Imagine getting “ Insufficient System Resources Exist To Complete The Requested Service” every time you try to open a file or folder. The error can make you jittery especially when you have some tasks on priority. You might be driven to a conclusion that you are low on memory. Though that might not always be the case. And, surprisingly you might be able to fix the issue with a few simple workarounds. So, let’s get directly into it.
Best Ways To Fix Insufficient System Resources Exist To Complete The Requested Service
– Restart Your Computer
Something as simple as restarting your computer can help you fix the issue. You might wonder why? Because there are times when other processes running on your computer might act up. In such an event, restarting the computer will help remove such conflicts and therefore, resolve the issue.
– Run A Disk Scan
Disk issues can often attribute to the “insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service”. A disk scan can help you identify such issues and resolve them by checking the performance of your computer’s disks’. To conduct a disk scan, here are the steps –
1. Double-click on This PC
2. When it opens, locate the disk that you want to scan
3. Right-click on the disk drive and select Properties
4. Click on the Tools tab
5. Under Error checking, click on Check
6. Click on Scan drive
7. Follow the on-screen instructions
– Use A Third-Party Tool To Fix The Issue
Talking of disk issues, a third-party tool like Advanced System Optimizer can easily help you resolve a variety of disk issues and at the same time save system resources so that the “insufficient System Resources Exist To Complete The Requested Service” error can be resolved. We have already covered a comprehensive review of the Advanced System Optimizer where we have discussed all its features in greater detail.
How To Use Advanced System Optimizer To Fix The “ Insufficient System Resources Exist To Complete The Requested Service” Error
- Download, run and install Advanced System Optimizer
- From the left-hand side, click on Disk Cleaner & Optimizers
- You can go ahead and try the modules on the right-hand side, however, in the context of the aforementioned issue the System Cleaner and Disk Tools can be helpful. So, as for System Cleaner, click on this option, let the scan take place and after that, click on the Clean System button on the bottom-right corner of the screen
– The Problem May Be With Your Antivirus
Many users have reported that they were able to fix the “Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service” error by checking the following things in the antivirus they had –
- Temporarily disable the Antivirus
- Post this try and open the application which resulted in the aforementioned error
- Again, enable the Antivirus
- If again, after opening the application you are getting “Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service” error, this means that you might have to add the application in your Antivirus’s exception list
– Close Resource Hogging Apps
Here is a simple workaround that may fix the “Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service” error. Track all the resource-hogging applications and close them one by one. To do that –
- Open the Task Manager by pressing ctrl + shift + Esc
- Look for resource-hogging applications. Once you have located such applications, select each and click on End Task from the bottom-right of screen
- After pressing End Task for each resource-hogging application, check if you can now open the application which otherwise was giving “Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service” error
– Resolve The Issue With Registry Tweak
The “ insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service” error can occur because of low virtual memory resources. If that’s the case, you can try and make a few tweaks to your Windows registry. However, before you make your way inside your registry, we recommend that you first close all existing programs running on your computer and even more importantly, take a backup of your registry. With that out of the way, here are the steps you need to perform –
1. Open the Run dialog box by pressing the Windows + R key combination
2. In the dialog box, type Regedit and press Enter
3. When the Registry Editor opens navigate to the following path –
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\ Control\Session Manager\Memory Management
4. Click on Edit > New > DWORD (32-bit) Value
5. Rename the value to PoolUsageMaximum and press Enter
6. Enter Value data as 60
7. In the Base section, click on the Decimal radio button
8. Press OK
9. Right-click on the newly created PagedPoolSize, select Modify, and then type ffff
10. Exit the Registry Editor and check if the problem has been resolved or not.
The Advanced System Optimizer, which we talked about a while earlier is also capable of fixing a variety of registry-related issues. You can always count on the tool to resolve registry-related problems. And, the best part is that Advanced System Optimizer takes a backup before eliminating any invalid registries so that in an event of an emergency everything can be restored.
Do let us know in the comments section below if the above workarounds have been able to resolve the “Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service” error. If your problem has been resolved, do let us know which of the above methods helped you fix the issue. For more such how-to’s and other engaging and interesting tech-related content, keep reading WeTheGeek.