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    Guest replied
    RE: out of memory in win 95,win98

    I'm not sure if the following solution is ME specific, but it may help.

    Hit the START button
    SYSTEM.INI tab
    386Enh tab
    If it doesn't exist, create a NEW entry called

    Probably have to restart.

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  • Dave McClain
    RE: out of memory in win 95,win98


    Actually you are low on DOS memory. I don't know what version of A4 your are using but the more files you configure in config.sys the less DOS memory you will have.

    This should work for most Alpha 4 versions:

    For every file you have open in config.sys you lose 255 bytes of DOS memory. Set your config.sys to FILES=100 and you should gain about 13k of DOS memory. Or you can lower your FILES= by steps of 10 incrementally from 150 until Alpha 4 runs without the "out of memory" error. When you reach this point it would be wise to adjust your FILES= a little less (10/20) as a "cushion."

    I use Alpha 4 V2.1 with FILES=50 (the minimum Alpha 4 needs to run) and operate a 150,000 record database without a hitch in Windows ME (actually Windows ME allocates FILES=though MSconfig). Later versions of Alpha 4 may need more DOS memory than I need as a minimum for A 4 V2.1 (435k) but this should not matter once you begin to allocate more DOS memory for your program through the config.sys FILES= parameter.

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    Guest replied
    RE: out of memory in win 95,win98

    Hi Jay
    The only thing I can think of would be to make sure you have your Config.sys modified to include FILES=150 (just in case), and check the properties of the shortcut and make the Memory tab fields are "Auto".

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    Guest started a topic out of memory in win 95,win98

    out of memory in win 95,win98

    I am receiving an out of memory error when opening an application
    and going into browse mode. any mod to config sys or another file?
    thank you