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ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB2619529

Memory manager cannot commit memory pages anymore in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008

Assume that you run an application or a service on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008. The application or the service repeatedly commits and then releases a large amount of memory pages. In this situation, memory manager may be unable to commit memory pages anymore.


  • When this issue occurs, many running applications or services may experience various symptoms.
  • You have to restart the computer to recover from this issue.
  • When this issue occurs, the Committed Bytes value in performance counter becomes a negative value.
There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
32-bit Download: Contact Microsoft
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB2619529.

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