Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service

This post will show you how to fix Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service error message on your Windows 10 computer. It can occur when you try to access some specific file or folder, or move files or folders. It could also occur when the user leaves their computer idle for a long time, then plugs in their USB Drive and launches any program. Today, we will be trying to fix this issue.

insufficient system resources to complete the requested service

 

Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service

We always recommend creating a System Restore Point first so that you can just roll back to the previous known stable state of your Windows 10/8/7 computer, should the need arise. The suggestions we have to offer are:

  1. Restart your PC
  2. Close open programs to free up resources
  3. Check Registry settings
  4. Run Performance & Maintenance Troubleshooters & generally optimize Windows for better performance.
  5. Update Old Drivers
  6. Fix the User Profile.

1] Restart your PC

You should restart your computer and check if that fixed your issue. This is because sometimes so other running processes might malfunction or are already using those resources that your current program need in order to execute properly. So, restarting your computer will eliminate any potential conflicts resulting in this issue.

2] Close open programs to free up resources

Open Task Manager. Then look for for the running processes and programs hogging on your resources.

Kill iTunes from Task Manager

Select them, then right click on them and finally click on End Task or End Process depending upon if you are terminating a Program or an entire process for it.

3] Check Registry setting

Hit the WINKEY + R button combination to launch the Run utility, type in regedit and hit Enter. Once Registry Editor opens, navigate to the following key-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer

Now, right click on the right side panel and click on New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Set the name of this newly created DWORD as maxworkitems.

Double click on the newly created DWORD and set its value as 1024 This will allow more memory to be allocated while carrying out operations on the system.

In case your computer has lesser memory storage than 512 Megabytes, type in 256 in the Value Data field.

Now, navigate to the following key-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SessionManager\Memory Management

Now, right click on the right side panel and click on New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Set the name of this newly created DWORD as PoolUsageMaxmimum.

Double click on the newly created DWORD and set its value as 60 and select the base as Decimal. This will allow more memory to be allocated while carrying out a pool of operations on the system.

Exit the Registry Editor and then Reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.

4] Run Performance and Maintainence Troubleshooters

This is purely an issue of resource allocation and maintainence. In this case, you need to optimize the performance and run a maintainence check on your computer to generally optimize Windows for better performance.

For this, first of all, start by opening a Command Prompt window with Administrator privileges by searching for CMD in Cortana Search Box. Then right clicking on the appropriate entry and clicking on Run as Administrator.

Now, type in the following commands one by one and hit Enter,

msdt.exe /id PerformanceDiagnostic
msdt.exe /id MaintenanceDiagnostic

If that does not help, you may need to troubleshoot performance issues.

5] Update old drivers

Start by booting your computer into the Safe Mode. Now you can try to Update or Rollback any of the conflicting drivers with our guide.

6] Fix the User Profile

Start by opening the File Explorer.
Now, navigate to the following path,

C:\Users\

Select the folder for your User Account. Right click on it and click on Properties. Navigate to the tab labeled as Security.

Now click on Advanced.

On the bottom of the window, check the box that says, Replace all child object permissions with ingeritable permissions from this object.

And click on OK. Reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.

Hope this helps!

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.