Sharing memory with extraneous apps causing problems

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Hi folks. This is a repost. Thanks Carlosdl for you response - hope this is more explanatory.  I have written a Point of Sale program which uses an access database. The program runs beautifully at sites where the the computers are dedicated specifically to running the software, but I am having nightmares at sites where the clients allow their staff to play games, download all sorts of garbage and stay on Facebook all day long. I've just fixed a problem where the client was doing a stock take and found Face Book and five or six other programs in the background. Does any one have any authoritative information - articles, blogs etc on the subject. The the main problems I am encountering are unexplained program terminations. No error messages - just bombing out. At times I find data fields not up dated correctly. Thanks for your help in advance.

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Visual Basic and Microsoft Access

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  • carlosdl
    Since nobody has responded with solid information on the subject, I'm going to share my thoughts. Having more than one program running simultaneously is pretty normal. In fact, operating systems are designed for that, so, every program should be able to run correctly in such circumstances, unless the machine resources are not enough to provide each app with enough memory and/or CPU time. Some smart phone OSes are designed to kill applications silently when there is no free memory on the device, but desktop OSes will most likely generate an error message in such situations. I would add some logging to the application, to find out where and why it is terminating without any warning. Also, I would review all OS logs carefully to see if something in them can give an idea of the problem. Good luck.
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