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Hi everyone!
My Win ME runs on a 5 GB HD, and when space was starting to run out in a mysterious way, I managed to recover a great amount of it by disabling the "Win ME Restore" function.
Things went well and I was able to do everything I needed with a modest number around 800 MB remaining.

The new memory problem started a few days ago when I noticed that the PC wasn't able to keep all programs running at the same time (well, such as Firewall, many browsers, Messengers, etc.); or, when I installed programs or downloaded files of greater amount, whenever it went towards 750 MB it said "No memory" etc. or other kinds of Program errors in all programs (e.g. Firefox loosing it's colours).

Same thing (although I should write this on another section, but the mentioning might be worth the consideration) happened these days on a much older system I have (he's also around 800 MB), who, however, has never been online or exposed to virus risk (e.g. when I use Paint Shop Pro 7, after I do really lots of work it starts alarming "out of memory", "cannot complete operation" or suddenly shuts down program - things that never happened before)

Thankyou

Dr. Faust
 
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How much memory do you have at the moment ?. The size of the file , hard disk and memory are not all related. Asmall file can be able to use a good deal of memory while a big file can just reside there with out memory usage. So it would help us a lot to know how much memory you have. Also with the rate that the files are getting larger you might need to consider a hard drive update too. Give us a little more info about your system Dr. :)
 

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welcome to tsf

it appears that a memory upgrade would be just what the dr.
ordered.
and it wont hurt a bit.
 

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Hello,

with memory, do you mean RAM memory?

On this PC I have 64 MB RAM (though the system info says 56), currently 800 MB free of HD
On older one I have 48 MB RAM, also 800 MB free of HD
 

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You are extremely weak on memory. I would go to Crucial.com and plug into their "memory advisor" tool. Answer the questions and see what your machines can take.

Crucial memory is fairly priced, guaranteed to work and you get the best memory upgrade support in the business. They will talk you through step-by-step if needed.

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Firefox takes about 26 MB of RAM, Firewalls, multiple browser windows, Anti-Virus, Messangers, printer programs, all take RAM. So it is no wonder you are getting memory messages poping up. The memory messages more than likely have nothing to do with your hard disk space availability, however, you are also a bit thin on HD space for todays requirements.

You probably need about 256 MB of RAM with ME if you want to be happy. Not sure if your machine can handle that amount? I would put as much memory in the machine that it can handle, but if its max is 128 or 256 MB, it might be time to consider upgrading you machine?

Another good site for verifing memory, is MemoryX. Click the following link and "Check My Computer"

MemoryX

Probably a bit cheaper than Crucial? May also be a bit easier to verify what is actually in the machine? This company is a major OEM supplier and sell quality stuff.

JamesO
 
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