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"There Are No Spare Stack Pages" Error

By: Arie Slob

If you get an error:


There are no spare stack pages. It may be necessary to increase
the setting of 'MinSPs' in System.ini to prevent possible stack
faults. There are currently (number) SPs allocated.

To resolve this, add the following line to the [386Enh] section of the System.ini file and then restart your computer:


   MinSPs=4

You can do this by selecting Start > Run, and type msconfig in the Open: box. Press OK. Select the System.ini tab, scroll down to, and select the [386Enh] section. Press New and type the command MinSPs=4, press Apply, and follow the prompts.

If the problem persists, increase the number of spare stack pages in increments of 4 (for example 8, 12, 16).

Note: Each spare stack page requires 4KB of memory.