Solved Error: This P4 PC does not have enough memory to run XP

February 12, 2013 at 02:45:04
Specs: Windows XP, RAM 512 MB
Problem occurred when i tried to installed XP on P4 pc
i have 512MB RAM(256*2).
Can u plz help me???


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February 12, 2013 at 07:14:44
@caruso7r,

Just curious, when's the last time you used an XP computer with just 512MB RAM?

@padmakarsawant,

Have you ever run XP on the system before? Is the HDD blank or is there an OS currently installed? If there is an OS installed, what is it? Did you test the memory with memtest86 to confirm it's not defective & that the full 512MB is detected? Do you have a graphics card or integrated graphics? If integrated, how much memory is allocated to graphics? Is this a custom built PC? If so, please list the make/model of the motherboard along with the rest of the specs. If it's an OEM system (Dell, HP, Gateway, etc), please list the make/model.

Are you using a pirated copy of XP?



#1
February 12, 2013 at 04:06:21
512mb is enough to install and run XP. What problem did you get when trying to install?

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#2
February 12, 2013 at 04:39:02
During boot, hit the pause button & see if the 512mb is recognized, Hit the space bar to continue.

If you can't see it on the boot screen, go into the bios & check there.


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#3
February 12, 2013 at 04:51:42
XP will run with 512MB RAM, but it won't run well. Did you check the boot order in the BIOS? Make sure the CD/DVD drive is listed before the hard drive, save & exit. Boot the system with the XP disc in the drive & watch for "press any key to boot from CD...."

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#4
February 12, 2013 at 06:20:52
I checked RAM in BIOS
it shows perfectly 512 MB
and XP cd is also detected properlyin CD Drive
it load file and when its time for blue screen to come and ask u for press F8 to agree
it shows

"This Computer Does Not Have Enough Memory To Run Windows Xp
This version require 64.00MB of memory(RAM)
Setup can't continue For quit setup press F3"


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#5
February 12, 2013 at 06:23:53
"XP will run with 512MB RAM,but it won't run well." XP will run fine if you're just surfing and doing basic processing with office products etc. You would need more for video editing and other more intensive programs. You might try to re seat the memory sticks as I have had that problem a couple of times. Windows would be corrupt right after installation and only through replacing the ram I realized a stick was bad. As "Richard59" stated, what kind of problem did you have?

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#6
February 12, 2013 at 06:34:51
Guys please listen my problem carefully
I want to install XP on my pc
my config is
P4-2.66 GHz
intel org MBD
512(MB) RAM
CD R/W

All parts are working(personally checked)
but didn't checked MBD

when i tried to install XP upto screen where it ask u for accept agreement
working properly
But instead of asking that it shows message

"This Computer Does Not Have Enough Memory To Run Windows Xp
This version require 64.00MB of memory(RAM)
Setup can't continue For quit setup press F3"


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#7
February 12, 2013 at 07:14:44
✔ Best Answer
@caruso7r,

Just curious, when's the last time you used an XP computer with just 512MB RAM?

@padmakarsawant,

Have you ever run XP on the system before? Is the HDD blank or is there an OS currently installed? If there is an OS installed, what is it? Did you test the memory with memtest86 to confirm it's not defective & that the full 512MB is detected? Do you have a graphics card or integrated graphics? If integrated, how much memory is allocated to graphics? Is this a custom built PC? If so, please list the make/model of the motherboard along with the rest of the specs. If it's an OEM system (Dell, HP, Gateway, etc), please list the make/model.

Are you using a pirated copy of XP?


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#8
February 12, 2013 at 11:05:35
The Windows self diagnosis is telling you that maybe the memory is faulty or the XP CD is.

The summary here is for W2000, but the diagnosis is the same, so it should help.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/241289


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#9
February 12, 2013 at 23:06:26
I have checked all possibilities but not working
I wanted to know is there any BIOS setting for this problem

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