How do I free up resources in win16 subsystem

By chad_t ·
I have an application that I use for keeping my expense reports, Qxpense. When try to start it, I get the following warning, and the procedure terminates:
"Win 16 Subsystem has insufficient resources to continue running. Click Ok... restart machine."

Other than "rebooting", and/or stopping services, I'm looking for what options I have to try and reclaim the resources I need.

Here's my specs:
Toshiba Techra w/Core Duo Centrino @1.5Ghz
XP SP2, all current updates, etc.
1.5 GB RAM
Virtual memory set to 2048 (fixed)
A couple of tweaks in the past to not swap/page O/S memory, etc.
*Rarely* reboot this system

Current memory use (reported by Taskman.exe):
PF Usage: 1.03 GB
Total Physical: 1563820K
Avail physical: ~ 625000K
System Cache : ~ 815000K
Total Kernel : ~ 174164K
Paged Kernel : ~ 122800K
NonPaged Kern : ~ 51248K

Any suggestions appreciated.

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by CaptBilly1Eye In reply to How do I free up resource ...

It sounds like Qxpense may have been originally written for Windows 3.1 or 95. That is, it is a 16 bit program rather than 32 bit which is what XP prefers.

Open Windows Explorer or My Computer and navigate to the program's actual executible (????.exe). Right click on the file, select Properties, and then click on Compatibility Tab. In Compatibility Mode box select Run this program in compatibility mode for Windows 95 (or Windows 98/ Windows ME). Click on Apply and OK. That should do it.

Now... find a program to replace it that was made in the past five years (rather than 10 - 15) :-)

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Thanks, No-Go

by chad_t In reply to Try This

I just tried doing that... didn't work.

I think I'll take your last little bit of advice and find a new expense manager :^)

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