"Out of Memory" Error Message While Running Internet Explorer

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When you attempt to open another program while you are viewing a Web pageusing Internet Explorer, one of the following symptoms may occur:

  • You receive the following error message:
    Out of memory. Please close one or more applications and try again.
  • The computer stops responding (hangs) until you quit Internet Explorer.
The Web page you are viewing contains a POST command in the HypertextMarkup Language (HTML) document.
Microsoft is researching this problem and will post new information herein the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.
More information
The POST command is used to upload data from a client to a server on theInternet by means of an HTML form. Internet Explorer caches the datauploaded to the server in random access memory (RAM), filling RAM based onthe amount of data sent using the POST command. Quitting InternetExplorer, and thus removing the data from RAM, is the only way to increasethe system resources.

Article ID: 161925 - Last Review: 06/22/2014 18:12:00 - Revision: 4.0

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