Most apps under Windows 98 calling out of memory or file read-only type errors. Cannot open documents.
Posted on 2003-03-20
I am a system with Win98 that just started behaving badly.
It's running Office 2000 and under Word, Excel, or Access if I try to open any of my files (all are located in My Documents), it calls cannot open file errors. They differ program to program but the common thread is most refer to a read-only file or out of disk space.
1. C:\My Documents is not read-only.
2. There is nearly 2GB free disk space.
3. There is 64MB memory and it's showing about 60% free.
Doing thorough Scandisk to check for a failing hard drive.
Doing a system file checker (which returned nothing)
Tried opening files in Safe Mode (No difference)
Copying files to another folder, then opening (nope)
Creating new files. (nope, excel calls that out of memory/free disk space error as soon as I enter a value in a cell.)
What should I be looking for?