Virtual memory what's this

  golfpro 14:38 20 Jul 2003
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I've just had a warning from MS to this effect. "Windows- Virtual Memory Minimum Too Low" This appered in the bottom right of the task bar What does it mean and how can I rectify it. It also said that MS was doing something to put it right, but I may be denied access to certain programs while this is going on.

  bremner 14:48 20 Jul 2003

It is an area of your hard drive set aside to 'help out' your RAM it is often called the swap file or paging file. By default it is managed by Windows although this can be overridden and max and min values assigned.

If you haven't done this then I would think you have a hard drive that is virtually full and there is not sufficient space for the swap file.

You will have to make space availabale or your machine will not operate

  golfpro 14:56 20 Jul 2003

I have a 30gb hard drive and am only using 20% of this at the moment

  bremner 15:04 20 Jul 2003

What OS are you using?

  golfpro 15:58 20 Jul 2003

XP Home

  bremner 16:19 20 Jul 2003

In System Properties choose 'Advanced' then under Performance choose 'settings'then click the advanced tab. At the bottom will be the section dealing with the paging file. Click 'change' and you will be able to see all your Vitual memory settings.

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