Little note about NT4:

You can clean up protel's memory consumption in the same way as win2K.

In the task manager / processes, click on the client99.exe, then click end
process.  This should release the used memory.

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Brian Guralnick



----- Original Message -----
From: "Robison Michael R CNIN" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "'Protel EDA Forum'" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Monday, March 26, 2001 4:26 PM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Memory Error


> ditto here.  protel fails to release a ton of memory after i've used it
> (as seen in the task manager).  generally i have to reboot my system
> after a day of running protel.
>
> there for a while when i went to reboot, i'd close everything down, and
> then when i did the windows start/shutdown, it would come up and
> say that i still had protel running... nothing showing on the taskbar.
> scary...
>
> i'm running the latest NT4 service pack, but i have yet to install any
> of the protel service packs...  i get the idea from your post that i'm a
> dummy for not doing that.  guess i better wander on over to the site
> and download and install it.
>
> miker
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Andrew J Jenkins [SMTP:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> > Sent: Monday, March 26, 2001 3:42 PM
> > To: Protel EDA Forum
> > Subject: Re: [PEDA] Memory Error
> >
> > On 01:20 PM 3/26/01 -0600, Ted Tontis said:
> > >         I am running Protel 99SE SPK6 on W2K. After closing Protel
down
> > and
> > >open another application that takes up a large amount of memory, I get
a
> > >memory error.  This is the first time I opened the task manager to see
> > what
> > >was eating all the memory. I found Protel was still sucking memory even
> > >though it was closed.
> >
> > It was not, in fact closed, but had crashed. This actually happens quite
> > often with Protel, at least under W95, NT4, and Win2k. I run into to it
> > frequently, and I suspect that many others do, though I also suspect
that
> > they have no idea that it's happening most of the time.
> > The program is choking on exit. IMO, it's just more of Delphi's
> > questionable memory management (spelled: heap fragmentation errors
galore)
> >
> > scheme at work, showing off it's prowess at causing problems. I know of
> > only one other applications in my experience which shows the same
> > proclivity towards these errors, and it is also written in...you guessed
> > it...Delphi. "Programmers like it!" is not the same thing as "stable" or
> > "dependable" or "enjoyed by the end-user". Hmm.. that one ought'a
generate
> >
> > a few snarling flames...<g>
> >
> > In terms of the immediate reoccurrence of this problem (which indeed I
do
> > NOT experience with any regularity), have you contacted Protel directly
on
> >
> > the issue yet? If not, do so now.
> >
> > !!!!! But first...
> >
> > On the chance that this problem has already been addressed by Protel,
> > which
> > service pack is your system operating under? I hope I am about to read
> > "SP6, of course!"
> >
> > regards,
> >
> >
> > Andrew J Jenkins. NCMR @ NASA-GRC
> > [EMAIL PROTECTED]
> >
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