Word 2003/Office 'The save failed due to out of memory or disc spa

Discussion in 'Word Errors' started by Martin MBSL, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. Martin MBSL

    Martin MBSL Guest

    Running Ms Word 2003 (from Office pack) with all updates, on XP.

    I recently received the error 'The save failed due to out of memory or disk
    space'. The free disc space is 12.8% capacity free or 4.38gb, plenty of space
    for any word doc.

    So...

    1. Defrag ran - no errors
    2. Scan disc ran - no errors
    3. Cleaned out temp files, inc those commencing '~' which are temp word
    files e.g. ~wrd0001
    4. Ran anti virus scans - Anti vir, CA Anti virus, AVG on computer plus
    online scans from Symantec and Kypersky. No problems found
    5. Ran and cleared any malware etc.., no issues found
    6. Cleared temp files also with CC cleaner, windows cleaner.
    7. Removed and reinstalled MS Office and ran updates
    8. Also tried restore, to two weeks before issue commenced
    9. Deleted templates

    None of the above has had any impact, problem continues.

    I can save as Rich Text File, and if I remove the Save AutoRecover option
    from Tools/Options in MS Word I can temporarily save files. However neither
    are solutions - this is a fairly new computer (8 months) and used for
    studies, esp Word docs although there are only 50 docs so far (some with
    graphics/images, some not).

    Any suggestions? Ive googled this and searched knowledge base and seem to
    have done all I can but this is annoying and worrying as its a computer with
    both mine and my partners degree work on it.

    Thanks

    Martin
    --
    Martin
    Martin MBSL, Oct 19, 2006
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    Lynn6770 Guest

    Martin,

    I am having the same problem. I am editing a book in Word. I got through
    about 65 pages (Text and graphics, total of 32 MB) and started to get the
    same message. I cleaned things up so I have 12 Gigs of free space on my hard
    drive. It didn't help. I bought 512 more MB of RAM - It didn't help. Have you
    had any luck?

    Lynn

    "Martin MBSL" wrote:

    > Running Ms Word 2003 (from Office pack) with all updates, on XP.
    >
    > I recently received the error 'The save failed due to out of memory or disk
    > space'. The free disc space is 12.8% capacity free or 4.38gb, plenty of space
    > for any word doc.
    >
    > So...
    >
    > 1. Defrag ran - no errors
    > 2. Scan disc ran - no errors
    > 3. Cleaned out temp files, inc those commencing '~' which are temp word
    > files e.g. ~wrd0001
    > 4. Ran anti virus scans - Anti vir, CA Anti virus, AVG on computer plus
    > online scans from Symantec and Kypersky. No problems found
    > 5. Ran and cleared any malware etc.., no issues found
    > 6. Cleared temp files also with CC cleaner, windows cleaner.
    > 7. Removed and reinstalled MS Office and ran updates
    > 8. Also tried restore, to two weeks before issue commenced
    > 9. Deleted templates
    >
    > None of the above has had any impact, problem continues.
    >
    > I can save as Rich Text File, and if I remove the Save AutoRecover option
    > from Tools/Options in MS Word I can temporarily save files. However neither
    > are solutions - this is a fairly new computer (8 months) and used for
    > studies, esp Word docs although there are only 50 docs so far (some with
    > graphics/images, some not).
    >
    > Any suggestions? Ive googled this and searched knowledge base and seem to
    > have done all I can but this is annoying and worrying as its a computer with
    > both mine and my partners degree work on it.
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    > Martin
    > --
    > Martin
    Lynn6770, Oct 20, 2006
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  3. Martin MBSL

    Guest Guest

    The message (a catch-all for anything that the system doesn't understand)
    usually indicates that the document is starting to corrupt. Try opening the
    document using the Detect and Repair option which should find the corruption
    for you.

    With a document this size, it is important to try and get the size down. I
    recommend that graphics are edited in an editor outside Word (such as the
    free IrfanView) where the size and resolution should be reduced and the
    graphic saved in jpeg before inserting into Word. Use Insert, Picture from
    File: don't copy and paste the graphics. If graphics are only going to be
    viewed on screen, then 72dpi or 96dpi is more than sufficient. If the
    document is for eventual printing, then 300dpi should suffice.

    If the document is still large after editing all the graphics, then I
    recommend linking them rather than inserting them.

    --
    Terry Farrell - Word MVP
    http://word.mvps.org/

    "Lynn6770" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > Martin,
    >
    > I am having the same problem. I am editing a book in Word. I got through
    > about 65 pages (Text and graphics, total of 32 MB) and started to get the
    > same message. I cleaned things up so I have 12 Gigs of free space on my
    > hard
    > drive. It didn't help. I bought 512 more MB of RAM - It didn't help. Have
    > you
    > had any luck?
    >
    > Lynn
    >
    > "Martin MBSL" wrote:
    >
    >> Running Ms Word 2003 (from Office pack) with all updates, on XP.
    >>
    >> I recently received the error 'The save failed due to out of memory or
    >> disk
    >> space'. The free disc space is 12.8% capacity free or 4.38gb, plenty of
    >> space
    >> for any word doc.
    >>
    >> So...
    >>
    >> 1. Defrag ran - no errors
    >> 2. Scan disc ran - no errors
    >> 3. Cleaned out temp files, inc those commencing '~' which are temp word
    >> files e.g. ~wrd0001
    >> 4. Ran anti virus scans - Anti vir, CA Anti virus, AVG on computer plus
    >> online scans from Symantec and Kypersky. No problems found
    >> 5. Ran and cleared any malware etc.., no issues found
    >> 6. Cleared temp files also with CC cleaner, windows cleaner.
    >> 7. Removed and reinstalled MS Office and ran updates
    >> 8. Also tried restore, to two weeks before issue commenced
    >> 9. Deleted templates
    >>
    >> None of the above has had any impact, problem continues.
    >>
    >> I can save as Rich Text File, and if I remove the Save AutoRecover option
    >> from Tools/Options in MS Word I can temporarily save files. However
    >> neither
    >> are solutions - this is a fairly new computer (8 months) and used for
    >> studies, esp Word docs although there are only 50 docs so far (some with
    >> graphics/images, some not).
    >>
    >> Any suggestions? Ive googled this and searched knowledge base and seem to
    >> have done all I can but this is annoying and worrying as its a computer
    >> with
    >> both mine and my partners degree work on it.
    >>
    >> Thanks
    >>
    >> Martin
    >> --
    >> Martin
    Guest, Oct 21, 2006
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    Martin MBSL Guest

    RE: Word 2003/Office 'The save failed due to out of memory or disc

    Lynn

    Ive compeleted detect and repair as well as reinstalling. However, I removed
    my HP printer - I have a HP 3210, which regularly updates automatically, and
    discovered that by removing the software that runs this printer it has fixed
    the problem.

    If you have a HP I suggest you do likewise but it suggests the problem isnt
    Word but something attached or associated to Word

    Martin

    --
    Martin


    "Lynn6770" wrote:

    > Martin,
    >
    > I am having the same problem. I am editing a book in Word. I got through
    > about 65 pages (Text and graphics, total of 32 MB) and started to get the
    > same message. I cleaned things up so I have 12 Gigs of free space on my hard
    > drive. It didn't help. I bought 512 more MB of RAM - It didn't help. Have you
    > had any luck?
    >
    > Lynn
    >
    > "Martin MBSL" wrote:
    >
    > > Running Ms Word 2003 (from Office pack) with all updates, on XP.
    > >
    > > I recently received the error 'The save failed due to out of memory or disk
    > > space'. The free disc space is 12.8% capacity free or 4.38gb, plenty of space
    > > for any word doc.
    > >
    > > So...
    > >
    > > 1. Defrag ran - no errors
    > > 2. Scan disc ran - no errors
    > > 3. Cleaned out temp files, inc those commencing '~' which are temp word
    > > files e.g. ~wrd0001
    > > 4. Ran anti virus scans - Anti vir, CA Anti virus, AVG on computer plus
    > > online scans from Symantec and Kypersky. No problems found
    > > 5. Ran and cleared any malware etc.., no issues found
    > > 6. Cleared temp files also with CC cleaner, windows cleaner.
    > > 7. Removed and reinstalled MS Office and ran updates
    > > 8. Also tried restore, to two weeks before issue commenced
    > > 9. Deleted templates
    > >
    > > None of the above has had any impact, problem continues.
    > >
    > > I can save as Rich Text File, and if I remove the Save AutoRecover option
    > > from Tools/Options in MS Word I can temporarily save files. However neither
    > > are solutions - this is a fairly new computer (8 months) and used for
    > > studies, esp Word docs although there are only 50 docs so far (some with
    > > graphics/images, some not).
    > >
    > > Any suggestions? Ive googled this and searched knowledge base and seem to
    > > have done all I can but this is annoying and worrying as its a computer with
    > > both mine and my partners degree work on it.
    > >
    > > Thanks
    > >
    > > Martin
    > > --
    > > Martin
    Martin MBSL, Oct 21, 2006
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