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Old 09-18-2003, 03:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation "Program too big to fit in memory" error

my friend sent me a game. It is 491 MB and is a .EXE
when i run it, a DOS window pops up with "Program too big to fit in memory" error
im guessing the game is supposed to extract but its not a winzip self-extracting EXE judging by the icon.
I am running Win2k Pro, with 512 MB SDram
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Old 09-19-2003, 09:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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or it's a d/l from kazaa or another p2p and it's not a game at all. There are a lot of bad people out there that love to transmit trojans/viruses and such through p2p networks. No new games use DOS for anything, so I'd be worried about a game that opens a dos window. I'd also run a virus scan.
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Old 09-19-2003, 09:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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alright thanks guys, i think its just a corrupt EXE, and yes i did get it off Kazaa but it checked out fine with my virus scanner, new virus definitions loaded
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Have you checked how much virtual memory you have? I had a similar problem once and was advised to decrease/increase VM and it worked. (you may have to tinker a bit with it though)
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