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error message

by Acarlo / December 14, 2004 9:40 AM PST

I get the following message when trying to install software or using some programs.

VCACHE 01+00000E4D ERROR OE:0028:COO4E459

Just formatted the hard drive so nothing is corrupt and plenty of hard drive space, thank you.

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How much ram
by sheilakmcd / December 16, 2004 6:50 PM PST
In reply to: error message

Vcache errors are common on a Windows ME machine with more than 512mb ram. Tell how much ram you have before I go to the trouble of hunting up the fix for you, in case that's not what's going on here.

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ACarlo error
by Acarlo / December 17, 2004 2:16 AM PST
In reply to: How much ram

Thank you. I have 256 ram which is the original that came with this machine 3 years ago. Hard drive and everything is original, nothing changed. 18 gig Hard drive, 1.1 gig mhz. Thank you.

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Safe mode
by sheilakmcd / December 17, 2004 7:51 PM PST
In reply to: ACarlo error

Boot into safe mode and try it. Do you still get the errors?
If so, your ram is probably bad. Do a google search for memtest86, follow the instructions to download it and use it to test your ram.
If not, then possibly some other software running is causing the problem. Use msconfig to shut down all but necessary running programs and see if that helps.

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by Acarlo / December 18, 2004 11:07 PM PST
In reply to: Safe mode

I downloaded memtest86 but I can not open it. I tried every program I have but none will work, thank you.

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Read how to use MEMTEST
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 18, 2004 11:36 PM PST
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The versions create a boot diskette or other. If you tried to open it, then its likely you did not read the instructions on how to use it.


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by Acarlo / December 19, 2004 2:20 AM PST

I read the instructions. They say to right click on the file and select "extract all" to extract the files and make a disk. When I right click on the file, there is no command that states Extract All. Thank you.

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Then that means you don't have ZIP.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 19, 2004 2:26 AM PST
In reply to: memtest

I use TUGZIP which you find on

Some like WINZIP, but I like the above.

Again, not every site will instruct you about .ZIP files.

Since Windows ME is well over 3 years old, how have you avoided learning about .ZIP files? No offense, just curious.


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by Acarlo / December 19, 2004 3:17 AM PST

I have been getting many zip files in my e-mail and they just load and open.

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