Impossible to create RAM-Disk: not enough memory

Started by hyperion69


Impossible to create RAM-Disk: not enough memory   18 December 2015, 22:46

Hallo RAM-Disk experts,

I use softperfect ramdisk 3.4.7 and I have the challenge. Since this morning it is not possible to create a RD over 250 MB. The error message is:

SoftPerfect RAM Disk
Operation failed with status code = C0000010 and image status code = Image load succeeded

8 Für diesen Befehl ist nicht genügend Speicher verfügbar (not enough memory)

But I have enough memory free! At the moment about 2.600 MB. Yesterday everything was running fine.

My OS is Win XP SP3, and I think I should add that three other RD are running:

Romex Primo 5.6.0 - R: - 512
Bond Disc - V: - 1 MB
WinRAM Tech - W: - 8 MB

I think, they are not be the cause of the problem, because yesterday it worked fine with these ramdisks.

Do you have a solution for me?

Many thanks and best regards
SoftPerfect Support forum - Andrew avatar image

Re: Impossible to create RAM-Disk: not enough memory   19 December 2015, 01:06

If you have four different RAM Disk products installed and running at the same time, it's not really a great idea. This may result in unpredictable behaviour.

That aside, most likely the error message really means 'there is no single chunk of RAM large enough'. You may have 2600 MB free, but the largest continuous memory block is 260 MB or less due to memory fragmentation.

A restart may help, though it may as well not, as multiple RAM Disk products are likely to fragment the RAM space.

Sometimes you can get the answer faster if you try the forum search and/or have a look at the software user manual to see if your question has already been answered.

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