Memory loss

  ukiri 23:14 23 Aug 2004
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My supposedly new and improved pc i`ve built is struggling for memory.It ran ok for week while i was transfering files etc but now with the minimum running it tells me it has insufficent mem to run any other programs,no scandisk or virus scanners.Its a duron 1600 ,512mb ram ,80 meg hd.

  jonnytub 23:19 23 Aug 2004

try memtest to be sure click here

  Night Ryder 23:46 23 Aug 2004

I don't suppose you're running a Windows98 or 98SE op system? If so there are problems associated with these op systems but they can be overcome.

  ukiri 00:12 24 Aug 2004

I`m running ME ,not great i know but it works on my 750 duron sys.I can run Knoppix from a cd boot ok so i dont think its hardware problem as such.

I tried to download memtest and got a you might not have permission to access this page message?

  Night Ryder 21:20 25 Aug 2004

Same problem applies to ME, particularly if you have up to 1Gig of memory installed.
Here's what to do. Search for your system.ini file and open it in a text editor. (Notepad will do). Look for the entry, [VCache] and place two extra lines below it so it looks like this.

[VCache]
MinFileCache=51200
MaxFileCache=56320

Then re boot the system
This may solve the problem. It certainly did for me.

  Night Ryder 21:27 25 Aug 2004

Last responce didn't look right. I'll try again.

Entry in the system.ini file should look like this.

[VCache]
MinFileCache=51200
MaxFileCache=56320

If when sent the above appears on one line, heres an explanation of how it should read.

[VCache] - first, MinFileCache=51200 - next line below, MaxFileCache=56320 - next line below that.

That is three separate lines not all on one line.

Good luck

  ukiri 22:03 08 Oct 2004

thanks for the help but i was barking up the wrong tree.The cluster size was too small ,upped it to 1k and it works. LOL just got to get the onboard sound working now.

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