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Anonymous
a b } Memory
May 3, 2005 11:58:24 AM

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Hi I have two 512 mb sticks of memory but often when I try to play an
video with Media player 9 I get the message "Your computer is running
low on memory. Quit other programs then try again"
I have just installed MPlayer 9 because I was getting a message "Out
of memory" with the original version of media player.

I have run Memtest and did not find any errors, I have reinstalled Win
98se but I still get the same problem.

Can anyone please throw some light on the problem
Many thanks

Pete

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Anonymous
a b } Memory
May 3, 2005 11:58:25 AM

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Pete C <123@345.net> wrote in news:gjbe719aofk6c6tbcv00qf2t41nn5ri2l3@
4ax.com:

> Hi I have two 512 mb sticks of memory but often when I try to play an
> video with Media player 9 I get the message "Your computer is running
> low on memory. Quit other programs then try again"
> I have just installed MPlayer 9 because I was getting a message "Out
> of memory" with the original version of media player.
>
> I have run Memtest and did not find any errors, I have reinstalled Win
> 98se but I still get the same problem.

Start - Run - msconfig. On the general tab click "advanced". Look for the
box that says "Limit memory to", check it and set it at 512 or less. Reboot
and see if that clears things up for you.


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Anonymous
a b } Memory
May 3, 2005 1:50:01 PM

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Pete C <123@345.net> wrote in news:gjbe719aofk6c6tbcv00qf2t41nn5ri2l3@
4ax.com:

> Hi I have two 512 mb sticks of memory but often when I try to play an
> video with Media player 9 I get the message "Your computer is running
> low on memory. Quit other programs then try again"
> I have just installed MPlayer 9 because I was getting a message "Out
> of memory" with the original version of media player.
>
> I have run Memtest and did not find any errors, I have reinstalled Win
> 98se but I still get the same problem.
>
> Can anyone please throw some light on the problem
> Many thanks
>
> Pete

2 sticks of 512 MB? 1 GB in total? W98 can have problems with that much
memory. Have a look at <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q253912&gt;
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Anonymous
a b } Memory
May 3, 2005 9:19:22 PM

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Pete C <123@345.net> wrote:

>Hi I have two 512 mb sticks of memory but often when I try to play an
>video with Media player 9 I get the message "Your computer is running
>low on memory. Quit other programs then try again"
>I have just installed MPlayer 9 because I was getting a message "Out
>of memory" with the original version of media player.
>
>I have run Memtest and did not find any errors, I have reinstalled Win
>98se but I still get the same problem.
>
>Can anyone please throw some light on the problem
>Many thanks
>
>Pete

With 1 gb of memory on Windows 98 you *must* have the following entry
in the [vcache] section of the system.ini file:

MaxFileCache=512000

Otherwise the system is prone to generating false "out of memory"
errors triggered by an excessively large amount of RAM being mapped
for use as disk cache.

Try the system with that limitation in place and see if the problems
persist. If they do then post a response back here and we will delve
into it further.

Good luck


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
http://aumha.org/alex.htm
May 6, 2005 3:02:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

my current adware is 1.03 and I want to install 1.05

"Ron Martell" wrote:

> Pete C <123@345.net> wrote:
>
> >Hi I have two 512 mb sticks of memory but often when I try to play an
> >video with Media player 9 I get the message "Your computer is running
> >low on memory. Quit other programs then try again"
> >I have just installed MPlayer 9 because I was getting a message "Out
> >of memory" with the original version of media player.
> >
> >I have run Memtest and did not find any errors, I have reinstalled Win
> >98se but I still get the same problem.
> >
> >Can anyone please throw some light on the problem
> >Many thanks
> >
> >Pete
>
> With 1 gb of memory on Windows 98 you *must* have the following entry
> in the [vcache] section of the system.ini file:
>
> MaxFileCache=512000
>
> Otherwise the system is prone to generating false "out of memory"
> errors triggered by an excessively large amount of RAM being mapped
> for use as disk cache.
>
> Try the system with that limitation in place and see if the problems
> persist. If they do then post a response back here and we will delve
> into it further.
>
> Good luck
>
>
> Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
> --
> Microsoft MVP
> On-Line Help Computer Service
> http://onlinehelp.bc.ca
>
> In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
> http://aumha.org/alex.htm
>
Anonymous
a b } Memory
May 6, 2005 11:14:34 AM

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So go download it.

http://www.lavasoftusa.com/


P.S. - It is a bad idea to stick an unrelated question into an ongoing
discussion. It is likely to be missed. Start a new discussion with your
new question.

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"jack" <jack@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1F0E4D3A-9451-4F8C-9FE9-E139FE71ADBD@microsoft.com...
> my current adware is 1.03 and I want to install 1.05
>
> "Ron Martell" wrote:
>
>> Pete C <123@345.net> wrote:
>>
>> >Hi I have two 512 mb sticks of memory but often when I try to play an
>> >video with Media player 9 I get the message "Your computer is running
>> >low on memory. Quit other programs then try again"
>> >I have just installed MPlayer 9 because I was getting a message "Out
>> >of memory" with the original version of media player.
>> >
>> >I have run Memtest and did not find any errors, I have reinstalled Win
>> >98se but I still get the same problem.
>> >
>> >Can anyone please throw some light on the problem
>> >Many thanks
>> >
>> >Pete
>>
>> With 1 gb of memory on Windows 98 you *must* have the following entry
>> in the [vcache] section of the system.ini file:
>>
>> MaxFileCache=512000
>>
>> Otherwise the system is prone to generating false "out of memory"
>> errors triggered by an excessively large amount of RAM being mapped
>> for use as disk cache.
>>
>> Try the system with that limitation in place and see if the problems
>> persist. If they do then post a response back here and we will delve
>> into it further.
>>
>> Good luck
>>
>>
>> Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
>> --
>> Microsoft MVP
>> On-Line Help Computer Service
>> http://onlinehelp.bc.ca
>>
>> In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
>> http://aumha.org/alex.htm
>>
Anonymous
a b } Memory
May 6, 2005 10:19:24 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

Try Harper's suggestion of...
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/ , or
http://www.lavasoftusa.de/ also AdAware, or
http://www.lavasoftusa.com/support/download/ , or
click around in AdAware's menus/screens for a possible update button.

P.S. Next time start your own thread.


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"jack" <jack@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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| my current adware is 1.03 and I want to install 1.05
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