Until a few days ago I did not have any problems with my netbook. I use it mainly for writing longer documents and for Spreadsheets for calculating with selfmade spreadsheets programmed on the Allfine. Also for Geocaching with Cachewolf. For text and spreadsheets I bought a license from SoftMaker Office 2008 for Windows CE.
The problem occured when I opened a document which is about 150KB large which I wrote on the Allfine. I got a out of memory message which was not normal. I could work with the document until last week without problems.
So I opened the system-settings menu and checked the memory. In the general menu 119346KB RAM are reported but when I change to the main memory page it seems that there is only 64MB RAM allocated. The blue stripe where the balance between program and data memory can be set got very short. I know that when I start the Softmaker Word it uses about 7MB RAM. Before I did not recognize the decrease of RAM. Now I see the decrease (blue stripe is nearly 1cm shorter and running another program beside the Word is impossible. I think there is only 1-2MB free RAM after starting Word). Before this issue occured I could run Softmaker Word and Softmaker Spreadsheet at the same time without having any problems.
When I switch on the netbook it reports 128MB RAM in the startup screen.
CEProcessV reports the following (without Word started):
Total Memory: 52,72MB
Memory Load: 82%
Available Memory 9,84MB
Total Virtual: 32MB
Available virtual: 29,38MB
This is equivalent to the feeling I have when opening the System-Settings memory page.
I can not run CEProcessV beside the Word Application. I get an out of memory error.
I did not install any software beside and did not do any changes in the windows CE setup.
My questions to this is:
Did anyone have same problems?
Is this an issue regarding the Windows CE registry? (I have regedit on the machine but did not change any parameters in the registry)
Is there a .DLL responsible for the memory management which could get corrupted?
Could this be a hardware fault?
How can I reset the Netbook to factory defaults? The reset-button on the bottom does not set it to factory defaults.)
Thank you very much for reading this and perhaps there is a easy solution.