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A4V6-"No file handles left"Error message

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  • A4V6-"No file handles left"Error message

    I am running A4V6 on an old Win 95 machine machine.
    This database is used infrequently now.
    The motherboard was replaced recently and I had not used the A4v6 DBF since. When I attempt to open a set in the DBF an error message saying "No file handles left" pops up. I remember that when Win 95 was first loaded on this machine there was a cure for this problem but i cannot remember how to do it.
    Anyone know how to fix this?
    Thanx, Ralph Whaley

  • #2
    RE: A4V6-

    check the CONFIG.SYS file and see what number is specified in the


    line. If necessary, increase the number to 100 or 150 and see what happens.


    • #3
      RE: A4V6-

      Thanx for your reply. I saw a fix in another thread and "fixed" the config.sys. Working fine now. Thanx again RW


      • #4
        RE: A4V6-

        I am experiencing the same "no files handle left" error msg. Can you show me how you resolve this issue...thanks


        • #5
          RE: A4V6-

          Hi Billy,

          Check out message ID 353 on this board it should do the trick.



          • #6
            RE: A4V6-

            What version of Windows are you running?
            Depending on your Windows version you can go into either confg.sys or msconfig.sys and create a line "FILES=99" (no quotes)Save it and Reboot.


            • #7
              Re: A4V6-"No file handles left"Error message

              Hi Ralph, I can recommend trying the repair microsoft sql server error: 824 program that automatically eliminates dbf errors. It is a good solution, if you experience any difficulties with dbx files. Hope this helps