Maintenance :: Preventing Apps From Staying In Memory

Dec 15, 2013

I've noticed that even though I didn't run 'Reader' it's running and in Task Manager. At times I also see 'Store' running when I haven't run it. Any way to prevent unwanted apps from running?? I'm well aware of how to close them.

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Apps / Software :: How To Install Apps Or SD Memory Card

Sep 15, 2014

How do I put apps onto my 64 Gb "Secure Digital Storage Device (D", (Micro SD memory card). I have it listed under "Libraries" in "File Explorer" at the moment. I have installed all my pictures in there, along with "File History". Now I need to put some large apps in there too, if possible.

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Maintenance :: System Memory Not Used Completely

Nov 22, 2013

I have Windows 8.1 x64 installed. In the task manager, it shows me that 35% Memory is used. Now, when I add up all the Memory MB's within the task manager it goes to around 1100MB maximum.. On my machine, I have 8GB RAM and it also shows the same in the system about window since I have the 64-bit windows installed.

Doing a quick calculation of (1200/8000)*100 = 15..So, my system memory should display 15% used. Then why is it still showing around 37%? I have also tried running virus scans but have no infections as such... Also, one of the biggest memory hoggers is the 'Service Host: Local System'.

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Maintenance :: Memory Usage Is High At 78%?

Jan 3, 2014

I bought this Vaio with Core i5-3210M, 4Gb Ram, Windows 8 64 bit. I had really high hopes for it, coming from an i3. For the first few weeks it worked fine, but then it started to freeze while watching movies. Then it started happening all the time, and the cooling fan became consistently noisy for working at full capacity.

I was used to opening task manager on older systems when this happened to see if there was a non-responding program and force it closed, so I noticed Task Manager offers some more features in Win 8. Here, I see that CPU usage is high, staying always around 70% and from time to time reaching 100. At this moment, the process taking the biggest slice is called VCS System Tray with 58%.

What's perhaps more concerning, is that Disk usage is almost constantly on 100%. And by this I mean it reaches 100 and stays there for long periods of time, perhaps up to 20 minutes, then it falls down a few seconds and up again to 100. During this time the computer is excruciatingly painful to use. To even open a program takes forever. When this happens, it seems that Chrome is at the top of the list of processes with most disk usage, with about 1-2Mbps, but this sometimes changes and the list can be led by System, Utorrent, Octoshape, VCS System Tray, Communications Service...I think it's not related to any process by itself, but its nearly ALWAYS at 100%.

Finally, memory usage is also pretty high at 78%, but I guess this may be because 4Gb is not too much for this computer. I'm hoping to upgrade to 8 soon. Out of the 10 processes consuming most memory, 9 is Google Chrome (how's that even possible?).

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Maintenance :: Physical Memory Full

Jun 18, 2014

my physical memory is at 97% all of a sudden and causing major lag in games. Nothing in the task manager is using that much memory so I don't know what's causing it. I have Windows 8.1 with 8 gigs.

Edit: I tried to restart and there is one app that isn't closing and preventing it from restarting. It doesn't tell me what the app is called. How do I find out what program that is?

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Maintenance :: Physical Memory Usage Never Exceed To 31%

Jun 28, 2013

No matter what I try to do normally my physical memory usage never seems to exceed 31% even if I'm doing something that means the processor is flat-out. However, I gave the system stressing tool 'HeavyLoad' a whirl and it did deplete all the memory (eventually), but in terms of whether I'm watching 5 HD videos or working on Photoshop it just will not budge.

To find attached resource monitor screenshot and task manager screenshot taken after the PassMark benchmark software memory test has been run.

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Maintenance :: File History And Memory Usage

May 6, 2014

I'm not sure if I'm using File History properly, even though it seems to be a plug-and-play type of feature. The situation is: when I leave my USB Flash Memory device plugged into the laptop, and the frequency of backup is set to every 10 minutes, it seems that some of the memory is being nibbled away at, even though I haven't created or changed any files.

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Maintenance :: Windows Explorer Taking Too Much RAM Memory?

Jun 4, 2013

As you can see from the picture, Windows Explorer is taking too much RAM memory and it is slowing down my computer. I am fighting with this for 3 days with no victory.

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Maintenance :: Runtime Broker 5GB Memory Usage

Aug 12, 2014

Runtime broker constantly hits 5GB memory usage. It maxes out my RAM, and I can't work.

A VMM log is attached ....

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Maintenance :: Paged Pool Memory Constantly Increasing?

May 4, 2014

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.

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Maintenance :: How To Move Chrome From Physical To Virtual Memory

Jun 10, 2014

Since some time ago chrome and memory management acting weird : System always trying to move out chrome from physical to virtual memory even when physical memory is barely used

like when i open many tabs after while tabs content gets blank and it take some time to gets back

ive monitored the problem system (ntoskrnl) are always working on the top of process's using high hdd and about 20% cpu i did a little investigation and i found pagefile.exe is working under system.exe

i already tried to do sfc /scannow and it found some errors couldnt fix then i ran Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and it fixed the errors but the issue still here and its really killing my laptop performance and chrome pages keeps crash

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Maintenance :: High Memory Usage (89%) On Laptop - Windows 8

Jul 12, 2014

I am having problems with my memory it has jumped to 89% and stays there. I tried to restart i looked at the processes it seems that non-paged tools is taking the most. I used RamMAP tool to find this problem.

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Maintenance :: How To Enable Memory (RAM) Usage In Win8 32bit

Jan 30, 2013

How to enable my 4GB Memory Ram on my Windows 8 32bit? When I check my system info..

4GB(2.92 usable)

Is anything here knows how to enale all 4gb memory as usable?

I'm really disappointed when i discover that this is how the result be when i upgraded my memory from 2gb to 4gb..

Otherwise the 1gb un-usable memory will going to be useless!

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Maintenance :: 85% RAM Usage On Idle - Large Cached Memory?

May 13, 2014

It seems as if my computer is using way too much RAM for some reason. I currently have 6GB of RAM installed. As soon as I start my computer up, I'm greeted with this warning:

So I decided to open up task manager and see exactly how much RAM I'm really using:

No process is using up any amount of RAM to come close the above number. The most RAM using is 70mb or so from Google Chrome while typing this post. Clicking on the performance tab of task manager gives me this information:

I haven't downloaded anything recently. I had this exact problem a few weeks ago and a system restore fixed it but I'm not wanting to wait on the computer to restore again or for this problem to just come back again. I'm running Windows 8 on a Toshiba Satellite L875D-S7332.

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Maintenance :: Windows 8.1 High Memory Usage From Startup

Mar 7, 2014

I have a new laptop windows 8.1 (64bit) 8gb RAM i7 processor which should be sufficient for the software I use. However on start-up my memory is already at around 80% and stays like that.

The most seems to be caused by servicehost (network restricted) (11) another program is IAStorDataSvc (32bits) even after i updated Intel Rapid Storage it still seems to take some memory. (My system settings are in Dutch but I guess it's pretty much the same as in English).

What could be the cause of the massive memory use?

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Taskbar Icons Staying Lit Up?

Dec 28, 2013

So recently, I've noticed my taskbar icons stay lit up, even when I'm not using them or I'm on a different task

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Maintenance :: Regular Massive Memory Spike 5 Minutes After Boot Up

Feb 9, 2013

My laptop [HP G6 2293sa] is about a month old and had Windows 8 preinstalled. Since set up, the system has had a massive spike in memory about 5 mins after start up. It lasts for just over a minute. Which process is causing it. It doesn't matter whether 'fast boot' is on or off ... every time I start up it happens 5 mins later. And lasts just over a minute. I've taken a screenshot of same. I removed preinstalled Norton [using their uninstall tool] just after set up and following a disaster with Avast [using a massive amount of memory] I'm now running Windows Defender as my AV. I've turned Windows Auto update off ... though on or off, it didn't make any difference tbh.

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Maintenance :: Windows 8 Pro - System Properties Showing Low Processor Memory?

May 23, 2014

I Installed Windows 8 Pro on my PC and another Same PC of my brothers....

Both PCs are exactly same i.e. Compaq Presario SR1924IL except our RAMs and Hard Disk... He has 1.43 GB Ram and I have only 1 GB... He has 160 GB hard drive and again, I have 80 GB Hard Drive but when We installed Windows 8 Pro on our PCs the System Properties Are Different... We have Pentium D processor which in His Case is 2.80 GHz and in my case it's 2.67 GHz..

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Maintenance :: 8.1 Upgrade - Windows Explorer Using High Amounts Of Memory

Apr 30, 2014

After I updated to windows 8.1 (from 8), windows explorer is taking up way more memory than it use to. Windows explorer would only use around 37 MB but now it uses almost 300 MB and it shows through poor computer performance. I have tried ending the process and restarting it but sometimes it works and other times it doesn't.

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Maintenance :: Memory Test - Blue Screen With White Lettering Popped Up

Jun 5, 2013

I received an error that there was a memory error. There is charm that says " MEMORY TEST".

l clicked on the "Charm" & a blue screen with white lettering popped up. It had instruction that the test wood take some time. It also said it would "automatically" Restart Rhys computer & list the results.

On the right, lower corner of the screen it says if you press "esc" it will exit. It RAN for Hours !!!

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Maintenance :: Lenovo G580 - Windows 8 High Usage CPU / Memory And Disk

Oct 12, 2013

I have high usage on my laptop lenovo g580 using windows 8. check task manager and I see cpu memory and disk fluctuating up and down to 3% can go up to 100 at times. When I open google chrome. Watch video or play games. I hear my fan turn on and i think my hard drive and i check task manager and i see the problem happening. I did a virus scan and searched everywhere online. I couldn't seem to find a solution. When I am not using the pc its a stable 3 percent but my memory is at 37 which i barely have anything installed but 1 game and a google chrome.

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Windows 8.1 Goes To Sleep Within Few Minutes Of Staying Idle

Jun 21, 2014

My Windows 8.1 pro desktop system,is going to sleep after a few mins of staying idle.I was having windows 7 before this and I never faced any issue.It was recently that I upgraded my OS to windows 8.1 pro. This is a clean install of the OS.

By staying idle, I mean, I am reading some newspaper or some pdf file or something like that online without any activitiy on the keyboard.After a few mins, it automatically goes into sleep mode. This is making me mad, as I could be in the middle of something while reading documents and it goes into sleep.

In the power options, I have changed it to High Performance plan, I have verified that, "Turn of Display" and "Put the computer to sleep" options are "Never". When I click on "Advanced Power Settings" , I can see that , under sleep, "sleep after" is never. Allow Hybrid sleep is "Off". Hibernate after is "Never".

I just wanted to add, that the event viewer shows the following entries...

The system is entering sleep.
Sleep Reason: System Idle

The kernel power manager has initiated a shutdown transition.

The system firmware has changed the processor's memory type range registers (MTRRs) across a sleep state transition (S4). This can result in reduced resume performance.

The system has returned from a low power state.
Sleep Time: ‎2014‎-‎06‎-‎21T05:51:33.970250600Z
Wake Time: ‎2014‎-‎06‎-‎21T05:52:23.968079800Z

I also tried to create a new power profile but this did not work. I ran sfc scanow and also fixed errors. I have all latest windows updates. I have also tried DISM

I can't even read something without fear and I have to keep moving my mouse every minute and I can't even concentrate.

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Apps / Software :: Skype Reaching Excessive Memory Use After Couple Hours

Mar 6, 2014

Ever since skype updated to 6.14, I've been seeing excessive ram use after only a couple hours.

So..I devised a simple test, I closed and then relaunched skype to free the ram and then timed it.. after 3 hours roughly.. heres the ram consumption by skype...

The only things that have business seeing that kind of ram use are games(starwars the old republic can reach a gig and a half's consumption before Windows 8 starts shedding non essential items from the cached memory), flash games, streaming videos, 3d modelling programs, and a few other things I cant think of off the top of my head.

that said..thats grossly excessive use there.

Its not a virus, its not malware or spyware, I've already scanned for that...twice, using extensive scan options.

I cleared my message cache, reset IE as I know skype uses some of those settings, uninstalled and reinstalled skype.. past nuking my current os install I've got nothing left to throw at this.

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Hardware Drivers :: PS2 Keyboard / Mouse Staying On After PC Turned Off

Nov 5, 2013

On PC, has a problem with the PS2 keyboard and mouse staying on after the PC is turned off...the lights are still on.

The only thing different when I had it was the keyboard and muse and the OS....I use a logitech G510 and a Razer DeathAdder, both USB and the OS was 7 Ultimate 64 bit. My sons system is running 7 Pro 64 bit and using an old OEM HP keyboard/mouse.

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Remove Watermark On Windows 8.1 While Staying In TEST MODE

Apr 8, 2014

I finally found out a way to access the Test Mode in Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1 to get unsigned drivers to work, but the side-effect is there is a watermark, which can be removed if you disable the Test Mode. I want the Test Mode to stay enabled, but the watermark gone!

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Computer Not Staying In Sleep Mode - Wake Source Unknown

Jan 22, 2013

My computer cannot sleep!

I did a fresh install (upgrade) and the moment I got the desktop up and idle, I tried to put the computer to sleep. It did, then 5 seconds later, on it came again.

Event viewer says "wake source unknown".

I have updated all drivers from asus, and installed all windows updates. No difference.

I have used every tool POWERCFG gives, it's report is clean, there are no wake requests, all devices (mouse keyboard) have had their wake ability disabled, I have even disable ALL devices in bios, booted without a keyboard and mouse and still, it wakes as soon as it's put to sleep. Even with all on board devices disabled except for sata.

Wake source: unknown.

I boot into Win 7 from another hard drive, no issues.

One thing to note is that from a fresh restart, if i put it to sleep, it stays asleep. Once waked, it will never sleep again. Restart the system, leave for idle for ages, hit the power button; it goes to sleep and stays. After waking, it never stays asleep again.

I have tried safe mode. no difference.

I have disabled all services. I have changed all the power settings to disable wake timers and to allow sleep during sharing. Still no difference.

What's up with my Asus Z8P68-V Pro that disagrees with windows 8? All my other machines have no issue.

I have no choice but to keep using Win7 at the moment, I can't have a computer that doesn't sleep.

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Browsers/Mail :: Favorite Lists Not Staying On Left Side Of Screen Using IE?

Dec 9, 2013

Using Windows 8 IE 10. I have a long list of favorites that I like to keep on the left side of my screen. For some reason the list does not always stay there. I have to go to the "Star" ( view Favorites") on the top right and use the pin favorites which will then put on the left, but they do not always stay there. I seems like a continous process. Is there a setting I am not doing right?

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Lag Preventing Windows From Booting

Apr 22, 2014

It's not just your everyday slowness. I accidentally dropped my computer, not too violently or anything, and now it's having extreme lag.

Even before you boot, it takes about 3 minutes just to wait for the safemode options screen after hitting F8. So far, it's taken 20 to actually load the files and start safemode.

The only thing I can think would be causing this is the RAM cards were damaged? Or it might also be a softwear issue - I was running a high memory video game when it fell and shut off.

I have a Samsung 64 bit Notebook with Windows 7 Home Premium.

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Preventing Windows From Starting Before Certain Time

Sep 15, 2014

I'm just messing around with some configurations, at the moment with the aim of increasing productivity on my Win 8 laptop. I just scheduled a shutdown task, to be run every night and in the process I was wondering if there's anyway to prevent either:

Your computer from starting before a certain time or the operating system from logging you in before a certain time.

As an example, say I wanted to limit access to my computer before 9am how could you go about this?

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HP Pavilion 15 With Windows 8.1 - Program Is Preventing Shutdown

Jun 1, 2014

When I shut down my computer, I get this thing that a program is preventing shutdown. It doesn't tell what's the name of the program, it only says that "This program is preventing shutdown".

Can any hacker see my webcam or my pictures without putting any malware or virus to my computer and without me doing anything so they can see me?

My computer is HP Pavilion 15 with Windows 8.1.

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Security :: Firewall Preventing File Movement?

Jan 24, 2014

New laptop running Windows 8. Can't export files to external drives, dropbox, anywhere off the computer unless I disable the firewall. What to do?

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