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Programs, Window 7, Windows 10, Windows 8, 8.1 March 29, 2018 John Doy

Insufficient system resources to complete the operation (Windows 7, 8, 10)

Error Insufficient system resources to complete the operation

In Windows 10, 8 and Windows 7, users may encounter an error. Insufficient system resources to complete the operation – when you run a program or game, and during its operation. At the same time, this can happen on sufficiently powerful computers with a significant amount of memory and without visible excessive loads in the device manager.

This manual details how to fix the “Insufficient system resources to complete an operation” error and how it can be caused. The article is written in the context of Windows 10, but methods are also relevant for previous versions of the OS.

Simple ways to fix the error “Insufficientbut system resources”

For starters, some basic, simple and quick methods of correcting the error and the reasons that can cause the appearance of the message in question.

  1. If the error occurs immediately when you run the program or game (especially of doubtful origin) – it may be in your antivirus, which blocks the execution of this program. If you are sure that it is safe – add it to the antivirus exceptions or temporarily disable it.
  2. If the paging file is disabled on your computer (even if there are many RAM) or there is not enough free disk space on the system partition (2-3 GB – small), this can cause an error. Try to include the paging file, while using itthe size automatically determined by the system, and take care of enough free space).
  3. In some cases, the reason is really the lack of computer resources for running the program (examine the minimum system requirements, especially if it is a game like PUBG) or that they are occupied by other background processes (here you can check the launch of the same program in a clean boot Windows 10 , and if there is no error there – to start, clean up the startup). Sometimes it can be that in general for the program resources are enough, but for some heavy operations – no (sometimes when working with large tables in Excel).

Also, if you observe a constant high rateUsing computer resources in the task manager even without running programs – try to identify the processes that load the computer, and at the same time perform a scan for viruses and the presence of malicious programs.

Additional error correction methods

If none of the above methods has helped and did not approach your specific situation – then more complex options.

32-bit Windows

There is another common factor that causes the “Insufficient system resources to complete the operation” error in Windows 10, 8 and Windows 7 – an error may occur if you have a 32-bit (x86) version of the system installed on your computer.

In this case, the program can start, even work, but sometimes stop with the specified error, this is due to the limitations of the virtual memory size per process in 32-bit systems. The solution is to install Windows 10 x64 instead of the 32-bit version, see how to change Windows 10 32-bit to 64-bit.

Changing the parameters of the paged pool in the Registry Editor

Another method that can help when an error occurs is to change the two registry settings that are responsible for working with the paged pool of memory.

  1. Press Win + R, type regedit and press Enter – the Registry Editor starts.
  2. Go to the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System \CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management
    Managing memory in the Windows registry
  3. Double click on the PoolUsageMaximum parameter (if it’s not there, right-click on the right side of the Registry Editor – create – DWORD parameter and specify the specified name), set the decimal number and specify a value of 60.  Changing the parameter PoolUsageMaximum
  4. Change the value of the PagedPoolSize parameter to ffffffff  Changing the parameter PagedPoolSize
  5. Quit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.

If this does not work, try again by changing the PoolUsageMaximum to 40 and remembering to restart the computer.

I hope that one option works in your case and allows you to get rid of the error. If not – describe in detail the situation in the comments, maybe I will succeedI help.

That’s all. All good.

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