MSAV Err Msg Under Windows 3.0 Real Mode: MWAVABSI.DLL Error (97606)
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
• Microsoft Windows 3.0
• Microsoft Windows 3.0a
• Microsoft Windows 3.1
• Microsoft Windows 3.11
This article was previously published under Q97606
When you start Microsoft Anti-Virus for Windows under Microsoft
Windows version 3.0 or 3.0a in real mode, you may receive one or both of
the following error messages (depending on your system configuration):
MWAVABSI.DLL Error - Application failed to initialize the library.
Insufficient extended (Windows) memory. Needed: 320000 byte(s).
NOTE: This also happens with Windows 3.1 in standard or enhanced mode
under very low memory situations (less than 500 kilobytes free).
These messages occur because Microsoft Anti-Virus for Windows requires
expanded memory, which Microsoft Windows does not provide in real or
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