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Timmytiptoes

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Hope I am posting in the appropriate forum!
I am running Windows ME. When I bought my system it came with 128MB RAM, and I had it upgraded to 256......I have plenty of room on my CD drive, but according to my system properties I have 47 MB of RAM and 0 available. This makes no sense. I have searched some previous threads and tried the MSCONFIG and doing selective start up and turning off some of the running programs....but the only icons in the tray are
MSN Messenger, a mouse icon (since I installed a new optical mouse), AVG, Volume, and PC Booster which is supposed to optimize my system.

I am hopeless at this type of thing....aside from taking it in for an overhaul...what can I do to reclaim some RAM??
 
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restart your computer
if you see a logo press Esc
take note of a 6 or 7 digit number up the top left.
If the first 3 digits are somewhere around the 256 mark then your fine

An this wouldnt be the first time Windows Me reported wrong settings. Its the buggiest operating system ever created.
 
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Upgraded? Are you saying you added an additional 256mg of ram to your 128meg or did you take out the 128meg stick all together. You memory might be faulty, try reinserting the sticks. Also, if you have more than one stick are they the same type of memory?
There is a certain program that tests your memory, ill try finding it. Im sure one of the other members knows it.
 

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Download and install Belarc Advisor 6.1F from here. After you install it, run a scan with it. Once the scan is finished, it will display your computer's hardware and software in a browser window. Make note of how many RAM slots are installed and how much RAM is installed in each of them.

When you right-click on My Computer, then click Properties, how much RAM is showing in the General tab?
 

Timmytiptoes

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thanks for the ideas..I'll give them a try. as for the CD drive..that was just a typo... I meant C drive
 
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