RE: Open 20 Windows and Windows XP stops responding



James Martin
07-10-2005, 12:23 AM
Please read:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/newsgroups/managed/Default.aspx?dg=microsoft.public.enable.issues&mid=b43ee927-1fea-4eb6-bc80-128a5cce7028&sloc=en-us

"BubbaS" wrote:

> I have a Windows XP Pro (SP2) machine - Dual 3Ghz (HT ON), 1Gb RAM, 128MB
> NVidia Quadro FX 1000, 72GB SCSI 320 10,000RPM Drive.
>
> During the course of a day I could have as many as 8 Internet Explorer
> windows open, 2 Windows Explorer windows open, Outlook, Word, Excel, 3
> Instant Messenger... anyway when the total of apps/windows hits about 15-20
> the OS stops responding completely.
>
> For example - nothing happens when clicking on the Start menu, except that
> the button depresses.
> I cant Alt-Tab between apps, I cant even open Task manager, UNTIL I close
> One Window. Then I can open another. But Im in the same boat after that new
> app is open. If I run Task manager (After closing a window) I can see that
> Im only using about 500MB of RAM between all apps running, and still have
> about 2GB available between physical and virtual memory.
>
> Could this be indicitive of a spyware application or have other people seen
> this? I see no errors at all in the eventlog, sometimes if I push the system
> long enough it will tell me it is out of resources, but like I said
> everything looks fine in task manager.
>
> Any help is appreciated.
> Thanks
> Bubba


RE: Open 20 Windows and Windows XP stops responding