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virtual memory problem, cannot start the computer even~~~

My windows XP won't even start now, only poped out the error messenge "the virtual memory is too low", "... file failed to initilize..." how should I fix this problem then?

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Maybe this means your hard disk is full.

In reply to: virtual memory problem, cannot start the computer even~~~

Maybe the machine will start in Safe Mode, allowing you to do some cleanup. That's the first thing to try.

If not:
- Boot from the Windows XP CD into the recovery console and see. Some knowledge of command prompt commands (like in the old MS-DOS days) comes in very handy.
- Or get the disk out, mount it in an external enclosure and look at it from another PC.


Of course, it could be something else. It might help if you gave us the full litteral exact text of the message, without any typos (carefully check words like "initialize" please) and tell more details of what happens (like exactly when the message comes).

Kees


Kees

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Safe Mode didn't work.

In reply to: Maybe this means your hard disk is full.

Thank you very much. I have tried the Safe Mode, the Last Known Good Configuration but they did not work, the computer kept showing errors (the exact text is not available now, I may record it tonight) and went dead in the end. Everytime when I tried to start my computer it went to different progress, sometimes the wallpaper is displayed without desktop folders, last time when I tried, it showed the desktop and three folders: my computer, recyle bin and internet explorer, but they could not be opened. I will try your suggestion later, thanks again.

Annie

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This will work

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This could very well be ..

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either a hardware issue or some form of malware (trojan, virus). Difficult to say without experimenting with the machine.

You might need professional help if you can't figure it out.

Kees

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