Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 15:50:50 +0000
Reply-To: Jeremy Miles <j.n.v.miles@DERBY.AC.UK>
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From: Jeremy Miles <j.n.v.miles@DERBY.AC.UK>
Subject: Re: system low on resources
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At 15:30 14/11/00, you wrote:
>In SPSS 10.0.7, when double-clicking on a table which should
>activate the Pivot table viewer the message:
>'Your system is very low on resources. Do you want to interrupt the
>process currently being done by SPSS? Doing so may free up
Lots of things can clog up your system resources, and using SPSS is one of
them. Some things can take them, and then don't give them back again, so
it isn't necessarily the program that is running that is causing the problem.
I use the resource meter, to keep track (in Win 95/98 - not sure about
others). This sits in your system tray and keeps track. It starts off in
Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools, but I put it in startup.
When it gets low down, rebooting seems to be the only way to free up the
resources again (although if anyone knows of a better way...).
Final tip, press Shift when you press OK on the shutdown window, and it
only restarts Windows. This frees up the resources, and is quicker.
Dr Jeremy Miles
Phone: 01332 592090, Fax: 01332 593131, Mobile: 07941 228018
Inst. of Behavioural Sciences, Derby University, Derby, DE3 5GX, UK
http://ibs.derby.ac.uk/~jeremym / http://www.jeremymiles.co.uk