Virtual memory warning

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I'm wondering about something that just seems to fix it's self. Every once in
a while a boxes comes up with a caution sign virtual memory low, hold on
while windows.......... some programs may not respond properly....... I have
always just closed the window and continued on with no problems. Am I doing
the right thing? Is there more I need to do to prevent that from happening?
Why is it happening? My pc is pretty new and full of memory.
Where is a good place to get answer for silly questions?

--
I am running Windows xp.
Cable internet broadband connection .
I have no networked computers.
I am using mcafee virus protection.
Mc Afee and WindowsXP firewall.
I have a 256mb 128 hard drive.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Go to System Properties->Advanced Tab->Performance section Settings
    button->Advanced Tab->Virtual Memory section Change button. Under Maximum
    size select "System Managed" then click the Set button. Click Apply and OK
    out. Reboot.

    If you system has an Intel chipset then visit www.intel.com and see if your
    chipset is listed to use the intel accelerator. If so download and install
    it. Some intel board require this add-on.

    --

    Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
    www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


    "sweetleaf" <sweetleaf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:60E1053D-F565-4589-88F1-733A858FB795@microsoft.com...
    > I'm wondering about something that just seems to fix it's self. Every once
    > in
    > a while a boxes comes up with a caution sign virtual memory low, hold on
    > while windows.......... some programs may not respond properly....... I
    > have
    > always just closed the window and continued on with no problems. Am I
    > doing
    > the right thing? Is there more I need to do to prevent that from
    > happening?
    > Why is it happening? My pc is pretty new and full of memory.
    > Where is a good place to get answer for silly questions?
    >
    > --
    > I am running Windows xp.
    > Cable internet broadband connection .
    > I have no networked computers.
    > I am using mcafee virus protection.
    > Mc Afee and WindowsXP firewall.
    > I have a 256mb 128 hard drive.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Sweetleaf, rt click on MyComputer>select
    Properties>Advanced>Performance-Settings>Advanced>Virtual
    Memory-Change>Click on Customize>In each Box type: 700 Click on Set, Ok.
    "sweetleaf" <sweetleaf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:60E1053D-F565-4589-88F1-733A858FB795@microsoft.com...
    > I'm wondering about something that just seems to fix it's self. Every once
    > in
    > a while a boxes comes up with a caution sign virtual memory low, hold on
    > while windows.......... some programs may not respond properly....... I
    > have
    > always just closed the window and continued on with no problems. Am I
    > doing
    > the right thing? Is there more I need to do to prevent that from
    > happening?
    > Why is it happening? My pc is pretty new and full of memory.
    > Where is a good place to get answer for silly questions?
    >
    > --
    > I am running Windows xp.
    > Cable internet broadband connection .
    > I have no networked computers.
    > I am using mcafee virus protection.
    > Mc Afee and WindowsXP firewall.
    > I have a 256mb 128 hard drive.
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Why 700?

    --

    Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
    www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


    "Rich Barry" <rbarryNot@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:nBQee.18780$Au1.10820@tornado.socal.rr.com...
    > Sweetleaf, rt click on MyComputer>select
    > Properties>Advanced>Performance-Settings>Advanced>Virtual
    > Memory-Change>Click on Customize>In each Box type: 700 Click on Set, Ok.
    > "sweetleaf" <sweetleaf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:60E1053D-F565-4589-88F1-733A858FB795@microsoft.com...
    >> I'm wondering about something that just seems to fix it's self. Every
    >> once in
    >> a while a boxes comes up with a caution sign virtual memory low, hold on
    >> while windows.......... some programs may not respond properly....... I
    >> have
    >> always just closed the window and continued on with no problems. Am I
    >> doing
    >> the right thing? Is there more I need to do to prevent that from
    >> happening?
    >> Why is it happening? My pc is pretty new and full of memory.
    >> Where is a good place to get answer for silly questions?
    >>
    >> --
    >> I am running Windows xp.
    >> Cable internet broadband connection .
    >> I have no networked computers.
    >> I am using mcafee virus protection.
    >> Mc Afee and WindowsXP firewall.
    >> I have a 256mb 128 hard drive.
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Go here and read the article --
    Virtual Memory in Windows XP:
    http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/xpvm.php
    particularly the section headed "How big should the page file be?"
    --
    Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
    http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
    http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.mspx


    "sweetleaf" <sweetleaf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:60E1053D-F565-4589-88F1-733A858FB795@microsoft.com...
    > I'm wondering about something that just seems to fix it's self. Every once in
    > a while a boxes comes up with a caution sign virtual memory low, hold on
    > while windows.......... some programs may not respond properly....... I have
    > always just closed the window and continued on with no problems. Am I doing
    > the right thing? Is there more I need to do to prevent that from happening?
    > Why is it happening? My pc is pretty new and full of memory.
    > Where is a good place to get answer for silly questions?
    >
    > --
    > I am running Windows xp.
    > Cable internet broadband connection .
    > I have no networked computers.
    > I am using mcafee virus protection.
    > Mc Afee and WindowsXP firewall.
    > I have a 256mb 128 hard drive.
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    21/2 times his System Ram.
    "sweetleaf" <sweetleaf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:60E1053D-F565-4589-88F1-733A858FB795@microsoft.com...
    > I'm wondering about something that just seems to fix it's self. Every once
    > in
    > a while a boxes comes up with a caution sign virtual memory low, hold on
    > while windows.......... some programs may not respond properly....... I
    > have
    > always just closed the window and continued on with no problems. Am I
    > doing
    > the right thing? Is there more I need to do to prevent that from
    > happening?
    > Why is it happening? My pc is pretty new and full of memory.
    > Where is a good place to get answer for silly questions?
    >
    > --
    > I am running Windows xp.
    > Cable internet broadband connection .
    > I have no networked computers.
    > I am using mcafee virus protection.
    > Mc Afee and WindowsXP firewall.
    > I have a 256mb 128 hard drive.
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    1½ x RAM is the recommended setting. 256x1.5=384.

    --
    Just my 2¢ worth,
    Jeff
    __________in response to__________
    "Rich Barry" <rbarryNot@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:PKSee.18809$Au1.16761@tornado.socal.rr.com...
    > 21/2 times his System Ram.
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    2.5X the system ram is a myth. Check Alex Nichol's site here
    http://aumha.org/win5/a/xpvm.htm scrolling down to "How large should the
    pagefile be?"
    --

    Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
    www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


    "Rich Barry" <rbarryNot@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:PKSee.18809$Au1.16761@tornado.socal.rr.com...
    > 21/2 times his System Ram.
    > "sweetleaf" <sweetleaf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:60E1053D-F565-4589-88F1-733A858FB795@microsoft.com...
    >> I'm wondering about something that just seems to fix it's self. Every
    >> once in
    >> a while a boxes comes up with a caution sign virtual memory low, hold on
    >> while windows.......... some programs may not respond properly....... I
    >> have
    >> always just closed the window and continued on with no problems. Am I
    >> doing
    >> the right thing? Is there more I need to do to prevent that from
    >> happening?
    >> Why is it happening? My pc is pretty new and full of memory.
    >> Where is a good place to get answer for silly questions?
    >>
    >> --
    >> I am running Windows xp.
    >> Cable internet broadband connection .
    >> I have no networked computers.
    >> I am using mcafee virus protection.
    >> Mc Afee and WindowsXP firewall.
    >> I have a 256mb 128 hard drive.
    >
    >
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Sorry dude. That advice flat out stinks.

    If you wish to kill your machine, that's your prerogative. Don't kill other
    people's machines.

    Do your self an extremely large favor and put the pagefile size back under
    control of the OS.

    --
    Walter Clayton
    Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.


    "Rich Barry" <rbarryNot@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:nBQee.18780$Au1.10820@tornado.socal.rr.com...
    > Sweetleaf, rt click on MyComputer>select
    > Properties>Advanced>Performance-Settings>Advanced>Virtual
    > Memory-Change>Click on Customize>In each Box type: 700 Click on Set, Ok.
    > "sweetleaf" <sweetleaf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:60E1053D-F565-4589-88F1-733A858FB795@microsoft.com...
    >> I'm wondering about something that just seems to fix it's self. Every
    >> once in
    >> a while a boxes comes up with a caution sign virtual memory low, hold on
    >> while windows.......... some programs may not respond properly....... I
    >> have
    >> always just closed the window and continued on with no problems. Am I
    >> doing
    >> the right thing? Is there more I need to do to prevent that from
    >> happening?
    >> Why is it happening? My pc is pretty new and full of memory.
    >> Where is a good place to get answer for silly questions?
    >>
    >> --
    >> I am running Windows xp.
    >> Cable internet broadband connection .
    >> I have no networked computers.
    >> I am using mcafee virus protection.
    >> Mc Afee and WindowsXP firewall.
    >> I have a 256mb 128 hard drive.
    >
    >
  9. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Bad advice.

    System managed is much, much better.

    --
    Walter Clayton
    Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.


    "» mrtee «" <hingelicker$@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:OuqqhMqUFHA.1944@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > 1½ x RAM is the recommended setting. 256x1.5=384.
    >
    > --
    > Just my 2¢ worth,
    > Jeff
    > __________in response to__________
    > "Rich Barry" <rbarryNot@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
    > news:PKSee.18809$Au1.16761@tornado.socal.rr.com...
    >> 21/2 times his System Ram.
    >
    >
  10. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Recommended as a minimum initial size, and that mainly to catch any ram
    dumps on system failure.

    Simply put: If a user is not an advanced user that understands the
    implications of adjusting the pagefile size (minimum or otherwise), they
    should leave it to the system-managed default settings. There are no
    performance enhancements achieved by forcing smaller or larger sizes, they
    only gain or eat disk space. Forcing a smaller size may preclude one from
    getting memory dumps to help analyze a system failure. Forcing a maximum
    size may invoke "out of memory" errors when a program is loaded that needs
    the additional pages. It is best just left to the way it is designed for
    normal usage.

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
    www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

    "» mrtee «" <hingelicker$@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:OuqqhMqUFHA.1944@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > 1½ x RAM is the recommended setting. 256x1.5=384.
    >
    > --
    > Just my 2¢ worth,
    > Jeff
    > __________in response to__________
    > "Rich Barry" <rbarryNot@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
    > news:PKSee.18809$Au1.16761@tornado.socal.rr.com...
    >> 21/2 times his System Ram.
    >
    >
  11. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    I have done just that. Will this stop the warning from coming up?
    Thank you
    Monique
    --
    i have windows xp with a cable internet connection. I have no networked
    computers. I am using mcafee virus protection. I have a 256mb 128 hard drive.


    "Harry Ohrn" wrote:

    > Go to System Properties->Advanced Tab->Performance section Settings
    > button->Advanced Tab->Virtual Memory section Change button. Under Maximum
    > size select "System Managed" then click the Set button. Click Apply and OK
    > out. Reboot.
    >
    > If you system has an Intel chipset then visit www.intel.com and see if your
    > chipset is listed to use the intel accelerator. If so download and install
    > it. Some intel board require this add-on.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
    > www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
    >
    >
    > "sweetleaf" <sweetleaf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:60E1053D-F565-4589-88F1-733A858FB795@microsoft.com...
    > > I'm wondering about something that just seems to fix it's self. Every once
    > > in
    > > a while a boxes comes up with a caution sign virtual memory low, hold on
    > > while windows.......... some programs may not respond properly....... I
    > > have
    > > always just closed the window and continued on with no problems. Am I
    > > doing
    > > the right thing? Is there more I need to do to prevent that from
    > > happening?
    > > Why is it happening? My pc is pretty new and full of memory.
    > > Where is a good place to get answer for silly questions?
    > >
    > > --
    > > I am running Windows xp.
    > > Cable internet broadband connection .
    > > I have no networked computers.
    > > I am using mcafee virus protection.
    > > Mc Afee and WindowsXP firewall.
    > > I have a 256mb 128 hard drive.
    >
    >
    >
  12. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    "sweetleaf" <sweetleaf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:60E1053D-F565-4589-88F1-733A858FB795@microsoft.com...
    > I'm wondering about something that just seems to fix it's self. Every once
    > in
    > a while a boxes comes up with a caution sign virtual memory low, hold on
    > while windows.......... some programs may not respond properly....... I
    > have
    > always just closed the window and continued on with no problems. Am I
    > doing
    > the right thing? Is there more I need to do to prevent that from
    > happening?
    > Why is it happening? My pc is pretty new and full of memory.
    > Where is a good place to get answer for silly questions?
    >
    > --
    > I am running Windows xp.
    > Cable internet broadband connection .
    > I have no networked computers.
    > I am using mcafee virus protection.
    > Mc Afee and WindowsXP firewall.
    > I have a 256mb 128 hard drive.


    I would advise disabling the pagefile completely if you have sufficient RAM.
    256mb is probably the least amount you would need to do so and remain
    viable. I would reccomend 512mb or more.

    Virtual memory too the hard disk is a stumbling block for systems in general
    and it should be avoided. Pagefile to RAM is ideal.

    Don't let Windows rule your life, take control and beat it with a big stick!
  13. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    If your hard drive is not far off of full, you will get the message..

    --
    Mike Hall
    MVP - Windows Shell/User
    http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm


    "sweetleaf" <sweetleaf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:A9D694A5-91F5-49F0-B8FA-940E35DDB1A4@microsoft.com...
    >I have done just that. Will this stop the warning from coming up?
    > Thank you
    > Monique
    > --
    > i have windows xp with a cable internet connection. I have no networked
    > computers. I am using mcafee virus protection. I have a 256mb 128 hard
    > drive.
    >
    >
    > "Harry Ohrn" wrote:
    >
    >> Go to System Properties->Advanced Tab->Performance section Settings
    >> button->Advanced Tab->Virtual Memory section Change button. Under Maximum
    >> size select "System Managed" then click the Set button. Click Apply and
    >> OK
    >> out. Reboot.
    >>
    >> If you system has an Intel chipset then visit www.intel.com and see if
    >> your
    >> chipset is listed to use the intel accelerator. If so download and
    >> install
    >> it. Some intel board require this add-on.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
    >> www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
    >>
    >>
    >> "sweetleaf" <sweetleaf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:60E1053D-F565-4589-88F1-733A858FB795@microsoft.com...
    >> > I'm wondering about something that just seems to fix it's self. Every
    >> > once
    >> > in
    >> > a while a boxes comes up with a caution sign virtual memory low, hold
    >> > on
    >> > while windows.......... some programs may not respond properly....... I
    >> > have
    >> > always just closed the window and continued on with no problems. Am I
    >> > doing
    >> > the right thing? Is there more I need to do to prevent that from
    >> > happening?
    >> > Why is it happening? My pc is pretty new and full of memory.
    >> > Where is a good place to get answer for silly questions?
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> > I am running Windows xp.
    >> > Cable internet broadband connection .
    >> > I have no networked computers.
    >> > I am using mcafee virus protection.
    >> > Mc Afee and WindowsXP firewall.
    >> > I have a 256mb 128 hard drive.
    >>
    >>
    >>
  14. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    My computer is about two months old and I don't have many huge files. ie.
    movies etc. The man who put my pc together has a local disk C: and a new
    volume E: does that have anything to do with why this virtual memory warning
    is coming up?
    Thanks
    Monique
    --
    I am running Windows xp.
    Cable internet broadband connection .
    I have no networked computers.
    I am using mcafee virus protection.
    Mc Afee and WindowsXP firewall.
    I have a 256mb 128 hard drive.


    "Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" wrote:

    > If your hard drive is not far off of full, you will get the message..
    >
    > --
    > Mike Hall
    > MVP - Windows Shell/User
    > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "sweetleaf" <sweetleaf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:A9D694A5-91F5-49F0-B8FA-940E35DDB1A4@microsoft.com...
    > >I have done just that. Will this stop the warning from coming up?
    > > Thank you
    > > Monique
    > > --
    > > i have windows xp with a cable internet connection. I have no networked
    > > computers. I am using mcafee virus protection. I have a 256mb 128 hard
    > > drive.
    > >
    > >
    > > "Harry Ohrn" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Go to System Properties->Advanced Tab->Performance section Settings
    > >> button->Advanced Tab->Virtual Memory section Change button. Under Maximum
    > >> size select "System Managed" then click the Set button. Click Apply and
    > >> OK
    > >> out. Reboot.
    > >>
    > >> If you system has an Intel chipset then visit www.intel.com and see if
    > >> your
    > >> chipset is listed to use the intel accelerator. If so download and
    > >> install
    > >> it. Some intel board require this add-on.
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >>
    > >> Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
    > >> www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "sweetleaf" <sweetleaf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:60E1053D-F565-4589-88F1-733A858FB795@microsoft.com...
    > >> > I'm wondering about something that just seems to fix it's self. Every
    > >> > once
    > >> > in
    > >> > a while a boxes comes up with a caution sign virtual memory low, hold
    > >> > on
    > >> > while windows.......... some programs may not respond properly....... I
    > >> > have
    > >> > always just closed the window and continued on with no problems. Am I
    > >> > doing
    > >> > the right thing? Is there more I need to do to prevent that from
    > >> > happening?
    > >> > Why is it happening? My pc is pretty new and full of memory.
    > >> > Where is a good place to get answer for silly questions?
    > >> >
    > >> > --
    > >> > I am running Windows xp.
    > >> > Cable internet broadband connection .
    > >> > I have no networked computers.
    > >> > I am using mcafee virus protection.
    > >> > Mc Afee and WindowsXP firewall.
    > >> > I have a 256mb 128 hard drive.
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>
    >
    >
    >
  15. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Any advantage of select the same size for both Min and Max and then
    placing it on it's own partition. I read about
    doing it that way to prevent possible fragmentation.
    "Rich Barry" <rbarryNot@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:PKSee.18809$Au1.16761@tornado.socal.rr.com...
    > 21/2 times his System Ram.
    > "sweetleaf" <sweetleaf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:60E1053D-F565-4589-88F1-733A858FB795@microsoft.com...
    >> I'm wondering about something that just seems to fix it's self. Every
    >> once in
    >> a while a boxes comes up with a caution sign virtual memory low, hold on
    >> while windows.......... some programs may not respond properly....... I
    >> have
    >> always just closed the window and continued on with no problems. Am I
    >> doing
    >> the right thing? Is there more I need to do to prevent that from
    >> happening?
    >> Why is it happening? My pc is pretty new and full of memory.
    >> Where is a good place to get answer for silly questions?
    >>
    >> --
    >> I am running Windows xp.
    >> Cable internet broadband connection .
    >> I have no networked computers.
    >> I am using mcafee virus protection.
    >> Mc Afee and WindowsXP firewall.
    >> I have a 256mb 128 hard drive.
    >
    >
  16. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Which means what in the current context?

    BTW: you control pagefile 'fragmentation' by setting the low value
    sufficiently large. You control when the machines hits the brick performance
    wall by setting the high value too low. Which is what everyone that suggests
    setting an upper limit does. ;-)

    Do yourself a favor. Think 'system managed' and then make it so. Any one
    that thinks otherwise outside of specialized environments is doing
    themselves a disfavor.

    Wake up! Smell the coffee. This is not circa late 60's Unix style platform,
    which is from where 99% of the absurd recommendations come from. Technology
    has changed rather significantly over the last 40 years. Time to deal with
    it.

    --
    Walter Clayton
    Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.


    "Rich Barry" <rbarryNot@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:Ny8fe.29509$R46.15436@tornado.socal.rr.com...
    > Any advantage of select the same size for both Min and Max and then
    > placing it on it's own partition. I read about
    > doing it that way to prevent possible fragmentation.
    > "Rich Barry" <rbarryNot@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
    > news:PKSee.18809$Au1.16761@tornado.socal.rr.com...
    >> 21/2 times his System Ram.
    >> "sweetleaf" <sweetleaf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:60E1053D-F565-4589-88F1-733A858FB795@microsoft.com...
    >>> I'm wondering about something that just seems to fix it's self. Every
    >>> once in
    >>> a while a boxes comes up with a caution sign virtual memory low, hold on
    >>> while windows.......... some programs may not respond properly....... I
    >>> have
    >>> always just closed the window and continued on with no problems. Am I
    >>> doing
    >>> the right thing? Is there more I need to do to prevent that from
    >>> happening?
    >>> Why is it happening? My pc is pretty new and full of memory.
    >>> Where is a good place to get answer for silly questions?
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> I am running Windows xp.
    >>> Cable internet broadband connection .
    >>> I have no networked computers.
    >>> I am using mcafee virus protection.
    >>> Mc Afee and WindowsXP firewall.
    >>> I have a 256mb 128 hard drive.
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
  17. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    On Sat, 7 May 2005 13:22:08 -0700, sweetleaf
    <sweetleaf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >My computer is about two months old and I don't have many huge files. ie.
    >movies etc. The man who put my pc together has a local disk C: and a new
    >volume E:
    Did you get any CD's with PC? (Windows OS, Sytem driver and application
    discs etc.,) or did the man put them on to the volume E, if so, this
    would reduce the ammount of available disc space.
    MH
    >does that have anything to do with why this virtual memory warning
    >is coming up?
    >Thanks
    >Monique
  18. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    I have the microsoft XP dics. On the E: drive there 53GB free and has one
    folder called 'Indentities' and an application that is 45KB, called wab. Do I
    delete them? Are they important to me now or anytime soon?
    Thanks for your help :)
    Monique
    --


    "Mike Hyndman" wrote:

    > On Sat, 7 May 2005 13:22:08 -0700, sweetleaf
    > <sweetleaf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >
    > >My computer is about two months old and I don't have many huge files. ie.
    > >movies etc. The man who put my pc together has a local disk C: and a new
    > >volume E:
    > Did you get any CD's with PC? (Windows OS, Sytem driver and application
    > discs etc.,) or did the man put them on to the volume E, if so, this
    > would reduce the ammount of available disc space.
    > MH
    > >does that have anything to do with why this virtual memory warning
    > >is coming up?
    > >Thanks
    > >Monique
    >
    >
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    So, after reading Alex's article my understanding is I can set the
    Initial to 100MB since I have 512MB of Ram and the
    Max at 800 or larger. I will try that for awhile. But never had any
    problems setting it at Initial and Max the same. But, I
    don't do any large graphics and movie making.
    "sweetleaf" <sweetleaf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:60E1053D-F565-4589-88F1-733A858FB795@microsoft.com...
    > I'm wondering about something that just seems to fix it's self. Every once
    > in
    > a while a boxes comes up with a caution sign virtual memory low, hold on
    > while windows.......... some programs may not respond properly....... I
    > have
    > always just closed the window and continued on with no problems. Am I
    > doing
    > the right thing? Is there more I need to do to prevent that from
    > happening?
    > Why is it happening? My pc is pretty new and full of memory.
    > Where is a good place to get answer for silly questions?
    >
    > --
    > I am running Windows xp.
    > Cable internet broadband connection .
    > I have no networked computers.
    > I am using mcafee virus protection.
    > Mc Afee and WindowsXP firewall.
    > I have a 256mb 128 hard drive.
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    I have 1GB of RAM and lots of HD space. I just let the system manage it.
    Personally I see no advantage for playing around with the RAM size. However
    there are reasons for doing so and that is what Alex is referring to.

    Here's the challenge. Let the system manage your pagefile for you for a
    week. Then adjust it to your liking and run it a week. Then switch back and
    let the system manage it again. See if you notice any difference. I'll wager
    that you won't see any performance hit with the system managing you
    pagefile.

    --

    Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
    www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


    "Rich Barry" <rbarryNot@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
    news:Gcgfe.29590$R46.24065@tornado.socal.rr.com...
    > So, after reading Alex's article my understanding is I can set the
    > Initial to 100MB since I have 512MB of Ram and the
    > Max at 800 or larger. I will try that for awhile. But never had any
    > problems setting it at Initial and Max the same. But, I
    > don't do any large graphics and movie making.
    > "sweetleaf" <sweetleaf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:60E1053D-F565-4589-88F1-733A858FB795@microsoft.com...
    >> I'm wondering about something that just seems to fix it's self. Every
    >> once in
    >> a while a boxes comes up with a caution sign virtual memory low, hold on
    >> while windows.......... some programs may not respond properly....... I
    >> have
    >> always just closed the window and continued on with no problems. Am I
    >> doing
    >> the right thing? Is there more I need to do to prevent that from
    >> happening?
    >> Why is it happening? My pc is pretty new and full of memory.
    >> Where is a good place to get answer for silly questions?
    >>
    >> --
    >> I am running Windows xp.
    >> Cable internet broadband connection .
    >> I have no networked computers.
    >> I am using mcafee virus protection.
    >> Mc Afee and WindowsXP firewall.
    >> I have a 256mb 128 hard drive.
    >
    >
  21. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    On Sat, 7 May 2005 14:54:04 -0700, sweetleaf
    <sweetleaf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >I have the microsoft XP dics. On the E: drive there 53GB free and has one
    >folder called 'Indentities' and an application that is 45KB, called wab. Do I
    >delete them? Are they important to me now or anytime soon?
    >Thanks for your help :)
    >Monique

    Best not to delete anything just yet, you have more than enough drive
    space available. The only time I have seen the virtual memory low
    warning was on a PC with only a 32GByte H/D and the owner sorted it when
    he installed a larger hard drive. The PC I am on at the moment has an
    80GByte H/D split into two drives (512 Ram) and is used mainly for
    graphics manipulation and the owner has his page files on both
    partitions set to 768 -1536 MBytes as he was also getting virtual memory
    warnings when using Photoshop. (none since changing PF size)
    Regards
    Mike H
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    Harry, thanks for that good suggestion. I will try that.
    "Harry Ohrn" <harry---@webtree.ca> wrote in message
    news:%23wE3c94UFHA.3312@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
    >I have 1GB of RAM and lots of HD space. I just let the system manage it.
    > Personally I see no advantage for playing around with the RAM size.
    > However
    > there are reasons for doing so and that is what Alex is referring to.
    >
    > Here's the challenge. Let the system manage your pagefile for you for a
    > week. Then adjust it to your liking and run it a week. Then switch back
    > and
    > let the system manage it again. See if you notice any difference. I'll
    > wager
    > that you won't see any performance hit with the system managing you
    > pagefile.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
    > www.webtree.ca/windowsxp
    >
    >
    > "Rich Barry" <rbarryNot@socal.rr.com> wrote in message
    > news:Gcgfe.29590$R46.24065@tornado.socal.rr.com...
    >> So, after reading Alex's article my understanding is I can set the
    >> Initial to 100MB since I have 512MB of Ram and the
    >> Max at 800 or larger. I will try that for awhile. But never had any
    >> problems setting it at Initial and Max the same. But, I
    >> don't do any large graphics and movie making.
    >> "sweetleaf" <sweetleaf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:60E1053D-F565-4589-88F1-733A858FB795@microsoft.com...
    >>> I'm wondering about something that just seems to fix it's self. Every
    >>> once in
    >>> a while a boxes comes up with a caution sign virtual memory low, hold on
    >>> while windows.......... some programs may not respond properly....... I
    >>> have
    >>> always just closed the window and continued on with no problems. Am I
    >>> doing
    >>> the right thing? Is there more I need to do to prevent that from
    >>> happening?
    >>> Why is it happening? My pc is pretty new and full of memory.
    >>> Where is a good place to get answer for silly questions?
    >>>
    >>> --
    >>> I am running Windows xp.
    >>> Cable internet broadband connection .
    >>> I have no networked computers.
    >>> I am using mcafee virus protection.
    >>> Mc Afee and WindowsXP firewall.
    >>> I have a 256mb 128 hard drive.
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
    >
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