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Out of Memory error messages

Posted on 2012-03-15
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My computer is acting strangely and I am getting out of memory errors at line 46 or whatever line.

There is a website called speedmaxpc.com that has a tool that can be downloaded to fix this problem. Does this really work? It claims to restore files and boost speeds up to 97%.

Thanks,

WC
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by:mwochnick
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I haven't used the above software but here's a site with reviews - not good
http://www.reviewopedia.com/speedmaxpc-reviews


I found this article on optimizing XP - its quite good - I use a lot of these techniques myself and then you know what is actually being changed on your computer
http://home.comcast.net/~SupportCD/OptimizeXP.html

Another option: which is pretty good as well is to backup your documents/music/pictures and re-install the OS and build it up with the software you want on it and then copy your personal stuff back on to the system.
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If you are looking for a software solution - I'd consider getting something from download.com - maybe something applicable with a high rating/lot of reviews from this list
http://download.cnet.com/windows/maintenance-and-optimization/?tag=rb_wrap;rb_content;main
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by:Sudeep Sharma
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Did you performed memory test using Memtest86+, to perform this test download UBCD (www.ultimatebootcd.com) and run the memory test?

Sudeep
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by:wchirnside
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Remembered that I had been badly infected with a virus about a year ago and hadn't used the computer much since then. I am wondering if the virus had reseated itself.

Did some virus checks and supposedly no virus. Cleaned the computer a couple of times with CCcleaner.

Now things are freezing up and going slow. Don't really know what to do right now.

I don't have the original disks for the operating system - Windows XP.

Wchirnside
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Sorry for the delay in response - another option - to get use out of the pc would be to install a version of linux on it - wiping the disk - if you need to get stuff off of it before you do that you could create a boot cd (linux or ultimate boot cd) - copy your stuff and then reformat the hard drive.

http://www.ubcd4win.com/

btw some systems don't come with os disks any more - like HP - they put the software to rebuild the system on a partition on the disk drive
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by:wchirnside
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Thanks for your quick and thorough reply.
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