"Almost out of virtual memory" message
Posted on 2004-04-01
Problem at work.
Every once in a while, a message that is as close to this as I can remember
appears on my screen just after I have asked the computer to do something simple,
such as print an Access 97 database (sorry, did not write down the exact text):
(The usual X-in-a-red-circle is at the top of the box that appears.)
"System almost out of virtual memory....close an unnecessary programs
and try again..."
What can I do to free up more virtual memory?
A friend here at work tells me that I need to keep my hard drive at least
half empty, because he says that the computer needs twice as much space
as the size of any particular file in order to work with said file.
Is he correct? If he is, then I really have to copy or print a lot of files, because my
pitifully small 6-gig hard drive is half full right now.
How do I tell how much space an particular application or folder or file is using if
"View - Details" only shows how much space the shortcut to a file is using??
Right-clicking on the name does not give me this information, and I cannot figure
out any way to get this info. I'd really like to know how much actual space on my
hard drive is being used by various applications and suchlike, so I can tell how much
I need to delete to free up more space.