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System Does Not Respond When You Open Large XML Files in Internet Explorer

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This article was previously published under Q269488

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When you load a large XML file with Internet Explorer, your system performance may be slower or it may look as if your system has stopped responding.

You may also receive the following error message:
Your system is running low on virtual memory. Please close some applications. You can then start the system option in the Control Panel and choose the Virtual Memory button to create an additional paging file or to increase the size of your current paging file.

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This behavior occurs because the XML parser in Internet Explorer has not completely rendered the document. The XML parser continues to use resources until the document has finished loading or the browser is closed.

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This behavior is by design.

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More information

For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
266228� PRB: Large Files in the XML DOM Drains System Resources

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Keywords: KB269488, kbprb

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Article Info
Article ID : 269488
Revision : 6
Created on : 1/27/2007
Published on : 1/27/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 338