This problem is due to a Windows resource that has nothing to do with your memory size or your CPU speed. As you load applications to run concurrently in Windows, they all take a portion of a special Windows memory pool that is set aside called "System Resources". This memory is very limited in Windows 95, 98 and ME, but is essentially unlimited in Windows NT, 2000 and XP. Removing this limit is one of the benefits of upgrading to XP.
If you can only open a couple of windows in PC Study Bible, then you are probably running several other programs that are competing with PC Study Bible for System Resources OR your system is automatically loading a large number of programs into memory in anticipation that you might be using them later. We cannot alter the requirements of our application for System Resources because the resources are needed to provide the functionality we have built into the product. You will need to reduce the competition for these resources by either closing competing applications or discontinuing the automatic start-up of background applications.
If you check your System Resources level immediately after rebooting your computer and then start PC Study Bible, System Resources should be about 88% free. If the number is closer to 70% (or lower), you have a serious problem with preloaded applications.
Since you cannot enlarge the size to the System Resource pool, you have four options for reducing the amount of resources in use by your computer.
- First, close any PC Study Bible windows that you do not need to have open.
- Second, close any applications that you do not need to use while using PC Study Bible (Internet Explorer, Eudora, etc.).
- Third, your can improve your situation by going to Start => Run and typing "msconfig" (without the quote marks) in the text box and then clicking on OK. This will open the MS Configuration Editor. You are interested in the Startup tab on the far right. This will list all of the applications that are loaded onto your system when you start your computer. I recommend unchecking the box next to any application that you do not need to have running at startup. The bare minimum is SystemTray and TaskMonitor, but you will also want to keep your antivirus program loading at startup. You can always go back and add in any item in the check list that you find you need.
- Finally, you should click on Start => Programs => StartUp to see what applications are being automatically started when Windows opens. Delete those programs that are not required by your computer or your normal usage of your system.