How do I fix error 512?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 4th, 2022

Error 512 is a memory allocation error. This error code happens when the system is unable to allocate memory for a new process or data. This can be caused by a variety of factors, including low memory, fragmentation, or a faulty memory controller.

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1. Restart your computer and try again

Click on the "Shutdown" button. Click on the "Restart" button. Click on the "Yes" button when the computer asks to restart to boot into Safe Mode. Click on the "No" button when the computer asks to restart to continue with the Normal Mode. Once your computer has restarted, attempt to open the Error 512 message again.

2. Update your software to the latest version

  1. Launch the Windows Update utility.
  2. Click on the “Check for updates” button.
  3. If there are any updates available, the Windows Update utility will display a list of available updates.
  4. Click on the “Update” button to install the updates.
  5. If the updates require a reboot, the Windows Update utility will prompt you to restart your computer.
  6. After your computer has restarted, you will be able to see the new updates installed on your computer.

3. Clear your browser's cache and cookies

  1. Open your browser and navigate to the website you were visiting that caused the error.
  2. Click on the gear icon (top right corner of your browser) and select Settings.
  3. Under the General tab, click on the Clear browsing data button.
  4. Click on the Clear cookies and cache button.
  5. Click on the Clear all cookies and cache button.
  6. Close your browser.

Some users might also have success with the following opitons:

  1. Disable any antivirus or security software that may be blocking the connection.
  2. Try connecting to the website using a different browser.
  3. Contact the website's administrator or technical support for further assistance.