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From: "Patrick R. L. Dunbar" <>
Subject: Re: [TMG] TMG Not Responding
Date: Fri, 09 Dec 2011 12:20:34 +0000
Many thanks to all who responded. Please forgive me for not sending
It seems as if it might be lack of resources. Next week I'll 'slim down'
- TMG one project with 2 databases open, plus marriage index (Libre
Office calc) and Firefox to search Findmypast marriages would be the
*Thank you Virginia for* -
<When you say you have 2 'databases' open, do you mean you have open 2
projects or 2 data sets in one project or 2 instances of TMG running?
1 TMG instance, 1 Project, 2 databases (about 65,000 & 1,700 names,
almost all Exhibits external)
Regarding your Message 8, I have considered all you list, also I defrag
once a week, defrag the registry once a month.
*Rick,* thanks for your comments, but I will minimise resources, you
never know ... the straw that broke the camel's back! (grin). Anyhow, 64
*To Ian*, many thanks -
<838GB (of 911GB) free - That sounds more like a 1GB hard drive ... so you have 838MB free ???
Samsung HD103SJ 1TB
<You might want to try overclocking it.
No thanks! My one regret (being a retired electronics engineer) is that I don't have time to mess with the computer. I'm of the mind 'If it works, don't fix it'. Anyhow, family history leaves little time for anything else - even sleep at times!
Yesterday I had no problems - perhaps the electronic gremlins have had their fun and gone to plague someone else.
Kind regards - and seasons greetings!
On 09/12/2011 08:01, wrote:
> Message: 1
> Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2011 08:30:31 +0000
> From: "Patrick R. L. Dunbar"<>
> Subject: [TMG] TMG Not Responding
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> Yesterday I tried to add a person; TMG greyed-out and the error 'Not
> Responding' appeared.
> This rarely happened in the past, but has occurred a few times over the
> last week or so. Yesterday there was 3 instances - and I had a few hours
> left before I closed down. (NB Actions other than add-a-person may have
> caused earlier failures - at the time I didn't note the action I had
> taken before the failure)
> After each failure I closed TMG, reloaded, then Optimized, ReIndexed,
> After the last failure 'String too long to fit' appeared when I tried to
> load TMG. On reloading it loaded normally. Running maintenance, Optimize
> reported difference 705,182 bytes. This error may be just a 'one off'
> I had two databases open. Could this have a bearing on the problem?
> I am running Windows 7 Home premium, UK Gold version.
> Any suggestions much appreciated.
> A copy of this is on the WG Forum
> Pat Dunbar
> 838GB (of 911GB) free,
*Patrick R. L. Dunbar
Organiser, Dunbar Family Society
www.dunbarfamilysociety.org.uk (world-wide Dunbar research)
*www.debbiedunbar.net (Art pages)*