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    Hi everybody.

    I am having some trouble with my new Sony Vaio in Windows Vista Buisness. I have installed all the required updates and there are no more available.
    When i have had my computer turned on for about 10-15 minutes and have about 5 windows/applications open, it won't let me open any more and i can't even access the context menu form anywhere. I then close a couple of windows and then i can open another one, but it keeps doing it and at the end i only have one window open and can't open more. So after 30 minuttes use i have to restart to get it to reset and let me open some windows and access the context menu.

    Please help, this is so annoying. I have tried editing the desktop heap size to 4096, but that doesn't help at all.

    Let me know,
    thanks alot in advance,
    Klaus Vers
    Thursday, June 5, 2008 4:20 PM

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  • Klaus

     

    Does this system have the Service Pack 1 installed?

     

    If not, I would recommend installing the SP1 update. This will increase the default Heap Size to 12MB.

     

    Don't forget the Caveat when changing the Desktop Heap Size:

    "Please do not modify these values on a whim. Changing the second or third value too high can put you in a no-boot situation due to the kernel not being able to allocate memory properly to even get Session 0 set up" 

     

    See the following articles for reference.

     

    Microsoft Advanced Windows Debugging and Troubleshooting : The default interactive desktop heap size has been increased on 32-bit Vista SP1:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/ntdebugging/archive/2008/03/20/the-default-interactive-desktop-heap-size-has-been-increased-on-32-bit-vista-sp1.aspx

     

     

    Vista Hands On #17: Solving a pesky resource problem | Ed Bott’s Microsoft Report | ZDNet.com:
    http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=269

     

    Let us know the result.

     

     

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    Ronnie Vernon
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Desktop Experience
    Thursday, June 5, 2008 5:54 PM
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