Error message when leaving PC on at night

By 5aq1b
Oct 18, 2009
  1. I have recently installed Windows 7. It's a new install therefore has zero 'junk' installed if thats what you wish to call it. I usually leave my PC switched on at night to download links using Internet Download Manager. What's been happening since i installed Windows 7 is that half of the links will download and the rest will have stalled.

    When i get up in the morning, I try to open Firefox and it says:

    " insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service"

    I try to shut down and that doesn't happen either so I have to perform a forced reboot.

    Any idea why this would be happening?
  2. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,431   +77

    To the best of my knoweldge, firefox is not yet past the beta stage with Windows 7. You seem to be suffering a memory leak with it. You might do better to stay with IE8 if you can stand it for a while !!
  3. 5aq1b

    5aq1b TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 63

    But the problem is the fact that the downloads seem to stall halfway through, my PC runs like crap (even though its a brand new install) and When trying to open Firefox i get the error message and also the PC doesn't shut down properly.
  4. gbhall

    gbhall TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,431   +77

    Use MS update to search for updated drivers for everything. For the motherboard drivers, if there is no updated set for Win 7 yet, install Vista ones.
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