Err Msg: "Not Enough Memory" or System Hangs with Clipper (97018)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.21
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.22

This article was previously published under Q97018


After you upgrade to MS-DOS 6.0 or later, a "not enough memory" error message may appear or your system may stop responding (hang) when you try to run an application generated with Computer Associates' Clipper program.


To correct this problem, add the NOEMS and NOVCPI switches to the EMM386.EXE command in your CONFIG.SYS file. For example:
   device=c:\dos\emm386.exe noems novcpi
The application generated with Clipper should now run on your system.


You can also work around this problem by using the RAM switch instead of the NOEMS switch with EMM386.EXE or you can remove the DEVICE= statement for EMM386.EXE from your CONFIG.SYS file.

EMM386.EXE is a Virtual Control Program Interface (VCPI) server. VCPI is a program interface that allows expanded memory services (EMS) emulators and DOS extenders to coexist within a 80386/80486 environment.

NOTE: Clipper is an XBASE compiler.

Clipper is manufactured by Computer Associates International, a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/21/1999
Keywords: KB97018