XP sound recorder short of memory

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ChapHMel

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Del Optiplex 745 XP sp3 Professional with 3.2 gigs of memory and a sound recorder that refuses to extend recording time past sixty seconds due to insufficient memory. This plus online printing that whites out is driving me to distraction. Most suggestions for extending memory are so involved and over my head that I don't try them. Hate to have to pay for a sound recorder from the Internet.
 

TheShooter93

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Hi ChapHMel,

It sounds like you have sufficient memory (RAM) to run the program. The problem likely lies in harddrive space.

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ChapHMel

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.40GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 6 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3317 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Q965/Q963 Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 381543 MB, Free - 362074 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0HR330
Antivirus: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

ChapHMel

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I deleted everything from my hard drive possible. Ran defragmenter, cleaned up hard drive then tried to add time to sound recorder and got same old insufficient memory message.
 

TheShooter93

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Hi ChapHMel,

Deleting anything from your drive wasn't necessary until I saw the log indicating how much space was free on it.

You have enough space for several HD movies let alone some audio recordings.

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Have you tried using a 3rd party audio recorder such as Audacity?

It's not a fix, but if it works it will be a workaround until we can find the root cause of the insufficient memory message.
 

ChapHMel

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Want to thank you for your help, but it appears that I am going to have to make a clean installation of XP Pro again as my whole system is messed up. The displays for most online sites are getting terrible, like Amazon. A lot of the printing is whited out or illegible or jumbled up. It was really great for a while, but after a bunch of involuntary downloads of Net and others, it is now a real mess. I installed ATI when I shouldn't have and can't get rid of all of it now. Did a search for ATI and came up with hundreds of items that I can't delete. I deleted a hundred or so and then instead of the delete option, it became a copy option. Phoey.

I purchased a Dell Optiplex 745 with the smaller case with XP Pro sp3 in it (refurbished) that will be here next Tuesday. If it works the way it should, I will use my present Dell for parts. It is really sad as for a while, the display was almost the equal of windows 7
 

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There's no need to merge both threads.

I just wanted to make you aware of the work already done there.

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If I remember correctly, the sound recorder to XP only works up to 1 minute. It is designed that way. You need another program to do any real recording.
 
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well recorder does record in 60sec segment to continue recording longer than 60 seconds just click the record button when it become active (red) and continue recording in this fashion till you have finished then save the sound file

to easy..
 
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