My computer is a B&W 350 mHz G3 Revision 2 with 512 MB of memory (4-128 MB memory modules). The hard drives are a Maxtor 6.03 GB ATA which I think is original and a Seagate Medalist 13032 12.13 GB ATA. They are stacked one above the other. The 6 GB drive has OSX 10.3.9 installed and the 12 GB drive has two 6 GB partitions. OS 9.2.2 is installed on one of them (copied from a Beige G3). I deleted the profile folder in the system folder so everything in that folder is new. MS Word and MS Excel are from Office 98.
I am still getting three error messages that could possibly be related.
1) If I try to start the computer with Virtual Memory On, I get the following error message:
"Sorry, a system error occurred, Virtual Memory I/O error. To temporarily turn off extensions, restart and hold down the shift key." If I turn off virtual memory, the computer starts and runs fine, but I still get the two error messages below. I haven't found anything that indicates virtual memory cannot be turned on with 512 M of installed memory. (VM Available 5086 M, Built in 512 M, After restart 513 M).
2) If I try to start up MS Word with Virtual Memory Off, I get the following error message:
"The Visual Basic Editor could not be loaded. There may not be enough free memory to load the libraries or files may have been deleted or moved from their originally installed locations." Word opens after I close the error box. (Suggested memory 13,623, Minimum 40,000, Preferred 80,000)
3) Excel starts up, but when I select Tools>Macros>Visual Basic Editor, I get the following error message: "VBGA Extensibility Library (1) could not be loaded" and then "Out of Memory" when I close the first error box. (The same error occured when I set Minimum to 80,000 and Preferred to 160,000)
Just for perspective, I have Word set at Minimum 15,000, Preferred 15,000 and Excel at Minimum 20,000 and Preferred at 20,000 on my Beige G3 with 384 MB of memory and have had no problems with virtual memory turned on. I have some pretty large spreadsheets and word processing documents on the Beige G3.
Does anyone have any ideas that might help eliminate these error messages?
Thank you very much,