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Re-installed Windows 7. Borderlands 2 fails. Needs more virtual memory

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September 24, 2012 10:28:42 PM

I just reformatted Windows 7 yesterday. Prior to the reformat some things were a bit sluggish but Borderlands 2 (and other games) were running fine, for the most part. After reinstalling everything and copying my old steamapps folder, Borderlands won't work. I get to the launch menu, hit "Play" and get a box saying that the program stopped working. A larger window appears letting me know that I don't have enough virtual memory and that I should clean out my HDD.

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When I reformatted I neglected to erase my old files. I did this post-reformat. Might that be causing some issues? Maybe it's a driver problem?

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a b $ Windows 7
September 24, 2012 10:38:07 PM

System specs? How much memory do you have? Did you actually re-install Borderlands 2? Didi you backup your Steam games(using Steam), or did you just copy it?
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September 24, 2012 10:41:38 PM

Are other games working?? Does dxdiag report errors? have you tried re-installing graphics drivers?
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Well, it looks like other games are having some issues as well.

I did re-install graphics drivers.

I (perhaps foolishly) didn't backup my steam files, but copied over my steamapps folder. I was under the impression that would work... possibly a bad impression to be under.
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a b $ Windows 7
September 24, 2012 11:25:03 PM

right click on my computer and select properties/advances system settings/advanced/performance settings/ advanced and virtual memory. set this to manual and set it to 1.5 times you actual ram... so if you have 4 gigs make it 6 or if you have 8 then set it to 12. set the minimum to 1mb less than your max.
save and quit . you may have to reboot. sometimes windows asks for it, just do it and then you should have no virtual mem errors for anything you run.
i dod this as a basic rule of thumb on every pc i use and have never had any issues with running out of mem...
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a c 395 $ Windows 7
September 25, 2012 12:48:14 AM

This topic has been moved from the section Windows 7 to section Video Games by Area51reopened
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a b $ Windows 7
September 25, 2012 4:36:11 PM

Hi, I'm farily sure Hexit has the correct solution for your problem. However, on a side note, do the game files integrity check through steam. And, reinstall your drivers, preferably for everything.

Lastly, I really doubt this but, what resolution are you trying to run the game at?
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September 26, 2012 1:54:00 AM

Best answer selected by jrmitche18.
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