Cut Paste Memory ErrorLocked
Six months ago, noticed Cut & Paste and Drag & Drop would just stop working. Related symptom: Office Excel would complain about running out of memory. This problem has been getting worse recently, requiring reboots a few times a day. Problem seem to happen more often when the dial-up connection to the internet is left open.
System has plenty of memory according to task manager. I recently added AntiVir XP and Spybot S&D to get rid of viruses & spyware, so unless its an error left behind my viruses or spyware, thats not it. Installed CCleaner recently to see if that was the issue, but after cleaning the registry, no effect.
Recently added AnalogX Maxmem 1.02 and leave that in the system tray. If I keep manually clicking on it, it tends to reduce the frequency of rebooting required by several times, but does not eliminate the problem (Hint). Once the memory problem starts cleaning the memory does nothing to fix it.
Logging out in this case works properly, but logging back in causes the screen background to appear but none of the desktop icons ever come back up. Using Task manager, then, to shutdown has to wait to kill several processes, most notably explorer.exe (HInt)
Removed older software to see if that was the cause with no noticable effect. (several years ago ran SunBelt Software AutoPilot, but have not used it for years. Deleting did not effect problem.
System: Dual 733 Mhz 256 MB RamBus with 100 MB page file on C: drive and 200 MB page file on D: Drive.
Dual 10K 9 GB SCSI 160 drives partitioned with the largest partition on each drive being NTFS as the C: and D: Drives respectively. Both drive are defragged nightly and report 35 or more percent free.
Windows NT 4.0 Service Pak 6a with Internet Explorer 6.028 with IE Service Pak 1 and Memory/Security related patch (recently added to fix the problem) KB834707. Default Browser & Mail Netscape 7.2. Office 2000 with service Pak 2.
Is this a known memory problem and how can I fix it?