweep/internet sweep/password manager. I think. monitor program for digital camer. norton fire wall. when on line dialer prog and status monitor
I'm sure Valvegrid has hit on the problem. There is a bit of information click here towards the bottom of the page. This chap says you have to disable the swap file on drive c before you can set it up on another drive. He seems to indicate that you could let windows manage the swap file on the second drive which I think would solve your problem.
I had a similar problem on ME when I tried to set a minimum and maximum limit and got "out of memory" messages when I knew I had available ram left. When I went back to letting windows manage virtual memory I had no further problems.
bit more tech stuff click here;en-us;253912 Also 'AnswersThatWork' (link above) website have Ultimate Troubleshooting Program(£l0 ish) that takes hard work out of finding out what programs are running & removing programs at startup.