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Post by faieriemama on Fri 21 Aug 2009, 3:32 pm

I installed a new video card in my computer and cleaned the cooling fans and fins for the processor. After putting everything back together and reattaching the monitor to the original video connection, I get the DOS program screen flashes up saying "Program to big for memory for any program I try to open. I also get the message "Parameters are incorrect". I am only able to connect to the internet as long as I don't close this original connection
Any help is appreciated, thank you.

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Post by Doctor Inferno on Fri 21 Aug 2009, 5:53 pm

Hello,

Is the Windows install on your computer an OEM or RTM version?


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Post by faieriemama on Sat 22 Aug 2009, 1:44 am

RTM I believe. It as it was installed when I bought the computer "gently" used.

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Post by Doctor Inferno on Sat 22 Aug 2009, 2:26 am

If it was pre-loaded when you bought the computer, then it's got to be OEM. it would be a RTM version if you purchased Windows separately with a CD or CD.

In most cases, Windows versions OEM won't support changes of hardware excluding RAM and hard disks. Which is why your Windows isn't functioning properly.


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Post by faieriemama on Sat 22 Aug 2009, 8:05 am

Thank you that could be why, although I'm not sure if it was OEM or not I bought the computer used, the person who had it before me may have installed. If it is because of that what can I do to fix it? Do I need to take it to my computer repair guy? I appreciate your replies, thank you. Sincerely Faieriemama.

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Post by Doctor Inferno on Sat 22 Aug 2009, 12:08 pm

Hello,

It's not something you can repair. OEM Windows versions deliberately lock down the hardware to prevent people from sharing same licenses across different computers. You can get a RTM version of Windows, it should solve the problem.


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Post by faieriemama on Sat 22 Aug 2009, 1:08 pm

Thank you for your help I appreciate it. Good surfing to you.

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Post by krisliel on Wed 02 Sep 2009, 1:47 am

I had the same problem!

I was able to remove the problem.. it is caused by a virus hiding in your system 32 folder.

To remove:

Start > Run then type C:\\WINDOWS\system32

Once in the folder find the one called desot.exe and remove it... this should help

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