Memory being used up to 95%

HP/ Pavillion a1720n
April 22, 2007 at 07:24:00
Specs: Vista Home Prem, Intel Dualcore/ 1gb

As of 4/19/07 my computer started running at a snails pace. I checked the performance monitor and the memory using is through the roof. It goes any where from 65% to 98% and never goes lower. My CPU is also running very high at times. I ran a virus and spyware scan with BitDefender and no problems were found or repaired. I have no idea what is going on....any help would be very much appreciated.

Gummo


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#1
April 22, 2007 at 07:42:38

We're clueless where to begin. Can you narrate for us what you have done, what applications you have installed etcetera in the days leading to the time you first noticed the memory hog?

i_XpUser


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#2
April 22, 2007 at 11:16:01

2 days proir to the problem I loaded IM Live Messenger and the day before I downloaded some songs off Limewire. Since then I have removed the IM and deleted the songs. For some reason I cannot locate recyle bin to completely delete the songs. So far I have run 2 seperate virus scans (McAfee and BitDefender). I have also run 2 spyware scans (SpySweeper and BitDefender). Neither has solved the problem. I have also looked throught the programs that are running once I boot up and they all seem to be from know sources....HP, Microsoft, etc.

Gummo


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#3
April 22, 2007 at 11:16:09

need at least 1gb ram just to keep cursor from streaking. none of our programs work that we've transferred. froze 3 times for basic stuff. basically it needs to be 3 times larger in speed/memory/ram just to run and then wait for all your software providers to work out the kinks. if you need it for work, better wait or run back to xp

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#4
April 22, 2007 at 11:50:54

Did you run M$ Live Care Free Safety Scan ??

http://onecare.live.com/site/en-gb/...


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#5
April 22, 2007 at 12:10:13

IMO Limewire is the culprit! It's known to wreak havocs on home PCs.

If you get rid of it by using System Restore to the day before you installed it, the high CPU problem will disappear. Any other applications that you have installed after Limewire may need to be reinstalled. It's up to you.

i_XpUser


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#6
April 22, 2007 at 13:23:03

Thanks for all the help, I was able to fix the problem. I had too many programs running, so I turn 50% off that I ddn't need. That helped the memory......I also added a gig more. THings are running much better.

Gummo


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#7
April 22, 2007 at 13:29:49

Do an advance search for limewire and delete all the folders related to limewire.

Then type regedit in the run command box.

go to the edit/find and type in limewire and hit ok.

now the first thing it highlights delete it and then hit f3. after you hit f3 the first time if it highlights something else delete it and hit f3 again and so forth. keep on doing this until you get a "search complete"

Limewire should be out of your system for good now. I had to do this a while ago with limewire when i used to run it.

Some advise go get emule plus for p2p it's a heck of a lot better then limewire plus it doesn't have adware or spyware on it unlike some p2p's.

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#8
April 23, 2007 at 07:22:35

I have 2GB of Ram and with nothing but the desktop showing the RAM-Meter shows 45% being used. Its a bit of a memory hog

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#9
April 23, 2007 at 07:29:22

cooperguy -

Do you have a quiz? I fail to see how your post helps the OP. BTW I also have 2GB RAM with only 23% occupied when fully-loaded with applications.

i_XpUser


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#10
April 24, 2007 at 08:56:07

Likely your problem will stem from dwm.exe
It is used by Vista to run visual effects, such as Aero Glass with 3D effects. Try switching to classic view and see if your memory issue clears up.

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#11
April 24, 2007 at 10:54:14

Yes but if you disable dwm.exe then what's the point of Vista? Isn't Vista all about eye candy? Without it you will feel you're running XP :-)

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