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July 7, 2005 7:43:02 AM

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I'm receiving the following error message when booting up....

"Your system is low on virtual memory. Windows is increasing the size of
your virtual memory paging file. during this process, memory requests for
some applications may be denied. For more information, see help"

Boot up is very slow (5 mins) and the Paging File size is set at 116mb. I've
tried to change it to 191mb but it won't take it.

Total RAM is 256mb.

I'm assuming it's a corrupt Paging File. Can this be sorted without doing a
Windows Repair?

Thanks.

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Anonymous
July 7, 2005 3:56:23 PM

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Hi

Please have a look at the following article by the late Alex Nichol:

"Virtual Memory in Windows XP"
http://aumha.org/win5/a/xpvm.php

--

Will Denny
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
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"Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8FF4E5B9-AF93-400D-B35A-E5F428E08E97@microsoft.com...
> I'm receiving the following error message when booting up....
>
> "Your system is low on virtual memory. Windows is increasing the size of
> your virtual memory paging file. during this process, memory requests for
> some applications may be denied. For more information, see help"
>
> Boot up is very slow (5 mins) and the Paging File size is set at 116mb.
> I've
> tried to change it to 191mb but it won't take it.
>
> Total RAM is 256mb.
>
> I'm assuming it's a corrupt Paging File. Can this be sorted without doing
> a
> Windows Repair?
>
> Thanks.
Anonymous
July 7, 2005 4:58:42 PM

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"Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8FF4E5B9-AF93-400D-B35A-E5F428E08E97@microsoft.com...
> I'm receiving the following error message when booting up....
>
> "Your system is low on virtual memory. Windows is increasing the size of
> your virtual memory paging file. during this process, memory requests for
> some applications may be denied. For more information, see help"
>
> Boot up is very slow (5 mins) and the Paging File size is set at 116mb.
> I've
> tried to change it to 191mb but it won't take it.
>
> Total RAM is 256mb.
>
> I'm assuming it's a corrupt Paging File. Can this be sorted without doing
> a
> Windows Repair?
>
> Thanks

What are you doing when this happens? If it something like editing large
grahics try more RAM.
The paging file is on your hard disk- If you think it is corrupt have you
tried checking your disk for file and allocation errors using the built in
Windows Tools? You could also delete the paging file then recreate it.
Anonymous
July 8, 2005 11:29:21 PM

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"Mike" <Mike@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I'm receiving the following error message when booting up....
>
>"Your system is low on virtual memory. Windows is increasing the size of
>your virtual memory paging file. during this process, memory requests for
>some applications may be denied. For more information, see help"
>
>Boot up is very slow (5 mins) and the Paging File size is set at 116mb. I've
>tried to change it to 191mb but it won't take it.
>
>Total RAM is 256mb.
>
>I'm assuming it's a corrupt Paging File. Can this be sorted without doing a
>Windows Repair?
>
>Thanks.

116 mb is away too small for the paging file on a 256 mb system.

Try changing it to "system managed size". Make sure you click on the
Set button (twice) before clicking on OK and that you reboot the
computer to put the new settings into effect.

If this does not make the change then try booting into Safe Mode and
then making the changes to the paging file. And again make sure you
click on the Set button before clicking on OK.

Good luck


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
http://aumha.org/alex.htm
!