Am trying to install Midisaurus for windows 98 on an XP sp2 machine. It installs but when I try to run it, I get a popup with "Director Player 6.0" and a message of "This program requires at least 3MB of free virtual memory to run". My VM is 1536MB. Any suggestions?
This is a common problem in older software. The reason is it was written expecting a small MAXIMUM virtual memory size. When your VM is SO MUCH greater, the number wraps (internally) to a negative value. Thus it thinks you do not have enough.
Additionally, Midisaurus is not certified to run on XP. See this entry in the FAQ for Midisaurus and MidiShare:
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This occurs when you are trying to install an older program on modern machines. Old DOS-based software can sometimes be run in a window, but may require much manual setup. Older Windows-based software may be restricted because the programmers, knowing the software would not run on Windows 95, let's say, had the software look for the Windows 98 identification. Unfortunately, while those programs may well run under Windows XP, since the program is only looking for Windows 98, it see this as in incompatible operating system. Therefore Microsoft gives you the ability to run these programs in a "run as" mode. You select which OS you wish the software to "see". So if your setup program won't run because of this issue, try this: Right click on the setup program icon, select the COMPATIBILITY Tab, and try using COMPATIBILITY Mode. Tinker with the setting and retry to load the program. Hopefully you have a good outcome. Of course the better solution is to get a version of the software that is updated and compatible with the current OS, but this is not always possible.
1. right click on the driver installer (.exe file) then choose properties. 2. click on compatibility tab. 3. on compatibility mode, check "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" 4. choose between windows xp sp2 or 3 (sp3 usually works fine.), or windows vista sp1 or 2 then click apply. 5. run the driver installer, and see if it solves the problem.
Right click rather than left click whatever it is that you put the cursor on to try to run the "I Spy" program.
Click properties (by the bottom of the popup window)
Click the compatibility tab on the new popup and then select Windows 98.
Then try running the program by right clicking.
After remoting into system, noticed that updates.exe was still running in the task manager. Ended updates.exe and downloaded and installed Service Pack 3 for Windows XP. It installed, customer rebooted. Advised on a few maintenance tips for restore points, etc. Skip was a pleasure to work with.
HI! QUESTION. HAVE YOU, OR CAN YOU RE-INSTALL WIN98 FROM CD? IT SOUNDS LIKE THE BEST SOLUTION MIGHT BE TO DO A RE-INSTALL OF THE ENTIRE WIN98 FROM THE CD. IT SOUNDS LIKE THE FILES MISSING MIGHT HAVE BEEN PERMANENTLY DELETED AND IF YOU CAN LOCATE THEM ON YOUR COMPUTER, YOU MAY HAVE TO RE-INSTALL THE 98 OS TO GET BACK RUNNING. ONE THOUGHT, THIS MIGHT BE AN EXCELLENT TIME TO UPGRADE TO WIN XP,SP2 WHICH IS AN EXCELLENT PROGRAM AND HAS BETTER RESTORE FEATURES. I PERSONALLY USE XP,SP2 ON MY ONE DESKTOP MACHINE AND IT RUNS MY WIRELESS NETWORK AND HAS BEEN VERY STABLE. I REALLY HOPE THIS HELPS YOU. IF YOU HAVE MORE QUESTIONS, PLEASE REPLY. I'LL HELP.
Just an idea, but have you tried running the software in Windows 95 or 98 Compatability mode??
Right click on program icon scroll down to propertys CLICK,...
This should open a box with several tabs on the top.... click tab that says COMPATIBILITY and Check the box that say RUN PROGRAM COMPATABLE with windows 95 or Windowns 98.
Click OK and try the program again.
Just a suggestion, but it MIGHT work. Work a try,