How to Fix Sage 50 Error “Not Enough Memory to Continue”

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What is error “Not Enough Memory to Continue?”

The name of this Sage 50 error suggests it all. This error appears when Sage is not able to find enough free space on the hard disk to store data and process it. This can happen for a variety of reasons like.

  • You may be running low on disk space
  • Your disk might be corrupt
  • The disk may have the Quota settings on it.
  • Corrupt system files.
  • BDE settings

Solution for Not Enough Memory to Continue

According to the problem that you are facing, the solutions differ. All the possible solutions for this error have been provided below.

Low Disk Space

There is not much you can do when running low on Disk Space. You may have to buy or upgrade your disk space or delete some of your data. You can also try disk defragmentation to free up some extra space on your disk.

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To do this, follow the steps given below:-

  1. Open Windows Explorer
  2. Right CLick on the disk that you want to work with
  3. Click on properties
  4. Select the Tools tab
  5. Click on Optimize nest to Disk Defragmentation
  6. A new window of Disk Defragmentation will appear.
  7. Click on Analyse and windows will inform you at most how much space can be freed.
  8. Click on optimize to free space on your disk.

The fragmented parts of files will be rearranged to free up some space on the disk.

Corrupt Disk

Sometimes your disk is damaged due to virus or any other malicious software. There is an easy fix to this problem.

To fix the damaged disk, follow the steps given below:-

  1. Open Windows Explorer
  2. Right Click on the disk you want to fix.
  3. Select Properties
  4. Goto the Tools tab
  5. Click Check under Error Checking.

This tool will check for any error and then try to fix it. You may also try restoring the drive to a previous version. For this you need to have a previously created backup of the drive.

To restore a backup, follow the steps given below:-

  1. Open Windows Explorer
  2. Right click on the drive you want to restore to a previous version
  3. Select Properties
  4. Goto the Previous version tab
  5. Click on Restore and browse to the directory of the backup file.

Now windows will automatically restore the drive to a previous version. You can also create and restore backup by using a third party software.

Quota Settings


In settings, you can reserve the amount of data a particular user can store on a disk drive. This makes sure that one particular user does not take all the space in the drive. You can check your Quota settings to find out whether you have disk space that your user account cannot access.

To do this, follow the steps given below:-

  1. Open Windows Explorer
  2. Right Click on the drive you want to work with
  3. Select Properties
  4. Goto Quota tab
  5. Click on Check Quota Settings
  6. Uncheck the option “Enable quota management”
  7. Click Apply and ok twice.

This will make sure that any user can access all the disk space on this particular drive.

Corrupt System Files

There is a chance that some window file may have got damaged due to some malicious software. This may be causing this particular error in Sage 50. You can restore or repair your windows to fix this problem.

To repair windows system files, follow the steps given below:-

  1. Create a disk or bootable USB with the windows installation files in it.
  2. Run the windows installer.
  3. Click on repair windows.

Windows will automatically start repairing the system files. This can take some time and so you need to have patience. If this method does not work then you might need to restore your windows.

To Restore windows, follow the steps given below:-

  1. Goto PC settings
  2. Click Update and Recovery
  3. Select Recovery
  4. Now hit Remove everything and reinstall windows
  5. Click on Get Started and follow the instructions provided in the wizard.

This will delete all the data on windows, so make sure to create a backup of your files. For older versions of window you might have to perform a fresh installation.

BDE Settings

Error “Not Enough Memory to Continue” Sage 50 also occurs because the BDE settings have not been optimized. Sage uses the Borland DataBase System (BDE) and that is why the settings need to be optimized.

Follow the steps given below to optimize BDE settings:-

  1. Login into an Administrator user account
  2. Open Run from Start Menu.
  3. Type ‘regidit’ and hit run
  4. Expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
  5. Under the branches expand software and under it Right Click on Borland.
  6. Select Permissions…
  7. In the Permission for Borland window click on Users and allow full control.
  8. Hit apply and ok

This will enable the BDE settings for all users in Windows 7 and above. You can follow the above methods to resolve this particular error and use Sage 50 swiftly and easily.

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