XP Pro on Dual Xeon can not open many windows

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by CES, Apr 17, 2008.

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    CES Guest

    I have a new Dell 690 PX with Dual Xeon processors running at 2GHz. I can
    only open maybe 18 windows and then every new window I try to open does not
    actually open. Clicking on the icon for Internet Explorer at this timedoes
    not open IE. However, if I close any open window, I can then open a new

    Any help would be very much appreciated as many people in my department have
    the same issue.
    CES, Apr 17, 2008
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    Theo Guest

    There are several variables that can affect this. Generally
    is is related to the number of open files. Which verion of
    Windows are you running and how much RAM do you have in your
    Theo, Apr 17, 2008
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  3. Is it a question of handles or resources?

    Colin Barnhorst, Apr 17, 2008
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    Theo Guest

    It's amazing what someone can find when they use Google!

    Google Is Your Friend (G.I.Y.F.)!!!

    According to this post:

    Your situation may well be the limit of the system's capability:

    When I used XP and Win 2003 it always bothered me that as
    soon as I opened 15-17 Internet explorer windows my system
    got stuck so hard that even right click context menu
    wouldn't seem to show up.
    End Quote.
    Theo, Apr 17, 2008
  5. Good find, Theo - I will try this one.

    Tony. . .
    Tony Sperling, Apr 17, 2008
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