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 :: 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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Network / Sharing :: Win 8.1 - Drive (Physical Or Virtual) Cannot Be Shared

Oct 23, 2013

When i attempt to share any of my drives (physical or virtual) on my Win 8.1 machine I receive a message, "This drive cannot be shared". This machine is a member of a Homegroup and I have read access to/from this machine.

As I am attempting to share a drive I am using advanced share and have included homegroup users in the list I want to share to.

I have now managed to share the drives on the Win 8 machine, however when i look at Homegroup in Windows explorer I can see the shared drives of the Win 7 machines but when I click on them it says I don't have permission despite having put Homeusers in the permissions list of both the sharing tab and permissions tab of Shared Drive/properties.

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Maintenance :: How To Change Or Force Physical Power Button Windows 8

Jun 7, 2014

I actually wanted a confirmation dialog box to shutdown when i press power button (physical) but I didn't got any luck so, im trying to trigger a application (shutdown apps) when a physical power button is pressed. if there is any hack or tweak which satisfies my need to prevent windows 8 directly shutting down when power button is pressed.

I am looking for registry editor or any other script to fulfill my need.

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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 :: 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 :: 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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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 :: Win 8.1 - Lag Spikes When Running Firefox / IE Or Chrome

Nov 3, 2013

I've updated my laptop's OS to Windows 8 64-bit a couple of days ago and I quickly noticed that there was a rather annoying issue with performance. It lags every 5-10 seconds, but this seems to happen only when I open Firefox or any other Web Browser and this slows down the whole computer unless I restart it again. My Laptop used to run Windows 7 very well. I also updated to Windows 8.1 yesterday but the problem is still unsolved. By the way I have 4GB of RAM but the system recognizes only 2.

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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 :: 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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Maintenance :: Move System Backup (bit Copy) To Another Drive?

Jun 23, 2014

I created the system backup (bit copy) in my Win 8.1 Pro and saved it to my internal HDD.

It is possible to move it now to another drive (e.g. to NAS)?

I try to do this manually, but even though I can open the folder "WindowsImageBackup" and I see several saved files in included folders I cannot manipulate with them.

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Maintenance :: Move System Reserved Partition In Windows 8.1

Jan 8, 2014

Last night clean installed windows 7 pro and noticed that system reserved partition is created with 100MB. Then upgrade it to windows 8 pro and finally updated it to windows 8.1 pro.

After complete installation of windows 8.1 pro and noticed in computer management that still system reserved partition is 100MB. whereas if in case i did clean installation of windows 8 pro then system reserved partition will be 350MB.

My HDD capacity is 2TB and i have nearly 1TB of unallocated space. C drive is 200GB

Therefore i would like to increase my system reserved partition from 100MB to 350MB.

How to increase system reserved partition from 100MB to 350MB with step by step ?

What is the advantages of allowing 350MB to system reserved partition in windows 8.1 pro?

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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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Maintenance :: Windows 8 - Disk At 100% When Open Google Chrome Or Internet Explorer

Jul 10, 2013

Here's what happened. Yesterday in the morning i was on my laptop (windows 8).

When suddenly, it started going really slow. I restarted it and every time i log into my account, i goes a bit slower, but not too much. Then whenever i open Google Chrome or Internet Explorer, the disk space goes straight up to 100% and doesn't go down. I went into safe mode and it didn't go slow then so it must be something else. I also downloaded AVG and scanned my computer but it found no threats. I have made a new account, which goes slow sometimes but is fine most of the time.

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Setup Installation :: How To Restore Windows8 From Vhd To Physical Hdd

Dec 22, 2012

I have dual booted my lappy with win7 ultimate and Windows 8 pro using vhd.i have installed windows8 on vhd,but due to that i can't use the fast start and system rating in Windows i want to restore my Windows 8 vhd to my hardisk. I have 4 partitions on my hardisk i can use any one of them to recover win 8.

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Network / Sharing :: Skydrive Folders Have Become Associated With The Physical SSD?

Feb 20, 2014

I have 8.1 on an SSD 128 GB with some nominal programs. It seems, no, it is suddenly filling up. I have 17 GB left. The other day had over 60 GB remaining, then it got smaller and now the 17. After some poking around and thought, it seems that my making a backup image of this SSD with 8.1 and my other SSd with Windows 7, and putting them on Skydrive, it is somehow attached itself to my physical drive. In the Skydrive folder, these two folders have an attention icon on them. What does that icon mean and could these folders (whose total GB just about equals what I have lost recently) have become associated with the physical SSD?

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Dell XPS13 / Win 8.1 Pro - Can't Shut Off Physical Keyboard Key Clicks

May 29, 2014

I just took delivery of a Dell XPS13 with touchscreen and Windows 8.1 Pro. This is the third such computer we have bought, so I know my problem isn't endemic to the XPS13.

Right out of the box it makes a particularly annoying click whenever a key is pressed on the physical keyboard. I can't find anything in Control Panel or on the web on how to change this. I do find plenty of information on how to turn off on-screen keyboard clicks but that doesn't work.

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Maintenance :: How To Create System Image Backup And Move Hidden System Partition

Nov 5, 2013

I am trying to create a system image backup and I keep getting this error message

[COLOR=#FF0000]'Threre is not enough disk space to create the volum shadow copy on storage location. Make sure that for all volume to be backup up, the minimum disk space required for shadow copy creation is available. this applies to both the backup storage destination and volume included in the backup. Minimum requirement for Volumes less than 500 megabytes, the minimum is 50 megabyte of free space. for voulimes more than 500 megabytes, the minimum is 320 megabytes of free space. Recommended at least 1 gigabytes free of disk space on each volumes if volumes size is more than 1 gigabytes (0x80780119)"

I am backing it up to a external HDD with over a tb of free space but I understand its not letting me perform the backup because the hidden 100mb hidden system partition is full...if i create a larger partition how can I copy that system partition to it? if that is possible....

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Maintenance :: Running Out Of Memory When Running Overnight

Jun 22, 2014

First let me say, I rarely leave my 8.1 system running all night as I generally switch off before bed.

On the FEW occasions I leave the system running all night I always get the "Your computer is low on memory" warning.

For instance, yesterday my software RAID mirror was "Re-synchronizing" and I wanted it to complete syncing so I left it running. NOTHING was running except Disk Manager. I closed down everything else. No browser, no Skype, no directory utility, no paint, no uTorrent....

Sure enough when I woke up this morning there it was....

A few days ago I wanted a couple of torrents to keep downloading so I kept the desktop running. Again NOTHING else was running and in the morning there it was....

I have 16Gb of memory and my pagefile.sys is 42Gb. My OS disc is a 250Gb SSD. I have set my system to hibernate after 5 hours idle. I have set the screen/display to sleep after 30 minutes.

The system isn't asleep when I wake as moving the mouse immediately brings the display back on line. Checking Task Manager shows NO memory hogs.

What I suspect is after 5 hours the hibernation process denies access to memory requests or something?

The strange thing is millions of people on 8.1 must leave their systems running all night but I have seen no mention of this behaviour.

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MacBook Pro - Windows 8 In Virtual Box

Feb 21, 2014

I currently have a Macbook Pro with Retina Display and want to install Windows 8.1 in virtual box. I went to the MS website and was a little confused about the options. They told me to purchase the Windows 8 Pro and after the purchase, I would be able to download the file for virtual box. I did all this. The downloadable file turned out to be an .exe file that I can't run on my Mac and I need the full iso for virtual box.

There are so many people that somehow manage to install Windows on their Macs using Parallels, Boot Camp, Virtualbox, etc. - its not like I'm the first one. It doesn't seem like I can get an ISO any other way except as a torrent.

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