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Windows 7: "Program too big to fit in memory".

11 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1
"Program too big to fit in memory".

Hey, everyone.

I have a laptop here, which keeps giving me an error when I try to run applications. The error, as stated in the title, is "Program too big to fit in memory", which flashes up for a second in a cmd window.

I have tried reinstalling XP on FAT32 and NTFS, and I have also tried installing a trial of Windows 7 on NTFS, just to test it. Multiple executables all give the same error on all of the above setups.

The laptop has a 30gb hard drive, and 512mb of RAM.

Running the "mem" command in a command prompt window in XP shows:
655360 bytes total conventional memory
655360 bytes available to MS-DOS
592976 largest executable program size

1048576 bytes total contiguous extended memory
0 bytes available contiguous extended memory
941056 bytes available XMS memory
MS-DOS resident in High Memory Area
Just to clarify, I have tried multiple executables, which are in no way corrupted or incompatible, they all show the same error.

Any help or insight into this issue would be much appreciated.


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11 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) Service Pack 1

The problem has now been solved. I went to reinstall the OS, but this time I used the command prompt to format the hard drive thoroughly, rather than a quick format. I have no idea why that worked, but it did. Sorry for wasting anyone's time. I think the laptop knew that I posted here, and just decided to work to make me look foolish. :P

Thanks anyway, to anyone who may have read this.
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23 Jun 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.

hey the same problem happens to me and i was wondering if you can describe a little easir what you did , please it is extremly important
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