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"Out of memory" error starting Microsoft Access

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Novice: Requires knowledge of the user interface on single-user computers.

You receive an "Out of memory" error when you try to start MicrosoftAccess on a computer that has 1 gigabyte (GB) or more of random accessmemory (RAM).

To prevent the error, you can use either of the following methods:

Method 1

Run Access on a computer withless than 1 GB of RAM.

Method 2

If you use Access 97, you can install the updated version of Microsoft Jet Database Engine 3.5.
Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem with the Microsoft JetDatabase Engine version 3.0 and 3.5. This problem no longer occurs inMicrosoft Jet Database Engine version 3.51, which is available from Microsoft Download Center.

For information on how to obtain Microsoft Jet Database Engine 3.51, pleasesee the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

172733 ACC97: Updated Version of Microsoft Jet 3.5 Available for Download
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Article ID: 161255 - Last Review: 12/04/2015 15:57:10 - Revision: 5.1

Microsoft Access 95 Standard Edition, Microsoft Access 97 Standard Edition

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