Running Low on Virtual Memory

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I need some help. Just recently, my computer started behaving a bit odd.

Programs would take some time to start and sometimes my computer seems to hang for a moment.

Today, when I opened it and was trying to access the internet, this error message popped up:

System Process – Out of Virtual Memory

Your system is running low on virtual memory. Please close some application. You can then start the System option in the Control Panel and choose the Virtual Memory button to create an additional paging file or to increase the size of your current paging file.


I have no idea what a paging file is, how much more how to increase its' size.

I don't want to experiment lest I make things worse.

Looking forward to your response.


Best Answer by Allen_j
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Answered By 0 points N/A #87774

Running Low on Virtual Memory


You are getting low on your RAM, and when required memory exceeds that of your RAM, then OS page the memory files from your hard drive.

Make sure you have ample space in your hard disk, or especially the one in which your operating system is installed. If the problem still remains, then you need to change the size of the paging file.

For that, go to;

Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > System > On Advanced Tab, under Performance, click 'Settings' > On Advanced Tab, under virtual memory, click 'Change'.

Now Select the drive in which you have installed your operating system or have enough space, atleast 3 times of your RAM. Now in custom size, change initial size and maximum size.

Usually initial size is kept 1.5 times of your RAM, and maximum size is kept 3 times of RAM to ensure stable behaviour.

Hope that helps.

Answered By 75 points N/A #87776

Running Low on Virtual Memory


Causes Of virtual memory low error on slow Windows

  • Virtual memory was too low..
  • Deletion of a shared DLL file when an application is uninstalled causing missing DLL errors.
  • A virus or trojan deleted or infected the shared system32 files.
  • Invalid or incorrect DLL entries in the Windows registry.
  • Some dll and exe were corrupted.

To Fix virtual memory low Error?

The Error are easy to repair.

By downloading and running the memory repair tool, you can quickly and effectively fix this problem and prevent others from occurring.

You can do it yourself!

Just follow these 3 steps:

(1) Download and install Memory Repair Tool.

(2) Click the “StartScan” Button. And wait for the scan to finish.

(3) Click the “Repair All” button to fix the errors.

Tip: After fixing all errors you have found – You need to restart your computer for this registry changes to take effect.

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