I have a problem with my laptop. I just upgraded the laptop ram to 2x 1gb 667Mhz Kingston sticks. However even when I have upgraded it, I still faces the issue of having explorer freezing or out of memory problems. I have described the issues I faced in details below.
1) Explorer Freezing
Not exactly freezing. It is that the explorer refuses to work. For example, when I choose to open a folder/file, nothing will pop up. The folder that has been opened previously will have these white bar with the windows icon in the centre at the "Standard buttons". I can only resolve this issue through restart of my laptop or closing programs that I am working on. Sometimes, even after I closes every program, the problem still exists. Then the only way is to restart the computer. This usually happens when I use the laptop for quite some time. Normally, I will watch some shows, with my rdp and IRC on.
2) Out of memory
I dont really know how to describe this. But I suppose the following symptoms are related to the out of memory issue:
a) Unable to right click -> When you right click, there will be no menus/options.
Unable to copy text -> Even when you Ctrl+C, the text will not be copied. (Unable to right click and choose copy).
c) Unable to create new internet explorer instantance -> When a website has its links on popup window, I clicked it, but there is no new IE window.
d) Unable to create new tabs in IE -> When you create a new tab, it will just shows "Connecting" and a blank page. You wont be able to navigate it to other websites.
e) Unable to launch programs, open folders, file -> What I have described in point 1.
f) IE _blank link will popup the message: "Out Of Memory: Line 1"
For both issues, I usually will face them when I used the computer for quite some time. The stuffs that I do on the computer is watching shows, RDP, IRC. Sometimes opening up photoshop or dreamweaver. But usually will close them after finishing my work. I dunno whether will it be virus issues, but I have only reformatted the laptop about a few months ago and I have Avira Antivirus Premium 8 running.
Can someone help me ?