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I cannot open any browser on my machine.  I cannot even enter ctrl - alt - delete. Any ideas how to fix?

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When I click on any browser, or even try to see the tasks manager I cannot get in.

The error I receive is: There is not enough free memory to run this program.  Quit one or more programs, and then try again.

When I shut down, and restart, I have not started any applications, I still get the above message when I try to open up my browser.  It does this strange thing.   The icon disappears, and only the text shows when I click on a short cut.

Any suggestions on how to fix.  I cannot even go in and see the task manager to kill the program that is running.

Windows 2003 Server
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Thank you so much.  I will give all of these a try.

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Just to let you know what I did, and what occurred.  I am on Window 2003 Enterprise Edition.  All browsers were not responding.  Before the system had time to boot up, I went into Dos and deleted temporary files that I did not need.  I tried the browsers again, but this time I was able to move around the system a little more.  When the browsers did not work, I went into the task manager which I now had access to, when previously I could not do this, and I killed any jobs that looked funny.  When I went into the browser, it worked.  

If you are still monitoring this discussion,  are you aware of the boot up file for OS Window 2003 Server Enterprise Edition.  I need to make sure that particular exe do not run.  Is there any other place on boot up that can kick of an executable besides the boot up file?  If so what is the path and name of the file.  

At this point, I am just looking to stop the exe from running that is eating up my system.  I can manually kill it so I have my system back.
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