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I reformatted my nieces pc. she has xp and 1 gig of memory. she is always getting a " insufficient memory error". she was getting it before I reformatted. Her pc was a total mess and needed it. she also has a printer she uses to print large photos. I don't know if that has anything to do with it. But if anyone can help me with this I'll be forever grateful

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did you format the computer before reloading it?

I would check the process tab in the task manager. If you click on memory usage, it will resort the process by memory used. It should show you what process it using all the memory. It sounds like a defective program.

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I would check and see if windows is managing the Virtual Memory. Go to Control panel then click the system icon, then click the System Icon, then click the Advanced Tab at the top, there are three Settings Button click the one at the top for Performance. New box opens, click the Advanced tab. Virtual Memory is at the bottom click the change button. In that new box you will see a list of drives if you only have one then you will just see one. With the drive highlighted make sure there is a dot next to the words " System managed size" click ok all the way out to close all the boxes.

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Virtual Memory and Pagefile in Windows XP = http://aumha.org/win5/a/xpvm.php


System Managed Size. = http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_memory


How to set performance options in Windows XP = http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308417

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




Also see = MS Support Knowledge Base (KB) = http://support.microsoft.com/search/defaul...p;x=18&y=13

How to configure paging files for optimization and recovery in Windows XP = http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;314482

+ http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308417 = How to set performance options in Windows XP

+ To change it: computer/propertes/advanced/performance/advanced/at the bottom change it.

Memory = shsc.info/WindowsMemoryManagement = http://shsc.info/WindowsMemoryManagement

Also it is possible that you could use more ram. How much ram do you have?

Test your ram with these: = Memtest86+ here: http://www.memtest.org

Go to and put in your system specs at = http://www.crucial.com/support/install.asp = "Memory Advisorâ„¢ tool will show you exactly the right upgrade for your computer." + http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner

For a good price see: = http://www.newegg.com and/or

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Home.jsp - http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Home.jsp


To manage your startup programs, use

http://www.snapfiles.com/get/starter.html = CodeStuff Starter




Windows Powertools (exe) = http://software.techrepublic.com.com/downl...amp;tag=nl.e138

also see = Autoruns = http://www.sysinternals.com/Utilities/Autoruns.html

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