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Error R6016 Not enough space for thread data

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#1 bluestarCVO


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Posted 21 April 2010 - 09:39 AM

Hello all. As of last night, I started getting a C ++ error message while trying to do anything in Windows Explorer (xp). The message says R6016 - not enough space for thread data. After I click okay, the desktop and all icons dissappear and then slowly reappear. After that, I can use the computer but everything goes VERY slow. If I try to go into My Computer or My Documents again I get the same message and the same thing happens.
I have ran virus scans and tried a system restore but no luck. Any ideas on what could be causing this and what I may be able to do to correct it? Any help would be appreciated.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 21 April 2010 - 10:24 AM

That particular error message...seems to originate with certain programs using C++ and dates back to Win 3.1.

Of the situations where users report this error, none seem to point to a solution.

I would check Event Viewer for any application errors that might provide clues.

How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/

I would try running the sfc /scannow command, followed by running the chkdsk /r command.

How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System Files - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43051/how-to-use-sfcexe-to-repair-system-files/

To run chkdsk /r...Start/Run..type chkdsk /r (space between k and /). Type Y in response to onscreen query and hit Enter. Reboot the system. The command will execute and then boot into XP upon completion.


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