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Windows 2000 says that i have no or low virtual memory


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dlt111658

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when i turn my system on and windows 2000 says (loading your personal settings) it tells me that my system has no virtual memory or has low virtual memory. it then displays a box that tells how to enlarge vm, but will not go into windows 2000. it will go back to the screen that says (loading your personal settings) and the cycle continues. PLEASE HELP ME!!!! Since I cant get into windows I cant enlarge my VM. I have tryed safe mode and all the others including last known good config. but nothing has worked. I f you can help please give step by step instructions.

Edited by dlt111658, 27 January 2008 - 11:46 AM.

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that's a crazy idea which I never tried, but you have nothing to lose and no damage can be done. Remove the disk from your computer and attach it to another computer which runs XP. Click Start > Control Panel > Advanced. In the Performance part click Settings and then Advanced. Click Change in Virtual Memory. At the top you will see a list of the drives. Mark the one with the problem and then click Custom Size. Write 750 in initial size and 1500 in maximum size. Click Set > OK > Apply >OK.

If this doesn't help then I am afraid that you have to perform repair installation, or format and clean install.
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How much free space is on the hard drive? You should be able to tell by booting your XP CD and starting the Recovery Console by entering R at the first opportunity.

Once you get to the command prompt, enter dir

The last line should be something like this: 12 Dir(s) 13,260,771,328 bytes free
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ztrucker thanks, but i am running win 2000
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the skeptic thanks i will try that . like you said there is nothing to lose. do you think there could be a virus on my drive. when i put my drive in an xp machine i will also run a virus program to clean my drive. THANKS to the both of you.
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dlt111658, I don't understand your response? W2K has the same Recovery Console that XP has,

Description of the Windows 2000 Recovery Console

so what I suggested still applies. The point being that if you are short on disk space you can use the del command to remove some junk which may help you boot.
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ztrucker thanks again. I did'nt know that. i have a 10g bite wiht 2.1g's free. so i will also give it a go. you guys are very helpful.
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2.1GB free should be plenty.

When you boot the RC, try running chkdsk /r and see if that helps.
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