It is becoming apparent that Vista is a real "Ram Hog".  Unless you have 2gig installed, you may have to "quit" programs running that you don't NEED to have running. I see you have 4 gigs installed. Hit CTRL+ALT+DEL and then look at the resources being used. It's about the 2nd or 3rd tab.  As a rule of thumb, each running program uses about 350-500 Megs, so it doesn't take long start running out of "real ram".

With a marginal amount of RAM You CAN increase your "Virtual Ram", but that is going to make everything run slow once you have used up the "real ram". IF you have installed Vista on a computer that used to have Windows XP. You may not have enough working RAM. Our listed "Minimum memory requirements" for Scancat-Lite-Plus has always been 512MB or better. It appears Vista uses a lot more RAM, and unless you have more than 512MB of RAM (Suggested 2024MB or 2 GIG) when running Vista - With less RAM - you may experience problems. Screens may not appear completely or when choosing "Program Radio" from the main Splash Screen, it may not appear.

If you have a number of other programs running, try shutting some of them down until you can then get to the "Program Radio" screen. Depending on the radio you have, the "database grids" can consume a lot of extra "ram/memory".

ONE way of shutting them down is to PRESS CTRL + ALT + DEL - This pops up a window for looking at what is running on your computer.

The "Performance TAB of this window has a graphic representation of your RAM usage
- At the Bottom is the Total RAM you have installed, and the amount you have available. 

The Running Processes TAB shows everything that is running on your computer.
These program fall into three groups (User Name column)
- PERSONAL Applications (these are what you want to look at) 
In the User Column, these usually have "computer name" as the "user name"
- SYSTEM Processes (Caution is advised - Virus Programs are this type)
- LOCAL Processes (usually should not quit these) Unless you know what they are.
Many are drivers for devices such as:
Printers, PDAs, Cameras, Flash Drives or similar device oriented programs running in the Background 
- NETWORK Processes (your internet and local area network Do Not quit these)

I would suggest you click on the "Memory Usage" to SORT by the "Users" column so that one you may want to get rid of are at the TOP. Then you can highlight one and use the "End Task" button to quit a suspect application. Do this one program at a time, go back to SCL and see if the screens show. Eventually you will find the ones that use the most RAM and permit operation of SCL. One you find the culprit, You can also use MSCONFIG to permanently disable a program from running on boot up. 

Then (as a mild suggestion) purchase 1 or 2 GIG of memory for your computer. <GGG> 
Here is the link to someone we buy from all the time, and they are a trusted vendor:

    http://www.newegg.com sells 1 Gig of RAM Memory for about $45-60.00

Best regards



it runs but says i do not have enough ram to program radio
.  i have 4 gig?

By "Trouble using with Vista",.... do you mean it won't run at all or there are "issues" with getting it to program the radio etc. ?
Give me a bit of detail and than we can usually get you up and running in a short while.
Also need to know where you purchased SCL ... Dealer/ Mo/day/year
i just purchased scancat lite plus and have trouble using it with vista can you help?

mike P