XP Pro Virtual Memory Low but RAM High, Why?

  jonmac 16:43 19 Jan 2006

My PC has just informed me that Windows Virtual Memory is running low so it's increasing the size of the paging file. Yet at the same time I have 670 Mb of free RAM. I'm runing XP Pro, Photoshop CS, Indesign CS 3, Excel. Can anyone explain this and what I can do to avoid tis in future?

  Chegs ®™ 17:48 19 Jan 2006
  woodchip 17:53 19 Jan 2006

You have too many background Programs running at boot, go to start\run Type MSCONFIG press enter go to startup tab and start removing ticks from boxes that do not need to start at boot

  jonmac 18:45 19 Jan 2006

Thanks both. Have read both articles, the 2nd being more understaable (just) so I'm a bit wiser now.

BUt how do I know which boxes I can ubtick - trial and error?

  woodchip 21:21 19 Jan 2006

You can go back after and re-tick them if something is needed

  VoG II 21:24 19 Jan 2006

Startup programs click here

  jonmac 18:19 20 Jan 2006

Thanks Woodchip, Chegs and VoG. More tha enough to occupy me for a good (and pleasant) part of the weekend, and be the wiser for it

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