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16-bit error

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#1 bassy


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Posted 18 April 2009 - 03:32 PM

hello everyone,am new here in the world of bleepingcomputers..things are really great here..
now moving to my problem.

from the last week on starting up my computer i am getting a message saying :
"can't run 16-bit windows program: insufficient memory to run this application.quit one or more windows applications and then try again."
i use xp sp3..

can ya guys help up what this error thing is all about.whenever i get this error message,my machine works fine after i "ok" the message.but still it's bugging me hightime.
is there any possible way to get this done without formatting the machine once more..
waiting for your reply..

thanks in advance.

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#2 Romeo29


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Posted 18 April 2009 - 05:07 PM

What 16 bit program are you trying to run?

16-bit programs are not supported on WinXP 32bit but they can be run using NTVDM / WOW which uses considerable CPU power and memory.
16-bit programs cannot run on WinXP 64 bit at all.

You are using SP3 which means you have XP 32bit.

If you regularly run this 16bit program, it may affect the performance. You should find an 32 bit alternative of this program.

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