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    Another good one - Phony Photo Booth

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    Great!

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    A burden shared is a burden lightened.

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    It's an embedded windows media file, nothing else.
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    Dude/dudette thanks for that, funny as hell.

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    I may be stubborn but I have to ask this question:

    Why it's that everytime that I click on that link, I have to reboot my computer?

    Any help on this will be very appreciated.


    Sal.
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    There are many reasons, many I don't even know, but the ones I do ...

    1. RAM
    2. Page File Size
    3. Resources
    4. Graphics card
    5. Hard disk space (linked to #2)

    If you go to the smilies page ( http://www.abestweb.com/smilies ) and it still crashes I can help, if not, I can't.

    Post system OS and stats for us to help
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    ABW Veteran Mr. Sal's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haiko de Poel, Jr.
    There are many reasons, many I don't even know, but the ones I do ...

    1. RAM
    2. Page File Size
    3. Resources
    4. Graphics card
    5. Hard disk space (linked to #2)

    If you go to the smilies page ( http://www.abestweb.com/smilies ) and it still crashes I can help, if not, I can't.

    Post system OS and stats for us to help
    If you go to the smilies page ( http://www.abestweb.com/smilies ) and it still crashes I can help, if not, I can't.
    I have no problem on the smilies home.

    1. RAM = Memory RAM 200MB
    2. Page File Size = ?
    3. Resources = System Resouces 90% free
    4. Graphics card = S3 Inc. Trio3D/2x
    5. Hard disk space (linked to #2) = ? = I have over - Free space = 2GB

    Win 98
    IE Ver. 6

    What else?

    Sal.
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    What version of windows media do you have? Could be an incompatability issue there.

    Page File is windows virtual memory, it's in system, can't remember how to get to it in '98 but I'm sure it's under virtual memory.

    Win 98? Holy fudge!!!!! Isn't that like 16 bit? LOL that could be it (see first line).

    Anyone else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haiko de Poel, Jr.
    What version of windows media do you have? Could be an incompatability issue there.

    Page File is windows virtual memory, it's in system, can't remember how to get to it in '98 but I'm sure it's under virtual memory.

    Win 98? Holy fudge!!!!! Isn't that like 16 bit? LOL that could be it (see first line).

    Anyone else?
    I have Virtual Memory 32-bit
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    OK and the page file size of that VM?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haiko de Poel, Jr.
    OK and the page file size of that VM?
    I let Windows manage my virtual memory settings (Recommended)
    So I have no idea about any page size of that VM.




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    Well you can increase it (recommended) or someone else can hopefully chime in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haiko de Poel, Jr.
    Well you can increase it (recommended) or someone else can hopefully chime in.
    Ok Haiko,

    I went to:

    Windows Help and searched for:

    Virtual Memory

    This is what I got:
    To reserve disk space for extra memory
    1. Click here to open the System Properties dialog box at the Performance tab.
    2. Click Virtual Memory.
    3. Make sure Let Windows manage my virtual memory settings is selected.
    Notes
    * You can also open the System Properties dialog box by clicking Start, pointing to Settings, clicking Control Panel, and then double-clicking System.
    * Whenever possible, let Windows manage your virtual memory. Windows chooses the default setting based on the amount of free hard-disk space. The swap file then shrinks and grows dynamically based on actual memory usage.
    * If you need to specify a different disk or set limits on the minimum or maximum reserved space, click Let me specify my own virtual memory settings, and then enter the new disk in Hard disk or enter values (in kilobytes) in Minimum or Maximum.

    I went to my win dir and this is what I see:

    Win386.swp = 97.0MB used

    So now I am going to F*k around with my Virtual Memory by increasing it by myself.

    If you don't see me around here two hours from now, it's because I just screwed my windows and I went to hell for a forced vacation.

    I am no chicken, so.......

    Arrivederci for now, just in case.

    Sal.
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    Well.........

    At least I had the 's to try it!

    Confirm Virtual Memory Settings

    You have chosen not to let Windows manage virtual memory automatically.

    You may not be able to restart your computer, or your system may not perform optimaly. Do not continue unless you are sure you need to specify your own virtual memoty settings.

    Are you sure you want to continue?

    Yes No
    I said Yes and changed my Virtual Memory Settings to 300MB.

    After I said ok to reboot, I had a pair of extra underware in hands just in case, but........

    Big Deal!

    Nothing good or bad happen, so I came back here and tried that link again only to have the same experience as before, so I went back to my windows and let windows manage virtual my memory automatically again.

    So to hell with that link, if I want to see that Phony Photo, I will just look at myself in the mirror.

    Anyway, I didn't lose my time, I just confirmed that I should trust my guts more oftem.

    Sal.
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    Sal,

    Are you on dial up? Video files like this are huge and your puter may have choked on it trying to load from dial up (if you don't have a compatability question). Did your puter actually lock, or did it just take a long time to respond?

    When you adjusted your VM, that was just telling the computer how much of your hard drive to use for VM (i think) The SWP file that you mentioned should be the file that is used as VM.

    Got the biggest laugh from the last clip

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    Mr Sal,

    Your virtual page file is usually the same as your real memory for each disk drive you have. I have 1 gig ram and 2 drives so my suggested virtual memory is 1.5 GIG. Similar results on several other computers I checked.

    Do you only have 300MB of real memory? If that's the suggested virtual memory and you have > 300 MB memory, you may have a bad memory chip.

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    I can't tell you why (exactly) your system crashes, but...

    Win98 doesn't support Win Media Player 10, and may not support 9 either. That leaves a lot less content that one can play from the web. I traveled down this road with when I had win 98 (until 18 months ago), and now with win2k Pro (which doesn't support WMP 10 either).

    Also, the web page code may be calling things that just can't happen on Sal's machine.

    Sal, you might try and see if the file is in your temporary internet folder, and then move it somewhere else on your machine, and play it from there (using windows media player). Just a thought.

    Fred
    PS: I wanted to add, I found a copy of win2k pro on Overstk auctions for $26. about 18 months ago (that was half of eBay), it might be cheaper now - and well worth the small amount of dollars spent - no more bsod...

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    Are you on dial up? Video files like this are huge and your puter may have choked on it trying to load from dial up (if you don't have a compatability question). Did your puter actually lock, or did it just take a long time to respond?
    I have DSL since December.

    The first time it just rebooted by itself the moment I clicked on the link.
    The other three times it just froze my computer so I had to reboot those three times.
    Do you only have 300MB of real memory? If that's the suggested virtual memory and you have > 300 MB memory, you may have a bad memory chip.
    No, I have more than 300MB of real memory, that was the amount of memory I used to test without using windows help, I actually have over 1Gig of virtual memory.
    Win98 doesn't support Win Media Player 10, and may not support 9 either. That leaves a lot less content that one can play from the web. I traveled down this road with when I had win 98 (until 18 months ago), and now with win2k Pro (which doesn't support WMP 10 either).
    That must be it!
    Sal, you might try and see if the file is in your temporary internet folder, and then move it somewhere else on your machine, and play it from there (using windows media player). Just a thought.
    Since I have Winamp and other video programs, and I am able to see any video or movie on my computer without any problem, few month ago I deleted my windows media player when I read that it was full of crapware.

    I have not had any problem with any other site that has video until last night when I tried to get to that site, so you may be right that it's the windows media player that caused my problems. I probably still have some files left on my computer.

    Thanks everyone for the input.

    Sal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Sal
    Win 98
    IE Ver. 6
    Sal, welcome to the year 2006. Did you get that operating system on floppy disk

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