Hi! I was back from a short trip out of town and shortly after booting my Windows 2000 desktop computer, I started experiencing strange problems. The main symptom is this error message, which pops up before Windows starts failing apart:
"Not enough quota is available to process this command"
Every now and then, applications fail without a warning. Display elements (tab titles, text zones) start disappearing or windows leave a trail. In both Internet Explorer and Firefox, there seems to be problems related to the display of GIF images (which display as black rectangle or with incorrect "black-transparent" colors). I experienced font-related problems twice yesterday (the default font in Internet Explorer 6 reverted to an italic bold font, not even anti-aliased, before I rebooted the computer).
This computer has plenty of RAM installed (1 gb) and has 20 gb of hard disk left. Paging memory is set to 1024mb/2048mb. The computer is used both as a file server in a SOHO environment, and as my primary work computer (translation software and e-mails, mostly). The computer's configuration is very conventional and I haven't installed much "extras" on it.
Yesterday, even the display driver failed and I couldn't access the desktop properties (an error message told me that no display driver was detected). Desktop icons disappeared until I rebooted.
I scanned the computer for spyware and viruses (using PC-CILLIN) but it found absolutely nothing. I have made no configuration changes on this computer recently. My last action before going on vacation was to perform a backup on my IOmega external USB2.0 disk.
The default user has admin privileges. NTFS disk quotas are not even enabled. So I have no idea why I would get such a message.
Thanks for your help!