Help! Out of Memory error"

  • I'm using windows 7 I have never had any problem with Opera before. Two days ago I turned on my computer and opened opera. Usually it goes straight to the last tabs I have open but instead on every Tab where the web page should be I have " Out of Memory" in big red letters and underneath "Either Opera ran out of memory or the process for the webpage was terminated for some other reason."
    and in bold "Try reloading the page, or navigate to another page to continue."

    Then I get a button "reload this page". Reloading does not work. Any Page I have more than enough memory. Clicking the opera button and opening settings/extensions/new tab etc creates a new tab with the same message.

    The only thing that resolves this is to reinstall opera and it works fine until I close and reopen Opera.

    I have no other issue on any browser on my computer.
    I have googled the message like i do whenever i receive an error message quoting it exactly. 0 results.

    Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.

  • Do you have your virtual memory, a.k.a. your pagefile, disabled? I ask because another person had the same issue about a week ago and that was the cause of it.

  • No I don't have my pagefile disabled.

  • Update I believe it has something to do with my anti virus Avast. Which today started to prevent me from installing the previously downloaded opera install file and is now preventing me from downloading the file unless I turn the shields off. I really hope Opera hasn't been hacked and its just a false positive.

  • Its a false positive.

  • Its not RAM and its not PF its Opera. If I reinstall and it doesn't fix it as someone has said, it time to say goodbye to good ole Opera.

  • Uninstalled and reinstalled, turned off anti virus and the same problem. Win7 Using only 34% of physical memory. Goodbye Opera!

  • Uninstalled and reinstalled, turned off anti virus and the same problem. Win7 Using only 34% of physical memory. Goodbye Opera!

    I'm sorry for your problem. I have no issue here on my PC and many other users also don't experience this. For example, many posting on the Opera blogs are using Opera without reports of this issue. I really don't know what's wrong. 😕

  • I didn't have a problem since going back to Opera several months ago. But I started having problems saving web pages a week ago and now the damn thing cant do ANYTHING! Totally dead.

  • Saving web pages? How many files are there in your download folder?

  • thanks but when I say nothing works in Opera I mean NOTHING. I cant even open a page to save it anymore. But my 'download folder' is my Desktop, not that cluttered.

  • I just uninstalled 31 and downloaded and installed Opera 30 after deleting all the references to Opera 31 in App/Data and the install folder, but the same problem. Seems like e conflict with windows7. BTW I still have Opera 12 installed and it works.

  • I run 31 (and the current Developer version, 32) on Windows 7, so it isn't any essential conflict with Windows 7. Also not a conflict with Avast. Can't really guess beyond that.

  • Interesting to read these comments, because I get the same "out of memory" message opening Opera ON A BRAND NEW LAPTOP with Windows 8.1 and 6 GB of RAM. In addition to a few apps, I've downloaded Firefox, Open Office, and a couple of others -- and everything else works wonderfully. WHAT'S THE DEAL? Maybe it's the new Opera and I should revert to the older version I've enjoyed for years on other PCs... Maybe upgrading to Windows 10 would help???????

  • Interesting to read these comments, because I get the same "out of memory" message opening Opera ON A BRAND NEW LAPTOP with Windows 8.1 and 6 GB of RAM. In addition to a few apps, I've downloaded Firefox, Open Office, and a couple of others

    What others?
    Are you sure no adware?

  • @ hiteckee - may I ask what anti virus you are running?

  • I am having the same problem, running W 8.1, I previously used the Beta branch but it started happening there and was not fixable so I switched to stable... till the last (31) update, now the Out of memory! erorr is back again. I think I will have to go back to v30 and stop the autoupdate, it did not happen on that one. Also, uninstalled Opera yesterday, cleaned everything from everywhere (program files, appdata, registry), installed Opera again, copied over login data, bookmarks etc. Still happening. So nope... either v30 or another browser is the solution for me. Shame, since I've been using Opera while it still had built-in ads (either v6 or 7, can't remember) and the way it is now is just sad.

  • @ riordan - I tried v30 after wiping everything and it didn't work for me. Good luck! THE next thing I'm going to try is to go back to MS Security Essential anti virus to see if Bit Defender AV screwed something up. May I ask what anti virus you are running?

  • As I wrote before in a previous post, there may be a conflict between BitDefender and Opera.

    I was using Avast but got tired of the annoying pop-ups.

    It's a shame because BD is one of the highest rated AV's.

  • @rollobsam

    I'm using Eset Smart Security. But I am pretty sure it has nothing to do with it. As I said, v30 or lower works for me and I get no error. Something must have changed for 30>31 that does this for me.

    I would be more willing to blame some extension/s for that than AV. I think I will try a pure install without any settings carrying over and no extensions and see how that goes. Hope is pretty minimal though.

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