If CommView is unable to allocate enough memory for the driver
buffer, you might see the following messages:
Error: Not enough memory to run the program. Please close one or
several running applications and restart the program.
Warning: Insufficient memory quota to capture packets. Please close
one or several running applications.
The reason you see these messages is that your system has a limited
quota of kernel memory, and this quota has been exhausted by other
applications. If the problem persists, you can do the
CommView before you launch other applications. You can do this by
putting the shortcut to CommView to the startup folder, or by
checking the "Run on Windows startup" box in the program's options,
or by manually launching the program in the beginning of a Windows
session. This will ensure that the program allocates enough memory
for the driver buffer.
the driver buffer size (Settings => Options => Memory Usage
=> Driver Buffer).
that most applications practically don't affect the system's kernel
memory; however, there are a few applications that can decrease the
amount of available memory dramatically. For example, running Adobe
Photoshop 5.0 alone affects kernel memory much more than running
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet Explorer, and Netscape
CommView monitors the memory usage as it is running, and if Windows
signals about insufficient memory quota, CommView displays the
on the status bar. Normally, closing one or several running
applications removes the warning.
Windows 2000/XP/2003 users: if you are trying to run CommView under
a non-administrative account, you can get the "Not enough memory"
error, regardless of the actual memory size available. Your account
MUST belong to the administrative group or CommView won't