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Invalid driver name or insufficient system resources: winspool

I am am using a 16 bit dbase program on Vista Business. I have just reinstalled drivers for an hp 7400 printer. When launching my dbase program I received an error msg "Invalid driver name or insufficient system resources: winspool. After that I installed drivers for a Lexmark S305, with the same results.

Any suggestion on where this problem may be occurring?
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MereteCommented:
Try running as administrator or in compatible mode
How to troubleshoot program compatibility issues in Windows Vista
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927386
You cannot install a device driver by using its installation program in Windows Vista
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927524
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ejg111Author Commented:
Merete, Thanks for your help, but this wasn't it.

I have installed the dbase software.

I have installed the printer and am able to use it in all other applications.

The problem is with the executable, dbasewin.exe. When I launch it I get the error msg: "Invalid driver name or insufficient system resources: winspool"
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dbruntonCommented:
Suggestion only

I presume you are running this in compatibilty mode.

Try limiting the amount of memory available for this application.  Try 250, 120, 60, 30 Mb sizes working your way down from 250 and see if any of those solve the problem.

No guarantee this will work though.
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ejg111Author Commented:
I'm running compatibility (XP) and as administrator. I doubt if the program is taking more than 5 MB, and I have about 600MB still useable.
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dbruntonCommented:
I'm just wondering if it is calculating memory available wrongly and you are getting a wrap around effect or overflow in the memory variable for the application.

That was the reason for my suggestion.  600 Mb free would have been an unimaginable number in the early days.
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MereteCommented:
16 bit dbase program is this Dos?
You may just need to update it, not knowing which version you have
dBASE PLUS 2.70
NEW Windows Vista and Windows 7 compatibility:
http://www.dbase.com/

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ejg111Author Commented:
Merete and dbrunton,

Thanks for trying to help. I finally gave up and upgraded to win7. Problem solved!

So I will withdraw this question.

Ed
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ejg111Author Commented:
Solved by upgrading OS
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