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By bwilson ·
I routinely have several windows and programs open thought out the day and what I have discovered is that after a while I have to many windows open and I can?t open anymore. What happens after I reach this state is that the right click context won?t open, clicking ctrl alt del does nothing and trying to open any program or window like IE or notepad does nothing. To fix the problem I have to close a window or two. Sometimes I might have as few a 6 window/programs open at the time when this happens. These are the programs I usually have open throughout the day Outlook, FrontPage, several Internet Explorer windows and notepad. Sometimes I will open PhotoShop and when I am having the issue the menu windows in PhotoShop won?t load.

I am running XP SP2 with 1 GB of ram. The computer never slows down, the windows just stop opening. What can I do to fix the problem?

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by ilmaran In reply to Too many windows open

I am curious if you found a real reason of that problem? Cuz I'm experiencing that too. It is evident that the reason is not the lack of resources or viruses but something else. Never seen before when ctrl-alt-del does nothing. It is just any program or context menu in order to show up needs to create a new window. And because of some reason it cant. Also each IE opents somethin like 500 handles. On my machiene it takes about 20 IEs to block creation of any new windows. Never was a problem before. Any suggestions?

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by tr.10.meeotch In reply to Too many windows open

Bumping this thread... Has anyone come across a solution to this? I'm experiencing the same behavior, and have in the past on several different machines. It seems that graphics programs such as Maya & Photoshop trigger the problem - but that could be just the fact that those are the types of apps I use regularly.

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by tr.10.meeotch In reply to Too many windows open

Bumping this thread... Has anyone come across a solution to this? I'm experiencing the same behavior, and have in the past on several different machines. It seems that graphics programs such as Maya & Photoshop trigger the problem - but that could be just the fact that those are the types of apps I use regularly.

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I have the same issue!!!

by jnburtman In reply to bump

XP, with 1 gig of ram, when I have about 15 windows open, i can't open anything else. Now, this doesn't happen right away. Say I reboot and open a bunch of stuff, it's fine, but as TIME passes then I can't open anything else, and I have to close other windows out to open something new. Please help!

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