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    Receiving message that “Virtual Memory is low” in my Windows 7 System

    I am using Windows 7 in my System. Sometime I am receiving the message that “Virtual memory is low”. I do not know what it is. I close the dialog box, when it comes. Please, anyone help me in solving the problem. I should get the problem solved.

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    Support Array
    Join Date
    Apr 2012

    Re: Receiving message that “Virtual Memory is low” in my Windows 7 System

    This Message means that you should change the size of the Virtual Memory. Steps to be done:
    STEP 1: Click Start >> Control Panel >> Systems and Security >> System.
    STEP 2: Click “Advanced System Settings” in the left pane. If asked administrated password, give and confirm it.
    STEP 3: Tap on the “Advanced” tab. Go to Performance >> Settings.
    STEP 4: Click on the “Advanced” tab. Under “Virtual Memory”, click “Change”.
    STEP 5: Uncheck the option “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives”.
    STEP 6: Go to Drive or Volume Label and click the drive that has the paging file which you want to change its size.
    STEP 7: Click “Customize Size” and enter the value in the “Initial Size” or “Maximum Size” in MB.
    STEP 8: Click “Set” and “Ok”. Your problem is solved.
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    Aniruddha Array
    Join Date
    Jul 2012

    Re: Receiving message that “Virtual Memory is low” in my Windows 7 System


    Virtual memory is a very important issue, as the Operating System, here Windows use it for its own benefit and as a cache memory where it writes , removes, takes quick reference etc. So when virtual memory space decreases windows cant use the space as it was supposed to use, so it notify you about the situation.

    Yur can take two actions to avoid total colapse of operations.

    First delete lots of unused, unimportant and discardable files from your system. Use DiskCleanup utility to remove lot of such files.

    Secondly,you can adjust the virtual space to run system normally.

    Go to Control Panel > System and Security > System > Advanced System System > Advanced > Settings > adjust virtual memory in accordance to your requirment and okay that, exit.

    Take cautious while setting virtual memory as that might hamper performance of the Operating System.


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    gauravgpt Array
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    Jul 2012

    Re: Receiving message that “Virtual Memory is low” in my Windows 7 System

    Hello friend...

    This error usually occurs due to faulty and buggy software that more or less hogs your memory until Windows doesn’t know what else to do, thus giving repeated “your system is running low on virtual memory” errors.

    This occurs when the software inexplicably pulls more and more memory from the system, the longer the software is running. What happens is that overtime the software hogs all of your normal RAM, and then forces Windows to start creating and utilizing virtual memory to compensate. When virtual memory is pushed to the limits, the errors start appearing. To fix this problem, you simply have to close the software that’s causing the problem or restart Windows completely.

    All the Best!!

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    solution Array
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    Sep 2012

    Re: Receiving message that “Virtual Memory is low” in my Windows 7 System


    To solve the virtual memory is low error follow the given steps

    press windows key+r and type sysdm.cpl in the run box

    then tap on the ADVACED tab

    now click settings ... under the performance category

    again tap on the ADVANCED tab

    and click change button from the bottom of the window

    and see your virtual memory settings

    unselect the automatic managin file option

    and change your memory settings ....and click OK

    then your problem will be resolved...


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    chinni Array
    Join Date
    Oct 2012

    Re: Receiving message that “Virtual Memory is low” in my Windows 7 System


    -First you need to determine which application is causing the problem.

    -Hit Control-Alt-Delete to bring up Task Manager (on certain XP Professional configurations you'll need to click the Task Manager button after hitting Control-Alt-Delete).

    -You can also access Task Manager by holding down Control and Shift and pressing Esc.

    -Go to the Processes tab in Task Manager.

    -Here you will see a list of all the processes (applications or parts there of) that are running on your system.

    - You will see the memory usage here, but in my experience this very rarely has anything to do with problems running low on virtual memory.
    Click View, Select Columns.

    -Check the Virtual Memory Size box.

    -Now you have a VM Size column in your Processes tab.

    - Click the top of the VM Size column twice to arrange the processes by their VM Size from largest to smallest.

    -Almost every application will use more memory the longer you keep it open.

    -though some are worse than others.

    -This is one reason that Windows becomes more and more unresponsive the longer you keep it running, and why you end up eeding to restart your computer periodically.

    -Once you determine which process is using more virtual memory than it should, you need to determine what the process is.

    hope helps for u.

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    mahhiads Array
    Join Date
    Oct 2012

    Re: Receiving message that “Virtual Memory is low” in my Windows 7 System

    Hello Friend,

    >> Firstly Go To The Start >> Control Panel
    >> After That Click On The Troubleshooting
    >> Than Find The System And Security
    >> And Perform The Following Task :
    1. Run Maintenance Task
    2. Check The Performance Usage

    >> Run Both After That Restart The PC
    >> Now , I Hop Your Problem Will Be Sort Out........

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    sriram.ramineni Array
    Join Date
    Oct 2012

    Re: Receiving message that “Virtual Memory is low” in my Windows 7 System


    to increse the virtual memoy in your windows 7 systemm fallow this way
    1. go to start control pannel
    choose system and maintainece and then click system
    in the left pane cli on the advaced syatem seetings
    on the advanced tab under performence ,click seetings
    clcik the advanced tab and then , under virtual memory, choose change
    click custom to change the intial size (mb) and maximum size
    remember to choose your drive which you want to increse 1.jpg

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