Posted on 2001-08-08
Last Modified: 2010-04-06

When i try to press on F1 key (to get some help from delphi IDE)
i got and error message
"Preparing Help file for first use : WinHlp32 - Application Error" ...... The memory could not be "read"

Why ?

Question by:asi
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
LVL 27

Expert Comment

ID: 6363620
? maybe you are low on memory

Expert Comment

ID: 6363774
Have you scanned your hard drive with Scandisk yet??

Author Comment

ID: 6363783
I"m using win2000 Pro
Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

LVL 20

Expert Comment

ID: 6363937
Hmmm... Are you (still) using some of my packages? In that case please try to disable the package "madHelp". I don't think it's guilty, but maybe it's worth the try just to be sure...   :-/

Regards, Madshi.

P.S: Which Delphi version are you using? D6 has introduced a new help system which seems to be a bit on the weak side.
LVL 44

Expert Comment

ID: 6364345
Could be a faulty memory module or as mhieta suggested do a scandisk which actually there isn't literally a scandisk in Win2000. If you are not familiar with how to do this in Win 2000 open Control Panel > Computer Management and look under the node "Storage" and then click on "Disk management". From there right click on the disk in question and choose "Properties" then select the "Tools" tab and then click the "Check Now" button. A window will popup with two check boxes so check both of them. Chances are Win 2000 will give a message that it couldn't proceed but will give you the option to schedule it at the next restart so select OK and then reboot. If this doesn't help try grabbing that help file off of the Delphi disk and copy it over to the same directory where the one you are having trouble with.

The Crazy One

Author Comment

ID: 6364386
I just copy the delphi help directory from another computer
and the problem solved !

Expert Comment

ID: 6844658
Question(s) below appears to have been abandoned. ADMINISTRATION HAS BEEN ADVISED AND WILL BE CONTACTING YOU SHORTLY.  There are a total of 57 open questions for you, any not shown here have ZERO comments added, so you can delete them directly.

Your options are:
1. Accept a Comment As Answer (use the button next to the Expert's name).
2. Close the question if the information was not useful to you. You must tell the participants why you wish to do this, and allow for Expert response.
3. Ask Community Support to help split points between participating experts, or just comment here with details and we'll respond with the process.
4. Delete the question. Again, please comment to advise the other participants why you wish to do this.

For special handling needs, please post a zero point question in the link below and include the question QID/link(s) that it regards.
Please click the Help Desk link on the left for Member Guidelines, Member Agreement and the Question/Answer process.

Please click you Member Profile to view your question history and keep them all current with updates as the collaboration effort continues, to track all your open and locked questions at this site.  If you are an EE Pro user, use the Power Search option to find them.

To view your open questions, please click the following link(s) and keep them all current with updates.

To view your locked questions, please click the following link(s) and evaluate the proposed answer.

------------>  EXPERTS:  Please leave any comments regarding your closing recommendations if this item remains inactive another seven (7) days.
Thank you everyone.
Moderator @ Experts Exchange

P.S.  For any year 2000 questions, special attention is needed to ensure the first correct response is awarded, since they are not in the comment date order, but rather in Member ID order.

Accepted Solution

Netminder earned 0 total points
ID: 6887775
Admin notified of User neglect. Points refunded and question closed by
Community Support Moderator
Experts Exchange

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
error 1.1 400 Bad request idhttp delphi 18 203
Printing problem 2 110
find a node in VST 2 78
Is there any way to treat Lock record in table with clientdataset? 3 31
A lot of questions regard threads in Delphi.   One of the more specific questions is how to show progress of the thread.   Updating a progressbar from inside a thread is a mistake. A solution to this would be to send a synchronized message to the…
Objective: - This article will help user in how to convert their numeric value become words. How to use 1. You can copy this code in your Unit as function 2. than you can perform your function by type this code The Code   (CODE) The Im…
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…
In a recent question ( here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to run an AutoHotkey script (.AHK) directly from Notepad++ (aka NPP). This video…

749 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question