Virtual memory low - what to do ?
Question : What do l do to fix the virtual memory when it is too
Answer : I assume that you got a little balloon in
the bottom right-hand corner announcing that your virtual memory is low and that
Windows is adjusting it. If this happens just once, don't worry-as the
message said, Windows found a problem and fixed it. But if it happens
repeatedly, it could be that your settings don't allow Windows to make the
necessary adjustment. First, make sure your drive isn't overly full.
In Windows Explorer, right-click the drive icon
and choose Properties. If the amount of free space is under about 10 percent,
you'll need to free up some space. You can use the Disk Cleanup button right
next to the free space indicator, or manually move some files to off-line
storage, or uninstall unnecessary applications-whatever it takes to get more
If low drive space isn't the problem, the virtual-memory settings may be
wrong. Right-click My Computer and choose Properties. Click the Advanced
tab. Click the Settings button in the Performance panel. Click the Advanced
tab in the Performance dialog. Click the Change button in the Virtual memory
panel. Whew! This setting is buried quite thoroughly! Look for the System
managed size option, select it if it isn't already selected, and then click OK, OK, OK. That should
end the warnings.