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Windows 7: your computer is running low on memory. quit other programs and then


28 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
your computer is running low on memory. quit other programs and then

Hey all,
I am running aDell XPS 8100 with Windows 7 64bit. I have 8 GB RAM and Radeon 5770 graphics card and a 1TB hard drive.

My problem occurs when i play a High Def Movie (1920x1080) from a file on my computer. It starts to play fine but if I go to fast forward or jump to a different section of the movie it freezes and after a few seconds i get:

"your computer is running low on memory. quit other programs and then try again. windows media player"

After that all i can do is shut down Windows Media Player and choose something with less resolution. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance for any support. Much appreciated!

Johnny

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28 Nov 2010   #2

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Can you run the player and post a snip of your resource monitor memory tab for me?
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28 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

how do i do that?
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28 Nov 2010   #4

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Windows Media Player may erroneously deliver the message “Your computer is running low on memory. Quit other programs, and then try again” when attempting to play DVDs, stored movies or other media. This message can be the result of an unregistered Windows Media Player .dll instead of an actual scarcity of memory.

To fix this issue, follow these steps:
  1. Launch a commpand prompt in administrator mode. Navigate to Programs > Accessories > then right-click “Command Prompt” and select “Run as Administrator”
  2. Copy and paste the following command: for %a in (%systemroot%\system32\wm*.dll) do regsvr32 /s %a into the command prompt.
  3. Press enter and wait for the command to process.

After performing these steps, re-attempt usage of Windows Media Player.
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28 Nov 2010   #5

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Open resource monitor from the task manager, or type it into the start menu. Then use the snipping tool to capture an image of the memory tab.
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28 Nov 2010   #6

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

also check the paging file settings

Change the size of virtual memory

If you receive warnings that your virtual memory is low, you'll need to increase the minimum size of your paging file. Windows sets the initial minimum size of the paging file at the amount of random access memory (RAM) installed on your computer plus 300 megabytes (MB), and the maximum size at 3 times the amount of RAM installed on your computer. If you see warnings at these recommended levels, then increase the minimum and maximum sizes.
  1. Open System by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking System.
  2. In the left pane, click Advanced system settings. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  3. On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings.
  4. Click the Advanced tab, and then, under Virtual memory, click Change.
  5. Clear the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives check box.
  6. Under Drive [Volume Label], click the drive that contains the paging file you want to change.
  7. Click Custom size, type a new size in megabytes in the Initial size (MB) or Maximum size (MB) box, click Set, and then click OK.

Increases in size usually don't require a restart, but if you decrease the size, you'll need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. We recommend that you don't disable or delete the paging file.

Change the size of virtual memory
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28 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

i tried to attach it here


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28 Nov 2010   #8

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

in the start menu search box type system information in the results click on system information and your paging file will show in the window. like mine in the screen shot


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28 Nov 2010   #9

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Brainzion...


I tried that command prompt and nothing changed.
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28 Nov 2010   #10

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Use Snipping Tool to capture screen shots go to this link it will help you use it

Use Snipping Tool to capture screen shots
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