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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by pmarc, Jan 5, 2002.

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  1. pmarc

    pmarc Thread Starter

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    why is my pc intermittently disallowing access to my aps, and intermittently showing "out of memory" type error messages when few, if any aps are open?!!

    my pc (200 mhtz) runs win95, with 47meg RAM.

    background: this and a lot of other quirky stuff happens after my kids play games and related on the net (nickleodeon.com, etc.) or use games cd's.
     
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  3. TonyKlein

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    And what exactly do you mean by 'disallowing access'?
     
  4. pmarc

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    dis-allowing: ap won't open... or, it does, but there's no data in it.
    thanx.

    system specs: which ones?
    thanx.
     
  5. DoyceJ

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    Like the ones you posted above that I didnt notice before. :)

    Right click my computer>choose properties>performance tab>what does it say next to resourses?

    Also, go to start>run>type msinfo32>ok>start tab>what do you have listed with a check mark beside it? I would recommend a program to save you some pencil work but am leary to do so.
     
  6. Rollin' Rog

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    If they are Word or other office applications the problem can result from infection with the Nimda worm which corrupts the riched32.dll

    If you haven't done an updated antivirus scan, you might want to click on Doyce's link for AV
     
  7. pmarc

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    says: 57% free (at the moment only ms express and ms explore are open); I usually have 60-70% free...

    32-bit

    no pcmcia
     
  8. DoyceJ

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    Good point. Thanks Rog.

    Try the virus scan next to my name.
     
  9. pmarc

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    A) re: start/run..... said can't find msinfo32 start/run didn't bring me to anything with "checkmarks"???

    ...but find file found msinfo32


    B) funny, I can't open any of Norton's aps...??
     
  10. TonyKlein

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    Msinfo32 doesn't have check boxes.
    It does list your Startup programs under 'Software Environment/Startup programs'.

    If I understand you well, Windows can't find Msinfo32 when you type it in the Run box, which means you'll have to restore the file from your Windows CD-ROM.

    But if I were you I'd start with Rog and DJ's advice to run an online virus check.
     
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  12. pmarc

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    thanx, guys.

    BADTRANS.B infected windows system files.
    now, what's all this about start-up stuff? why?

    remember, I do have msinfo32 in my ms directory.
     
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    virus gone. next.

    thanx.
     
  15. DoyceJ

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    Go to the link provided by WhitPhil, download Startup Cop ( or other ), run it and post back the results.

    My bag on the msinfo32. I remembered you had 95 and forgot halfway through the post. Good day today. :)
     
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