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Maximum number of running web pages, programs and open folders?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by MagicAce, Apr 11, 2010.

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  1. MagicAce

    MagicAce Thread Starter

    Apr 14, 2005
    Hi I was wondering if anyone else has ever experienced a problem that I have on my computer from time to time. Sometimes my computer will not allow me to open any new windows, folders, or run programs if I already have too many browser windows, folders, and other programs running on my computer at the same time (e.g., outlook). This could be as simple as the following configuration: Outlook running, several internet explorer windows open, a few folders open. Maybe a couple of other items open.

    If I try to open another folder or new internet explorer web page (beyond what is already open), it will sometimes allow the new folder or web page to open, but it will be missing the menu bar at the top, or it will do some other type of strange behavior similar to that. The same type of problem sometimes occurs if I am trying to open additional programs as well. The problem goes away if I close out all of the open windows, browser pages, outlook, etc and then reopen them all again. It is almost as if the computer has temporarilly reached a maximum threshold in it's memory or something... I'm not sure. What's strange is that I've noticed this happen on a few different builds... ranging from low to high powerd computers. Same problem on all of them. I find it strange that the problem will go away if I close everthing out and re-open everything. It is almost as if I have somehow cleared and reset the computer by doing this.

    What is also strange is that it doesnt always happen with a specific number of items that are opened... its not consistent. Sometimes I will only have several things open at a time of the problem and other times I may have 20+ things open. Sometimes it does the problem and sometimes it doesnt... it is infrequent, but has become an annoyance.

    I'm currently running Windows XP Pro with 4 gb ram and an AMD Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition Deneb 3.0GHz. I would think it should have plenty of power and memory to prety much run a good number of pages, open folders, and programs as I want to open.

    I hope I have explained the problem adequately. I would be curious if anyone has ever experienced this before and if you might know what causes this problem.

  2. antech

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    Feb 23, 2010
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