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Windows 7: Getting a "No Buffer Space Available" error at random

25 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Getting a "No Buffer Space Available" error at random

Hello! I have a seemingly random problem that will keep me from connecting to the 'net. After a period of time, haven't seen any specific amount of time, just after a while, I can't make new connections to the 'net, old connections aren't effected. My email program reports "No Buffer Space Available" and Minecraft reports

Failed to update news<br>java.net.SocketException: No buffer space available (maximum connections reached?): connect

I only have Skype and Chrome running at all times. Did a scan with AVG and no viruses, did a scan with Malware Bytes and nothing found with that except a couple of cookies, so I am not entirely sure what is causing this issue. It's annoying as the only fix I've found for it is to reboot the computer, which means saving everything I'm doing in Chrome, book mark pages I plan on returning to later, etc so I can reboot. Never had this issue in Windows XP neither, not until I updated to Windows 7 did I start getting this error. Would have posted sooner but I couldn't get a specific error message until Minecraft spat out that one last night. I hope it's enough someone can help. Any help would be appreciated.


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25 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you reboot and don't start Skype, do you still get the errors? If not, then Skype would be the reason for your error messages.

BTW - if you google "no buffer space available" you'll find quite a few links about it.
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29 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
If you reboot and don't start Skype, do you still get the errors? If not, then Skype would be the reason for your error messages.

BTW - if you google "no buffer space available" you'll find quite a few links about it.
Took longer but it eventually stopped, about a week until I needed to reboot. So it's one of the issues. But I don't think it's Skype or anything like that, I did the exact same thing with Win XP and had to reboot like every few weeks due to other unrelated issues. And I've skimmed though the other web pages on No Buffer Space Available, not seeing much on how to fix it, it's something in Win 7 I think. But I'll look again to see if anything new has popped up.
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03 Jun 2014   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 
Perhaps another third party than Skype can be at fault?

If you have Google Drive installed, try quitting/restarting it temporarily. I have had the issue show up multiple times over the past 2 years, I think on both Windows 7 and 8 and just today on 8.1, and the culprit has always been Google Drive not releasing sockets for some reason. I notice it after a few days of keeping my computer on (through hibernate/sleep + restore cycles) I’m surprised that this issue has not been resolved by Google… You can even go and issue
Code:
> netstat -abn
as administrator to try to find the culprit. If you happen to have msys installed, you can even get nice statistics:
Code:
> netstat -abn | grep -ve "^ " | sort | uniq -c
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03 Jun 2014   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by binki View Post
Code:
> netstat -abn | grep -ve "^  " | sort | uniq -c
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Mind that the grep in this command is supposed to have two spaces after the carrot. This forum seems quite good at mangling what is typed, running htmlentities() too often, etc.…
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