Error: Your System Appears to Be Low on Memory

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Although we don't limit the number of questions that can be added to an Articulate Quizmaker quiz, you may find that there's a practical limit based on the resources available in your computer. If you create an exceedingly large quiz with thousands of questions, you may find that Quizmaker is slow to respond, and you may even see the following error message when attempting to save the quiz:

The project file could not be saved.

Your system appears to be low on memory. Please close any other programs and try again.

If you see this message, it means your system/virtual memory is currently maxed out, and Quizmaker won't be able to save the quiz. Try closing all other programs on your computer to see if you can free up enough memory to save the quiz. If the error persists, you'll need to increase your virtual memory. Follow the steps below for your version of Windows.

Windows 10

  1. Right-click the Start button and select System.
  2. Click Advanced system settings on the left side of the window.
  3. On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings.
  4. Select the Advaced tab, then click Change.
  5. Uncheck Automatically manage paging file size for all drives.
  6. Select the C: drive, then click Custom size.
  7. Enter a value in the Initial size field—5000 or higher if space is available—then click Set.
  8. Click OK three times to close your system settings.
  9. Test Quizmaker again.

Windows 8

  1. Press Windows Key+X on your keyboard to display the Tools Menu, then select System. Or, right-click the lower left corner of your monitor to display the Tools Menu, then select System.
  2. Click Advanced system settings on the left side of the window.
  3. On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings.
  4. Select the Advaced tab, then click Change.
  5. Uncheck Automatically manage paging file size for all drives.
  6. Select the C: drive, then click Custom size.
  7. Enter a value in the Initial size field—5000 or higher if space is available—then click Set.
  8. Click OK three times to close your system settings.
  9. Test Quizmaker again.

Windows 7

  1. Go to the Start menu, right-click Computer, and choose Properties.
  2. Click Advanced system settings on the left side of the window.
  3. On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings.
  4. Select the Advaced tab, then click Change.
  5. Uncheck Automatically manage paging file size for all drives.
  6. Select the C: drive, then click Custom size.
  7. Enter a value in the Initial size field—5000 or higher if space is available—then click Set.
  8. Click OK three times to close your system settings.
  9. Test Quizmaker again.

Windows Vista

  1. Go to Start > Control Panel > System and Maintenance > System.
  2. Click Advanced system settings on the left side of the window.
  3. On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings.
  4. Select the Advaced tab, then click Change.
  5. Uncheck Automatically manage paging file size for all drives.
  6. Select the C: drive, then click Custom size.
  7. Enter a value in the Initial size field—5000 or higher if space is available—then click Set.
  8. Click OK three times to close your system settings.
  9. Test Quizmaker again.

Windows XP

  1. Go to Start > Control Panel > Performance and MaintenanceSystem.
  2. Click Advanced system settings on the left side of the window.
  3. On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings.
  4. Select the Advaced tab, then click Change.
  5. Select the C: drive, then click Custom size.
  6. Enter a value in the Initial size field—5000 or higher if space is available—then click Set.
  7. Click OK three times to close your system settings.
  8. Test Quizmaker again.