I don't think that the message you get is a 'catchall'.
I used to get the same message in Excel when a particularly large workbook with charts etc was updated. I resolved the problem by splitting the workbook into two and linking the two.
The message has not occurred since I increased the system memory.
Look to see if you do have lots of other programs open, and try closing unneeded ones.
Also use Ctrl+Shift+Esc and look at the performance Tab to see memory usage.
and as DerbyDad03 said ... talk to the person with Admin rights for your PC.