• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

Low Memory?? All gone at once??

N

nmulder33

#1
I'm a complete dummy when it comes to computers so I hope someone can
help me with this.
I bought my Acer laptop with Vista on it about two years back. The C
drive is the drive that hold all my programs, the D drive is for extra
backup. Yesterday my laptop was showing me an error saying I'm low on
memory. I thought that to be odd as I haven't really installed anything.
So I uninstalled programs or software that I didn't need or used. Today
no matter what I uninstall, and that has been quite a bit, the error
keeps popping up saying that I have no memory left. Then it showed me I
had 18 MB left and I went back to work. Within a short period of time,
I suddenly had no memory left.
Can someone tell me why this is happening?? I make my living on my
laptop and I have no clue what is going on!


--
nmulder33
------------------------------------------------------------------------
nmulder33's Profile: http://forums.techarena.in/members/169115.htm
View this thread: http://forums.techarena.in/windows-vista-performance/1287888.htm

http://forums.techarena.in
 

My Computer

P

peter

#2
You need to post the exact error message as well as specs of your system
We suspect you mean Hard drive space.
Since most Laptops only have one HD we also suspect that
C and D are partitions on same Hard drive. Using a partition
on the same HD as your Main Partition is on is not a good backup
plan. When the HD dies your backups will die with it. Most use
an external HD device for backup.
So the error message might refer to your D partition being full of backups.
If you right click the C and then the D partitions under explorer and then
properties
you will see a graphical representation of your Partitions(?) and which one is
almost full.
please do post back

peter

--
If you find a posting or message from me offensive,inappropriate
or disruptive,please ignore it.
If you dont know how to ignore a posting complain
to me and I will be only too happy to demonstrate :-)

"nmulder33" <nmulder33.440ura@newsgroup> wrote in message
news:nmulder33.440ura@newsgroup

>
> I'm a complete dummy when it comes to computers so I hope someone can
> help me with this.
> I bought my Acer laptop with Vista on it about two years back. The C
> drive is the drive that hold all my programs, the D drive is for extra
> backup. Yesterday my laptop was showing me an error saying I'm low on
> memory. I thought that to be odd as I haven't really installed anything.
> So I uninstalled programs or software that I didn't need or used. Today
> no matter what I uninstall, and that has been quite a bit, the error
> keeps popping up saying that I have no memory left. Then it showed me I
> had 18 MB left and I went back to work. Within a short period of time,
> I suddenly had no memory left.
> Can someone tell me why this is happening?? I make my living on my
> laptop and I have no clue what is going on!
>
>
> --
> nmulder33
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> nmulder33's Profile: http://forums.techarena.in/members/169115.htm
> View this thread:
> http://forums.techarena.in/windows-vista-performance/1287888.htm
>
> http://forums.techarena.in
>
 

My Computer

Messages
197
Location
FLORIDA
#3
...You are backing up your files to the recovery partition. The recovery partition is something you don't want to mess with. I'll post more information when I am able to, but basically the D Drive is the recovery drive on an ACER System. Backups, by default, see the recovery partition as a seperate hard-drive when in fact it is actually a "part" of the single hard-drive in your system. Uninstalling programs won't help you, because the programs are on the C Drive. You need to work on the D Drive!!!! BUT DO NOT DELETE ANYTHING IN THAT DRIVE WITHOUT CONSULTING US FIRST IF YOU DO DELETE SOMETHING IN THAT PARTITION YOU COULD MUCK UP YOUR RECOVERY AND BE UNABLE TO REINSTALL WINDOWS IF IT IS NEEDED!!

I want you to go to Start>>Computer>>Recovery "D" Drive">>Take a screenshot of it by using PrintSC and pasting it in paint. Then upload it to Imageshack or a similar service and post the picture here..

PLEASE DO NOT DELETE ANYTHING BEFORE CONSULTING US!!!
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Self-Built
    CPU
    AMD PHENOM X4 9600 BE 2.3GHZ @ 2.46GHZ
    Motherboard
    TA790GX 128M AM2+
    Memory
    8GB OCZ PC6400 800MHZ DDR2 RAM
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GTS 250 1GB VRAM
    Sound Card
    SB5120 24-BIT 7.1
    Monitor(s) Displays
    AOC 2330V 23" LCD
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    250GB SEAGATE HDD
    PSU
    650W
    Case
    GENERIC
    Cooling
    3 120MM FANS
    Mouse
    MS WIRELESS DESKTOP 3000
    Keyboard
    MS WIRELESS DESKTOP 3000
    Internet Speed
    6MB/s
    Other Info
    Main Machine. Just upgraded my RAM to 8GB. Next task will be to get a new processor for this machine ( 9650 was for my secondary machine )
P

peter

#4
On my Acer Laptop the D drive is the Data drive
It was set up that way by the original installation.
There is 1 HD with 2 Partitions.. C and D
the Recovery Partition does not show under Explorer only under Admin
Tools/etc/etc

peter

--
If you find a posting or message from me offensive,inappropriate
or disruptive,please ignore it.
If you dont know how to ignore a posting complain
to me and I will be only too happy to demonstrate :-)

"Timmah" <guest@newsgroup-email.com> wrote in message
news:d83c31962af1b6dfc4ed0701981e52e4@newsgroup-gateway.com...

>
> ..You are backing up your files to the recovery partition. The recovery
> partition is something you don't want to mess with. I'll post more
> information when I am able to, but basically the D Drive is the recovery
> drive on an ACER System. Backups, by default, see the recovery partition
> as a seperate hard-drive when in fact it is actually a "part" of the
> single hard-drive in your system. Uninstalling programs won't help you,
> because the programs are on the C Drive. You need to work on the D
> Drive!!!! BUT DO NOT DELETE ANYTHING IN THAT DRIVE WITHOUT CONSULTING US
> FIRST IF YOU DO DELETE SOMETHING IN THAT PARTITION YOU COULD MUCK UP
> YOUR RECOVERY AND BE UNABLE TO REINSTALL WINDOWS IF IT IS NEEDED!!
>
> I want you to go to Start>>Computer>>Recovery "D" Drive">>Take a
> screenshot of it by using PrintSC and pasting it in paint. Then upload
> it to Imageshack or a similar service and post the picture here..
>
> PLEASE DO NOT DELETE ANYTHING BEFORE CONSULTING US!!!
>
>
> --
> Timmah
>
> If I helped you, No need to thank me, just give me some + Rep :)
 

My Computer

CrucialHoax

Action is Knowledge
Vista Guru
Messages
1,033
#5
More than likely whats happening is that C: drive doesn't have enough room to do the auto back-up anymore. Either that, or your putting info on the D: partition like stated above.

On your desktop, hold the windows key and press R > the run box will open > type cleanmgr > hit enter > there will be an option or a tab to clean up old back-ups for system recovery and keep only the most recent. Use that option.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    Intel Neo
    Memory
    2GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intergrated Intel Graphics
    Sound Card
    Integrated
    Monitor(s) Displays
    10.1
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    160GB
    PSU
    Power Adapter
    Case
    It's special, it flips open :)
    Mouse
    Touchpad
    Keyboard
    Acer
    Internet Speed
    Down: 16mb/s Up: 1.6mb/s
    Other Info
    I killed my HP Laptop :'(

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 1, Guests: 0)