System Is Dangerously Low On Resources

If you receive a system is dangerously low on resources message, this could mean you have a memory leak. A memory leak is less of a problem these days, but can occur if a program is quit or crashes before it completely finished loading. A program is supposed to relinquish the resources it takes when it shuts down. When this does not happen, a memory leak will siphon your system resources until your computer feels sluggish and you begin to get errors.

Regain System Resources

You can easily regain these system resources by rebooting the computer. But you need to figure our what application is causing the memory leaks–especially is this is a reoccurring problem. You can check the task manager to see what programs are running by hitting CTRL+ALT+DEL and selecting Task Manager, then the Processes tab. In the far right column you will see which programs are consuming the most RAM. If you see an application in there that is not running, but still consuming resources, you should end the task or reboot the machine. Check the task manager again when you reboot. If if the program reappears and you are not running it, go to Start>and in the run or search box type msconfig and hit OK. On the startup tab, uncheck that program if it is listed. The next time you reboot, that program should not load.

You can also uninstall any old programs you no longer use through the control panel. Uninstalling old programs ensures they stay out of memory and as a result, your computer should remain stable and run faster.

System Is Dangerously Low On Resources Resolution

Keep in mind that memory leaks can be caused by programs that have coding issue and bugs. If you find that a particular program you like is causing a memory leak, check for a patch or a newer version of that program, as the issue might have been corrected in the latest release.