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low on resources

by cornontyne / March 27, 2005 9:22 PM PST

my computer gives me the low on resources message on certain progs such as "Word". this then goes into fatal ex mode and has to be rebooted.
I have derfagged, reduced my startup and my systen prop says 93% free.
internet works fine.
i run genuine intel 3 with a 8 997 processor.
win 98 20 gb, 255 mem

thanks

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The usual Word cure is...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 27, 2005 9:45 PM PST
In reply to: low on resources

To rename NORMAL.DOT to normal.old and try again.

Later you can delete .old.

Bob

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normal?
by cornontyne / March 27, 2005 9:55 PM PST

forgive me but how do i do that

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Can I ask?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 27, 2005 9:58 PM PST
In reply to: normal?

Do you know how to find files?

Do you know how to rename a file?

Which step do you need help with?

Bob

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files
by cornontyne / March 27, 2005 10:08 PM PST
In reply to: Can I ask?

the problem is that i find the files for word which are just marked normal, (not normal.dot) but as soon as i click on them...pow! crash and shut down!

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Extensions.
by Kees Bakker / March 27, 2005 11:08 PM PST
In reply to: files

You can set Explorer to NOT hide file extensions for known filetypes. Then you (probably) see that's it's normal.dot indeed.

To delete or rename: right click. That really shouldn't give a crash or something is very wrong. Then try it in Safe Mode and tell more.

Kees

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normal
by cornontyne / March 28, 2005 12:16 AM PST
In reply to: Extensions.

thanks cured the problem.
all files marked normal now work.
thanks again

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