Access97 will not open in WindowsXP. Out of memory error.

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    Guest Guest

    I have recently bought a new computer with WindowsXP as the operating system.
    I have installed Office97 Professional, which has worked with Windows95, 98,
    and ME. While Word and Excel work well I am unable to start Access and get an
    "Out of Memory" error. No other programmes are running. I understand that
    there are Access97/WindowsXP problems but cannot find this particular one.
    Any suggestions/help would be much appreciated
     
    Guest, Oct 5, 2005
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    Guest Guest

    Hi, Bruce.

    Does the new computer have more than 1 GB of RAM? If so, then your computer
    needs to have Jet 3.51 installed. For more information, please see the
    following Web page:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?id=161255

    You may download this version of Jet from the following Web page, but you'll
    need to install MS Office 97 SR-2 first:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/172733/EN-US/

    If you need MS Office 97 SR-2, then you may download it from the following
    Web page:

    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA010449951033.aspx

    Of course, MS Office 97 SR-2 needs to have SR-1 installed first, but your
    copy of Office 97 should already have that.

    HTH.
    Gunny

    See http://www.QBuilt.com for all your database needs.
    See http://www.Access.QBuilt.com for Microsoft Access tips.

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    Guest, Oct 5, 2005
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    Guest Guest

    Hi 69 Camaro
    Thanks for your response. My computer has less than 1GB of RAM, which should
    be OK according to http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?id=161255.
    I think that I have SR2 installed but will check, and will also check the
    Jet installation.
    Any other sugestions?
    Bruce Merry
     
    Guest, Oct 6, 2005
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    Guest Guest

    Hi, Bruce.
    Check for malware on your computer. Viruses, trojan horses, and spyware all
    take up RAM when they are running. Get a good anti-virus application, a
    firewall, and spyware removal application to protect your new computer.

    Open Windows Task Manager and check the PF Usage graph on the Performance
    tab. Now open Access 97. Check how many more MB the graph increases while
    Access is running. Does it hit the ceiling of 512 MB (or whatever size RAM
    you have) and Access crash with the out of memory error? If so, then the
    computer may not be configured correctly to use virtual memory.

    HTH.
    Gunny

    See http://www.QBuilt.com for all your database needs.
    See http://www.Access.QBuilt.com for Microsoft Access tips.

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    Guest, Oct 6, 2005
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    Hi '69 Camaro
    Thank you for your help.
    I have got Access97 working now as I installed the correct Jet engine.
    You have been most helpful.
    Bruce
     
    Guest, Oct 8, 2005
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