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Topic # 5961 12-Dec-2005 16:11
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I've been having too many troubles in winXP sp2 so I removed sp2. That opened up different problems so I tried to re-install windows from my cd. Now I get a message before windows loads that says "Insufficient system resources exist to complete the API" and quickly disappears. The system then reboots and does this cycle over and over. I've tried to check out other posts and I've seen the same message for issues with hibernation and systems with more than 1 gb. but I'm not trying to hibernate! I do NOT want to start a fresh install as I would lose too many things that, of course, are not backed up. Anyone? Thanks!

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Reply # 24629 12-Dec-2005 16:25
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Reply # 24676 13-Dec-2005 15:33
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Power source & memory check fine. Any other ideas?

 
 
 
 




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Reply # 24692 14-Dec-2005 04:17
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New Problem now? Now I get alternating error messages in no order - i may get the 'insufficient system rescources exist to complete the API' once or twice, then instead of that message, I'll get one that state something about the virtual memory can't be accessed - the message flashes so quickly that I can't read all of it.

I have another HD connected to my system, which Iwas maybe going to switch and make it my master drive, reload WinXP on it, and hope to access my other drive info for downloading or copying, then reformat that original drive and re-install it as my master, re-install WinXP and try to start all over.

If the error messages dictate a different problem (mother board, etc.) I won't do what I'm planning on.

anyone - please help!!!!

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Reply # 24693 14-Dec-2005 08:06
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scott63: ... something about the virtual memory can't be accessed - the message flashes so quickly that I can't read all of it.
Virtual memory is stored in your HDD.

Have you tried running an AV scan (full, all files) and an Antispyware scan (full, all files)?

The symptoms you describe could be memory, power source, HDD failure, motherboard or a virus infection.

Also, check the external power source. I had two PCs connected to the same power outlet and the second one booted ok but would fail in most normal operations. Once I moved it to another power source on the wall it worked fine (I then moved both to a single UPS and they are now all good).





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Reply # 25643 3-Jan-2006 11:27
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Go to this site:

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/j_helmig/wxpvmem.htm

It solved my similar problem. Also, I fixed 2 computers that were not staying on (power supply problem?) by opening the machines up and vacuuming them. If the machine gets too dusty, the fans won't turn...and you get weird corrupt file errors.



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Reply # 25650 3-Jan-2006 13:11
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Well, I ended up reformating my hard drive, re-installing winXP and all the current updates/patches/fixes, then reloaded all my programs. As much as I hated doing it all, my system has never worked better. I'm sure that winXP somehow got corrupted - maybe from over a years worth of automatic updates and a slew of newer programs & hardware, etc. Anyway, thanks!

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