PROBLEM: Error Msg: "Not enough memory available to complete this operation" when Using Sound Recorder
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This article applies to the following items:
  • SWO WIN XP HOME REC CD SP2B
  • SWO WIN MEDIA CTR REC CD SP2B
  • SWO WIN XP PRO REC CD SP2B
  • SWO XP PRO W/SP2 RECOVERY CD
  • SWO XP HOME W/SP2 RECOVERY CD
  • Microsoft Windows XP Pro Recovery CD SP2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Recovery CD SP2
  • SWO MS WINXP PRO REC CD REV 4



Summary

Error Msg: "Not enough memory available to complete this operation" when you try to record a .wav file by using Sound Recorder

Symptom

On a system or notebook that has Windows XP and more than 2GB of system ram, you receive the following error message when you try to record using Windows Sound Recorder:

"Not enough memory available to complete this operation"

Other user provided sound recording programs work fine.

Cause

This problem occurs because of a design limitation in Sound Recorder and not because of any problem with the underlying multimedia. This problem does not occur on systems with 2GB or less memory installed.

Status

Microsoft is aware of the issue.

Resolution

Microsoft suggests that another recording application be used instead of Sound Recorder.

APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2002
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP for Itanium-based Systems Version 2003
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Standard Edition

Original Microsoft KB Article: http://support.microsoft.com/KB/284893/

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Published: 6/10/2008
Last Updated: 6/10/2008
Article Type: PROBLEM