I have configured Jenkins server on windows computer. The systems has below configurations:

OS : Windows 10

Processor : intel i3 processor

RAM : 16GB

500GB hard disk

The problem is recently the system get crashed and now windows is unable to start. Lastly, I set up an automated test execution on 3 parallel Chrome browser instances in GUI mode for 2 hours. It gets crashed during the execution. I'm not sure whether this happened due to a lack of sufficient resources or these are adequate configuration resources to handle the execution.

Can someone please share the realistic configuration required to handle such a situation or manage the resources in an efficient way. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • 3 chrome browser doesn't eat up resources. That's a normal use case
    – PDHide
    Apr 22, 2020 at 11:50
  • What error are you getting. When try to start windows ? Blue screen error ? Then windows os might have got corrupted with some updates
    – PDHide
    Apr 22, 2020 at 11:51
  • @PDHide, PXE-E32: TFTP open timeout ? its unable to boot
    – NarendraR
    Apr 22, 2020 at 12:09
  • PXE-E32 is method to boot a OS from the network. I think message is normal, but you could try to disable PXE in the bios. Probably the harddisk is broken and it now tries other boot options like PXE. More info on PXE searchnetworking.techtarget.com/definition/… Apr 22, 2020 at 12:39
  • Thanks @NielsvanReijmersdal for the information. I'm curious why this execution cause crash
    – NarendraR
    Apr 22, 2020 at 12:42

1 Answer 1


Your machine is capable to run Jenkins and some tests in parallel.

Jenkins Requirements:

Recommended hardware configuration for a small team:

1 GB+ of RAM

50 GB+ of drive space


Three Chrome instances take maybe 250MB memory each. Depends on the web-application, some take rediculeuse amounts of memory, but SQA.SE for example takes 50MB.

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