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Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by RYEBREAD, Oct 15, 2003.

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  1. RYEBREAD

    RYEBREAD Thread Starter

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    Hello-- My computer is running great, and all programs load and run well. With one exception! When I try to load a document through Word 2000, or just open word it becomes sluggish and then displays a message " System is dangerously low on resources." My system has at least 70 MB RAM free. I've tried to reinstall the program, defrag, and a few other things, but they don't seem to help very much. I would appreciate some feedback if there is any, thankyou very much.

    Ryan
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    Firstly, "resources" does not equate to RAM. Its available "pointers" to a table. There is only a finite number available, and if a program occupies too many without releasing used ones, the error results.

    Secondly, try locating "normal.dot" on your computer. There must be at least one instance of it, rename them to normal.old.

    Its the default template for Word, which is loaded everytime it runs. If it gets corrupted, it causes all sorts of problems.

    If it doesnt find a copy when it runs, it creates a new clean one.
    Even reinstalling Word will not fix this, if its a problem. Only deleting or renaming the file will.

    Not guaranteed, but worth a try.
     
  3. RYEBREAD

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    Thankyou kiwiguy for your help, much appreciated!
     
  4. DaveBurnett

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    These resources that it is low on reside in the first 640k of memory. If that memory is clogged by old DOS drivers for DOS games etc this error can occur.
     
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