After 3 days, countless number of hours of research, googling and trial & error on my own I am at my whits end! I NEED HELP!!! I have typed everything exactly the way it appears on my computer as not to leave any important info out. Here's what happened from the beginning:
I was using Gimp 2.8.2 and I was adding new patterns to path file: Local Disk(C - Users - Amanda - Gimp 2.8 - Patterns
Never had any problems before... I open Gimp after adding and organizing the new Pattern files. It is in the startup screen "looking for patterns" and an ERROR box pops up that says:
ERROR: (Gimp-2.8.exe:9828) GLib- ERROR **: gmem.c:165: failed to allocate 38880000 bytes
I <click ok> and the next box pops up and it says:
Microsoft Visual C ++Runtime Library This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way. Please contact the applications support team for more information.
(I have not contacted them yet only because I have always tried my best to see if I can fix it myself first... Yes, I use Forums ALOT! LOL, Learned that from all of them!!!) IS THIS ERROR BOX TELLING ME THE PROBLEM IS MICROSOFT VISUAL C++ RUNTIME LIBRARY? I noticed there are 3 separate MS Visual programs installed in my PC. Why?
*Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library 2008 Redistributable- x86 9.0.30729.4148
*Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library 2008 Redistributable- x86 9.0.30729.6161
*Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library 2010 x86 Redistributable- 10.0.40219
I have tried EVERYTHING I KNOW! Let me tell you everything I've already tried:
*I have taken every Brush & Pattern out of the directory. Gimp started fine. I put ALL of my Brushes BACK in and it worked fine! No prob with the brushes... I tried to put the patterns in and it crashed. It will work only when I put just a couple of folders in. I thought maybe it was a specific pattern/set so I tried them individually. It doesn't matter what set it is I put in. It seems like it's a space issue. Once I try to go past 3-4 sets it crashes on refresh and restart. I currently have 4 in it and each folder only has 2-4 patterns each. I tried to add one more folder with only 2 patterns in it and, you guessed it, it crashed!!! The 4 folder sizes in it now are 3.24MB 1.58MB 3.94MB 30.3MB total (I had a ton & it was working fine)
*I have also done a disc clean up 2x and even a defrag.
*I uninstalled Gimp and re-installed the newest version, 2.8.6, and it made no difference.
*I checked the RAM here is my info on that:
MY SPECS: Windows 7 - 4.00 GB RAM (3.24GB usable) System type: 32 Bit
RAM - In Task Manager/Physical Memory - 45% (Processes: 92) TOTAL: 3317 CACHED: 1233 AVAILABLE: 1819 FREE: 619
Am I reading the RAM all wrong and am out of room? If so how do I go about making more room besides deleting files, picts etc as I have already done that?
Could it be a problem inside Gimp itself? I'm sorry this is so long. I just wanted to make sure you knew everything I already tried and had all the information I was almost certain you may ask for. I sure hope someone can help. I'm going crazy! I can't afford to buy Photoshop or I would.
Thank You for your time...