Shortage of memory

I have Win98SE,IE6 and 512MB DDR RAM.When I try to open a Word document I am told there is not enough memory to do so.How do I find out how much memory I have available and what would it be best to uninstall to free more memory.Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

  Dorsai 19:47 21 Oct 04

If nowt else running, time for some malware removal, perhaps. as a start.

click here

click here

to start.

Spy bot, and a-squared. Other suggestions sure to follow from more informed bods on this site.

  VoG II 19:50 21 Oct 04

Search for the file NORMAL.DOT

You may need to enable searching for hidden files and folders to find it.

Rename it to ABNORMAL.DOT and try starting Word.

  Doyakkon 19:56 21 Oct 04

i find that i have to use both of those, aswell as -- Lavasoft-Adaware, Webroot's spysweeper, and escanAV, youl be surprised each one finds ad/spy/trojans etc that the other one misses.
and even then they still miss some, i have a problem myself, i know its there, i can see its folder and contents, but all of the above, as well as Grisoft's AVG free have completly missed it.

so it pays to have a selection!


Thanks for your advice VoG,it solved my problem.

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