not enough memory or resources

June 4, 2009 at 19:42:58
Specs: Windows XP
lately when ive tried to Print Screen and then paste in Paint i get an error saying "there is not enough memory or resources to complete operation. Close some programs and try again"
how do i work around this?

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June 4, 2009 at 20:02:20
Have you rebooted? What's your pagefile configuration?


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June 4, 2009 at 20:13:42
yeah rebooting usually fixes the problem in short term but after a while ill again get the same error when trying to take screen grabs...
sorry what do you mean by pagefile config?

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June 5, 2009 at 05:46:20
You should be saying how much RAM memory you have.

To have more RAM available at startup,
You can do Start, then RUN, then type
Then uncheck items in the Startup tab.

To find out what each Startup(or Process) item
does or means, and any recommendation as to if you should close the process:
Task List Programs
The Process Library
Computer Speed and Performance May Decrease

When you open, then close programs,
programs may not free up RAM memory.
That is called "Memory Leak".
Restarting computer will clear out its RAM memory.
install more RAM memory.
RAM, Virtual Memory, Pagefile and all that stuff

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June 5, 2009 at 07:36:38

Try the following fix (it worked for many users having same problem with M$ Paint):

1. Close any/all instances of M$ Paint.
2. Start/run regedit, navigate to this key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Applets\Paint

4. Hightlight (click on it) that key and delete it.
5. Close the registry editor
6. Reopen M$ Paint.

Let us know if this work for you too.


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