If your computer is coming up with “There is Not Enough Memory to complete this operation” error, you can find below the steps to fix this problem in Windows 11/10 computers.
Not Enough Memory to Complete This Operation in Windows 11/10
Whenever you open a File, Program or Web browser on your computer, the Windows Operating System makes a request for allocation of memory.
If the requested memory is not available, the system generates “There is Not Enough Memory to complete this operation” message on your computer.
In addition to this, Not Enough Memory error on a Windows computer can also be caused by missing/corrupted or incompatible device drivers, apps becoming corrupted or damaged and hardware related issues.
With this understanding, let us take a look at some of the steps that you can take to fix this problem on Windows 10/11 computers.
1. Repair the App
Windows provides the option to repair apps, if they are not running properly and coming up with error messages.
Go to Settings > Apps > Apps & Features > click on 3-dots icon next to the App that is causing problems and select Advanced option in the menu that appears.
On the next screen, select the Repair option.
After this check to see if the App is working properly. If it is not, try the Reset option.
2. Update Windows
Make sure your computer is running the latest version of operating system and programs.
1. Go to Settings > Update & Security.
2. On the next screen, click on Download and Install now to install the available updates.
If Download option is not available, click on Check for Updates.
3. Update Device Drivers
Corrupted or incompatible device drivers can create high memory demand.
1. Right-click on the Start button and click on Device Manager.
2. On the Device Manager Screen, click on Action > Scan for hardware changes.
Windows will scan your computer for Hardware changes and update device drivers (if required).
4. Increase Virtual Memory
If your computer has a low RAM capacity, you can increase the size of virtual memory on your computer.
1. Right-click on the Start button and click on Run > In the Run Command window, type SystemPropertiesAdvanced and click on OK.
2. On System Properties screen, switch to Advanced tab and click on the Settings button, located under “Performance” section.
3. On Performance Options screen, switch to Advanced tab and click on the Change button, located under Virtual Memory section.
4. On Virtual Memory screen, uncheck Automatically manage option, select your Hard Drive, select Custom size option, type your desired Initial size and Maximum Size values and click on the Set button.
Note: You can set initial size to 1.5 times and maximum size to 3 times the available RAM on your computer.
Make sure you Restart the computer for above changes to be implemented.
5. Run SFC Scan
If your computer is still coming up with Not Enough Memory Error, run SFC Scan Command to check the Hard Disk on your computer for errors.
1. Type CMD in the Search bar > right-click on Command Prompt in the search results and select Run as Administrator option.
2. On the Command prompt screen, type sfc /scannow and press the Enter key on the keyboard of your computer.
Note: There needs to be a space between sfc and /scannow.
3. Restart the computer to see if the problem is now fixed.