Virtual Memory problem
April 27, 2004 9:39 AM Subscribe
I need help with Virtual Memory Problems (actual question inside....)
posted by anastasiav to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
I recently (a week ago yesterday) had to have my hard drive replaced and thus also reinstall the operating system (windows 98 - hey, I didn't pay for it, I don't get to choose the OS). Since then, performance has been degrading to the point where today I can't open Mozilla and my mail app at the same time. I tried to increase the available virtual memory, but the machine keeps defaulting back to "Let Windows manage my virtual memory settings." no matter what I do.
Steps: right-click on My computer --> Properties --> Performance Tab --> Virtual Memory --> change default to "Let me specify my own virtual memory settings" --> OK --> Are you sure you want to continue? Yes --> window closes, but no changes are made.
One kind of oddball thing I noticed is that in the Virtual Memory window I'm told that I have "C:\-29315MB Free" on the Hard disk, and when I try to change the Maximum virtual memory it will only two settings: 36221 or -29315MB.
I have 128.0 MB Ram and a 40 gig Hard drive, of which I am using about five gigs right now. suggestions?