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I have a Compaq Computer I'm working on that locks up when switching from one program to another.  It also gives the error saying "Not enough memory"  Its gives this error when switching programs sometimes.  Also gives it when printing.  It has 64 megs ram, and about 6 gigs of free HD space.  I swapped the ram and same error. The Virtual memory is set to let windows handle.  I did switch it but no change.   ANY ideas????
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by:derekcmartin
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When the computer boots up, does it show the amount of memory you have installed?  If you don't see this, try going into the bios settings.  You should be able to find the amount of memory on your machine. Next, did you try to reinstall 98?
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by:MikeRenz
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well how many programs do you have running when you run into this problem?  If you have a bunch of web-browsers open, some mp3s playing, checking you email...etc etc all at the same time, you may run into some problems.  

If you have notepad and an ms-dos prompt running, and you can't switch between the two, then you have a problem.  Please explain...
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by:jjcontact
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If it is a 5000 series Presario, it is a known problem.  But whatever the Compaq, go to http:\\forum.compaq.com and register. After you get in, do a FAQ search for the type of Compaq and if there is a ROM update or Paqfaq or Doc, you will find find it by searching there.
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by:viper5by5
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first check if when the computer boots up, that it does show the same amount of memory that you have installed, like derekcmartin said. if that does not work then you may have a virus on your system. DO YOU HAVE A ANTI VIRUS PROGRAM ON YOUR SYSTEM? if not get one and then boot up from a boot disk or a rescue disk and run the anti virus program. get back to me if this dosen't work and we will work something else out.

hope it works :-)
 
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by:RickHulshof
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You might also After booting up a ctrl alt delete - End task everything Except explorer and systray. Then try running your apps - Compaq loves to load up their own software which in conjunction with your own software can drain your resources. If this helps I can Email you a freeware program that will help you find and disable these unnecessary programs if you like.

Rick
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by:hewittg
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Go to http://www.zdnet.co.za/swlib/top10/tt041299.html and see what is loaded when you startup.  (Great program).  Disable what you do not need and see if it works.

Glenn
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by:RickHulshof
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Just the one I was thinking of glen - just didn't have the address to give. Thanks and I agree it is a great program.

Rick
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by:mmadi10699
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Try loading RAMBOOSTER and CACHEMAN from the CNET.COM Web Site.

RAMBOOSTER constantly frees up leftover remnants in memory

CACHEMAN lets you limit the cache size, freeing up more available RAM.

These should definately do the trick, my computer hardly crashes anymore.

Mike
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karateka earned 200 total points
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try adding this line to your autoexec.bat file:
set temp= c:\windows\temp

if you have any other line that start with set temp = ....... then put it in remark

now make sure you have the directory
c:\windows\temp (windows is the directory in which your win98 is installed)
if you don't have it >>> make this directory.
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