Insufficient system resources

By smileyface
Sep 23, 2009
  1. Hello all,

    My computer is sick. Takes long time to start up and runs extremely slow. Can access files but when I try to start explorer or task manager or other program, I get message: Insufficient system resources exist to complete requested service.

    I ran a virus scan in safe mode, which came clean except for 5 warnings (could not find any compatible Direct 3D devices). The antivirus program could not scan my C drive (message: file could not be opened) and system error (21): The device is not ready (master boot sector HD2-HD4). This all started after my antivirus window popped up and warned me about a couple of things which I promptly deleted.

    I'm just a techie-wannabe looking to fix my problem and upgrade my status to techie-in-training but I've exhausted my own knowledge so here I am.

    Much appreciated.
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    From what you describe it sounds like you have some serious infection issues. Thus, this is more of a Virus and Malware removal forum issue. Read and follow the UPDATED 8 Step sticky. Don't skip any steps.
  3. smileyface

    smileyface TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks. I will post in the virus/malaware forum.
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