WMV low on memory close all, fix??

October 5, 2010 at 22:06:20
Specs: Windows XP
It gives me the low on memory when I try to play a file emailed to me. I have four processors with 1 meg each, and tons of space. Increased virtual to 6144 and 6144 and no help.
I defragged the disc and removed lots of junk, still not help.
Using xp
I cannot find an answer to this anywhere.

Any idea.

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October 6, 2010 at 00:46:17
Delbert Ulreich, since you claim to have plenty of memory (they're referring to machine memory NOT disk space, two different critters), a common problem is lots of extra, unneeded, unwanted crap running in the background. Software writers seem to think there's no possible way we can exist without their masterpiece and put in the start menu. Look at yours and see if you can edit. Find a list of 'must haves' @:
Ed in Texas.

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October 6, 2010 at 05:14:38

Thanks for the comeback. I find a start menu by right clicking on start, but it does not give me a list of which programs are on the list. Just say 6.

How can I get to the complete list??

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October 6, 2010 at 09:44:20
1st of all, you do not have "four processors with 1 meg each". If anything, you have one processor with 4 cores (aka, quad-core CPU). 1MB *might* be the L2 cache size? It's certainly not processor speed.

2nd, "Increased virtual to 6144 and 6144 and no help" - don't mess with the VM settings, let Windows handle it.

3rd, "I cannot find an answer to this anywhere" - we can't help much either because you didn't bother to list your system specs. We at least need to know the make/model of your processor & how much memory you have installed. It probably wouldn't hurt to list the make/model of your graphics.

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October 6, 2010 at 11:51:40

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October 6, 2010 at 19:29:22
Jam thanks for the comeback
I have four
Intel (R) Core (tm) 2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.5 GH
I do not know what type of graphics board.

I have two large internal disc drives. I think they are a Gig each

But I was going to try and download the WMV file and then see if I could open it with other software, maybe Nero.
After I downloaded it, and I tried to open the file, it again defaulted to WM player, and it played the video with no problem and I had two other programs running.
So it has to have something to do with getting it from email.
Very strange.

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October 6, 2010 at 22:16:23
Delbert Ulreich, in order to see what's in your startup, start>settings>control panel>startup. There you can see what starts and edit out extras. CAUTION! Some things MUST run in order for Windows to work. There're sites listing those if you need 'em. Suggest if you aren't sure of a item, you simply move it to another 'home' and see if things still work as they should. That way, if you mess up, it's easily fixed.
Ed in Texas.

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October 7, 2010 at 06:40:50
Ed in Texas
I can't find this:
start>settings>control panel>startup
Maybe whatever you intended varies with your XP setup. There is no startup icon in my Control Panel. Did you mean msconfig?

Delbert Ulreich
A WMV file is a video and it normally runs in WM player. It's no good thinking of opening it with Nero because that is CD/DVD burning software.

Are you saying that when you save the attachment it then plays OK but not directly from the email? If so, state what email client you are using in case this helps someone on here. I've never seen this issue before.

Delbert Ulreich
Please excuse this chit-chat - just trying to uncross a few wires...

Ms Hulot's boat

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October 8, 2010 at 00:53:35
Derek, possible you're looking at Xp with the new view? Try using the classic view. Thought I might have screwed up (BTDT) so I double checked mine and sure enough it's there using that pathway.

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October 8, 2010 at 08:03:15
Ed in Texas
New in 2001 LOL. Yeah you are probably right but eventually I realised how useful the "New" view could be (after I found I could tame it to only put stuff there I used often and not every pesky new program).

However, I just temporarily changed back to classic view and I get as far as Control Panel using your path but can still find no startup icon. Possibly I get there some other way but until I find it I'm not sure what XP facility you mean. I do have the Control Panel in classic view. Is it the startup "folder" you mean? Perhaps the title of the final startup Window will put me onto what you mean.

It's just curiosity because I have many ways to check what is starting up.

Delbert Ulreich
Please excuse this chit-chat - just trying to uncross a few wires.

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October 8, 2010 at 15:50:03
Derek, go to Start, Run, and type in msconfig
It will launch the configuration utility and you can see what is running and if needed, let you shut off what runs at startup.

Ed In Texas, you must have installed some third party program that put a startup editor in your control panel. Windows has never had this in XP.

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October 8, 2010 at 18:06:46
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Yep, I've been using msconfig on Windows OS's for years and asked Ed whether it was that in my #7.

I too wondered if Ed was using some third party program, which is why I requested its Window title in my #9.

Ms Hulot's boat

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