A friend of mine is using an old Sony VAIO laptop which he purchased in 2002. It is running around 250MB RAM, and 20GB storage capacity. He just uses it to browse the internet, and have hardly any programs installed on it, but it keeps telling me there is not enough memory.
When he consulted this problem to me, I thought that his problem could be the lack of laptop memory. He is running Windows XP, which should have 512MB or MORE.
However, I asked him to do the following steps first:
1. Run Disk Cleanup - from the System Tools section of Accessories
2. Open My Computer, then Right Click on your C drive and pick PROPERTIES. Pick the Tools section and click on CHECK NOW. Check both tests, and YES, let it run after you restart. You see, CHECK DISK will ensure that your hard drive is working completely. This test might take an hour or so.
3. Run DEFRAG - from the System Tools section of Accessories.
If these doesn't cure the problem, then I guess it's time for him to have his computer upgraded to a higher memory.