first question someone told me that windows 98 SE doesn't recognize more ram than 256 mb I have 768. Next question is I have been getting "not enough memory message" to run some programs, on the microsoft site my question was answered by telling me to find "win386.swp" file which I did, however I don't know what to do now, it is write protected and can't delete, can't seem to find a program to open it, and I think it is somehow full, when I start or re-start the computer is has about 118,000kb in it after using for a while it has about 150,000kb's and that is when it starts to say not enough memory. any suggestions would be great!
"win386.swp" is the Windows Swap File, or the virtual memory that is on the hard drive. In <i>very</i> basic terms, this is accessed when Windows runs out of physical RAM for the applications on the system. There is really no reason for you to change any of this file's attributes, especially when you didn't know exactly what it was in the first place.
Make the suggested alterations to the system.ini file, and the out-of-memory messages should disappear.