External hard disks are nice enough but if you read our Storage forum people forget these are less reliable than our internal hard disks (externals tend to get dropped or have issues.)
So when you moved those photos, did you make a backup onto some other media so if the external stops working you don't lose them?
-> Back on topic. The low virtual memory is either a quick adjustment or an trip to HIGH TECH WHAT THE HECK ARE THEY TALKING ABOUT. Let's try simple first.
1. Simple. Read http://support.microsoft.com/kb/826513
2. Next step. Read Grif's advice about malware at http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6122_102-0.html?forumID=44&threadID=319857&messageID=2925588&tag=forums06;posts#2925588
3. High tech what the heck is he writing about. -> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315270
I've had to use items 1 and 2 most often. Item 3 is a little rare but I'll write I have to do that in about 2 out of 10 times.
Recently our pc gave us a warning message about "low virtual memory" and when I checked the internal hard drive found that our computer seems to be full of mostly photos and Itunes.
When I inquired at out local big box store they recomended an external hard drive and assured me it would solve our problems. The obviously computer savvy teenager indicated that if we stored and accessed photos, itunes, etc. on this ext. drive that our pc would return to its previous speed. I installed a 500 GB external via usb, moved about 50 gb (my documents)to the ext but it still shows that they are accessing "C" drive. Was I sold a bill of goods?
I am computer novice at best so its very possible that what I need is adjustable (I hope).
Thanks and Merry Christmas!