There is not enough memory to complete the operation RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have about 25 PCs that are running Microsoft Project Professional 2010. 2 of these machines are running into this error once or twice a day. I've collected hang dumps for the winproj.exe process and they're not showing any memory pressure - there's only about %25 percent of memory being used.


    What could be causing this error?


    Monday, July 25, 2011 2:52 AM


All replies

  • Hi,

    If you are working in Project Server mode, post your query on the Project Server Forum, it could be related to PS Queue or related issues :

    Sapna S
    Monday, July 25, 2011 6:05 AM
  • You can also try installing the Service Pack 1 update but make sure you also install the June Cumulative Update as well.

    Rod Gill

    The one and only Project VBA Book Rod Gill Project Management
    • Marked as answer by pjctransmax Thursday, August 25, 2011 5:59 AM
    Monday, July 25, 2011 8:22 AM
  • Thanks for the info. I've installed the service pack and the Cumulative Update and asked the question in the Prject Server forum as well.


    Tuesday, July 26, 2011 10:55 PM
  • There is another symptom that may help to diagnose the problem.

    Before the "Not Enough Memory" error appears, the Gant view goes blank like this;

    When the user tries to do something else in Project, such as close and re-open the project or access the cache status in the Options menu, it triggers the "Not Enough Memory" error.

    Monday, August 1, 2011 5:19 AM
  • Have you tried 1) clearing the cache 2) increasing the size of the Active Cache?
    Prasanna Adavi, PMP, MCTS
    Monday, August 8, 2011 3:40 PM
  • That does appear to have fixed the problem - for future reference to anyone having the same issue, Bryan says over here that it's actually a very wide column, not a blank chart and it is important to install both Service Pack 1 and the June 2011  Cumulative Update. It doesn't appear to matter which order they are installed in, as one user did it one way (Service Pack/Update) and the other, the other (if you follow me).


    Now they're both having crashes that appear to be caused by MSVCR90.dll...hey-ho...



    Thursday, August 25, 2011 6:07 AM