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By aplu ·
I just instlled windows millinium and have all the updates installed more memory 64mg now running 128mg and am getting not enought memory errors and low on resourses errors my memory is mixed i have 133 and a 100 stick in. running norton 2003 systemworks and personal fire wall and the printer is acting funny and had a hard time installing was wondering if it would be from the memory or the nortons programs hoging all the memory and resourses or somthing else other wise the machine runs fine and it has a 600 celeron all in one board thanks Brian

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by TheChas In reply to memory error

How much free hard drive space do you have?

Windows uses both real (RAM) and virtual (hard drive) memory.

I like to have a minimum of 500MB of free hard drive space for virtual memory to use.

Next, since you have a motherboard with built-invideo, some of your memory is used for video.
I would want to have 256MB to 384MB in this situation.

As to mixed memory speeds, you should be okay, as long as the slower memory is in the first slot (0 or 1).

Was your installation of Me a fresh install, or an upgrade?
If an upgrade, you could have some leftover files or registry keys that are causing problems.
Start by running the WinDoctor application from Systemworks.
This should find and clear up most bad registry keys.

Next, howmany icons are in your system tray?
Each icon represents resources (memory) that are being used.
Right click on each program that you do not need to have running. There should be an option to disable the program.
If not, run msconfig from the runbox on the start menu.
Click on the startup tab,
de-select any program that you do not need to run at startup, or all the time.

After all is done, boot into safe mode, and run scandisk and defrag.

Chas

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by aplu In reply to memory error

well i already did everything you said just didnt add more ram now these errors only come when your on the internet for a while and the hard drive is a 13gig and it was a fresh install and it went very well i did a defrag. and did all the norton checks i've turned of every thing possible wasnt having this problem in win 98 with 64mg installed the bios dosnt have a share level for the onboard video but but i pursume that it is taking 16 or 32 mgs away from the ram and i know that win-me takes 32so that should leave 64 megs now the antivirus will take some and the fire wall are the only things running on the system but i will try some more ram and see if this helps

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by TheChas In reply to memory error

Which version of IE do you have?

I have noticed an increase in memory leaks running IE 6 SP1 on my W98 box.

The memory leaks may have started when I updated to IE6.

A simple check for memory leaks, is to open resource meter, and see if you have more resources after closing IE than you did when IE was running.

I have tried 2 different memory managers on my W98 box with limited improvement.

When I re-install 98 on it, I may try sticking with IE5.5 SP2 and see if that helps.
Or, gostraight from IE 4 to IE 6.
I do know that some of the Windows updates did balloon the size of the registry.

If you do have a memory leak, adding more RAM is only going to postpone when the system locks up, not prevent lock-ups.

Chas

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