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Old 10-24-2004, 08:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Good day all,

I'm having a problem with my computer. Last week I installed the software of Freedom Security and Privacy Suit in it and then when I restarted my PC again I got an error message saying that "Can't run 16-bit Windows application. Insufficient memory to run this application. Quit one or more programs and try again."

I have uninstalled that program but it doesn't help fix the problem; now the message is always there whenever I start my PC up. Also from that time on, it seems that it takes longer time for the PC to boot up or shut down.

I don't know what to do now. Could you guys please give me some advice. Thanks in advance.

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Processor Intel (R) Pentium (R) M; 1.50 GHz
256 MB RAM
Windows XP Home Edition
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Old 10-25-2004, 02:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you tried running the app in compatibility mode?

Right-click on the exe or shortcut to the exe and go into the compatibility tab...play around with the options (Windows versions, screen resolutions, etc..).
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Old 10-25-2004, 04:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have seen this problem a few time before. Seems that some applications like to modify the autoexec.bat and autoexec.nt files on XP. This seems to be where the problem comes from. Check to make sure the autoexec.bat is empty and also check to see what is in the autoexec.nt file. there are KB's on Microsofts site about this as well...

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Old 10-25-2004, 08:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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To jcline:

No, I haven't. I have uninstalled the software so it is no longer in my computer, but the message it might have caused isn't.

To Inaris:

Could you please say more clearly about that? I almost know nothing about those files you mentioned.
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Old 10-26-2004, 12:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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read the following.
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;314495
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;324767
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/d.../loadhigh.mspx
I'll see if I can find some more to help you with this.
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Old 10-27-2004, 12:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have tried expanding those files from the CD but the message does not quit yet.
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Old 10-27-2004, 01:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Theres other methods, search the threads, or

http://www.just****inggoogleit.com
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