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I get out of memory error starting access

Discussion in 'Information Technology' started by JL, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. JL

    JL
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    I am trying to run Office 97 professional edition on Windows XP Home edition.
    Every other application works except Access, when I try to start it I get a
    "Out of Memory" message. I know the amount of memory available can't be the
    issue, I have 1GB of RAM, an 80GB HDD in 2 40GB partitions which are both
    almost empty so should have enough virtual memory too. Office is installed
    on C: partition which is where Windows lives as well. Under Virtual memory
    properties I have selected "system managed size" for the page file size...
    I'm guessing I might have to buy Office 2003 Pro edition but it costs a
    fortune! Office small business came with my PC but no Access included so I
    really don't want to fork out AUS$800 or so for one Office component, if
    anyone has any ideas would love to hear them. Cheers...
     
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  3. Douglas J Steele

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    Known issue. Make sure you apply the service packs.

    See http://support.microsoft.com/?id=161255 for details.

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    Doug Steele, Microsoft Access MVP
    http://I.Am/DougSteele
    (no e-mails, please!)


    "JL" <JL@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:7DC91BAF-737D-472D-ACBC-FE5469EE1205@microsoft.com...
    > I am trying to run Office 97 professional edition on Windows XP Home

    edition.
    > Every other application works except Access, when I try to start it I get

    a
    > "Out of Memory" message. I know the amount of memory available can't be

    the
    > issue, I have 1GB of RAM, an 80GB HDD in 2 40GB partitions which are both
    > almost empty so should have enough virtual memory too. Office is

    installed
    > on C: partition which is where Windows lives as well. Under Virtual

    memory
    > properties I have selected "system managed size" for the page file size...
    > I'm guessing I might have to buy Office 2003 Pro edition but it costs a
    > fortune! Office small business came with my PC but no Access included so

    I
    > really don't want to fork out AUS$800 or so for one Office component, if
    > anyone has any ideas would love to hear them. Cheers...
     
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