Out of resources, but which ones?
Posted on 2006-05-25
XP Pro system in a domained environment, Dell Dimension 2400, P-4 2.4GHz with 1Gb RAM
This is a recurring problem that has persisted for well over 9 months, at times it is worse than others.
5.1.2600 SP2 build 2600
The current uptime of the system is just under 6 days (5d 22h 26m to be exact)
18241 Handles, 711 Threads, 61 Processes
Commit Charge (K)
Total 656044 Limit 2520256 Peak 929564
Total 1046528 Available 395324 System Cache 503244
Kerne Memory (K)
Total 96176 Paged 75656 Nonpaged 20520
Commit Charge: 633M/2461M
In this instant the system is behaving as if there is no available memory: I am unable to open any applications (Adobe Acrobat Reader, for example), or in another example, unable to create a new email in Outlook or a new tab in Firefox.
At times I am unable to open a folder window in My Computer until I close some other open application (any open application, apparently to free up system memory).
When I reboot the system will function normally for some period of time, possibly one day, possibly six then the problem will return until the next reboot.
The system is as free from viruses, worms, trojans and other exploits as it can be, as detected by Norton Antivirus, the most recent version of MS Antispyware (or whatever they are calling it these days), Hijack this, and various online scanners.
It appears that the system is short on -some- system resource, but I have no idea -which- resource it might be.