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Insufficient Windows resources to open applications files for intensive users.

We have finance users who uses the PC intensively i.e. opens 10 large Excel files (avg 2MB each), more than 5  IE windows, run 2 IE and Java base apps, Outlook, Word at the same time.  Frequently they will be unable to open any more new windows e.g. click on PDF file and it will not open until they close off other windows.

The PC is Dell, Intel Core2, 2GB Ram, 160GB HDD free, Win XP Pro w/ SP3, MS Office 2003 w/ SP3, IE7 w/ SP, Norton 360.

I am thinking going to Win XP 64bit may be the answer. Have anyone encountered this to share the solution?

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BaliDave

8/22/2022 - Mon
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We did not suspect the virtual memory because the memory used was only 900MB when the problem hits. I will test increasing the virtual memory size.

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BaliDave

I would very much like to know if adding more memory resolved the problems.  I have a similar situation where I run out of resources who there's still RAM left (and lots of page file space), the GDIO and User object total counts are less than 10k-15k (max is 64k).  This particularly happens with Quicken, Acrobat (prof), and a few others.  Seems like adding more RAM would NOT help since I still have unused available.

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If you still have the problem (as I did) see the solution here that DOES work: https://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/XP/Q_23466385.html#a21987265
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