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Fixit 20. Check for Problems with Memory... > Memory Problems When Trying to Open ...

Memory Problems When Trying to Open an Application

You try to open an application or desk accessory. Instead of opening you are greeted with an alert message that says "There is not enough memory available to open." When this happens, here's what to do.

Check the Advice, If Any, in the Alert Message

The alert message may offer advice on how to solve the memory problem. For example, it may say "Closing windows or quitting application programs can make more memory available." If you get such advice, it usually pays to follow it. However, occasionally you may get an alert message that says that less memory is available than a program ideally needs, yet it asks, "Do you want to open it using available memory?" Usually, I would not click OK here. Even if the application successfully opens (and it may not), it is likely to give you problems. I prefer to seek other solutions instead.


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