ArcMap virtual memory leak

Discussion created by marektopolski on Mar 1, 2011
Since upgrading to ArcGIS 10, every time I use ArcMap it consumes increasing amounts of virtual memory until it crashes. At the time of the most recent crash, ArcMap was using 1,699,320 K of virtual memory. The error screen �??ArcGIS Desktop has encountered a serious application error and is unable to continue�?? was given. Also, the program occasionally exits without warning and no error is given. I have removed and reinstalled the software which did not resolve the problem The OS is Windows XP, 3 GB RAM, ArcView with the spatial analyst and maplex extensions.

Any ideas on how to correct this?