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im constantly getting low memory messeges wich freeze everything up and i have 512mb ram running windows ME

i think you guys have had this problem numerious times but i cant find anything about it, please help me this is getting VERY annoying.
 

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thanks, ill try them out

one extra thing, i am getting blue screen errors a lot aswell, they say

Error: OE :0187 :BFF8E64B



and other errors that say

KERNE32 Caused a general protection fault in module USER.EXE at 0003:00002fal
 

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Make sure you run that virus scan then!





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The amount of RAM you have doesn't have any influence on your system resources.

Your problem is probably mainly due to the number of programs you have starting up as Windows loads.

Do this:

Go to Start/run, and type Msinfo32, followed by OK.
Go to Software Environment/Startup Programs.
Now click Edit/'Select all', and then 'copy'
Paste the contents in your post.

And I must warn you, that there's a memory leak issue where WinME is concerned: http://www.extremetech.com/article/0,3396,s%3D201%26a%3D8748,00.asp

But first, let's have a look at your startup proggies.
 

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Hey Tony... I just read the article on memory leak in ME. I have not had a problem w/ the errors... but I can sure tell I don't have enough memory..
Would using a web based e-mail be better than OE?

or what would you suggest... I have Rambus in route to me as we speak.

Savvy :)
 

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Savvy,

I like OE fine myself, and I hardly ever use Hotmail or any other Web based e-mail program.

This ME memory issue is something Microsoft isn't able, or more likely willing to redress, because they've put all their money on XP, so I'm afraid you'll have to live with it.

It is true that some systems are more affected than others, and some people are actually running ME without any problems... :D

However, what you can do yourself, is what we did just yesterday: remove everything unneccessary from Startup.

Greetz,
 

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WhitPhil i have a new PC a Sony VAIO P4 1.4gHz... it only has 128MB's of ram onboard presently... I have 256MB's on the way.


Savvy :)

also after reducing the read ahead .... I still have a very sluggish mouse... it often hit and climbs an invisible wall....lol
multitasking is what causes it & I cleaned up my startup yesterday & empty temps at Internet Options several times daily.
 

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The extra memory will probably not hurt, but I can't see it helping with a sluggish mouse. Unless, when you mean multitasking, you mean running MANY MANY tasks at once.

"invisible wall" meaning, the mouse will not go by a certain area on the screen, and instead goes up???

Memory won't resolve that. Sounds like a dirty mouse, or corrupted drivers.
 

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Exactly WhitPhil.... I have no idea other than Ram what could be causing this on a brand new PC.
dirty mouse NOT... unless its from the factory.... I'll check...

drivers ?

Savvy :)

I just checked the mouse & it was fine... which drivers?? the mouse? In systems properties it says Im alrady using the best drivers.
 

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it gets sluggish & unresponsive at times

Standard mouse w/ the wheel for scrolling

at this moment I only have this open & zone alarm on the taskbar & its acting badly ( the mouse)


performance is at 63% though.... rebooting

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ok I just rebooted... & now im at 85%

still running the same things plus virus scanner


Savvy :)

after reducing the read ahead .... I still have a very sluggish mouse... it often hit and climbs an invisible wall....lol
multitasking is what causes it & I cleaned up my startup yesterday & empty temps at Internet Options several times daily.

Its still acting the same way.The mouse I mean
 

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You could try 'removing' your mouse in Device Manager, and rebooting, allowing the Wizard New Hardware to reinstall the driver.

This means you'll either have to get your Windows CD-ROM or the CD with your Mouse driver out, unless you have the Windows installation cabs on your hard drive in C:\Windows\Options\Cabs.

Also, be warned, that, when you remove your mouse driver, you'll have to navigate with the 'Win' and arrow buttons to get to Start/shutdown.

Good luck,
 

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"performance is at 63% though.... rebooting "
I assume you mean System Resources are at 63%?
There is nothing wrong with this and no need to reboot. Windows gets into trouble as this percentage approaches zero.

As for the dear old mouse, it this is really a new PC, I would take it back to the vendor, and let him resolve it.
You could try another mouse.

I have seen symptoms like your wall, when the mouse ball is dirty, where it refuses to move by a portion of the screen. You could have a defective mouse.

(more memory will not fix it either)
 

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I can't take it back to the vendor... not so easy anyway. I bought it from ubid.... but i do have another mouse i can use.

will try that!
 

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BTW Savy, what do you mean by reducing the "read ahead"?

I'll suggest something to try but that may be what you meant by that phrase. If not, try it.

Start>Settings>CP>System>Performance>Graphics. Move the slider back one notch to the Left and click on OK. That off loads some of the graphics acceleration functions of the mouse from the graphics card to the CPU. See if it makes a difference.

Hope that helps ...
 

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Bryan thats what I did before... isn't it called read-ahead optimizing too.

Anyway it doesn't help... even reduced another notch it doesn't.
Im using the other mouse & there is no change at all.


Savvy :)

Maybe its the surface I have it on... I can't use a mousepad... theres not enough room.
 
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