New 98 Crashing when Excel Idle
Posted on 1998-09-25
I have just formatted a new 4.3 gig harddrive Fat32, single partition. I have installed the full version 98, and now Microsoft Office 97. My client complains that when she leaves Excel open on her screen, it freezes after approximately 5 mins, if she leaves Excel idle--not using the program.
I have checked the conventional ram, which is 640K, 589 free, however, the largest program executable size is 589k. So, I'm thinking I don't have enough conventional memory? How do I increase it, because memmaker does not work in 98?? Or rather, is that not even the reason for the system crashing.
I am also told that Windows 98 has crashed once, just on bootup, where the user only has the desktop up, and the window blanks out to a black screen, showing only a cursor. Wut have I done wrong, or is this something else?
Any help greatly appreciated!