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Insufficient memory with 2GB?

  1. #1


    Possum Guest

    Insufficient memory with 2GB?

    I clicked on Fax and Mail in the Control Panel, had nothing else open and got
    the message:
    "You need more memory or system resources. Close some windows and try
    again".
    Any suggestions?

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  2. #2


    JerryM \(ID\) Guest

    Re: Insufficient memory with 2GB?

    How much RAM memory do you have on your system?

    1 gigabyte is minimal and 2 gigabytes is better.

    --

    Jerry

    One thing money can't buy,
    The wagging tail of a dog.

    "Possum" <Possum@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0E744176-E977-43E1-8090-2C53B52CCB72@microsoft.com...
    >I clicked on Fax and Mail in the Control Panel, had nothing else open and
    >got
    > the message:
    > "You need more memory or system resources. Close some windows and try
    > again".
    > Any suggestions?



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  3. #3


    Possum Guest

    Re: Insufficient memory with 2GB?

    I have 2GB RAM

    regards
    Rex

    "JerryM (ID)" wrote:

    > How much RAM memory do you have on your system?
    >
    > 1 gigabyte is minimal and 2 gigabytes is better.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Jerry
    >
    > One thing money can't buy,
    > The wagging tail of a dog.
    >
    > "Possum" <Possum@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:0E744176-E977-43E1-8090-2C53B52CCB72@microsoft.com...
    > >I clicked on Fax and Mail in the Control Panel, had nothing else open and
    > >got
    > > the message:
    > > "You need more memory or system resources. Close some windows and try
    > > again".
    > > Any suggestions?

    >


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  4. #4


    Michael Guest

    Re: Insufficient memory with 2GB?

    You may have a problem with insufficient pagefile space.

    right click on Computer
    select properties
    advanced system settings (left pane)
    performance settings
    advanced tab
    virtual memory (mine is 2345MB, I have 2GB real memory)
    change
    I recommend to set box to automaticcaly manage the size

    Michael

    "Possum" <Possum@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0140F187-EB46-429C-A59C-46EE47CA9C8D@microsoft.com...
    >I have 2GB RAM
    >
    > regards
    > Rex
    >
    > "JerryM (ID)" wrote:
    >
    >> How much RAM memory do you have on your system?
    >>
    >> 1 gigabyte is minimal and 2 gigabytes is better.
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> Jerry
    >>
    >> One thing money can't buy,
    >> The wagging tail of a dog.
    >>
    >> "Possum" <Possum@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:0E744176-E977-43E1-8090-2C53B52CCB72@microsoft.com...
    >> >I clicked on Fax and Mail in the Control Panel, had nothing else open
    >> >and
    >> >got
    >> > the message:
    >> > "You need more memory or system resources. Close some windows and try
    >> > again".
    >> > Any suggestions?

    >>



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  5. #5


    Possum Guest

    Re: Insufficient memory with 2GB?

    Many thanks for the suggestion, but mine is also set to automatically manage
    (and allocated 2345MB).
    Rex

    "Michael" wrote:

    > You may have a problem with insufficient pagefile space.
    >
    > right click on Computer
    > select properties
    > advanced system settings (left pane)
    > performance settings
    > advanced tab
    > virtual memory (mine is 2345MB, I have 2GB real memory)
    > change
    > I recommend to set box to automaticcaly manage the size
    >
    > Michael
    >
    > "Possum" <Possum@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:0140F187-EB46-429C-A59C-46EE47CA9C8D@microsoft.com...
    > >I have 2GB RAM
    > >
    > > regards
    > > Rex
    > >
    > > "JerryM (ID)" wrote:
    > >
    > >> How much RAM memory do you have on your system?
    > >>
    > >> 1 gigabyte is minimal and 2 gigabytes is better.
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >>
    > >> Jerry
    > >>
    > >> One thing money can't buy,
    > >> The wagging tail of a dog.
    > >>
    > >> "Possum" <Possum@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:0E744176-E977-43E1-8090-2C53B52CCB72@microsoft.com...
    > >> >I clicked on Fax and Mail in the Control Panel, had nothing else open
    > >> >and
    > >> >got
    > >> > the message:
    > >> > "You need more memory or system resources. Close some windows and try
    > >> > again".
    > >> > Any suggestions?
    > >>

    >


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  6. #6


    JW Guest

    Re: Insufficient memory with 2GB?

    If you do close some windows and try again as suggested are you able to fax
    and mail?
    How much available disk space, which is also considered as memory, do you
    have on your system disk?
    "Possum" <Possum@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:CE94CEB3-85B2-4461-B190-92CB1AD8D351@microsoft.com...
    > Many thanks for the suggestion, but mine is also set to automatically
    > manage
    > (and allocated 2345MB).
    > Rex
    >
    > "Michael" wrote:
    >
    >> You may have a problem with insufficient pagefile space.
    >>
    >> right click on Computer
    >> select properties
    >> advanced system settings (left pane)
    >> performance settings
    >> advanced tab
    >> virtual memory (mine is 2345MB, I have 2GB real memory)
    >> change
    >> I recommend to set box to automaticcaly manage the size
    >>
    >> Michael
    >>
    >> "Possum" <Possum@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:0140F187-EB46-429C-A59C-46EE47CA9C8D@microsoft.com...
    >> >I have 2GB RAM
    >> >
    >> > regards
    >> > Rex
    >> >
    >> > "JerryM (ID)" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> How much RAM memory do you have on your system?
    >> >>
    >> >> 1 gigabyte is minimal and 2 gigabytes is better.
    >> >>
    >> >> --
    >> >>
    >> >> Jerry
    >> >>
    >> >> One thing money can't buy,
    >> >> The wagging tail of a dog.
    >> >>
    >> >> "Possum" <Possum@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> >> news:0E744176-E977-43E1-8090-2C53B52CCB72@microsoft.com...
    >> >> >I clicked on Fax and Mail in the Control Panel, had nothing else open
    >> >> >and
    >> >> >got
    >> >> > the message:
    >> >> > "You need more memory or system resources. Close some windows and
    >> >> > try
    >> >> > again".
    >> >> > Any suggestions?
    >> >>

    >>




      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. #7


    Possum Guest

    Re: Insufficient memory with 2GB?

    With no other window sessions open I get the message.
    I have a new PC with 168 GB disk free space, without any partitioning on
    Local Disk (C.
    RAM is 2 x 1024MB PC-5300 667 Mhz DDR2

    Rex


    "JW" wrote:

    > If you do close some windows and try again as suggested are you able to fax
    > and mail?
    > How much available disk space, which is also considered as memory, do you
    > have on your system disk?
    > "Possum" <Possum@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:CE94CEB3-85B2-4461-B190-92CB1AD8D351@microsoft.com...
    > > Many thanks for the suggestion, but mine is also set to automatically
    > > manage
    > > (and allocated 2345MB).
    > > Rex
    > >
    > > "Michael" wrote:
    > >
    > >> You may have a problem with insufficient pagefile space.
    > >>
    > >> right click on Computer
    > >> select properties
    > >> advanced system settings (left pane)
    > >> performance settings
    > >> advanced tab
    > >> virtual memory (mine is 2345MB, I have 2GB real memory)
    > >> change
    > >> I recommend to set box to automaticcaly manage the size
    > >>
    > >> Michael
    > >>
    > >> "Possum" <Possum@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:0140F187-EB46-429C-A59C-46EE47CA9C8D@microsoft.com...
    > >> >I have 2GB RAM
    > >> >
    > >> > regards
    > >> > Rex
    > >> >
    > >> > "JerryM (ID)" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> How much RAM memory do you have on your system?
    > >> >>
    > >> >> 1 gigabyte is minimal and 2 gigabytes is better.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> --
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Jerry
    > >> >>
    > >> >> One thing money can't buy,
    > >> >> The wagging tail of a dog.
    > >> >>
    > >> >> "Possum" <Possum@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> >> news:0E744176-E977-43E1-8090-2C53B52CCB72@microsoft.com...
    > >> >> >I clicked on Fax and Mail in the Control Panel, had nothing else open
    > >> >> >and
    > >> >> >got
    > >> >> > the message:
    > >> >> > "You need more memory or system resources. Close some windows and
    > >> >> > try
    > >> >> > again".
    > >> >> > Any suggestions?
    > >> >>
    > >>

    >
    >
    >


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  8. #8


    Possum Guest

    RE: Insufficient memory with 2GB?

    "Possum" wrote:

    > I clicked on Fax and Mail in the Control Panel, had nothing else open and got
    > the message:
    > "You need more memory or system resources. Close some windows and try
    > again".
    > Any suggestions?


    After reading other posts I have in turn tried turning off:
    Superfetch,
    Windows Search, and
    (under Admin Tools, Advanced tab, Performance, Advanced tab, Change Virtual
    Memory - have cleared) Automatically manage paging file size, and
    for the drive under paging file size selected:
    System managed size, Set
    Still without any other windows open, I still get the same result

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    JW Guest

    Re: Insufficient memory with 2GB?

    Googling on the error message found this on the first try.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/168929

    "Possum" <Possum@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:18D005E3-59E0-4A73-861B-8B7D4325BD59@microsoft.com...
    > "Possum" wrote:
    >
    >> I clicked on Fax and Mail in the Control Panel, had nothing else open and
    >> got
    >> the message:
    >> "You need more memory or system resources. Close some windows and try
    >> again".
    >> Any suggestions?

    >
    > After reading other posts I have in turn tried turning off:
    > Superfetch,
    > Windows Search, and
    > (under Admin Tools, Advanced tab, Performance, Advanced tab, Change
    > Virtual
    > Memory - have cleared) Automatically manage paging file size, and
    > for the drive under paging file size selected:
    > System managed size, Set
    > Still without any other windows open, I still get the same result




      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    Possum Guest

    Re: Insufficient memory with 2GB?

    Thanks JW.
    I found the mapi.dll file mentioned in your link, and noticed that it was
    dated 1996. I then did a search and noticed that there are some 75 files on
    c:\windows\system32 with a similar date, indicating to me that the file was
    replaced when I installed Office 97.
    (Why Office 97? - because I had it, and only needed to run simple
    spreadsheets & Word docs, and read that others had loaded it without a
    problem).

    So, should I try to get a copy of the mapi.dll file only or bite the bullet
    and reinstall Vista? (I have little idea as to what is involved with that).

    "JW" wrote:

    > Googling on the error message found this on the first try.
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/168929
    >
    > "Possum" <Possum@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:18D005E3-59E0-4A73-861B-8B7D4325BD59@microsoft.com...
    > > "Possum" wrote:
    > >
    > >> I clicked on Fax and Mail in the Control Panel, had nothing else open and
    > >> got
    > >> the message:
    > >> "You need more memory or system resources. Close some windows and try
    > >> again".
    > >> Any suggestions?

    > >
    > > After reading other posts I have in turn tried turning off:
    > > Superfetch,
    > > Windows Search, and
    > > (under Admin Tools, Advanced tab, Performance, Advanced tab, Change
    > > Virtual
    > > Memory - have cleared) Automatically manage paging file size, and
    > > for the drive under paging file size selected:
    > > System managed size, Set
    > > Still without any other windows open, I still get the same result

    >
    >
    >


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