Application SF_Calc Error message

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  1. Richard Goodfellow

    Richard Goodfellow Sophomore Member

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    Twice now I have received the following error message in Athena. "The win 16 subsystem has insufficient resources to continue running. Click OK, Close your applications and restart your machine". I have never had this before. this is a newer Dell computer with plenty of speed and memory. Anyone know what this is about?
     
  2. JRS at OBX

    JRS at OBX Elite Member

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    Sounds like the computer is telling you to take the rest of the day off. Come to think of it, my computer seems to be telling me the same thing!!

    Have a good weekend!!
     
  3. Michael Chu

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    Memory leak

    Sounds like your PC is complaining about lack of memory resources.
    If it does not correct itself after a reboot (problem is recurring) then it could mean you have a misbehavin' application that wants to hog your PC memory no matter how much you got.
    An examination of running applications when the error pops would be revealing. The utility to use is called the "task manager" which shows you all the memory used by apps and running processes.

    Usually, Athena is not a memory hog; but certain off-retail or shareware products could cause this also. Install any new software recently?

    Recently, after installing the McAfee AV suite I was amazed at how much memory it required- like triple that usually runs AV software. Luckily I have a gig of RAM and it is not a problem, but if you have anything less, while using Windoz XP, you are already low in memory.

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  4. Richard Goodfellow

    Richard Goodfellow Sophomore Member

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    I have over a gig of ram. When I open the task manager and look at the process there are so many things apparently running. this is after I close all applications. Not sure what they are. The problem occured when I tried to open my old software (SFREP). That program seems to require a lot of memory.
     
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    Sfrep

    16-bit programs will not properly report their true memory usage in Win2000-WinXP, etc. So it is difficult to tell if that is the problem. I do know that Athena and Aurora use an INCREDIBLE amount of memory, more so than you would think necessary for a forms program. Hence why I don't use them even though I paid for them. (I especially don't like that my computer has to make an out-bound coneection everytime I want to open a report on my computer...what's that about? It's nobody's business what appraisal files I open on my computer!)

    But, I do know some of the viri and spyware out there often cause problems/ messages like this. You might want to do a full system scan. If you have Norton and it is not at least v10, go get one of the free batch cleaners from Grissoft (AVG), like vcleaner, and use this first. Every computer here I have with Norton or McAfee seem to be about as protected as not having any anti-virus at all...just pop-up blockers. But AVG seems VERY good.

    Try that and see if that clears this.

    JD
     
  6. Michael Chu

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    You can set the compatibility mode as far back as Win95


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