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Windows constantly running out of memory

Q: Windows constantly running out of memory

Hi.
I currently have 4GB of DDR3 RAM and when I run most applications - mainly games it will automatically tab out of the game after about 2 minutes and tell me windows is low on memory and to close the application.

I have attatched a screenshot showing my task manager processes showing that there is 0 free physical memory with nothing running. I have tried re-installing windows which didnt help.

Any ideas?

A: Windows constantly running out of memory

However you do have 72 services running. Open Task manager again and click the second tab at the top labeled, processes. Here you can see the file that is running and how much CPU and Ram cycles it's munching.
Right click any that are very high memory users and end process.
Some things are critical and your puter might fall over, don't worry you have only stopped them during the current session, just restart.

When you find any high users post back and we'll set about disabling them or setting so they only run when you say so.

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Hi,

I am running Vista Home Basic. I have good computer knowledge and skills although certainly not an expert. I can't understand why I am constantly getting the low C: memory warning. I store all pictures and music, etc. on a separate hard drive, and I have carefully gone over my program files and uninstalled any that didn't seem worthwhile. I have a 70 gig hard drive which seems like lots and is more than any computer I've owned before. Sometimes it seems that if I delete files, etc. to clear up memory and the next time I come back to my computer I'm out of memory again. I often get the "could not complete back up due to insufficient memory" notice. I'm unclear on what is being backed up and if this is part of the problem.

I have 3 GB of RAM and the Virtual Memory is currently set at 3242 MB

Help!

Thanks.

A:Constantly running out of C: memory

Originally Posted by Merawder62


Hi,

I am running Vista Home Basic. I have good computer knowledge and skills although certainly not an expert. I can't understand why I am constantly getting the low C: memory warning. I store all pictures and music, etc. on a seperate hard drive, and I have carefully gone over my program files and uninstalled any that didn't seem worthwhile. I have a 70 gig hard drive which seems like lots and is more than any computer I've owned before. Sometimes it seems that if I delete files, etc. to clear up memory and the next time I come back to my computer I'm out of memory again. I often get the "could not complete back up due to insufficient memory" notice. I'm unclear on what is being backed up and if this is part of the problem.

Help!

Thanks.



Hi and welcome to vista forums

WE could use some info on your computer like how much memory you have, but I think you are running low on "virtual memory". Virtual memory or page file is set in the system control panel>advanced settings. Dependant on the amount of RAM you have it should be set for between 1 and 2 times the amount of ram. If you run out of RAM more and more things are stored in the page file untill it too is out of space. thats when y ou get the low memory warning.

If you like I can walk you thru the settings and where to change them, just tell us how much ram you have.

Virtual Memory Paging File - Change

hope this helps

Ken

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I had a big issue last week with my Dell XPS Laptop (here's the post regarding that: Windows barely runs, 0 free physical memory problem)

Things run fine again except that when I open for example Photoshop and have another program running like firefox or chrome then I get ''out of memory, please close the following program: Photoshop CS6"

Before I did this new install I could easily run photshop and both chrome and mozilla running. I'm not sure why this has now changed dramatically. I have 8mb of RAM so I'm not sure what to do. I've tried playing around with the memory allocation in Photoshop but that doenst seem to help much either.. Here's screens of the memory situation with both mozilla and photoshop open. Again, this was never a problem before, can someone help please?

I decided to do a clean install and this time have installed all sorts of maintenance programs like CCleaner, Malwarebytes to make sure that things are kept clean.

Thanks ahead of time...

A:After clean Win 7 install now Running out of Memory constantly.

Were those performance screenshots taken without any programs running?

If not, what programs were running?

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Hi,

I have HP 6150ew laptop with 4GB of RAM (+1024MB pagefile). I am working on Windows 7 64bit Ultimate version. Usually I have a lot of Chrome pages opened (like 20), MS Outlook, uTorrent + Excel/Word. The problem is that often I receive memory low message and from time to time Chrome crashes. If I will launch AutoCAD/Photosop, Chrome immeadately crashes from because of the low memory. That was not the case when I had a fresh system so I suspect some kind of infection.

I have also installed VMWare Workstation some time ago. From time to time I run only one test VM which has 1,9GB ram assigned, but at the time a got these memory monits, VM was not running (VMWare had a few kB of RAM assigned) so I guess VMWare is not taking 1,9GB at all times.

I ran ComboFix, maybe someone could look at the report file

Code:
ComboFix 12-08-30.05 - kuki 2012-08-31 0:18.1.4 - x64
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 6.1.7601.1.1250.48.1045.18.4044.2707 [GMT 2:00]
Uruchomiony z: c:\users\kuki\Downloads\ComboFix.exe
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {9765EA51-0D3C-7DFB-6091-10E4E1F341F6}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {2C040BB5-2B06-7275-5A21-2B969A740B4B}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
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((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Usunięto )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
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c:\users\kuki\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\{31F2B986-948D-4... Read more

A:Windows 7 constantly reports low memory

Kuki

Got to resmon.. and then to memory... and sort the Working set column.. from highest to lowest.... post a snapshot here

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Hoping to get some guidance with an issue I am working on with a friends laptop. I was asked to clear adware as it was affecting performance of the laptop and also fix an issue with Windows installer.

The Adware was pretty easy to get rid of completely but the issue with the installer is proving to be a real stinker. It seems anytime a Microsoft application is launched, Windows Explorer, MS Word, IE Explorer the installer launches briefly then disappears.

Checking the event log shows an Event ID 1001: Detection of product '{91CA09409-6000-11D3-8CFE-0150048383C9}', feature 'HandWritingFiles' failed during request for component '{456D1A62-*DC1F-45C2-910F-FCDB0DCE4562}

I've done a bunch of looking around and can already state the users all have correct permissions per Microsoft support article, KB911682. I'm at a loss on this one.

Also all the shortcuts for Office 2003 are not operating properly and trying to execute repair from the application results in an error indicating the action cannot be performed because the application is not installed. I can confirm Microsoft Office IS installed properly. The only way to launch the app is to do so by double clicking winword.exe directly.

Any thoughts? Appreciate the help!!
 

A:Windows installer constantly running

Follow up question to hopefully get someone engaged.

Would it be better to uninstall and reinstall office 2003 or remove and reinstall the windows installer??
 

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I have closed all the programs in sys config. and except for the virus protection a program or something is running non stop in the background causing the computer not to function as it should, any thoughts?
I can't even download this TSG Sysinfo file above.
 

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My laptop is running extremely slow and programs such as logonui.exe and explorer.exe are constantly crashing

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Hello budlite3851, Did you just remove malware and with what tool?Please run chkdsk in Windows 7

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Hi all,

I think I followed everything correctly to get you the requested logs and am in great hopes you can help me.

A little background, as requested. First off, my computer could be considered a "dinosaur" in computer terminology, but I rarely do anything other than check email, browse the web and do the occasional work from home.

It has been running fine for years. Never really noticed any lags or extreme slowness, I'm assuming it's due to my not doing a lot of "space consuming" things.

The only thing I want to mention is that anything "Tor" related such as the "Tor Browser" or Bitcoins, they are to do with an anonymous browser that I have on my computer and have had installed for weeks with no issues at all. I need them when doing work at home to ensure anonymity.

I also constantly run and keep updated Microsoft Security Essentials, just FYI

Following are the logs requested:

HJT:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:18:45 AM, on 11/9/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\Ati2evxx.exe
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What's the model name and model number of that HP laptop?

What's the product number on the sticker?

How much RAM does it have?

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Click Start - Run, then type in

%temp%

and then click OK.

Click Start - Run, then type in

c:\windows\temp

and then click OK.

Once those 2 temp folders appear and you can view their contents, select and delete EVERYTHING that's inside them.

If a few files resist being deleted, that's normal behavior. Leave them alone and delete EVERYTHING else.

After you're done, restart the computer.

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Start HiJackThis, but don't run a scan.

Click on the "Open The Misc Tools Section" button.

Click on the "Open Uninstall Manager" button.

Click on the "Save List" button.

Save the "uninstall_list.txt" file somewhere.

It'll then open in Notepad.

Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the entire file here.

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What are the names of the checked entries in Start - Run - MSCONFIG - OK - "Startup" tab?

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To start, I have Windows 7, on Sony Vaio laptop.

I have been working on the issues with the malware removal team, but now machine looks clean, I am still having issues.

When starting the computer and going to the task manager, I can watch explorer.exe start at about 18K memory usage and then grow constantly until it is running with almost all of the computer's physical memory after about seven min. I cannot get the context menu to show up after a few min by right clicking on anything.

I had been experiencing "freezing" while playing Eden Eternal (an online role playing game) before that, which made me consider malware and seek help here at BleepingComputer. The freezing has ended, last time I played on that machine at least, but now there seems to be some issue with the explorer.exe taking all of the memory. I haven't been using the machine since I don't trust that there's not something running in the background that shouldn't be.

In resource monitor there were "connections" that had "-" for both the name and the PID, but I don't know if that was the malware of if that's normal somehow?

Issue with explorer.exe seems to be limited to only one user account, and not the other one. That is to say that if I log on one of the other accounts explorer.exe behaves normally, as far as memory usage.

Previous topic linked here,
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic470469.html

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Please download MiniToolBox , save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes: List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and paste the content into your next post.Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 .Louis

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Hello all:

I recently downloaded Windows 7 Home Premium but now the computer is running extremely slow and windows explorer crashes constantly. Eventually the computer freezes and I have to reboot. I reinstalled Windows 7 but the problems repeat. Please help!!!!

Thank you,
N

A:Windows Explorer Constantly Crashing and System Running Extremely Slow

where did you download it from? did you run the system checker to see if your machine could run win7?

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Hey guys, I am running Vista on an AMD Phenom X4 9150e with 4gb ram. My hard drive is constantly running and chugging away pretty good too, reading rather than writing i believe. My cpu and memory usage are quite high and my system is running relatively slow for doing simple things like opening a browser. I have attached a screenshot of the system resource monitor with basically nothing running but hijack this and a browser. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have run scans with malware bytes and adaware, as well as AVG which all come up clean. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:14:54 AM, on 10/11/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTProShellHlp.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Windows\SysWow64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10b.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&a...ion&pf=cndtR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = ht... Read more

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Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand corner ... Read more

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I reinstalled Vista not too long ago, and things seemed to be going smoothly. Then one day, I noticed that the computer would stop responding, and would stay like that for long periods of time. It would eventually fix, but about a minute later, it would freeze again and stay that way for about five minutes.

Well, the first time it happened, I just ignored it by restarting the computer. For a long time, it had stopped doing that.

Until recently though, it has been doing it again, and I have no idea why. The strange thing is, I haven't installed anything recent (except a few games), and I haven't messed with anything crucial to windows. Another thing, I don't even have to touch the computer or activate anything... it'll just do it automatically (watch as no programs run, yet Vista will off and on take up all the memory). The "Freeze" moments will last a good 1-3 minutes, and I may have a good minute before it uses up all 900mb of memory again.

Also, sometimes restarting will fix it for a while, while sometimes I can restart and it'll happen instantly.

Here is what happens whenever it starts doing what I am talking about. Sorry that the picture is so big.

It'll use up all the ram, then it'll lower a bit (But things won't work still), then it'll lower to about 250mb of memory. I can do stuff during that time, but eventually it'll kick back up to using all 900mb of memory. Yes, I know I should have a lot more for... Read more

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My parents computer keeps running out of memory and freezing up I have downloaded and updated spybot s&d and ad-aware and ran them now here is my highjackthis log file. Is there something running that could be causing this ?
Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 2:00:42 PM, on 1/14/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.00 (5.00.2919.6304)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCEVTMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DEVLDR16.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\CREATIVE\SBLIVE\AUDIOHQ\AHQTB.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS\DCFSSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ROXIO\EASY CD CREATOR 6\DRAGTODISC\DRGTODSC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\LEXMARK X74-X75\LXBBBMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCAPP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\LEXMARK X74-X75\LXBBBMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\LEXBCES.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\ROXIO SHARED\PROJECT SELECTOR\PROJSELECTOR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RPCSS.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ROXIO\EASY CD CREATOR 6\AUDIOCENTRAL\RXMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMONNAME\ADDRESSBAR\WINNET.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HP CD-WRITER\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\HP CD-WRITER\MMENU\HPCDTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMONNAME\ADDRESSBAR\COMWIZ.EXE
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I have had this computer for the longest time and been playing the same video game (Garry's Mod) for a long time. I have recieved no memory low notification or had the game crash in the process of it loading.

The problem is, my computer keeps on notifying me with "Low Memory" which is constantly minimizing my game and crashing it. I have never experience this problem. Can someone help please?

A:Windows constantly showing "Low Memory"

Start the game, Ctrl Alt Del to open task manager>performance>resource monitor>memory tab, and give us a snip.

Example:

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It is my understanding that, with Windows 32-bit, the OS can only access up to 4gb of Ram. To get access to larger amounts of Ram (such as 8, 16, or 32gb), one must have Windows 64-bit installed.

Regarding applications though... if running a 32-bit application on 64-bit Windows, is the application limited to only being able to use 4gb of ram?

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Nope because 32-bit applications won't ever need more than 4 GB.

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My PC has started running really slow from time to time and crashing when I try to do simple tasks. I keep getting this pop up. (screenshot below) It is not all the time but has started getting more and more frequent.

I get it when just using one program at a time and sometime even when it is sitting idle. I have ran Malwarebytes and other antivirus/malware software and there seems to be no infection. I only have Eset installed and running so its not loads of antivirus trying to compete or hogging the RAM.

I have closed unnecessary apps and programs and I still have the same problem. There is 3GB of DDR3 (1x1GB + 1x2GB sticks) installed. Could one of these be failing?

Is there a way to check the RAM, like a disc check, using CMD. I have seem an app online called "memtest86" but not sure if this is OK or good to use. Can anyone help please and suggesting a fix or solution.

I have also attached a sreen shot of CPUz and the task manager. The screen shot is taken as I make this thread with nothing else open only Firefox, Snipping tool. It seems to run about that all the time now, even when sitting idle.

Any one got any ideas?

Thanks

Graemzy

A:Windows low on Memory - Pc running slow - possible failing RAM -

Get memtest86+, notice + at the end

Open Resource Monitor and switch to memory tab, sort and keep an eye on it.

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First, some background: I recently purchased a ZBook 15 G3 with Windows 10 Professional 64-bit pre-installed.  The laptop has two SSDs; Windows 10 was pre-installed on one of them -- let's call it the primary drive, while the second SSD I'll call the secondary drive. At work, we have an application that must be run on Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit OS.  (Note in particular: 32-bit!) I have managed to install the 32-bit Windows 7 onto a special partition I made on the secondary drive, by changing its default GPT setup to MBR using the diskpart tool (otherwise, Windows 7 installer refuses to install on a GPT drive), and having previously updated the installer to incorporate USB and NVME drivers in a manner similar to what HP advises to do for 64-bit Windows 7 installations here: http://h20566.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?sp4ts.oid=8693763&docLocale=en_US&docId=emr_na-c05... In order to boot into it, I disable the UEFI Boot Order in the UEFI/'BIOS' settings, and go with secure boot disabled and legacy support enabled (I haven't yet figured out how to boot into it via UEFI -- if that's at all possible -- but that's not my major problem right now.) In that installation, I've downloaded/installed most of the 32-bit drivers for all the devices I care about, and disabled the rest.  I've run all Windows Updates on that Windows 7 install as well, and everything is completely up to date.  I've also updated the... Read more

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I have the following 2 problems:

1) Keep getting "Windows Running Low on Virtual Memory Message". This is NOT a problem with Virtual memory as I've tried changing the setting to "system managed", 1.5 the size of my RAM etc. I have just re-installed Windows XP and I deleted the old partition and created new one, I did complete formatting with NTFS. After my first boot into Windows I started getting the above message after a couple of hours of being up.

There are no services in the background that are causing this, nothing loads at start up that would cause this, it is some kind of setting/driver/hardware issue. I have tried all of the typical solutions and none of them worked. Once again the problem starts happening at the first boot up after install of Windows XP. I've had Windows XP before and never received this message with the same hardware, originally this laptop came with Vista but installed XP by completely wiping everything and had XP working for a couple of years without any problems. Recently, I've had to re-install recently and now keep getting the above message after a couple of hours of being up.

2) Shut-down takes 10-15 minutes.

Everything else works perfectly.

This must be some kind of issue with the install of Windows XP.

Any help would be appreciated, please don't suggest doing the standard chckdisk, running defragger, increasing virtual memory size or getting more RAM. I've tried all that and again the problem st... Read more

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Please perform the following: Publish a Snapshot using Speccy

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When ever I properly shut down my system it wont boot normally. Here is what happens:

It goes to the screen "Starting windows" and gets stuck.
I press the power button, and then press it again to start the system.
I am given the screen with two options: run system repair and start windows normally.
I chose system repair.
And after system repair starts it takes like half an hour to get to the screen with the option: restore to a previous restore point.
I chose no and the system repair starts again.
And at the end it says that it was unable to find any problems and weather I need to see advance options
in the advance options I chose run memory diagnostic.
The system reboots and starts memory diagnostics.
And after completing the test it again give me the screen with options start system repair or run windows normally. I chose windows normally and it boots
After booting I am given the message that windows memory diagnostics did not find any problems with the memory

This is how I boot my computer right now, but i really dont like it. Please tell what might be wrong and how can i fix this.

Thanks in advance.

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Do you still need assistance with this issue?

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(System Informations)
Operating System: Windows 10 Professional
System Type: x64 Bit Based Processor
Processor: Intel R Celeron R CPU 1037U @1.80GHz
Intel'R HD Graphics
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Whenever I open an application like Ex. Google chrome > The Ram Grows Up From 80% To 90% But How?
Becuase Window 7 Idle 30%-40% When Google Is opened 50% But why would Windows 10 Has High Memory Usage So Far? Is there anything I could do or fix this problem?

Thank You! ~IvanDote
 

A:Windows 10 Pro High Memory Usage When Running An Application

Do the following in that computer:
Download and save the TSG System Information Utility (SysInfo.exe) to the desktop.
After it's been downloaded and saved, double-click it to run it.
Information about your computer will appear.
Return here to your thread, then copy-and-paste the ENTIRE text here.

If that computer is a factory-brand one, advise what brand name and model name and model number it is.

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We don't know how you use that computer and what's installed in it, so that may a reason for the high memory usage.
The Google Chrome browser is also known to be a memory hog.

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HI I just bought a new computer and it has recently been coming up with notices that I am running low on memory and need to shut down processes. This is while running a couple of word documents and google chrome so I didn't think this was normal.
I've had a look in task manager and one of the programs SVC host is running at 16% of memory. A Mcafee process was running about 20% so I uninstalled that but I think I may have some sort of virus. Currently it's running at 75% memory.
 
Also I received this from my internet provider, however as I just bought this computer I assumed it was an error or another users computer that had an infection, now I believe the infection is with this new computer, the message is listed below.
 
"ClubTelco have just received notification that your computer has possibly been infected with a threat referred to as Spam Sender.
 
This virus is designed to infect your computer and your settings, with the intention to redirect you to fraudulent websites and possibly open up further vulnerabilities on your computer to other malicious software.
 
To combat this virus threat we strongly advise that you use a reputable Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware application with the latest updates to aid in the removal of this malicious software, and check that your DNS settings are set to automatic both on your computer and router."
 
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A:Windows 8 Running low on memory suspect SVC host virus?

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Hello!  My work PC running Windows 7 Pro is reporting the main drive is almost at capacity.  This machine has close to 1 Tb of memory and I am currently showing 12G "Free"
 
Even after running dick cleanup (which reported close to 8G of freeable space) the total "Used" increased instead of decreasing.
 
Please help and thanks in advance.

A:PC Memory constantly increasing

It could be that you've got hidden files in your partition. You've gotta clean it up. Just don't know how.

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Is this a common problem? I'm having the exact same thing on a completely fresh install of windows. It started within hours of installing windows, even before I could finish installing all the other programs I wanted.*Moderator Edit:split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/561223/cpu-and-memory-constantly-high/ ~ Queen-Evie*

A:Constantly High CPU and Memory

Welcome aboard  Download Process Explorer: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspxUnzip ProcessExplorer.zip, and double click on procexp.exe to run the program.NOTE. Windows Vista, 7 and 8 users right click on procexp.exe, click "Run As Administrator".Click on View > Select Colunms.In addition to already pre-selected options, make sure, the Command Line is selected, and press OK.Go File>Save As, and save the report as Procexp.txt. Upload the file(s) here: http://www.sendspace.com/Click on Browse button and navigate to the file you want to upload.Click on Upload button.Click on FIRST Copy Link button and paste the link in your next reply.

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Hello,
 
1. My task manager shows my CPU% and Memory% usage are being constantly tapped out and I cannot find the reason.
 
2. I use Avasts Free version and nothing has come up on a scan.
 
3. I've also run RogueKillerX64, and the problems stopped for a few minutes.
 
4. Currently running CCleaner Free.
 
Thank you

A:CPU and Memory constantly high

Hello there      Welcome to Bleeping Computer, I'm LighthouseParty. Let's run a couple of scans to see what could be causing this. Please download MiniToolBox to your desktopDouble click MiniToolBox.Select the following and then press go.Post the log in your next reply.Flush DNSReset IE Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList Installed ProgramsList Restore Points Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktopDouble click mbam-setup-x.x.x.xxxx and follow the on-screen instructions.On the dashboard, click update now.After that, click scan now - the scan will now begin.When the scan's completed, select apply actions - make sure the action is quarantine.Restart your computer.How to get the log.On the dashboard, select the history tab and click application logs.Select the log which has the time and date of when you did the scan.Click copy to clipboard and paste it into your reply. Please download Security Check to your desktopDouble click SecurityCheck and follow the on-screen instructions.A log should open, called checkup.txt.Please post the contents of it in your next reply. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit to your desktopDouble click it and click ok (Make sure to extract it to your desktop)When it opens, click next and then update.After it's updated, click next and then scan.If malware is detected, select clean, then restart your computer.Open 'MBAR' on your desktop and paste the contens in your reply of the following logs:mbar... Read more

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In Windows Task Manager, under the Performance Tab, my CPU is showing at 100% permanently. I've tried closing down some of the high runner processes but nothing makes any difference.

I've run several cleaners (RegCure, CCleaner etc) but again nothing makes any difference.
My PC is constantly freezing, hanging, sputtering and is becoming unusable.

I also noticed that when I manage to perform a normal shutdown, everything goes normally BUT my screen stays on, and the power button light remains on, but I can hear the drives and fan stopping. I then have to perform a manual powerdown by holding the on/off button for about 8-10 seconds.

My machine is a 3.06 GHz Pentium 4 Compaq Presario, 18 month old, O/S is Windows XP Home Edition, with SP 2.
Anyone out there have any ideas?
Thanks in advance
 

A:CPU running at 100% constantly

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Model: Lenovo S41  
 
The fan has been a problem the past several months and has increased in the past few days. If I do anything remotely intensive, the fan starts running which really slows down the laptop to the point where I literally can't do anything. Any solutions? 
 
Thanks 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

A:S41 - Fan constantly running

That is usually caused by the vents that allow air to be drawn over the CPU heat sink being clogged with dust   Once the CPU gets hot, the system will slow down, and eventually just shut down to protect itself from a meltdown.     I would try using a vacuum cleaner hose and a can of computer cleaning air to blow/suck out the dust and see if that helps.     I that still fails, you may have to remove the base cover (see page 34 of the Lenovo S41/U41 Hardware Maintenance Manual) and clean the fan manually.     In rare case the heat sinks fail, or the thermal heatsink compund beween the CPU and the heat sink cracks and fails to transfer heat to the heat sink efficiently, mut most likely you will find the system is full of dust. Lenovo used to have a fan cleaning program in the Lenovo Energy Managment software, but I think it removed it for some reason.    It is supposed to run the fan backwards and forwards at high speed to try to clean the dust, but if it is really plugged, it probably will not work. Good luck. Lenovo S41/U41 S41-35 S41-70 S41-75 U41-70 Hardware Maintenance Manualhttps://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/lenovo_s41-35_s41-70_s41-75_u41-70_hmm_201503.pdf 

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Hi,

I hope you can help with this problem. My friend computer is running at 100% virtually all the time and the computer keeps freezing up. I have attached the "HiJackThis" report.

Kind regards

Tony Farthing
 

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Hi,

I have two computers, one computer runs smoothly at a cpu level of around 10%, and has less RAM, hard drive space, and runs more cpu related tasks, it has a duel core 2.4, my other computer, however, runs at 100% all the time, no matter how many processes I kill in tskmgr.exe, it runs incredibly slow, it has a duel core 2.2.

I've ran malwarebytes, CCleaner, registry cleaner, defrag, and it still runs at 100%, it didn't used to do this, it's happened for at least two months, but it keeps getting worse.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) II Dual-Core Mobile M500, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3838 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 232273 MB, Free - 71833 MB; D: Total - 232275 MB, Free - 58090 MB;
Motherboard: Packard Bell, SJV50TR
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Disabled

Please, if you know what I need to do to get my CPU running healthily, please tell me.

The highest process (CPU) Is Hamachi with 20%.
 

A:CPU running at 100% Constantly

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I justed did a clean install of my operating system now my cpu is constantly running at100%. My system specs are for the cpu 3.0 ghz with HT and 512mb ram.
 

A:my cpu is constantly running at 100% help me

Maybe you have a virus

Could be that you have a virus, Last time I did a clean istall, i got one doing windows update.

Hey, buy another 512! too, :hotbounce
 

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I have a Dell.. with Windows Vista. The computer sounds like its constantly running even when I am not doing anything on it at all. I have scanned with Malware Anti bytes. I have mcaffee anti virus on the computer. when I do my task manager there is dwm.exe that uses 43,560K memory , explorer.exe uses around 53,800K, and iexplore is using 43,450K , I have 58 proccesses running, CPU usage is 52% and Physical Memory is 44%, that is with me just on here typing this, with mcaffee running...is that normal? I have looked up pretty well everything in that list and it all seems normal. I have included a HiJack this log to see if there is something in it can someone please let me know. I would appreciate it.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:58:08 AM, on 15/11/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16757)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\NoAds\NoAds.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Windows\system32\conime.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Users\Sweetc\Desktop\Programs\HiJackThis.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\DllHost.exe

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A:Constantly running

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Model: Lenovo S41   The fan has been a problem the past several months and has increased in the past few days. If I do anything remotely intensive, the fan starts running which really slows down the laptop to the point where I literally can't do anything. Any solutions?  Thanks 

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my cpu ? or red led light on my tower permantely flickers and the hard drive permantely runs. when i look in task manager the only file running is aolsoftware.exe. it runs even when iam not on aol. here is my hijack report.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:03:46, on 26/06/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
c:\APPS\Powercinema\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exe
c:\APPS\Powercinema\Kernel\TV\CLSched.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLServer.exe
c:\APPS\HIDSERVICE\HIDSERVICE.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\VTTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Voyager100Test\fts.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\gsicon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\dslagent.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
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I was wondering what would it take to find out why a CPU would constantly run?
 

A:Cpu Constantly Running

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Hi, i just got my Lenovo 501S-14IKB today. Everything is working fine, its super fast in comparison to my old laptop. Only problem is, that the fan seems to run all the time and is making noticable noise. the temperature of the cpu aer all in the range of 20° only the hd was at 34. so normally that are not temperatures where cooling is needed. If i let the notebook idle for 2 min it goes dead silent but starts again even if i just scroll down a homepage. And even if i start programms whicht take more resources, the fan does not get louder. Is there anyway to controll the fan? Help would be really appreciated, Thanks in advance and sorry for my bad english  

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I have a Compaq Presario PC, windows XP W/SP2 installed. Model # SR1503WM. The CPU constantly runs whether computer is being used or not. I have checked the task manager and it shows CPU as 0% and compaq connections agent as the only application running. I have 1.24GB of RAM installed. I have Norton installed and AVG and have checked for spyware and computer seems to be clean of any. The unit seems to be cool as it is not hot when felt or air from it, and also is free of dust clogging vents and inside of unit. What could be the problem. It is 2 years old this month. The noise runs me crazy after a while, thanks!
 

A:CPU constantly running

Hello Lutzlady. There maybe something at the end of this link that will help you out.
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
 

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Hi, posted yesterday re the fan on my HP running all the time, dusted the fans as per the reply but it's still blowing.

Someone who came over last night looked at a performance table somewhere on the computer and said that alot of the programs were running 99% thus setting the fan off. He didn't know any more and I can't remember how he got to that info? Help please!
 

A:CPU running fan constantly?

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It seems I have had some lag of late, and I thought it was due to a loose connection in my CD-RW....but since I have completely removed the CD-RW, as it seemed to stop the lag for a day or so, i continue to get the same thing over again...CPU constantly running resulting in lag

It isnt spyware/or a virus, as I've check into that pretty thoroughly...

To me, it sounds like the CPU is constantly running and is somewhat loud during gaming...causing lag...
Anyone's help would be appreciated?

ty, Justin
 

A:CPU constantly running...

right click the task bar and open the task manager, click the processes tab and look at the columns for both CPU and for memory usage. Use the msconfig.exe to check what apps are starting up with bootup too. or try this; http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
 

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My CPU usage is always running at 50-55%, which it wasn't doing a week ago. When I check the "Processes" tab under Task Manager, there isn't any application/browser/programs that are taking up that cpu usage. I also ran a virus check with TrendMicro and it came up with nothing. I'd like to be able to know what is running in the background and stop it. It's making work related programs and browsing more slow.

Here is my Hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:23:17 PM, on 10/31/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\TeamViewer\Version5\TeamViewer.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exe
C:\hp\kbd\kbd.exe
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A:CPU Constantly Running at 50-55%

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Hello,Pasting in contextual information from another topic ~ OBHere is a little history.March 30th A Windows problem first became evident as the CPU spiked to 100% and on reboot, Windows would not boot up stating it could be a hardware or software problem. At that time I thought it was the motherboard and had it swapped out because the error I had was different but the symtoms were the same prior to the system not booting.April 6th got the laptop back from HP and put in my HD to boot from. It worked for a day and then the CPU spiking issue was found, only this time with no failure to boot.Since that date I have tried to isolate the issue but to no avail. I have tried various restore dates and images, as well as manipulating the data on the master image (delete WoW before issue is active and reinstall it from scratch). None of it has worked.My latest attempt was to restore from my oldest image available [the other night]. It was left restoring and hasn't been tested yet. I am not sure if the "issue" will be visible on it. I tested one last night 3-4 weeks later (Feb 16th date) and it was but apparently never became active for close to 2 months...End of added material. ~ OBThis is in reference to http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic219056.html and http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/218815/cpu-runs-at-100-constantly/.I have attached the log files that you requested. I had to run this from safe mode however. It still took close to 10-15 minutes to create.I have re... Read more

A:CPU running at 100% constantly

Hello All,

I wanted to provide an update to this. I blew away the image last night hoping to restore from the factory settings and get it up and running. That worked for about an hour before the symptoms came back. That normally leads me to think that there is something on my home network that is passing a virus along before I can patch windows, but to add further confusion to this topic, the same situation has occurred on my work laptop. Both are HP NC6400. That is the only similarity. The work laptop is running XP and my home machine Vista. I had both machines rebuilt and the work one without ever stepping into my house exhibited the same issue on a fresh build. Is it possible that there is something resident in the BIOS of these machines, or that a Virus screwed up the CPU's?

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Over the past couple of days my laptop has declined in its speed and is constantly running at 100% process. I have done a virus scan with AVG and have found no results that have caused a threat to my system and i have tried to delete a few program files but to no success. I am stuck at what to do really next? Any help would be great

Here is my HijackThis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:48:19 PM, on 7/6/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\carpserv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDLL32.exe
D:\Microsoft Office 2007\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Sony\SONICS~1\SsAAD.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin 802.11g Wireless Card Configuration Utility\utility.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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Windows XP SP1

I have an HP Pavilion a345w
it had 512 Ram and I just bought another 512 to put in. I put it in and the computer actully seems as though it is running slower then before.

I no about deleteing temp files, history, cookies
I have adware SE-clean
Spybot S&D--clean
Spyblaster
Spyware guard
IE-Spyad
Scriptdefender
Zone Alarm
WinPatrol
I used cleanup40
Microsoft Antispyware
Ewido
I have McAfee
all is clean
Windows updates are all up to date.

The only thing I no of if it would make a difference is the virtual Memory. It is set at 756 MB That is where it was set at before I have not touched it cause I don't no much about it. However shouldn't it be set at 1 and 1/2 or 2 times what you have for RAM? and if so would that make a big difference it speed? I new that I would not see a big difference in speed but it sure as heck shouldn't slow down. I have dial-up.

Can some one help me with maybe some things I could try? I no I have the right Memory.
 

A:Solved: Windows XP Home SP1-Put in new memory, running slower then before- need advice?

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This all just started about 2 months ago. I thought I had two many programs on my computer. I moved a lot of stuff over to my external drive and got rid of some very big programs on my c-drive. I use Anti-Vir guard. Doesn't seem to have found anything. Cleaned my cache a million times. I'm at a loss. Thanks for any possible help you can give me. It's much appreciated!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 2:49:47 PM, on 4/24/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Program Files\RAMfreer\RAMfreer.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AIM\aim.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Classic\avguard.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Cortney Langenegger\My Documents\hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

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A:Virtual Memory Low (Constantly) HJT LOG inside

Whats the RAM you have on ur system? And whats the suze of your paging file. Try increasing the size of your paging file by Right clicking on My Computer > Properties > Advanced > Performance Settings > Advanced > Change and there try increasing the size of your paging file..
 

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I have got a windows 7 home basic 64bits laptop with 4gb ram. At windows startup my ram usage is around 30%..and it remains so even if my laptop remains idle for an hour or so...but as soon as i open windows explorer or my computer,my ram usage starts increasing and even after closing windows explorer it goes on increasing till 85 to 90%.....but if after startup i run my antivirus scan or open my web browser it increases to around 40% and goes down on closing these..and starts shoot up again on opening windows explore...well i did run kaspersky pure 3.0,malwarebyteand housecall scan but to no result....i really need a solution to this as all i can do is run any application that does not require opening of windows explorer

A:Memory usage constantly increasing

This could be a memory leak.  
 
Use the Task Manager to see what programs are using your hdd.
 
1)  Right click on the Taskbar to open the Task Manager.
 
2)  Click on the Performance tab.
 
3)  Click on the Resource Monitor button, then click on the Disk tab.
 
4)  When the Process with Disk Activity opens you will be able to see which programs are accessing your hdd.  Watch to see if there is a process whose usage increases.  If you find one, post it back here.

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Hi, lately my computer has been rapidly losing alot of memory in the ©: drive. It has a capacity of 13.9 GB, but I am down to about 50-60 MB. I am not downloading anything, just surfing the net. Every 15-20 minutes I have to do a disk-cleanup. I have already removed alot of unneccesarry programs and seem to be running out of options here, perhaps I have a virus. I would really appreciate any help in solving this problem. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 11:14:58 PM, on 4/18/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\TopSpeed\2.0\aoltsmon.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\Program Files\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exeC:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exeC:\PROGRA~1\McAfee\MSC\mcmscsvc.exec:\program files\common files\mcafee\mna\mcnasvc.exec... Read more

A:(c): Drive Constantly Losing Memory

Hello jcar1 ,I apologise for the delay.I will be assisting you with your malware issues.Whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.Continue to respond to this thread until I give you the All Clean! If you have any question or you're stuck in there please reply it to me. I will try my best to help you!Please bookmark or favourite this page. In case you need it as reference or etc.IMPORTANT NOTE:If you are using Windows Vista you must right click on the desktop icon and choose Run as Administrator all tools.----------------------------------------------Please download SmitfraudFix (by S!Ri) Double-click SmitfraudFix.exe.Select option #1 - Search by typing 1 and press "Enter"; a text file will appear, which lists infected files (if present).Please copy/paste the content of that report into your next reply.**If the tool fails to launch from the Desktop, please move SmitfraudFix.exe directly to the root of the system drive (usually C:), and launch from there. Note : process.exe is detected by some antivirus programs (AntiVir, Dr.Web, Kaspersky) as a "RiskTool"; it is not a virus, but a program used to stop system processes. Antivirus programs cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert the user.http://www.beyondlogic.org/consulting/proc...processutil.htm

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Hi It's been about a week, hopefully you can help me out, Thanks again!http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/142568/c-drive-constantly-losing-memory/

A:(c): Drive Constantly Losing Memory

Hi please post Here in the "Haven't Had A Reply In Five Days?" topic

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Hi,

I an=m having an issue with System and compressed memory constantly using at 35% CPU, resulting in the fans on my laptop running all the time and being very noisy.

I have read:

Solved Is this normal? System and compressed memory process ALWAYS at 20% cpu - Windows 10 Forums

Why is using so much CPU?? SB, th2, all updated and indexing done. : Surface

System and Compressed Memory Service High CPU Usage - Microsoft Community

and i have also tried adjusting the pagefile from system managed to Initial 2Gb and Maximum 8Gb, and disabling sleep.

But nothing i do seems to stop this usage, some people seem to report that it goes away after 30 minutes or so, or rebooting a few times seems to sort it out, but nothing seems to be working in my case!!!

I am running a genuine copy of windows 10 Pro

A:HELP - System and compressed memory constantly at 35% CPU

Hi, welcome to tenforums.
Anyone attempting to help may appreciate a little elementary clarification:
1. Have you previously run Win 10 without this problem for some time or have you always had this problem since installing Win 10?
2. If you previously did not have this problem, what recent changes have there been?
3. Did you upgrade or do a clean install, and roughly when?
Thanks

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I had 334 when I noticed it was going down in like two days my memory went to 0 I deleted 160 mb's of games and it took about 7 hours for it to go backdown then I deleted a 60 mb game and it took like a day the memory goes down at different rates and I think its creating problems for my wifi since that keeps crashing ive ran atonof antivirus stuff cleared temp files nothing has helped so far I need help as soon as possible

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Hello,
So I need some help with my Windows 7, I dont know why but my RAM is running very high and my pc is constantly laggy. (never before)
I think my svchost is very high too and Its been very very long that I didnt update windows.

CPU Usage: 3-8%
Physical Memory: 75%~90%

PC Spec:
Processor
IntelŽ CoreTM i7-2630QM (2.0GHz)
Processor 2.2 GHz Turbo upto 3.1GHz, Qual Core, 8 Threads, 6M Cache)
Memory
6GB Shared Single Channel DDR3 Memory
Chipset
Mobile IntelŽ 5 Series Express Chipset
Video Card (Dual Graphic Card)
Integrated 1600MB IntelŽ HD 3000
1024MB NVIDIAŽ GeForceŽ GT525M

HiJackLog

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:57:53 PM, on 20/5/2013
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\TOASTER.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\Components\DSUpdate\DSUpd.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Dell DataSafe Local Backup\COMPONENTS\SCHEDULER\STSERVICE.EXE
C:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTShellHlp.exe
C:\Users\DAVID\AppData\Roaming\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Download Manager\IDMan.exe
C:\ProgramData\Macrovision\FLEXnet Connect\6\ISUSPM.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology\IAStorIcon.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Renesas Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\Application\nusb3mon.exe
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A:PC Physical Memory very high and constantly lag

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Hi, probably for about the last week or so i've been browsing firefox, usually 4-5 tabs open at a time, then I get an error message saying something along the lines of firefox having low memory and I should close it.
 
Sometimes the error message can be ignored without any problems but sometimes firefox just closes without warning and I get that other "this is embarrassing..." error message that prompts me to restore my last firefox session.
 
I tried chrome as well and it's even worse - I'll open a page, maybe something with a ton of pictures like a sports page, and it just closes, no warning, just abruptly goes right down.
 
Now I never really looked at the task manager much prior to this but looking at it now, bother firefox/chrome use a lot of memory, several hundred MB for a few tabs, with overall memory usage hovering around 93% despite the browser being the only thing currently open. Not sure if this is normal.
 
Now I have noticed my computer fan being a little louder than usual (although that usually stops after an hour or so) so I'm wondering if it could be an overheating issue. I've had this computer for a few years and hate to say I don't maintain it as well as I should. Is my laziness finally catching up to me?
 
Thanks for any contribution.

A:Browsers constantly crashing - Low memory?

The latest version of Mozilla Firefox has a bug i myself got warning few times from Windows that computer was running out of RAM space and i should close programs to free RAM space when check the Task Manager it was Mozilla Firefox who was taking all of the free RAM space not much one can do except wait for next Mozilla Firefox upgrade version to be release hopefully this issue will be resolve with next version. You complain Mozilla Firefox take up lots of space even if there is no issue well visit Mozilla Firefox support website to find solution to Firefox taking too much RAM space. You should clean all dust and dirt from inside of your computer and fans also apply new thermal paste to CPU.
 
 

"Firefox uses too much memory (RAM) - How to fix"
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-uses-too-much-memory-ram
 
 
 

"How to Apply Thermal Paste"
http://www.wikihow.com/Apply-Thermal-Paste

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My computer has been acting really crappy lately.
Really slow
I can get on the internet but the links take forever or the no response
cpu is running at 100%
We get a microsoft no response and have to reboot or if you control alt delete it says that there is nothing it is working on even though you have click on a program. Programs freeze constantly and take forever to get to another excel sheet as an example.
I have norton internet sercurity, I have done iolo system mechanics 6
we have run our adware
I have run pc pit stop on the computer which said it found trojans. Are all my problems caused by these and can you suggest a product to take them off.
If it is not a trojan that is slowing down the computer what other suggestion do you have for me. I really don't understand what is making the cpu run a 100%
Thank you for your time and help
 

A:cpu running at 100% and constantly freezing

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Long story of what's happened so far:

So about a week ago I was on firefox and using google search. I scrolled through the page and my firefox window closed. internet explorer opened for a brief second, it then closed itself, then a program called XP security 2011 downloaded itself and started running a virus scan. I just assumed it was a fake (I've had this sort of thing happen on other computers in the form of Spy Sheiff and something else years before). My internet was hijacked and I couldn't open any page in any browser. So I turned the computer off, ran malwarebytes anti-malware in safemode and it found a few things. I deleted everything that came up and I turned the computer back on in normal mode and I ran into a few other problems.

While the internet now worked, whenever I tried to open (mostly) any other program, it would ask what program I wanted to open it with (the list of the default programs). After a while of searching, I came across a registry fix for it, downloaded it and it worked.

Some point after that though I just ran more scans in Malwarebytes, and whenever I boot the computer normally it runs super slow. I pin pointed this to services.exe using the task manager but from what I read it seems that it's a genuine file that has malware attached to it. It's hogging every bit of CPU that isn't being used by everything else. If I run the computer in safe mode it might run at 80-90% which is definitely better then 100, but it&... Read more

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I just bought a new toshiba pc i got it last thursday and when im just sitting at the desktop the fan just kicks into high gear constantly running and making noise and then after a few minutes it stops but it also starts back up making the same annoying noise minutes later is the fan suppose to be working so constantly? And the cpu temperature is constantly at 30 degrees or higher is that normal? even when i turn on the pc after its been off for a few hours its still in between the same temperature range that i mentioned earlier. also for example on this pc if i have firefox open and i have photoshop open or any other programs the screen brightness changes slightly dimmer when i switch from one program to another on its own. Im not sure should i take it back im thinking about doing that i cant take the annoying fan and the automatic switching of the screen brightness upon switching application windows is a little strange.

A:my fan is constantly running and is very noisy what do i do?

A constatly running fan usually means overheating or a defective fan. You said 30C or higher. The higher is the imporant part, as 30 is not too high

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Have slight problem. Want to set upone of my own photos as desktop background.
Have a couple of my own photos saved in My Pictures, under My Documents.
Worked briefly. Now, when I boot up, my A drive runs constantly, until system comes
up completely. But, as soon as I click on anything on desk top, A drive starts running
again, apparently searching for needed background file?
How/where do I save my own photos for desktop background so that A drive isn't running all the time?

I'm running a Gateway 1GHz, 40GB HD, CDRW, Iomega Zip drive and Windows ME.
If I keep a Zip disk in, with photo I want on it, Drive A is quiet.
Problem began when I tried to change desktop background.

Appreciate any information!!

Please move to correct topic location if I posted under wrong topic!

Thanks

[Edited by KHahn on 07-21-2001 at 10:24 PM]
 

A:A drive constantly running?

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I was downloading a game on steam and left my computer alone so it could finish the download, when I came back every time I clicked anywhere the fans would start to run on max, but since I had to get to school I didn't have time to solve this so I just shut down the computer and decided I would ask my friends for help, when I reopened it, Windows was updating and after the update my laptops keyboard didn't work (excluding the trackpad) and the fans are constantly running on max, can someone please help me I have the new Razer blade 14" (2016)

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Hello! my old computer's HD is Running constantly. i cant get it to stop work. is it a hardware problem or software? and how can i solve it? thanks for your help

A:My Harddrive is running constantly

There's quite a few things that can have that effect. Let's start simple and work up.

How old is the hard drive?

I would check the overall space of the hard drive, good practice to have at least 20% free. The HD may also be fragmented, you can check the status of both of these from the disk defragment application. If the HD space is lower then 20%, you may want to delete temporary files from Disk cleanup.

Next I would check the RAM and Virtual memory amount, it depends on what system your running, but a good baseline is anywhere from 2gb to 4gb of ram, and 1.5x your current ram amount = virtual memory. You can confirm these from the Task Manager, under the Performance tab.

If those come up clean and fine, you may want to do a quick virus scan. I personally recommend Malwarebytes, you can find the most current version from their website at Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware download

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I am using Windows xp Home Edition, which recently started running VERY slowly. Task Manager tells me that iexplore is running even though I never use IE. On a couple of occasions, IE has spontaneously opened to unfamiliar webpages. I downloaded HijackThis and have begun the process, but I need help deciphering logs and such. I don't want to make a false move. Thanks in advance.

A:iexplore running constantly

Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be sure to restart the computer.The ... Read more

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Recently started noticing that my laptop is being heavily taxed while at idle (I'm not doing anything). Looking in the task list, I found services.exe, svchost.exe and wscript.exe all floating around 15-20% of CPU capacity. Something, not sure what, is taking advantage of the scripting services in Windows and is constantly running.My DDS log:.
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by KurchevA at 14:12:10 on 2011-09-30
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3036.2043 [GMT -4:00]
.
AV: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise *Enabled/Updated* {918A2B0B-2C60-4016-A4AB-E868DEABF7F0}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Program Files\Fingerprint Sensor\AtService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\LSI SoftModem\agrsmsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\EngineServer.exe
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A:wscript.exe constantly running

Ran Malwarebytes just to see if it noticed anything...found a trojan..

PUM.Hijack.Desktop

Searched the forum here and found nothing on this one. As I suspected, Malwarebytes was unable to remove it and the trojan has restarted after my system restarted. I'll keep searching.

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Something is constantly running on my computer, it is constantly shutting down my antivirus and is starting to make my computer run slow.ComboFix 09-11-05.01 - Owner 11/05/2009 20:37.1.1 - NTFSx86Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.223.98 [GMT -6:00]Running from: c:\documents and settings\Owner\Desktop\ComboFix.exeAV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {A1C4F2E0-7FDE-4917-AFAE-013EFC3EDE33}AV: McAfee VirusScan *On-access scanning disabled* (Updated) {84B5EE75-6421-4CDE-A33A-DD43BA9FAD83}FW: McAfee Personal Firewall *disabled* {94894B63-8C7F-4050-BDA4-813CA00DA3E8}FW: Outpost Firewall Pro *disabled* {8A20CA2A-9E02-4A64-923B-0A38208EB7FD}.((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).C:\desktop.inic:\windows\system32\ps2.batD:\Autorun.inf.((((((((((((((((((((((((( Files Created from 2009-10-06 to 2009-11-06 ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))).2009-11-05 20:21 . 2009-11-05 20:22 -------- d-----w- c:\documents and settings\Owner\Local Settings\Application Data\Temp2009-11-05 20:04 . 2009-11-05 20:04 -------- d-----w- c:\windows\system32\wbem\Repository2009-11-05 19:59 . 2009-11-05 19:59 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\McAfee.com2009-11-05 19:59 . 2009-11-05 19:59 -------- d-----w- c:\program files\Common Files\McAfee2009-11-05 19:53 .... Read more

A:Something constantly running on my computer

Please note the message text in blue at the top of the Am I infected? What do I do? forum.ComboFix logs should not to be posted outside the HijackThis forums and then only when requested by a HJT Team member. It is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for general public or personal use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.Please create a new topic explaining the nature of your problem in the Am I infected? What do I do? forum. Describe pop-ups and system tray or desktop icons that have appeared. Explain what is "going wrong" with your computer. Note any tools you have used and their respective results.If needed, we will direct you to our HJT Preparation Guide.Thank you for using BleepingComputer as your malware removal source.This topic is now closed. If you have any questions, please PM me or another Moderator.The BC Staff

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I am using a HP Pavilion dv6 with an Intel i7-2630 QM, 6 GB RAM and AMD Radeon 6770M GPU (along with Intel Graphics Card). In the past few days, anytime I open a program, such as Mozilla, Chrome, Spotify, the computer's fans kick on. This has never happened in the past. Usually I have to run a video through the browser or play a game for the fans to turn on. The fan turns on when on AC power and when on battery. When this happens, the CPU usage is around 5-7% with 40-50% RAM usage (no change from the past). I am not sure why all of the sudden the laptop's fans are turning on. I have looked at the processes and do not see anything out of the norm and the average temp of the CPU's is about 51-54 C. I have not installed any new software in the past several months. Any input or ideas about why this may be happening would be greatly appreciated. I use Process Explorer and Core Temp to monitor my computer as well as Norton 360 as antivirus software. Thanks.

A:Computer's Fan Running Constantly

Please post a snapshot with Speccy for more system details -How to Publish a snapshot with Speccy <<-- Full Directions Here Now try to get one when the situation changes - Thank You

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Over the last couple of weeks I have noticed that my notebook PC (DELL Inspiron 700m) hard drive has been running more or less 100% of the time the machine has been powered on. Task Mgr/Processes indicate that "msiexec.exe" is running at 99 and CPU usage is at 98-100%.
At the same time, I have also had several incidents of "about:blank" pages in IE (6.0) opeing themselves automatically. During a 30 minute period last night a total of 8 pages opened (I had 8 IE windows opened automatically).

1) are these two issues related?

2) I have checked that "Windows Installer" in Systems is set to "Manual".

3) I also try to turn off the msiexec.exe in "Processes", but it turns it self on within seconds again.

4) I have run multiple spyware software applications trying to find and delete the cause of the "about:blank" problem, which I think is a browser hijack, but to no use. I've run Webroot's "SpySweeper", SpyCatcher and F-Secure's "BlackLight" and Trend-Micro's online "HouseCall". Each of them found malware, but didn't solve the problem.

5) I am using Microsoft OneCare with Defender as my antivirus and malware protection.

I'm at a loss and unless someone has a solution I don't see any other way but to reformat in order to solve the problem.

Please help, someone.

Tor-Eddie
 

A:msiexec.exe constantly running

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Have taken delivery of a new desktop pc and it is ok except for the fact that the fan cranks up to (a noisy) full speed when pc switched on and carries on like this until it is turned off.
I queried this with supplier's help desk but they assured me that this is normal?
Should I just accept that it is (normal)?

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Constantly running off and on. Sounds like it is trying to either download something or the fan is running. It comes on for a short time then cuts off. 

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Older Fujitsu Lifebook N series notebook with Vista. Recently fans (2) both seem to operate at top speed as soon as the computer boots up, even from a cold start. Tried installing speedfan but it triggered a BSOD when scanning the hardware every time I tried to use it. Then tried Core Temp, that wouldn't install either. No BSOD, said something was blocking it, but I disabled Adaware and AVG. Laptop appears to operate normally except for the fan noise. Attached the hijackthis files. TIA.

ps...should have mentioned I took it apart, cleaned the fans (not that dirty), and re-pasted the CPU and heat sink.
 

A:Laptop fan(s) running constantly

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Have run Spybot, CCleaner, Malwarebytes AntiMalware and defragged - no problems found. As of the last week or so the cpu load is almost always 50%, sometimes it flicks up or down 1 or 2%. Only other problem I seem to be having is that Windows media player network sharing has not been working with my xbox 360. It tries to access the connection and keeps timing out. TVersity runs fine over the same connection.HIJackTHis and root logs follow:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 6:00:44 PM, on 10/12/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exeC:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXEC:\WINDOWS\vVX6000.exeC:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\WMPNSCFG.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files&#... Read more

A:explorer.exe running at 50% constantly

Is there any other info I can give to help?Hello Last 10 Posts [ In reverse order ]jarofpants,We ask that once you have posted your log and are waiting, please DO NOT "bump" your thread or make further replies until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The reason we ask this or do not respond to your requests is because that would remove you from the active queue that Techs and Staff have access to. The malware staff checks the forum for postings that have 0 replies as this makes it easier for them to identify those who have not been helped. If you post another response, there will be 1 reply. A team member, looking for a new log to work may assume another HJT Team member is already assisting you and not open the thread to respond.That is why I have made an edit to your last post, instead of a reply. Please do not multiple post here, as that only pushes you further down the queue and causes confusion to the staff.Please be patient. It may take a while to get a response but your log will be reviewed and answered as soon as possible.Thank you for understanding.Regards,The weatherman (Moderator)

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The resulting heat means my laptop sounds like it is trying to take off. I have tried removing .xml files from indexing as has been suggested on my multiple searches. Didn't help at all. Somehow turning off the process if possible is also not a solution in my opinion.

Looking in Event Viewer, I noticed a great many of the following 'Warnings' from the 'Search' source "The protocol host process 8472 did not respond and is being forcibly terminated {filter host process 10000}." The numbers involved change frequently.

Any ideas as to how I can fix this? It's driving me mad. I have attached a screenshot from the process tree area of Process Monitor, it is perhaps relevant.

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I am running WinXP Pro SP3 and I have had an ongoing issue with my rundll32.exe suddenly spiking to 50% and then fluctuating around there. I use all the usual suspects (Spybot, CC Cleaner, Avira Antivir, Malwarebytes) and my system is clean of viruses and malware. I have prepared a HJT log file, a task manager screenshot and a system32 screenshot. The rundll32.exe icon is not the standard white icon or icon with a symbol, but looks more like a piece of paper. Is this normal for this icon?I will provide any other information to anyone who can provide me some assistance.Thank you in advance for you time and advice.

A:RUNDLL32.EXE is Running at 50% CPU Constantly

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below I will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the ... Read more

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hello, i have tried to get this done in another forum but read a few others and thought i would get ahead of the ideas and try you first...my disk is constantly running, won't shut down...i also posted this message in the other forum:

Hello, my hard drive won't stop running, at least i can hear the fan running all the time, and now outlook won't even send anything, I took norton off as was advised here, and installed avg free, but need some help!!!
Thanks!!!!!!
Pete

heres what i got back and my resopnse:

Hello and Welcome to TSF

First lets scan your system with these programs

Scan your pc with one of these free online scanners:
Panda ActiveScan
RAV AntiVirus
Housecall. Be sure to put a check the box beside AutoClean.
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Download / Install / Update / and Run:
Adaware SE check for any updates before running it.
Get the plug-in for fixing VX2 variants. You can download it at this SITE
To run this tool, install to the hard drive, then open Ad-aware->Add-ons and select VX2 Cleaner. Then click Run Tool and OK to start it. If it's clean, it will say Status System Clean. Otherwise, you will have to click on the Clean button to remove the VX2 infection.

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A:disk is constantly running

anybody?

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Hi , i recently upgraded my laptops hard drive to a Samsung 840 evo 500GB SSD. Whilst i've noticed a massive improvement in performance there is one little annoyance , the fans on my laptop are constantly going on and off is there a way to combat this and is this a common problem ?

A:installed SSD fan running constantly

Hi Bibbster,

Not a common problem no, if anything after fitting a SSD the fans should come on less as a SSD gives off no heat at all compared to a regular spinner.

Did any bios settings change when you installed it? I would have a look in the bios to see if there are any settings for fans etc.

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I just received a new HP 22-b052 AIO yesterday and as soon as I started it up, I could hear the fan on the left side (or right side from the back) constantly running. The sound from far away is unnoticeable but when I'm in front of it, it is loud. Is this normal for HP AIO (All in One)? I called HP tech support and spent hours recovering and reinstalling BIOS, running hardware tests but to no avail.  Also, could I replace the fan? Is this PC customizable, would I be able to switch out the mobo and CPU (and of course fan)? 

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I have a DV7T-1000 hp
version 6.6.6002 service pack 2 build 6002
x86-based pc
bios hp f.12 8/28/2008
smbios version 2.4

My fan has recently started running almost constantly and loud. I have gone into msconfig and gotten rid of everything that doesn't need to run. The computer will do this when stationary with fan area hanging off of table exposed. When I sleep it or shut it, the light on the exterior of the computer (that says hp) stays on and the fan runs on high. I don't believe there is dirt in there. Around the same time, I noticed number lock and the keypad on the side stopped working.

could part of this be that I have never replaced the battery?

What else could it be?

I have run every spyware program known to man (malwarebytes, superantispyware, etc)

Thanks in advance
 

A:My Fan is running constantly on high

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Can anyone off assistance? I have a dell laptop and a friend of mine was using it over the weekend. This person was accessing 'myspace' and 'myspace im' which I think surfaced this problem. When I started up my computer I got this STOP error: IRQL_NOT_GREATER_OR_EQUAL

So I inserted my windows xp pro OS disc and tried to re-install. Well now, the egg timer is constantly running when I start up the system and when I look at the performance, it's at about 45% when I have nothing running. And sometimes the STOP error comes up at start up.
 

A:Egg Timer Constantly Running

Hiya and welcome

I've moved you to the XP forum for more response

Regards

eddie
 

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Hi i mentioned this earlier but i didnt solve the problem, im running my desktop windows vista machine, and the harddrive never stops working, it sound really bad, i searches for this and someone said that you coult see what whas happening in the task manager with io reads and other io activity tabs turned on, the tasks that showing the most activity was windows tasks and the highest is avg with over 20-40k reading score i will remove avg and se if it fixes it but othervise, what should i do?

A:Harddrive constantly running!

  
Quote: Originally Posted by sisrace


Hi i mentioned this earlier but i didnt solve the problem, im running my desktop windows vista machine, and the harddrive never stops working, it sound really bad, i searches for this and someone said that you coult see what whas happening in the task manager with io reads and other io activity tabs turned on, the tasks that showing the most activity was windows tasks with over 12-19k reading score.. why is this?


Check the following site for some useful information regarding hard drive faliure;

http://www.howtogeek.com/134735/how-to-see-if-your-hard-drive-is-dying/

HTH

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My computer is now extremly slow. It sounds like there is a program running all of the time. I checked task manager and nothing is listed. I downloaded Hijack This and this is what the log
analized..

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:55:14 PM, on 10/22/2010
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17037)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\Basics\Basics Status\MaxMenuMgrBasics.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 926\dlcxmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 926\memcard.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Bridge CS5\Bridge.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
c:\program files\common files\installshield\updateservice\isuspm.exe
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A:Computer constantly running

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Hello

I've recently been having some problems with my internet connection, namely it would begin going very very slowly and eventually prevent me from connecting altogether. I noticed a few odd things going on in my processes.

An Instance of svchost.exe would start off at about 90,000 K, and would escalate to 150,000 K +. I ran the process explorer and found that two instances of WUDFhost.exe (and dwm.exe, which I have since disabled) were utilizing that svchost.exe process. When I terminated the process tree for that svchost my screen would blink. Approximately 30 seconds after terminating the process my screen would blink again, and 4 processes (svchost.exe, WUDFhost.exe, WUDFhost.exe, and dwm.exe) would return. This would happen once more, then would not return after the third time I ended the process tree.

No connectivity problems were present after terminating these processes. I am using ESET NOD32 antivirus, and it did not detect the errors. I recently installed Malwarebytes, which detected a few 'infected' files that ESET missed, and removed them. I do not remember the specific names of the files removed.

I was unable to run the rootrepeal program because I am using a 64 bit operating system. I found a few links that said 64 bit windows is not vulnerable to root kits, although I'm not sure if I believe that. Here are the requested logs. Thank you in advance for your help.
DDS (Ver_09-09-29.01) - NTFSx86
Run by XPS-MTJ at 20:08:01.00 on Tue 10/06/200... Read more

A:WUDFhost.exe running twice and svchost.exe using TONS of memory - 64 bit Windows 7 Ultimate Malware?

Hi My name is Extremeboy (or EB for short), and I will be helping you with your log.We apologize for the delay of response. If you still require assistance we would like to see the current condition of your system so please post a new set of DDS Logs as well as a RootRepeal log and a description of any remaining problems or symptoms you may still have please.If for any reason you did not post a DDS log or RootRepeal log please refer to this page and in step #6 and Step #7 for further instructions on downloading and running DDS & RootRepeal. If you have any problems just let me know in your next reply or simply post a Hijackthis log.For your next reply I would like to see:-The DDS logs---DDS.txt and Attach logs-RootRepeal logs-Description of any remaining problems you may still have.Thanks again and we apologize for the delay.With Regards,Extremeboy

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I have a Toshiba Satellite  running windows 7. I got the computer from my father and had to remove a lot of malware and games. I wish i could do a factory reset but i do not have any of the factory disks. It seems like there are a lot of processes running and the physical memory is almost always at 100%. Any help would greatly be appreciated . Thanks in advance.

A:Toshiba laptop running super slow. physical memory running high

You can first try this:
http://www.howtogeek.com/74523/how-to-disable-startup-programs-in-windows/
 
Then you can try removing all the junk files on it using CCleaner or BleachBit or something similar. If that doesn't help, I would recommend dual booting this PC with Ubuntu 14.04. I actually published a tutorial on doing that here:
http://69.107.93.24/Blog/52015/
 
You could then use that as your primary OS.

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My available space on the C: drive repeatedly keeps draining away. Here is my hijack this log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:00:52, on 19/04/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsFileAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 6.0\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil\BTNtService.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL$VAIO_VEDB\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 3.0\PhotoshopElementsDeviceConnect.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\VAIO Event Service\VESMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment Platform\VCSW\VCSW.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment Platform\VzCdb\VzCdbSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Sony Shared\VAIO Entertainment Platform\VzCdb\VzFw.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ICO.EXE
C:\Program Files\Sony\ISB Utility\ISBMgr.exe
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A:Hard drive memory constantly draining???

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Hello,

I'm running Windows XP (don't know which service pack). I'm also running AOL 9.0. I know that AOL isn't in vogue anymore, but it does ok for me. My problem is that when AOL launches, it starts running in about 27 meg or so. But then, and without me doing anything, it just continues to increase memory size and after awhile, when I check Taskmanager, it's typically using over 100 meg. By this time, I can usually hear the internal fan running faster, and at that point, I typically have to kill the process and restart it. I've reloaded the AOL software, but that doesn't help.

I don't understand this, and I hope that someone can help me with it. Why would ANY software launch in one amount of memory, then continuously increase its usage of memory, especially without anyone interacting with the software?

Thanks,
Louis

A:Why is my process constantly increasing memory usage?

Okay hate to say it, but AOL is going to be the problem. Yes it's "comfy" etc... but it's also bloaty, slow and full of gunk that hawgs up the System Resources. When I do a computer, I uninstall every single thing that has the letters "A", "O", and "L" in them, and make the customer put effort and time into slowing their system back down to what it was when they first gave it to me.

It was a good question, as to why a software would continuously increase it's size, etc... and I haven't the technical answer, but in general it simply a matter of who is using your computer, and for what purposes. It's a philosophical question that I think everyone should consider. There are TONS of "freeware" programs (Google, Adobe, Java, etc...) that "do things" we know about and like, but they also "do things" we don't know about and wouldn't like if we knew what it was that they were doing.

Such as hawging up System Resources while constantly "updating" for no reason that benefits (me) the User. I make a point of deleting almost all "updaters" from the registry of every computer I work on, and no one has ever complained. (However, iTunes will make a great fuss and refuse to work if you kill it's "updaters".)

For no reason other than it is coercing you to allow it's useless (to you) existance to continue on your computer. If you remove it, iTunes will stop working as punishment.... Read more

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Howdy do My name is Jonas I downloaded a virus that constantly decreases my memory I think it's a log file not sure though, ivehad to delete a ton ofstuff to keep memory safe I downloaded tdss killer ran it deleted 2 things still no increase in mem

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Hi Everyone.

I've been searching as much as i could here and there on the internet without any luck so i'm giving it a chance here if someone has an idea how to troubleshoot/investigate this.

I'm Running Windows 8.1 Update 1 Enterprise.
custom built machine :

I7 4770K
32gb ram
Samsung evo pro 256gb ssd
2x gtx 770 sli

the installation was done around end of january, i don't have much running on that computer but games (i have another system for work)

The issue i have is the Paged Pool memory after system is up is at roughly 250mb but keep increasing around 1-2mb per sec and never stops, after roughly 1h uptime, i'm already at 2gb.(after 1day uptime yesterday, i was at 56gb). The non-paged pool is however never an issue and sits between 150mb and 250mb (i would say normal values)

i've read about disabling NDU, disabling killer networks application (my network driver) and many other things but so far still no luck.

i'm willing to run any kind of software or give any traces, my main issue right now is how to find what is causing this. i believe there is a memory leak somewhere but i have no idea/clues how to trace it down.

Many thanks for your time and help.

cheers

BuG

A:Paged Pool memory constantly increasing

Hello BuG,

With 32 GB of RAM installed, it's not unusual for your page file to get just as large.

If you like, you could use step 11 in the tutorial below to specify a minimum and maximum page file size for your C: drive to prevent it from getting larger on it's own. If you get a low memory or out of memory error afterwards while running Windows, then it means that you will need to increase the size of the page file until you stop getting the error.

If you have plenty of hard drive space, then it is recommended to leave the page file to be system managed though.

Virtual Memory Paging File - Change

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,

My computer memory usage is at 27% and very slowly climbing up. I noticed that a lot of svchosts.exe using a ton of physical memory with one at around 162k. Is this normal?

This issue all started when my computer would automatically turn off whenever I would watch a video on YouTube or on a Java Chat. It didn't before, and my computer would run pretty quietly with physical memory usually around 1-2% used. I have 8 gigs of ram and have a Gateway LX6810-01 model desktop. Anyways, I first tried to fix what I could (ex Windows Update, rebooting computer, etc). It still didn't work. I spoke with Gateway tech support (since my computer is still under warranty). They went through some basic stuff then one person had me flash my bios. After this, the problem of shutting down went away, BUT now my computer's fan is constantly on and the physical memory is used around 27%.

Please help and advise if possible. I've attached the copy of the HJT log as well as pasted it below. Thanks.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 1:44:00 AM, on 9/21/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Northstar\SmartCopy\SmartCopy.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Northstar\SmartLauncher\SmartLauncher.exe
c:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast... Read more

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Hi there,
a couple of days ago my laptop (with Windows 7) started to use all the available RAM (8 GB), although not a single application was started. The task manager showed that the windows explorer (explorer.exe) is using almost all of the RAM. It begins to raise continuously the used amount of RAM until there's no more memory left and then the explorer crashes and restarts itself. Then the process repeats again until the RAM is fully used and so on...
I've searched for a solution online, but found none that worked for me.
So I've looked into the resource monitor and found that there's some serious network activity coming from/to the explorer.exe and this is related somehow to my problem. I've reconfigured my firewall and created a new rule that forbids both the incoming and the outgoing connections from/to the explorer.exe. That seems to work and now everything is back to normal. But if I turn the firewall off, then the problem comes back immediately.

So the question is: what is causing this problem? I've ran the windows defender to scan the system, but it came with no results. Is it some known virus/malware etc. or is it rather some kind of memory leak?
 

A:explorer.exe - memory usage constantly rising

Try using CurrPorts from Nirsoft. It will give you plenty of information. No installation required. Just run the executable file.
 

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The problem is svchost.exe (localservice). I have posted an image which contains all services under that process.

Please help me SevenForums, you're my only hope.

A:Svchost.exe constantly taking up about 50% CPU and lots of memory.

Is this happening every boot? Open a resource monitor and switch to CPU tab, sort by CPU. See if you can get additional info, take a screenshot if you can and post here.

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New timer if and if I screw up something let me know. about 6 weeks ago, system always running slow, looking at task manager kept seeing SVChost running under my user name consuming memory and Cpu, and would have no services associated with it.  Im not a computer guy, so I would just end the process but within minutes back up and running,   I ran the  sfc /scannow, nothing   The only way to hold if off was not to acknowledge the pop up that said Host process for windows stopped working.   I ran the hell out of my mal ware bytes numerous times nothing, microsoft security essentials, just a Trojan, but nothing else. lot of stuff on line about SVChost going nuts, a lot to go through, hardly any of it useful.  Ran TSDDkiller nothing, ran Rkill and it all looked fine with the exception of
Performing miscellaneous checks:
 * ALERT: ZEROACCESS rootkit symptoms found!
Ran TSDD and all the malware programs again and nothing.  I then stumbling across combofix and ran that, and have included the log below, don't really know how to read it but BOOM after the reboot, no more SVChost coming on and growing and damn the machine is fast.  I would appreciate any insight.and any advice ...thanks
 
 

A:SVChost constantly reappearing eating memory

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Hi,

I have this problem, and its little weird for me... laptop was on repair while in warranty, and they sad they replaced fan, and that it is fixed but notting...

so, when i turn laptop on, fan is not working, and work slow on normal using, but, when i open any game, fan is gettin high speed and slows down quickly, all the time while i play, and when i quit game fan goes on, and it isn't stoping until i turn off laptop, even on normal restart it stays active... please help

MODEL: C855-141
PART NO. : PSKCAE-00L00DY4

A:Satellite C855-141 - fan is running constantly

Hi

From my knowledge the fan activity depends on notebook usage and everything is controlled by fan table which is stored in the BIOS.
The fan table contains information how the cooling module has to run in different situations.

While gaming, the CPU and GPU produce more warmness and this need to be cooled down. Therefore the cooling fan has to rotate faster.
But I?m wondering why the fan does not run slower after the game has been closed.

However, I would recommend you to disconnect the AC adaptor and to remove the battery and to press and hold the power button (30 sec would be good enough)
Then power up the unit, access the BIOS and set it to default, save the change and reboot the notebook.

Furthermore I would recommend you to check the windows power plan settings.
In advanced settings it?s possible to change the cooling mode as well as the max CPU performance.

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Hi, just a quickie (hopefully).

My laptop, over the last week, has been gradually getting slower and the fans kick in after about ten minutes of use and it's really not liking it if I go on YouTube, the videos play sound fine but the image can't keep up. For the record I use Firefox and other than a good knowledge of navigating myself around my pc to be able to use the Adobe suite, the internet and torrent downloading and other such media uses, I know very little about system technicalities and therefor I am not very good at pc maintainance hence why it's got to this point, I suppose, perhaps there is just too many programs on my pc or files or the fan needs cleaning or I've got viruses or something? Well that's why i'm here I don't really know where to start. I did run CCleaner on it the other day but to no avail.

Sorry for the long post, any help would be much appreciated.
 

A:Laptop fan running constantly and getting slower by the day

miamia89 said:


My laptop, over the last week, has been gradually getting slower and the fans kick in after about ten minutes of use and it's really not liking it if I go on YouTube, the videos play sound fine but the image can't keep up. For the record I use Firefox and other than a good knowledge of navigating myself around my pc to be able to use the Adobe suite, the internet and torrent downloading and other such media uses, I know very little about system technicalities and therefor I am not very good at pc maintainance hence why it's got to this point, I suppose, perhaps there is just too many programs on my pc or files or the fan needs cleaning or I've got viruses or something? Well that's why i'm here I don't really know where to start. I did run CCleaner on it the other day but to no avail.
Click to expand...

Considering what your computing habits and practices are, it's a good bet that your computer is infected and infested with viruses, malware, spyware, etc..

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Dear Forum Members,
Through the absolute cheapness of Microsoft, my uni only provided me w/ an update copy of W7 that I had to install over a full version of Vista. I have 1.5gb of ram and have turned all the options down for performance (e.g. looks like Windows XP.lol) and have a 7200rpm WD HD.
Here is the thing. I did a test install on my old drive (5400rpm) that was running XP Pro. W7 ran smoothly and the fan hardly ever kicked on as I do minimal tasks and have a stepped processor. When I did a clean install on the 7200rpm drive, everything was also fine. However, as I couldn't register my upgrade copy I had to install over Vista. This is where the problems started.
The computer is noticeably slower than when I did the clean install. Also problematic is that the fan seems to constantly run even when the computer is performing no task, not even word processing or internet surfing. I do not care about the noise (in XP it just used to kick on real loud every now and again), I just want to make sure that my hd/cpu isn't getting fried. It seems to indicate a problem.

Any suggestions?

Regards,
D.M.L.

A:Fan Constantly Keeps Running on IBM Z60m laptop

Link is about a year old, but maybe still relvevant.

Measuring CPU Temperature using a Windows Program - Cooler-and-Heatsinks - Overclocking

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My computer's hard drive seems to almost continually be in use. Soemtimes it is frenetic, while at other times the activity is slower, but constant. This can't be good for the drive, and it is clearly slowing down my pc. Even web browsing is slowed by this condition.

The activity continues unabated even if I haven't touched the keyborad or the mouse for hours. Rarely is the hard drive quiet.

I have pasted my system information from Belarc below, but will certainly provide whatever else is required.


------------------------------------------------
Computer Profile Summary
Computer Name: Jreadspc (in WORKGROUP)
Profile Date: Saturday, August 15, 2009 8:52:27 AM
Advisor Version: 8.1b
Windows Logon: James R. Eads

Operating System System Model
Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1 (build 6001)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States) HP-Pavilion GM276AA-ABA a6167c
System Serial Number: MXX7270LJB
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.60 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core
256 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded Board: ECS Nettle2 1.0
Bus Clock: 201 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 5.12 06/11/2007
Drives Memory Modules c,d
400.09 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
156.83 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H653L SCSI CdRom Device [CD-ROM dr... Read more

A:Hard drive constantly running

Open up Task Manager by right clicking on the Task Bar
Select the Processes tab
Select the View menu item, then select the Select columns menu item
Select I/O Reads and I/O Other, then click OK to accept those changes
Select the "Show processes for all users" button in the lower left of the window
Resize the Task Manager window so you can see all the columns
Double click on the I/O Reads column header (to sort by that column)
Look for values that are excessively high in the I/O Reads or I/O Other.
Let us know the Image name for the processes that are causing this.

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Hi there.
I'd love some help from you guys into getting to the bottom of this problem.
For about the last 3-4 days my PC has been running slowly. I've been unable to do any online gaming due to this.
Explorer.exe seems to be always running at around 50% usage.
I've tried running AVG anti-virus , Malwarebytes, SpyBot and Ad-aware. The problem still persists.
I use ZoneAlarm firewall and also use Spywareblaster.

Here is my HJT log file

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 18:53:58, on 28/01/2011
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Trusteer\Rapport\bin\RapportMgmtService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG10\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\cisvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
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A:Explorer.exe constantly running at 50% CPU usage

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If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information.If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply'... Read more

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Hi there!
I just reverted back to Windows 7 after Windows 10 was sneakily loaded onto my system as a "recommended update" (not cool, BTW, Microsoft). I have an older system, and I know after scanning my Dell on the Drivers site, it was not recommended to keep Windows 10.
Well, now my power fan constantly runs. I've disabled/uninstalled/removed EVERYTHING I can find that's not essential to the system. My CPU usage is a low 4% or LESS at all times, yet the fan runs like mad. It's running right now ... and I'm only using Firefox. <sigh>
Any and all advice would be helpful. Note: I'm not a HUGELY computer-literate person. I know how to disconnect the wires, open the back, blow out all the dust. That's about it. Removing components is not an option. I'm just wondering if there's any "hidden" *** that might have been tinkered with due to the (imo, ILLEGAL) installation of Windows 10 and the subsequent downgrading to Windows 7 (which was great!).
Also, I run/ran some pretty CPU-heavy programs (WoW, Guild Wars 2, Elder Scrolls), and the fan NEVER ran the way it does now. I feel like that's saying something.
Many thanks!MissSea :)

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Hello,
I have a Dell Inspiron laptop. I was running Vista and about 2 weeks ago I decided to upgrade to Windows 7. After the upgrade, things worked beautifully, but a few days ago my hard drive began running constantly and still is. Whether I leave it alone or am working on it does not seem to matter, yet system performance seems unaffected by it.

I am a novice computer user so straight forward instructions or explanations are more than welcome.

Thanks.

A:hard drive running constantly

It always runs when the PC is booted unless your power settings are set to turn it off after some time.

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