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#1 Glunn11

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 05:13 PM

Hey BC!
As found in a Windows Vista thread about Thick Diagonal Lines, I am helping a friend get a homemade computer ready to go. He has installed 1 whole GB of RAM now. He is trying to get on the Internet to download Vista-compatible video drivers, but when he does, he is informed he is doing a no-no with the following error:

"Error! Can't continue due to low memory. Please close and restart the program, or if needed, restart the computer and try again."

And all programs crash on him. The Welcome Center screen does recognize the 1 GB of RAM, and he does have the correct type of RAM installed.
Help!

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 07:42 AM

Try running memtest and make sure all the ram is working properly. Download the file here . The file download is a ISO you will need to use Nero or another suitable program to burn the ISO image onto a cd then reboot the computer with the CD in the drive. If the computer is not set to boot from the cd first you will need to set it up to do so. You can change the boot priority in the BIO's menu.



Edit: according to your post you have 1gb of ram installed. Is the computer using it all? with the computer idle with the desk top showing bring up the task manager, press ctrl alt del and click the performance tab. This will show how much ram is being recognized by windows and how much is being used and is available.

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 06:08 PM

Well, my friend recorrected me. All programs work EXCEPT AOL. My thoughts: the AOL version he is running is not compatible with Vista. So, I think I'll just have him see if Compatibility Mode does any good.
Thanks for all your help - I'll get back if I need anything else!

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 04:43 AM

The newest version of AOL is vista ready. Whatever that means. :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 05:05 AM

remember aol includes a lot of anti-malware applications, they are a real pain and I have had to disable all my standard ones
so the aol could have control of the computer, like fred langa said "long ago and far away" after meeting with aol, they assume their customers are only using their software and noone else's
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Posted 18 September 2007 - 04:43 PM

Yeah, he gets AOL since that is his dial-up bundle package, though. It is "complementary" ;). I assume the version he has is not the newest because of the fact that it came for dial-up. I'm a little shady on the details, so if AOL won't work in compatibility mode, I don't see why he can't just use IE7 for the time being.

He may get high-speed Internet, in which case I will be sure to smack Firefox in his face.

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Posted 21 September 2007 - 07:00 AM

Had an issue with a customer yesterday with the AOL software and Vista - we made sure that she had the latest version (I think it was 9.0 VX or VR) that said it works with Vista on it. You can get them for free at most major retailers.

Also, had some doubts as to the compatibility of the networkability (is that even a word?) between the PC and AOL servers - so we threw in the 3 standard Vista mods for compatibility with older networks:
1) Disabled the IP Helper service in services.msc
2) Disabled IPv6 for the dialup adapter
3) Disabled the DHCP Broadcast Flag for all interfaces using this article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928233

Haven't heard back from her yet, so I'm hoping that it worked!
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Posted 21 September 2007 - 10:19 PM

Thanks, I'll check that out!




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