First issue.. virtual memory too low error message....
Their is confusion between HDD space, physical and virtual memory. HDD is storage, physical memory is work space, virtual memory is space on the hard drive when you run out of physical memory.
Virtual memory is also known as the swap file. When physical memory is filled windows will swap out parts of the applicatiions from physical to virtual memory.
Your error message indicates that windows is expanding the virtual memory size due to lack of physical memory.
Adding memory or closing unneeded applications will resolve this issue.
Webshot... I do not like any application that is in direct contact with my system .... as such I do not know this application.
losing the desktop icons may be....
1. Security updates and Webshots are having a conflict.
2. Spy-ware/virus -> scan system for -> see
3. XP has the ability to hide desktop icons.
Right click open area of desktop ->
Look under Arrange Icons by
I have an embroidery digitizing program I use and many times I get the message that virtual memory is low; how can that be remedied? My other question has to do with the new XP2 service pack. I downloaded and installed it, restarted, and my desktop disappeared! The only thing that was there was the wallpaper. No icons, no toolbar, nothing that could be clicked on or chosen by hotkeys. I did it again with the same result after setting the computer back to an earlier time in safe mode. Same result. I contacted support who couldn't help, but sent me a CD with SP2 on it, so I installed it via the CD with the same result. I have no idea, and Microsoft has no idea why this is happening. I have an 80 GB hard drive with a 40 GB back up drive. There is a lot of space on the main drive, so don't think that is the problem. My OS is XP Professional. My wallpaper is from Webshots. Can anyone help me with this? I would really like to have the security upgrade, and I have never experienced any problems with previous upgrades.