" not enough free memory" message ?????

  JUSZO 17:45 08 Feb 2003

Hi there.
Keep getting this message on my screen, and it says "it is unable to open the program selected. Close down some programs and try again."
Trouble is, sometimes there is virtually nothing else running at the time the message comes up.
My system is an AMD Athlon 1GHZ, so while not as fast as some, it certainly isn't THAT old. I have 512Mb of RAM installed.
Can anyone explain why it is doing this, or even better give me some ideas on what I can do to remedy it?

  leo49 17:51 08 Feb 2003

Could well be a corrupted Word normal.dot - these are the usual symptoms. Find Normal.dot,rename it and Word will create a new one and hopefully you'll be back to normal.


  JUSZO 18:04 08 Feb 2003

Er....leo49....I'm a bit of a computer novice.I'm afraid I don't quite understand.
At the risk of sounding like a complete duffer, any chance you can tell me again in easier, step by step type language.
When i go into system settings, on control panel, it says that I only have 25% of system resources unused but i'm not sure how this is made up. The ammount of RAM is displayed on screen and never falls below half of whats available, and my hard drives are only about 50% used...any chance you can help pal?

  AndySD 18:06 08 Feb 2003

Go Start choose Run type in


and click OK

Now choose the Startup tab

click here and untick anything Not required

  AndySD 18:07 08 Feb 2003

What is your Operating System?

  JUSZO 18:09 08 Feb 2003

Windows ME

  AndySD 18:13 08 Feb 2003

click here explains it a bit more.

  JUSZO 18:19 08 Feb 2003

Thanx...will try it now....much appreciated.

  leo49 18:29 08 Feb 2003

Assuming you've got Word installed,find Normal.dot by clicking Start/Search/Files and Folders... . Navigate to its location,rightclick and select rename [call it abnormal.dot].Do a restart and should be OK - if it isn't we'll have another think.


  JUSZO 19:02 08 Feb 2003

Yep....i'm okay now. thanks a lot for your time and expertise guys.
I am in your debt...


  leo49 19:03 08 Feb 2003

Wot worked???

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