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Your Computer Is Low On Memory? Get This Error Message Resolved At The Earliest

In the computer system, there are two types of memory. The first is the RAM (Random Access Memory) which stores the temporary files. On the other hand, the second type of memory that stores information permanently is the Hard Drive or Solid State Drive. Relating to memory issues, you may receive a Microsoft Windows warning message stating that your computer is low on memory.

This warning message usually indicates that a particular process (or processes) is using more memory than the system is capable of providing.

Therefore, if you are in trouble and want to resolve this low memory issue in an instant, then you can take the help of this article. In this article, you will get the methods that will help you fix the low memory issue easily. But, before you proceed to the solution part of the article, you can have a look at the causes.

Causes behind “Your computer is low on memory” Message

As discussed earlier, the main reason for this low memory issue is associated with a program that takes more memory than allotted. In another case, there is low memory on the system due to unnecessary files, then also you can get this error message. A virus attack on the system also leads to the low memory error message to pop up.

Therefore, these were some of the causes of the error message. Hence, now you can proceed to learn the solutions that will fix the issue.

Efficient Hacks to Fix the Computer Low on Memory Issue

In this section of this article, you will get the hacks that will help you to fix the low memory issue easily. Following all the steps will ensure that you will get the best results. Therefore, follow the methods that are given down below:

Method 1: Stop the Software Program Occupying the System Memory

Running too many programs in the background leads to occupying System Memory. Therefore, you can manually stop or remove the software program to fix the issue. Follow the steps that are given down below:

  • In the first step, you have to open the Task Manager from the taskbar. Open the Task Manager, you have to press and hold down the CTRL, Shift and ESC key at the same time for the keyboard.
  • After the Task Manager window opens, you have to select the Processes tab from the top menu of the window.
  • Now, click on the Memory tab and check which software program takes the most system memory from the list.
  • After finding the software program, you have to select it, and then you have to click on the End Task button.
  • Now, wait for the task to complete, and then you can check if the low memory issue is resolved or not.

However, if in case you are still struggling with the issue, then you can follow the next method.

Method 2: Increase the Virtual Memory Size of the System

If the above method fails to resolve the low memory issue, then you can try to follow this method. To resolve the issue, you have to increase the size of the Virtual memory size. If you do  not know the steps, then you can follow the process which is given below:

  • First of all, you have to open the Start menu. In the search bar of the Start menu, you have to type ‘Advanced System Settings’.
  • From the top list of results, you have to select it. Alternatively, you can type ‘sysdm.cpl’ in the Run window.
  • Now, when the System Settings window opens, you have to click on the Advanced tab on the top menu.
  • Click on the Performance option, and then click on the Settings button.
  • Now, a new Performance Options window will pop up. Open the Advanced tab again.
  • In the next step, you have to click on the Change option, under the virtual memory options.
  • After that, you have to uncheck the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives option.
  • Next, click on the Drive (Volume Label) and click on the Custom Size option.
  • Now, you have to add a larger size than it was set previously and click on the Set button.
  • Now, restart the system, so that all the changes are applied. When the system restarts, you now can check if the low memory issue can occur.

Therefore, this is how you can increase the virtual memory size of your system. Now, we hope that you are able to fix the issue easily. However, if in case the issue is not resolved, then you can follow the next method.

Method 3: Clean up the Temporary Files

As you use the system every day, it tends to accumulate unnecessary files. Therefore, it becomes important to clean up temporary files from the system in order to attain maximum memory storage. Hence, you can use the inbuilt Windows Disk Cleanup tool that can help you to clean up the temporary files of the system. Therefore, if you do not know the steps of this cleaning process, then don’t worry. You can follow the steps that are given below:

  • Again, open the Start menu, and then you have to type ‘Disk Cleanup’ in the search bar.
  • From the best results, you have to choose the Disk Cleanup option. This will open up the Disk Cleanup window.
  • In the next step, you have to choose the disk that you want to clean. After choosing the disk for cleanup, you have to click on the ‘Cleanup system files’ button.
  • Now, wait for the process to finish its task. After that, you have to click on the OK button on the popup window.
  • Now, you can check if the low memory issue is there or not.

If, in case you want to know more fixing methods, then you can follow the next section of the article below.

Method 4: Scan the system for Detecting Virus or Malware

Scanning the system will help you to tackle the low memory issue easily. Often, due to the presence of a virus and malware can throw up fake low memory error message. Therefore, you can try to remove the virus with the help of the Windows Defender. If you do not know how to use the Windows Defender, then you can follow the steps that are given below:

  • First, open the Start menu on the taskbar. Inside the Start menu, you have to type ‘defender’ in the search bar.
  • From the result list, you have to click on the Windows Defender Settings option.
  • When a new window opens, you have to click on the Open Windows Defender Security Center button.
  • In the left pane of the window, you have to click on the shield like icon. Now, a new window will appear on the screen.
  • In the next step, you have to click on the Advanced Scan option. Now, you have to select the Full Scan option in the following window.
  • In the next step, you have to select the Scan option.
  • Wait for the process to complete its assigned task and after that, you can check if the low memory issue is resolved or not.

After performing the above steps, we hope that the low memory issue is resolved. For other troubleshooting methods, you can follow the next section of the article below.

Method 5: Run the inbuilt Windows System Maintenance Troubleshooter

Microsoft comes with an inbuilt Troubleshooter tool for Windows. This tool helps you to resolve any errors no matter how big or small it is. Therefore, in order to fix the issue, you can use this tool. Hence, the steps to follow are given down below:

  • In the first step, you have to press and hold the Windows logo key and the R key from the keyboard at the same time.
  • This action will open the Run dialog box. Inside the Run dialog box, you have to type ‘msdt.exe -id MaintenanceDiagnostic’ command in the command box.
  • Now, you have to click on the OK button to continue.
  • Inside the System Maintenance Troubleshooter window, you have to click on the Advanced option. After that, you have to click on the Run As Administrator option.
  • In the next step, you have to click on the Next option, and then you have to follow the on-screen instructions.
  • When the process finishes, you have to check if the issue is resolved or not.

Hence, if you want to gain some more knowledge about the fixing process, then you can follow the next method below.

Method 6: Check for any Disk errors

Often, Disk errors can lead to a low memory issue. Therefore, in order to perform the process, you can follow the steps that are given down below:

  • In the first step, you have to type ‘command’ in the search bar of the Start menu. Form the list of results, you have to right-click on the Command Prompt option.
  • From the drop-down list of options, you have to select the Run As Administrator option.
  • A black Command Prompt window will appear on the screen. Inside this black Command Prompt window, you have to type “chkdsk C: /f” in the command line.
  • Now, you have to hit the Enter key from the keyboard.
  • Now, replace the C letter with the letter of the Disk that you want to check for Disk errors. In the next step, you have to hit the Enter key from the keyboard to continue.
  • Now, wait for the command to complete its execution, and then you can check for the occurrence of the low memory issue.

If there are no Disk errors and still you face the low memory issue, then you can follow the next method to resolve the problem.

Method 7: Enable the Normal Startup Function

Enabling the Normal Startup function has helped many users to fix this low memory issue. Therefore, you can also fix the issue. Hence, you can follow the steps of the procedure that are given down below:

  • In order to enable the Normal Startup, you have to type ‘system configuration’ in the search bar of the Start menu.
  • Now, from the list of results, you have to select the System Configuration option. This action will open the System Configuration window.
  • Now, inside the window, you have to check the Normal Startup option, under the General tab.
  • In the next step, you have to click on the Apply button. Then, you have to click on the OK button in order to save and exit the window.
  • Now, restart the system, and then you can check if the low memory issue persists or not.

Now, we hope that you are able to fix the low memory issue easily. In case, the problem is still there, then you can have a look at the next method.

Method 8: Disable the Windows Memory Warnings

In some rare cases, you can try to disable the Windows Memory Warnings. There is no hard and fast rule to perform this method. But, if in case, you want to perform this method, then you can follow the steps that are given down below:

  • In the first step, you have to open the Run dialog box, with the help of the Windows logo key and the R key form the keyboard.
  • Now, you have to type ‘regedit’ in the command box of the Run dialog box.
  • In the next step, you have to navigate to the registry, and then delete each one of them. The registries are:
    • First resgistry: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\WDI\DiagnosticModules\{5EE64AFB-398D-4edb-AF71-3B830219ABF7}]
    • Second resgistry: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\WDI\DiagnosticModules\{45DE1EA9-10BC-4f96-9B21-4B6B83DBF476}]
    • Third resgistry: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\WDI\DiagnosticModules\{C0F51D84-11B9-4e74-B083-99F11BA2DB0A}]
  • Once it is done, you can reboot the system, and then you can check if the low memory issue is still there or not. After following the above steps, we hope that now you are able to fix the issue on your own.

Wrapping up

At the end of this “your computer is low on memory” article, we just want to say that, these above methods are the best of all. You will not face any issue while performing the steps. If you face any issue, then you can post it in the comments section, at the end of the article below.

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