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Robert

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Get error: program to big to fit in memory
« on: July 23, 2004, 05:40:57 PM »
Does anyone know how i can fix this problem and start the program.
Thanku

2k dummy

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Re: Get error: program to big to fit in memory
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2004, 06:54:52 PM »
Are running under DOS? A command prompt in Windows? How much memory do you have?

robert

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Re: Get error: program to big to fit in memory
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2004, 09:08:33 PM »
yeah i have 256 meg of ram and i am running the prompt in windows xp

2k dummy

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Re: Get error: program to big to fit in memory
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2004, 09:53:34 PM »
You need to add more memory. Contrary to what M$ says (they are proven liars :) ) thats not enough for XP to ramble in and do much of anything else. If you have a lot programs loading at startup, disable anything that you don't use on a very regular basis. Also disable any services that are not necessary. A good place for guidance on services is http://www.blackviper.com/WinXP/servicecfg.htm

Computer_Commando

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Re: Get error: program to big to fit in memory
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2004, 12:44:03 PM »
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yeah i have 256 meg of ram and i am running the prompt in windows xp


At the prompt, type "mem" (without the ").  640K is largest executible program size.  Adding memory will do nothing to help.

2k dummy

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Re: Get error: program to big to fit in memory
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2004, 12:59:52 PM »
CC, you are still in the days DOS 3. Do you really think anything runs now in 640K?

robert

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Re: Get error: program to big to fit in memory
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2004, 06:21:46 PM »
WEll is there another way i can allocate more memory or is there another disk operating system that i can use to open this file

MalikTous

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Re: Get error: program to big to fit in memory
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2004, 08:10:38 PM »
If this is a DOS app, you will need to use the compatibility wizard or make a couple of small FAT32 partitions exclusively for DOS 7 (DOS from Win9x) to run the app in a separate bootup environment. A partition manager and a second hard drive are very much recommended here if you decide to use the separate OS.

Or you could use Linux and an appropriate command-line shell...

robert

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Re: Get error: program to big to fit in memory
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2004, 12:45:33 AM »
how do i partition a file for fat32 if i am running a ntfs file system

MalikTous

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Re: Get error: program to big to fit in memory
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2004, 10:19:31 AM »
If you have a PowerQuest PartitionMagic, you can knock back a couple of gig on your hard drive and mount a DOS 7 primary partition, then access it with the boot manager. You mount your game so it runs from the DOS partition.

If you get an old 8 to 20 GB HD, you can mount it and partition it as your second HD and either make it all FAT32 for DOS7.1 and (optionally) Win98, or you can make it a few GB for DOS and the re3st NTFS for your main OS...