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April 11, 2005 6:03:02 PM

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I rebooted my computer, and my HD says I only have 3.46GB left, and 10GB
total. This happened before, and when it got to 5mb, I couldn’t download
anything (I never fixed it. I just rebooted the computer). Is this a virtual
memory thing that someone can help me with? I should have 60GB and 512MB.

When I bought my computer, it had on FAT32, and then about 4 months ago,
someone told me to switch to NTFS. On my HD info, it says I’m using 10 GB as
my capacity and 512 bytes as my Allocation unit size. I’m pretty sure the
capacity should be 512MB.

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Anonymous
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April 12, 2005 5:06:02 AM

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If you have 512MB of RAM, that should be fairly sufficient. Try to fix the
size of virtual memory to something like 1GB (System properties [Right click
“My computer� and select properties� -> Advanced -> Performance -> “Settings�
button -> “Advanced� tab -> “Virtual memory� -> “Change� button -> select the
“Custom size� option and type in the “initial size� as 1024 and “maximum
size� as 1537. Click “Set� button and click ok to apply the changes.
Also try to reduce the number of applications that you’re running
concurrently and un-install any unwanted applications that are starting at
the system start up or exit them if possible (most such applications could be
exited by right clicking and selecting “Exit� or “Unload� on the icon if
running on the system tray.


"Kyle" wrote:

> I rebooted my computer, and my HD says I only have 3.46GB left, and 10GB
> total. This happened before, and when it got to 5mb, I couldn’t download
> anything (I never fixed it. I just rebooted the computer). Is this a virtual
> memory thing that someone can help me with? I should have 60GB and 512MB.
>
> When I bought my computer, it had on FAT32, and then about 4 months ago,
> someone told me to switch to NTFS. On my HD info, it says I’m using 10 GB as
> my capacity and 512 bytes as my Allocation unit size. I’m pretty sure the
> capacity should be 512MB.
>
April 12, 2005 10:09:02 AM

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"Kyle" wrote:

> I rebooted my computer, and my HD says I only have 3.46GB left, and 10GB
> total. This happened before, and when it got to 5mb, I couldn’t download
> anything (I never fixed it. I just rebooted the computer). Is this a virtual
> memory thing that someone can help me with? I should have 60GB and 512MB.
>
> When I bought my computer, it had on FAT32, and then about 4 months ago,
> someone told me to switch to NTFS. On my HD info, it says I’m using 10 GB as
> my capacity and 512 bytes as my Allocation unit size. I’m pretty sure the
> capacity should be 512MB.
>

I'm a little confused by your post,are you talking about RAM memory or hard
drive space or both?
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Anonymous
a b } Memory
April 12, 2005 8:00:42 PM

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MAP

Kyle posted his problem to Help & Support and General. Ron Martell
provided the solution -see Windows XP General.

--


Regards.

Gerry

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
FCA

Stourport, Worcs, England
Enquire, plan and execute.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"MAP" <MAP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8DB1A53E-9C3B-4416-840D-B513A8AE8589@microsoft.com...
>
>
> "Kyle" wrote:
>
>> I rebooted my computer, and my HD says I only have 3.46GB left, and
>> 10GB
>> total. This happened before, and when it got to 5mb, I couldn’t
>> download
>> anything (I never fixed it. I just rebooted the computer). Is this a
>> virtual
>> memory thing that someone can help me with? I should have 60GB and
>> 512MB.
>>
>> When I bought my computer, it had on FAT32, and then about 4 months
>> ago,
>> someone told me to switch to NTFS. On my HD info, it says I’m using
>> 10 GB as
>> my capacity and 512 bytes as my Allocation unit size. I’m pretty sure
>> the
>> capacity should be 512MB.
>>
>
> I'm a little confused by your post,are you talking about RAM memory or
> hard
> drive space or both?
April 12, 2005 8:00:43 PM

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so?
what if i did?

"Gerry Cornell" wrote:

> MAP
>
> Kyle posted his problem to Help & Support and General. Ron Martell
> provided the solution -see Windows XP General.
>
> --
>
>
> Regards.
>
> Gerry
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> FCA
>
> Stourport, Worcs, England
> Enquire, plan and execute.
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
>
> "MAP" <MAP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8DB1A53E-9C3B-4416-840D-B513A8AE8589@microsoft.com...
> >
> >
> > "Kyle" wrote:
> >
> >> I rebooted my computer, and my HD says I only have 3.46GB left, and
> >> 10GB
> >> total. This happened before, and when it got to 5mb, I couldn’t
> >> download
> >> anything (I never fixed it. I just rebooted the computer). Is this a
> >> virtual
> >> memory thing that someone can help me with? I should have 60GB and
> >> 512MB.
> >>
> >> When I bought my computer, it had on FAT32, and then about 4 months
> >> ago,
> >> someone told me to switch to NTFS. On my HD info, it says I’m using
> >> 10 GB as
> >> my capacity and 512 bytes as my Allocation unit size. I’m pretty sure
> >> the
> >> capacity should be 512MB.
> >>
> >
> > I'm a little confused by your post,are you talking about RAM memory or
> > hard
> > drive space or both?
>
>
Anonymous
a b } Memory
April 13, 2005 12:56:04 AM

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Kyle

I was posting the information for the benefit of MAP!

However, if you must multi post I have to say it is not considered good
practice to post separate messages thereby preventing recipients from
knowing that you have posted in other groups and what replies have been
given. What you have done stands to waste others time answering problems
, which have already been answered.

This advice covers cross posting when using the web interface:

If you already know how to cross-post, you can skip this. If you want to
post the same question to more than one newsgroup and don't know how to
cross-post, this tip is for you:

If you take your question or comment and post it to one newsgroup, and
then
post it to another newsgroup, that's called multi-posting. What's
frustrating about multi-posting is you might end up with two totally
separate threads in two different newsgroups. You have to check two
places
for your answer, and the experts who are trying to help you expend more
energy dealing with multiple posts.

Ideally it's best to just pick one forum and post there, but if you're
really concerned about someone missing your post, it is much better to
cross-post than to multi-post. When you cross-post, you send the same
post
to more than one newsgroup and the newsreaders should keep track of the
cross-posts. I sent this message to all seven SMS forums at the same
time,
but when you read it in one forum, it should be marked as read already
by
your newsreader and you won't see it again when you go to another SMS
forum.
Another advantage of cross-posting is, I can set which forum to send the
replies to. I set this post to send all followups (replies) to the .misc
forum. Now I only have to go to one place to read all the responses.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
If you really have to cross-post and you are using the Web interface:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
To post in more than one discussion group, click Advanced Options in the
New
Question, New Comment, or Reply form, and then type the additional
discussion groups you want to post to in the Cross-post to these
discussion
groups box. Use a comma (,) between discussion group names.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
If you really have to cross-post and you are using Outlook Express:
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Create a new message. To the left of the newsgroups text box at the top
of
the screen, there is an icon of a foler and a post with a red pin. Click
that icon. The Pick Newsgroups on msnews.microsoft.com dialog box
appears.
Click the other newsgroup you want to post to and click Add. When you're
done, click OK. If you cross-post, it is recommended that you set a
newsgroup for followup so you know where the responses will be. To set
the
followups to go to a specific forum, you need to display all of the
headers.
When the new message window is open, on the View menu, click All
Headers.

I hope this helps you get your answer and helps all of us help you more
efficiently. If you have any questions about this tip, see the followups
in
microsoft.public.sms.misc.


--
Cathy Moya, MCSE: Security, MCT
Technical Writer, Enterprise Management Content Group

Check out the SMS Technical FAQ:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/sms/sms200...
This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties and confers no rights.

--


Hope this helps.

Gerry
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
FCA

Using invalid email address

Stourport, Worcs, England
Enquire, plan and execute.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Please tell the newsgroup how any
suggested solution worked for you.

http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


"Kyle" <Kyle@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D 588FD61-1D60-4126-9ECE-4E5C4206E44F@microsoft.com...
> so?
> what if i did?
>
> "Gerry Cornell" wrote:
>
>> MAP
>>
>> Kyle posted his problem to Help & Support and General. Ron Martell
>> provided the solution -see Windows XP General.
>>
>> --
>>
>>
>> Regards.
>>
>> Gerry
>>
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>> FCA
>>
>> Stourport, Worcs, England
>> Enquire, plan and execute.
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>
>>
>> "MAP" <MAP@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:8DB1A53E-9C3B-4416-840D-B513A8AE8589@microsoft.com...
>> >
>> >
>> > "Kyle" wrote:
>> >
>> >> I rebooted my computer, and my HD says I only have 3.46GB left,
>> >> and
>> >> 10GB
>> >> total. This happened before, and when it got to 5mb, I couldn’t
>> >> download
>> >> anything (I never fixed it. I just rebooted the computer). Is this
>> >> a
>> >> virtual
>> >> memory thing that someone can help me with? I should have 60GB and
>> >> 512MB.
>> >>
>> >> When I bought my computer, it had on FAT32, and then about 4
>> >> months
>> >> ago,
>> >> someone told me to switch to NTFS. On my HD info, it says I’m
>> >> using
>> >> 10 GB as
>> >> my capacity and 512 bytes as my Allocation unit size. I’m pretty
>> >> sure
>> >> the
>> >> capacity should be 512MB.
>> >>
>> >
>> > I'm a little confused by your post,are you talking about RAM memory
>> > or
>> > hard
>> > drive space or both?
>>
>>
!