Can someone tell me what this means.

  Rebanut 22:38 04 Mar 2006

My PC has been on for most of the day without hardly being used, now tonight I just came and found these words on the screen,

Windows-virtual memory minimum too low.

Can someone explain what this means please, the only thing I have noticed is how slow it is running, Windows XP is the system.

Thanks for any help.

  Dipso 00:30 05 Mar 2006

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  jakimo 01:26 05 Mar 2006

Virtual Memory has to do with memory from your harddrive that your computer
treats like RAM. How much RAM do you have? (Right Click on My Computer and
select should be found on the general tab) The minimum
requirement for an XP system is 128 MB of RAM. If you have this amount (or
less) then you are probably running too many applications at once. The more
applications that you run at once the more RAM that is required. Once you
are using all of your RAM the computer starts using a reserved part of your
hard drive as if it were RAM. This is called Virtual Memory.

To see the amount of Virtual Memory that you have reserved, right click on
My Computer and select Properties. Select the "advanced" tab and click the
Performance->Settings button. Select the "advanced" tab. There should be a
box titled "Virtual Memory".

  freaky 10:57 05 Mar 2006

If you reboot your PC, then everything should return back to normal.

  SG Atlantis® 11:11 05 Mar 2006

To clean up your computer click here

Virtual memory gets used when windows moves data that's sitting in RAM to a page file on the hard disk.

What size is your hdd? and how much RAM have you got?

  namtas 11:12 05 Mar 2006

It could be caused by a number of problems and this is one of them.
click here

The other likely problem area is memory leakage, Unless the problem becomes unaccepable, reboot to clear.

  namtas 11:15 05 Mar 2006

apologies this was meant to be the original link
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  namtas 11:18 05 Mar 2006

Please Mr FE can we have an self edit facility, if just to save our embarrasing mistakes.

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  namtas 11:19 05 Mar 2006

I now give up on this link

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:23 05 Mar 2006

Pagefile (Virtual Memory) -- Rght click MY Computer - select propeties - Advanced tab - Performance - advanced tab - Virtual memory click change, you can put the page file on a differnt drive (if you have one), click custom size and set Initial size to one and a half times the amount of memory you have fitted i.e. 512MB memory = set to 768MB, set maximum to double your memory amount i.e. 512MB memory = 1024MB click ok.
If your hard drive is full and there is not enough room for the pagefile this can slow down, freeze or even cause the PC to crash (restart).

  Rebanut 14:19 05 Mar 2006

Thanks for all the replies and will read them all, I have an 80gb hard drive of which about 60 is free, and I recently increased the ram from 512 to 1024, thank you again, I hope I can understand some of your answers.

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