Search constraints: All .docx files in my C drive using the Recuva 32-bit program
- Processor = AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+, 2200 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
- Total Physical Memory (RAM) = 1,917.94 MB
- Available Physical Memory (RAM) = 951.17 MB
- This memory would be that which is not currently being used by running programs
- Allocated Virtual Memory Space = 5.32 GB (that which is allocated for the PC to use)
- OS = Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium 32-bit
- C:\ Hard Drive => Free Space 256.93 GB (275,874,443,264 bytes) (Max Space approx. 275 or 280 GB)
I am just wondering why it keeps telling me I ran out of memory space when I have well over 250 GB of HDD storage free and 5 GB virtual memory allocated (but barely any of it is being used).
Certainly there can't be more than 7GB (~5GB virt. + ~2 GB phys.) of data it needs to stored for the deep scanning. Unless it has anything to do with "a 32-bit OS can only allocate almost up to ~4GB of physical primary memory".
It should just be storing pointer locations not the files as a whole that would required at least another hard drive of at least half the size (~150 GB storage) or more.
How is it that I have maxed out or reached a limit as it were on memory for the deep scanning process?
Thank you, Michael