Guide having difficulty creating animation trails on Asus eee machine

Ted Blank Apr 18, 2014

I have a small (1 GB ram) Asus eee mini-laptop with Windows7 Starter.  I installed Guide 8 and Guild 9 (own them both) on the machine.

Guide8 never was able to create an animation trail.  (I did the alt-J 1 step on both).

Guide9 created one animation trail successfully, but since then has not been able to.

The menu appears, I enter all the data, say 'OK', Guide processes for a moment, then stops, and no animation trail appears. 

I have tried many combinations of screen color and trail color, still nothing.

Is it possible that there is just not enough memory on this tiny machine to support making the trails?