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    Pagefile.sys

    Hi

    I sometimes get the message System Low on virtual memory windows will attemp to resize the pagefile.sys.
    I have reset the size so that minimum and maxium are the same ie 1536, I have 11gig available. but the message still pops up now and then.
    I have also seen this on one of my Windows XP Machines

    Any Ideas Please

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    Re: Pagefile.sys

    Braddy, how much RAM do you have installed, and what are you doing at the times that this happens? That message means that the space allocated to the swap file has been used up - usually an indicator that you don't have enough physical memory installed, or that you're doing something heavily graphic-intensive, such as Photoshop.
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    Re: Pagefile.sys

    Hi WyllyWylly

    I have 128Mb of RAM I Don't have anything as intesive as Photoshop on this particular machine, I think at the time I was opening Outlook.
    I have the same RAM on the XP machine but I didn't make a note of what I was running.

    I don't suppose this tells you much!

    I have another machine at home which runs Windows XP Office XP, Photoshop, Flash MX, Photoimpact that has 512Mb RAM and I have the same size pagefile but touch wood I have never seen this message on that machine.

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    Re: Pagefile.sys

    Aye, but it could also be a lot of services running in the background too. 128MB is fairly slim for Windows 2000 and definitely for XP. As I recall, a clean, unaltered load of Windows 2000 takes about 90-95MB RAM as a baseline. Start opening applications and that dwindles quickly,forcing the swapping to occur. Perhaps I should not have said Photoshop, but any large application will add to the burden (Photoshop just happends to be an extreme example).

    You may want to [URL=http://www.blkviper.com/WIN2K/win2kservice411.htm]trim the list of running services[/URL} and remove any unneeded tray resident applications- if you have a boatload of icons down by the clock, that's what I am referring to. Another potential bottleneck could be your VGA adapter, if it doesn't have enough video RAM - although I think that unlikely. Try trimming the services list and see how it does for you.
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    Re: Pagefile.sys

    Hi
    You have given me a bit to go at, I'll give it a try

    Many thanks again
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