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    Word 8.0 -Unable to run due to lack of m

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    by moodyskipper ·

    I have had this appear on numerous PC’s running both 95 and 98. This is part of Office 97 and keeps showing word 8.0. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the said program. I have also tried changing the virtual memory settings to no avail. This is on a machine that has at least 4Gb Hdd free and has 128Mb RAM installed. The only way out of all this was to format the C: drive and re-install windows and all the software. Please can someone show me an easier way out of this.
    Thanks
    Howell Rees

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    • #3776895

      Word 8.0 -Unable to run due to lack of m

      by calves ·

      In reply to Word 8.0 -Unable to run due to lack of m

      If the problem is lack of memory, try adding this two lines to the machine’s config.sys

      DEVICE=C:\WINDOWS\HIMEM.SYS
      FILES=250

      That should also resolve the memory issue with Norton Antivirus, should you have it install it.

      Also, check Microsoft for SR1 for Office 97.
      That will get your programs running with the updated files.

      Check for virus??!!

      I sounds ackward, but delete the normal.dot before you reboot the machine. Word will create a new one, once you open the program again.

      Running out of ideas…

      Good Luck!

    • #3776873

      Word 8.0 -Unable to run due to lack of m

      by tysonmathews ·

      In reply to Word 8.0 -Unable to run due to lack of m

      Right CLick on the My Computer ICON and select Properties. GOTO the Performance tab and then select Virtual Memory. Be sure it is set to “Let Windows Manage….” If it is then set “Let me Specify” and select NO MAXMIMUM and you minimum set to your Current RAM plus 11. So if you have 32 megs of RAM then se it to 43 as the minimum. Or 64 then to 73 megs minimum.

      GOOD LUCK

    • #3776867

      Word 8.0 -Unable to run due to lack of m

      by mphoffar ·

      In reply to Word 8.0 -Unable to run due to lack of m

      Sounds like you need to clear your temp directories. Although there may be a pleanty of free space on your system, there is a limit to the number of files that can reside in one directory. Too many files would cause an out of memory error.

      We just deltree those directories and recreate them with some lines in the autoexec.

    • #3776855

      Word 8.0 -Unable to run due to lack of m

      by pete.zerger ·

      In reply to Word 8.0 -Unable to run due to lack of m

      I have seen the AutoSave feature of Word cause this problem. Turn off Autosave (under Tools menu, Options) and try to duplicate the error.

      Pete Zerger, MCSE, CCA
      Jump Technology Services

    • #3776819

      Word 8.0 -Unable to run due to lack of m

      by hugevlad ·

      In reply to Word 8.0 -Unable to run due to lack of m

      Looks like virus attack. This situation may happen when normal.dot or some DLLs are damaged. But when it is happen on numerous mashines… Do you share *.dot files between mashines over network ?
      What about other parts of MS-office ? Is there any problems ?
      My suggestion: check your mashines for viruses and compare DLLs between “buggy” mashines and “new” (after reformating drive C: and reinstalling WIndows). This can help locate problem.

      With best regards,
      Vlad.

    • #3776791

      Word 8.0 -Unable to run due to lack of m

      by andy32 ·

      In reply to Word 8.0 -Unable to run due to lack of m

      I’ve had this problem before. This may not solve the problem, but have a go…..

      Microsoft have documented that this problem occurs if the PC has lost its connection to what Windows thinks is it’s default printer. Have a look at this url.

      http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q103/1/14.asp

    • #3777458

      Word 8.0 -Unable to run due to lack of m

      by tysonmathews ·

      In reply to Word 8.0 -Unable to run due to lack of m

      After doing a bit of research . I found this is a known issue in SR1 (for 97). You will need to download the SR2 patch for it.

    • #3777426

      Word 8.0 -Unable to run due to lack of m

      by jesselou ·

      In reply to Word 8.0 -Unable to run due to lack of m

      uninstall your office 97 then restart your computer.reinstall again the office97 choosing typical setup after setup updates your system files restart again.then run msconfig, startup uncheck office toolbar,find
      fast and other programs that you do not need
      during startup.

    • #3777207

      Word 8.0 -Unable to run due to lack of m

      by pan 13 x ·

      In reply to Word 8.0 -Unable to run due to lack of m

      alot of packages come with a copy of ws word with operating systems. before loading ms office 97 remove the word program from the add and remove programs in control panel. “this will also solve alot of miss reasd regestries in windows” install offce 97 sr1 reboot then machine and install the sr-2 patch. also run disk cleanup it is available in the win98 system utilities. use this to delete temp internet and temp files on your system.

    • #3785795

      Word 8.0 -Unable to run due to lack of m

      by 9878445 ·

      In reply to Word 8.0 -Unable to run due to lack of m

      Try running scandisk and defrag on the said machine if you get the same kind of error message then your cluster size is to small for the size hard drive you have use a 3rd party disk manager and change the cluster size to 8k instead of 4k

    • #3755094

      Word 8.0 -Unable to run due to lack of m

      by moodyskipper ·

      In reply to Word 8.0 -Unable to run due to lack of m

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