Please Help Massive memory error
Okay I am new to these forums and i'd like first to say hello to everyone.
I have an old computer (Pentium 2 proccesor 64 Megs of ram, 3 gigs of memory) I ran norton disk doctor off and older version norton system works.
I had loose chains and clusters, which I fixed. And then my file allocation tables where some how corrupt and my memory file was showing too small or too big results.
Well I fixed all these errors without restarting and decided to defragment my drive (I later found out it is 70% fragmented) I couldn't find disk defragment so I installed a program off the net that defragments your drive. I installed this and ran it, it said it had to restart to work. So I restarted. This is where the problems began
When my computer began to load I got a blue screen saying that my computer memory is dangerously low and that norton anti virus cant run, I got error messages that spool and other programs could not run. And then I got the error message: Your computer does not have enough memory to run explorer.exe reinstall windows. I know that mydoom does something similar but I dont think this is the case.
I then tried rebooting, no difference. So I ran in safe mode which suprisingly worked! Then I uninstalled the defragement program. I had created a backup when changing the files on norton disk doctor, so my first task was to undo what I had done.
To cut a long story short, I loaded my computer on selective startup and managed to run the computer in normal mode. the problem is no program will run, they all say I do not have enough memory. I couldn't access my norton system works disk to undo my changed because this too just said that I didn't have enough memory. I have 1.9 gigabytes free which is half free, so I am not actually at my limit...
I managed to run disk docter and undo my changed because I found it on my machine (I did this in safe mode) and then I restarted and nothin has changed. When I first managed to get my computer working in selective startup (normal mode) it started defragmenting. The program I downloaded seemed just to use the windows one, which is idealy what I wanted, so I think I can run the windows one if I can find it...
Well thats my problem, if anyone can help me I would seriously appreciated. In the meantime I will try and defragment (unfortunately I cant use a system works programs that defragments very effectively, because it cant run in safe mode)
P.S Sorry my message is so long