Of course as soon as I had sent this email it happened again! and a couple
of further times. Messages are:-
Not enough quota is available to process this command.
Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service
Error 1816 Not enough quota is available to process this command
ONCE: system 32/shfolder.dll is not a valid windows image (AOL unified
systray, AOLsoftware.exe (AOL wasn't started)
It seems to be related to the length of time the machine has been on, not
specifically Audacity, although programs like Audacity hasten when it
This hotfix on Microsoft appears relevant but you have to apply for it and
possibly pay although it is an acknowledged problem in XP SP2.
The portable PC was my work machine which I kept on retirement, and I
recently re-installed XP to remove work references so should be fairly clean. I
didn't have the problem before. Quota management is not on & I think this
problem is to do with internal resources in XP.
If any of your subscribers have any help I would be grateful.
Thank you for the very helpful information. I have been unprofessional and
not written down the DLL and QUOTA messages. It really happens very
infrequently and hasn't happened since I emailed. If it happens again I
will send error message details.
In a message dated 22/01/2007 17:41:14 GMT Standard Time,
| From DavidWLlewellyn
| Mon, 22
Jan 2007 04:22:13 EST
| Subject: [Audacity-help] White
| I too have very occasionally had the display of the
sound track freeze
| during recording although I think
the sound continued to play, not associated
Recording in real time is very CPU intensive, as is
continually redrawing the
waveform of the track as it is recording. You
can help display issues by zooming
out to the length you are going to
record, and disabling the VU meters at Edit > Preferences > Interface by
unchecking "Enable Meter Toolbar". Some users on
very slow, old
systems aren't able to record properly at all unless they
| What I can get after doing
several recordings (open new window
| from the file
drop down and close previous window) are error messages
| following any action that DLLs are corrupt. I have to reboot.
It is as if
| there is a memory bleed problem. Windows
XP Pro. Audacity 1.2.6. However
| it may be a symptom
of another problem on my PC where I can get a problem
| with the it reporting a lack of quota although I do not have
| or set. XP should be quite clean as I
recently reinstalled it as it had been
| my portable at
work and I wanted to clear all work material off it for home
If you'd find it easier you can go to the Interface tab of
Preferences and uncheck
"Quit Audacity upon closing last window". Then you
can click File > Close, choose
to save or otherwise your current work
as a Project, and you will clear the window
to a new empty Project. If you
enable this Preference you must then click File >
What is the exact text of the error messages you
get about dll's and quotas?
Which dll's are reported?
You may also
want to review our list of recording tips pasted underneath this