Insufficient memory with 2GB?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Possum, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. Possum

    Possum Guest

    I clicked on Fax and Mail in the Control Panel, had nothing else open and got
    the message:
    "You need more memory or system resources. Close some windows and try
    Any suggestions?
    Possum, Apr 25, 2007
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  2. How much RAM memory do you have on your system?

    1 gigabyte is minimal and 2 gigabytes is better.



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  3. Possum

    Possum Guest

    I have 2GB RAM


    Possum, Apr 28, 2007
  4. Possum

    Michael Guest

    You may have a problem with insufficient pagefile space.

    right click on Computer
    select properties
    advanced system settings (left pane)
    performance settings
    advanced tab
    virtual memory (mine is 2345MB, I have 2GB real memory)
    I recommend to set box to automaticcaly manage the size

    Michael, Apr 28, 2007
  5. Possum

    Possum Guest

    Many thanks for the suggestion, but mine is also set to automatically manage
    (and allocated 2345MB).
    Possum, Apr 28, 2007
  6. Possum

    JW Guest

    If you do close some windows and try again as suggested are you able to fax
    and mail?
    How much available disk space, which is also considered as memory, do you
    have on your system disk?
    JW, Apr 28, 2007
  7. Possum

    Possum Guest

    With no other window sessions open I get the message.
    I have a new PC with 168 GB disk free space, without any partitioning on
    Local Disk (C:).
    RAM is 2 x 1024MB PC-5300 667 Mhz DDR2

    Possum, Apr 29, 2007
  8. Possum

    Possum Guest

    After reading other posts I have in turn tried turning off:
    Windows Search, and
    (under Admin Tools, Advanced tab, Performance, Advanced tab, Change Virtual
    Memory - have cleared) Automatically manage paging file size, and
    for the drive under paging file size selected:
    System managed size, Set
    Still without any other windows open, I still get the same result
    Possum, Apr 29, 2007
  9. Possum

    JW Guest

    JW, Apr 29, 2007
  10. Possum

    Possum Guest

    Thanks JW.
    I found the mapi.dll file mentioned in your link, and noticed that it was
    dated 1996. I then did a search and noticed that there are some 75 files on
    c:\windows\system32 with a similar date, indicating to me that the file was
    replaced when I installed Office 97.
    (Why Office 97? - because I had it, and only needed to run simple
    spreadsheets & Word docs, and read that others had loaded it without a

    So, should I try to get a copy of the mapi.dll file only or bite the bullet
    and reinstall Vista? (I have little idea as to what is involved with that).
    Possum, Apr 30, 2007
  11. Possum

    JW Guest

    I suggest that you try and get an recent copy of the file from a system at
    work or from a neighbors system and copy it to your system. A newer version
    of the file should not effect Office 97. A Vista repair would also probably
    work but it is a lot more work.
    You might even just do a search on the file name and see if there is another
    copy of it on your system somewhere.
    JW, Apr 30, 2007
  12. Possum

    Possum Guest

    Have been advised by a friend that the mapi.dll file doesn't exist in the
    windows directory on Vista.

    I have a mapi.dll file loaded in the System32 sub-directory. It is dated
    1996 so I guess it must have been created when I installed Office97.
    Re-naming it didn't help either.

    Taking another tack I tried ringing Microsoft's support phone line. When I
    suggested the link JW supplied, I was advised that this error relates to
    active servers, not my home PC. I was given no other advice than to contact
    the retailer, who had sent me to the support line in the first place.

    So, having gone around in circles, should I bite the bullet and have a go at
    reinstalling Vista?

    Possum, May 8, 2007
  13. Possum

    JW Guest

    Try putting a copy of the one you found in your Windows System 32 directory
    in to your Windows System directory.
    You could also run disk check to find any corrupted files.
    JW, May 8, 2007
  14. Possum

    Possum Guest

    JW, many thanks for all your suggestions to date. I tried both putting the
    file in the windows directory and renaming the one in the System 32
    sub-directory, with out any success. Ran disk check without any success also.
    Have I exhausted you of good ideas yet?
    Possum, May 10, 2007
  15. Possum

    JW Guest

    Only one idea left and that is to go to the office.exe file and set it to
    run windows XP mode or Win98 mode if that is possible.
    JW, May 10, 2007
  16. Possum

    JW Guest

    I meant to say try running the outlook.exe file in XP or Win98 mode.
    Also you might try the new Windows Mail program that comes as part of Vista
    replacing Outlook Express.
    JW, May 10, 2007
  17. Possum

    Possum Guest

    JW, many thanks for persisting with my problem. I actually never chose not
    to use Outlook opting for Windows Mail on Vista instead. However to give
    your idea a go I tried to instal Outlook, but got an error, so reinstalled
    the whole of Office. Got an error message that Outlook failed to instal, and
    that Workgroup Administrator should be opened. So I tried that, but got the
    message "An error has occurred at changing workgroup database." when the
    system was attempting to create a file named SYSTEM.MDW on the System32
    sub-directory of Windows. So the long and short of it is ... I cannot start

    I was unable to find an Office exe file.
    Possum, May 11, 2007
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