Why am I getting a system resources insufficient message?
When I try to boot up my Acer Aspire One ZG5 it doesn't complete the process. As it gets to the windows start up, I get an "Insufficient System Resources exist to complete the API" message.
I've tried to boot it up in safe mode to look into the installed programs to see if there's an issue there but I can't even get it to boot up in safe mode.
I took it completely apart and replaced the memory module thinking it had to be that, but it didn't help, I still get the same error message.
Can you tell me what may be causing it. If it's the motherboard it's probably not worth fixing since it's already 4 years old, but I'd like to know what else it could be that might be a cheaper fix. Any help you can give me with this would be greatly appreciated.
I would venture to say that your laptop has 1 gig or more of ram and that your operating system is XP. If such is the case please remove some RAM so that you have less than 1 gig of RAM, like 512. Then try booting your computer. There is a Hotfix for this problem: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=90909... If this doesn't work please let me know.
If you have ever used the XP hibernation feature, that creates a rather large file called hiberfil.sys in the root folder of your C drive. The size of the hiberfil.sys file depends on how much RAM is installed in your computer.
Start by just booting into the XP Recovery Console and just deleting the hiberfil.sys file.
Deleting that file is sometimes just enough to get your going again so you can reboot and then start cleaning up.
Note that when you boot into RC, you are limited to navigating only Windows folders - you can't get to any of your personal folders to delete things..