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Windows photo viewer cant display the picture because memory may be low - Windows 7

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When i try to load a .jpg or any image format windows photo viewer says it cant open the picture as there may not be enough memory? i'm running win 7 ultimate 64-bit with 4gb of RAM. Not even 1GB was being used at the time. I'm sure its something to do with monitor colour profiles?
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by:Sikhumbuzo Ntsada
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Clear your temp internet files, it should work after-wards, and clear your browsing history.
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by:michko
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CCleaner www.ccleaner.com
Does a better job than the built in windows file cleaning.  also has a gentle registry cleaner.  

and skip using windows photo viewer.  go with Irfanview, www.irfanview.com also free.

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Neither of you are correct, but thanks anyway though.
Sorry, but if MS provides free photo viewing software with win7...I'm gonna want to use it lol

The fix seems to be loading a standard colour profle in advanced display options. After i swapped to a standard RGB profile instead of the ones my monitors came with (NEC and Hyundai), ICC profile file i think, windows then opened the .jpg .gif or whatever wihout issues. weird how the profiles just stopped working. When i installed windows 7 ultimate 64-bit the two profiles for my monitors were installed automatically and the viewer worked for a couple of images then just stopped and Photo Viewer gave the error i posted.  Grrrrrrrr!! lol

I LOVE and HATE Microsoft!!
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I won't try to convince you - other than that saying that just because MS includes the program, doesn't mean it is the best available - and irfanview is free also.

try a system restore to a date prior to when the problem began:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/system-restore

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Any other ideas from anyone else?
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No one else advised it could ahve been anything else, so the ICC profile was to blame.
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