Ahh nice if you've found it, it's an obnoxious lil bugger of a bug. I know
it's just Explorer but after that.. no idea. (And I know its to be
expected.. hey XP went thru the initial growing phase as well.. count me in
among the original bunch of "XP is buggy and slow, I'll stay with 95 thank
Anyway, to answer your question.
Using Vista Ultimate, final, US version. The system is a hair dated, but no
slouch. Athlon XP 3200+, 1.5GB RAM, nVidia nForce2 chipset, ATI Radeon X850
video, Creative Labs Audigy 2 (using 3rd party audio drivers as Creative's
are nowhere near ready for primetime yet)
I have disabled indexing entirely, along with a few other services that I
really won't get much use out of. (Nice feature but I dont use it much and
it's just slowing my system down.) Hidden files are still hidden, waste
basket is disabled. (Not shown, and deleted files are just deleted) I have
protection turned on still though. Swap file is on a seperate drive with
its own little partition.
As far as reproducing this problem, it's pretty easy. I have a lot of
programming source code floating around in a Development directory, which I
copied off onto one of my Win2K servers while I redid my system with Vista
(fresh install) There's a few dozen sub-folders, and thousands of files. All
I need to do is do a drag-and-drop copy off my server onto my Vista system.
The copy starts off ok, gets slower and slower, and eventually Explorer dies
with an out of memory error. (Altho monitoring my memory.. its not running
out) A message I read somewhere had a different approach. Make a blank text
file and save it in an empty folder. Copy and paste it. Select both, copy
and paste. Keep selecting all and copy/pasting. You'll see the performance
drop like a rock after a few times.
This *only* happens in Explorer though. If I use Total Commander (or
another 3rd party file manager that doesn't use Explorer to move files
around), it runs just fine and with a decent speed. (Not as fast as XP but
I'll chalk that up to immature Vista drivers, I can live with it till
they're more polished.)
This Explorer issue aside, I got Vista running rather smoothly, and very
happy with its performance now. Aside from Creative Labs dragging their feet
with drivers (and ZoneLabs.. but I'm using Kaspersky now and not looking
back) and this Explorer issue it's running great.
----- Original Message -----
From: "simmons" <simmons.2mnv7f@DoNotSpam.com>
Sent: Tuesday, February 27, 2007 5:48 AM
Subject: Re: Not enough memory to complete this operation
> Hello Max Norris - and all others suffering on the same issue
> i think i have found the bug - the probable guilty one is informed, is
> verifying, and promessed to feedback very soon to me - as soon as i
> have this Verification i will inform here.
> It's for shure i will tell within the next 12 hours what's going on -
> what to do - for what to wait.
> Please be patient - as act of fairness to a company with a good
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