Can't Open More Windows/Programs, Or Get Context Menu....

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Zzz, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. Zzz

    Zzz Guest

    I'm on Windows Vista Home Premium.
    What's happening is that sometimes, when I have a few windows open, then
    it's as if I've reached a limit....and at that point what happens is this:
    If I open a new tab in IE7, it lets me, but the menu bar dissapears...
    At this point then, I cannot open a new program, or bring up the context
    menu, and if I can open a new IE window,what'll happen is the same thing as
    for the lsat one, it'll be strange in that the menu bar will dissapear, and,
    I still won't be able to right click within it.
    My RAM isn't full. it's happened when it's at 58 %, and currently it's at
    64% - I have 2 GB. BOth my cores aren't working very hard, their at about 5
    each. Help, please!
     
    Zzz, Nov 12, 2007
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  2. Have you perhaps disabled virtual memory (paging file)?

    Michael
     
    Michael Walraven, Nov 12, 2007
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  3. Zzz

    Zzz Guest

    It says that C: is System managed, and that for all drives, the min allowed:
    16mb
    recommended: 3055mb
    currently allocated: 2337mb
    Should I manually change it to the recommended size then?
    And would this make a difference if my RAM isn't being used to it's full
    capacity?
    Sorry for the confusion, and thanks, and again in advance.
     
    Zzz, Nov 12, 2007
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  4. Those setting are correct, sometime people follow recommendations to
    manually set it or disable it is save disk space, then as the system gets
    busy things stop working.

    There have been posters with problems opening what I would consider a LOT of
    windows (I.e. 50).

    Sorry I cannot offer any more helpful (or unhelpful as is were advice).

    A data point: on my Vista home premium, 2 GB installed it normally is using
    between 45 and 50% (850 MB) of physical memory.

    Michael
     
    Michael Walraven, Nov 12, 2007
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  5. Zzz

    Zzz Guest

    Well..
    i do have a fair amount of windows open perhaps. I Have 18 tabs open in 6 IE
    windows, one word document, the sidebar, and Avant Borwser open with four
    tabs - though these do not seem to affect much. If it matters, I have Norton
    Protection Center running in the task bar. Would this be a lot?
     
    Zzz, Nov 12, 2007
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  6. Zzz

    Zzz Guest

    Well..
    i do have a fair amount of windows open perhaps. I Have 18 tabs open in 6 IE
    windows, one word document, the sidebar, and Avant Borwser open with four
    tabs - though these do not seem to affect much. If it matters, I have Norton
    Protection Center running in the task bar. Would this be a lot?
    As well, then do you recommend switching my paging file to manual?
    Thanks.
     
    Zzz, Nov 12, 2007
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  7. I would not recommend that you use manual settings. If you want to try, the
    general recommendation is for 1.5x the physical memory you have or use the
    'recommended' from the dialog. I would be very surprised if going manual
    would help, but then I have been surprised many times before. In general if
    the system runs out of cache space it creates some more (does cause a system
    pause while it does it). If you try manual be sure to set back to automatic
    if that doesn't help.


    While I would have a difficult time seeing all of that on my monitor
    everyone has his own way of operating.

    Perhaps you are one that would benefit from using a 64 bit Vista with it
    vastly larger addressing space. Any 64 bit users care to comment on if it
    allows large numbers of windows to be used?

    Michael
     
    Michael Walraven, Nov 12, 2007
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