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runtime error '2004': out of memory


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mike08

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I upgraded the RAM in my computer and tried to run a specific program.
The program will not open and the following error shows up
runtime error '2004': out of memory

I took the new RAM out to see if this was the problem and the program works fine

Does anyone know a fix inorder to keep upgraded RAM on computer with the program.
Program not produced anymore and has no tech support.

thanks
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What kind of RAM do you have in the computer, and what kind of RAM did you buy? Did you make sure they are identical in specifications? (Excluding MB size)
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went from 512 to 1 GB. The computer is an HP with ComPAQ parts. Went to crucial .com had them scan the computer then checked with other sites to make sure it was compatible. All was compatible. I found away to run the program when changing boots.ini to 512 mb and it works. Did not realize the program was from 1998 and that could be the problem to old and 16 bit.
Just wondering if there was a fix for this problem without having to change boots.ini everytime to use it.
Checked other sites and it seems this is the only way or use another program.
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Take the memory out so you only have 512Mb.
Now try starting the program again.
If it works now, the program, because of its age, is designed only to work with an upper limit of 512Mb of system memory (which was a lot back in 1998. You will have to replace that program with a newer alternative. You shouldn't keep altering boot.ini for want of one program.
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You could try right-clicking on the program, selecting properties, going to the compatibility tab, and check "run this program in compatibility mode". Choose Windows 95 or Windows 98/ME.
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Thanks for the info I will try this tomorrow
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