I have a situation on my laptop running XP Pro. If I leave the laptop on for say 6 hours or overnight, the system will give me errors that it cannot open an application because the system resources are too low. I then have to reboot and everything is just fine. Something is draining my system resources, or I have a "memory leak" and now I need to find out what is doing this. First, I cannot connect this symptom to a specific installation of software. The first few times it happened, I just ignored the error and went about my work. I then tried selective startup via msconfig. I turned everything off, rebooted and left the notebook run overnight - no problem. So it does appear to be something loaded in with the .ini files, services or startup. I enabled some of the Services and restarted, after 6 hours no problems appeared.
But the I started to realize that this was going to take forever. Because I have to leave the system untouched for at least 6 hours to see if the problem comes back, if I were to go through every item in .ini's, services, and startup, one by one, It would take me all of 2004. Can anyone suggest a faster method to troubleshoot this problem?