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By madhu_bbsr27 ·
When i save msword document it shows error message
insufficient memory to save document.
I have a 128MB memory, PIV CPU having 1.7Gh processor.

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by opatzg In reply to pc troubleshooting ,simpl ...

#1 what operating system? #2 128 meg is a little skimpy for anything other than win 95, #3 what all else do you have running that 128 gets to be a problem? #4 if you have integrated video that will grab resources normallly 64 meg, try lowering your monitor settings and performance setting under device manager. Also try to unload some of the programs that you aren't using and upgrade your ram to 256 minimum which may have issues as well with your 128.
Good Luck!

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by opatzg In reply to pc troubleshooting ,simpl ...

Another thing I came across yesterday, is the document protected? You won't be allowed to overwrite it if it is.

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by madhu_bbsr27 In reply to pc troubleshooting ,simpl ...

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by nikki96 In reply to pc troubleshooting ,simpl ...

Windows 9x and Windows ME must remain compatible with 16 bit applications. Therefore, their memory heaps (system resources) for applications remain the same regardless of how much RAM you install. Also, WindowsME has a memory leak that can result inmemory not being reallocated to the heap.
The short answer is don't open up so many windows at one time on a Windows 9x or ME system and monitor your system resources. This issue does not occur with WinNT, 2000 or XP.
See http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgeninfo.nsf/docid/1999073012412507 for help.
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Also, do check that the location you are saving to is not a floppy, zip, or a hard drive that does not have room for the document.

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by TheChas In reply to pc troubleshooting ,simpl ...

Many programs give an out of memory issue if you have insufficient free HDD space when saving a file.

For a Windows system, you need around 2X the file size + 500MB of free space on the hard drive.

2X the file size is needed so that both the new file, and backup copy can be saved.
The 500MB is for Windows 'virtual memory'

One work-around to reduce the amount of free space needed is to disable file backup.

Having too small of a fixed size swap / paging file will also cause this error.

Chas

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by RCOM In reply to pc troubleshooting ,simpl ...

Something is hogging all your system resources. 128mb of ram is plenty to run msword. The error is not actually related to the amount of physical ram installed. It means there's not enough working memory to do the save function. Since this seems to be a relatively new system I wouldn't think hard drive space would be an issue, but you should have at least or double of what Chas advised. I don't like the disk space to get below 1 GB. What all is running other than msword? Hit ctrl, alt delete ansee what all is running. Use end task to stop things. Next to the time on the lower right will show programs that are running. There may be others as well. You can stop things like messanger services, real player and other clutter to see if that helps with the problem.

A corrupt normal.dot file can also be a problem. Find and rename the normal.dot file then start word up normally this will create a new one. The settings or word will be back to default. Don't delete the file just rename it so you can restore it if there's problems. Use find files and folders to get ot the file. To rename right click on the icon and select rename use something like normal.do0.

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by mcarlsobay In reply to pc troubleshooting ,simpl ...

here is a trick I have used many times, rename the "Normal.dot" template file, do this by searching for the file using "*.Normal" without the ", in the search bar, rename that file as normal.old then reopen word and see how it works. Let me know howit worked out for ya......

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