|We have two computers, exact same models but different software and hardware setups. One is for call quality monitoring, the other for retail (has 768 MB RAM, the monitoring computer has 512).|
The main noticable symptom is that when the users of either computer try to shut their systems down, it hangs for roughly 5 minutes.
The retail computer also gets a warning when editing an Excel spreadsheet stating that the operation she's about to do could take up to a minute to perform. Before I added an extra 256 MB of RAM to the retail computer, this operation took about a minute to perform and in that time, Excel stopped responding. After the RAM boost, it was almost instant.
When I set their pagefiles to system-managed as opposed to a fixed size, these symptoms seemed to go away. However, they returned after a few days.
The pagefile configuration has not been altered (the users don't have any administrative access). Also, neither of these machines have had BSOD's while I've been working here, and the problems arose after I started.
I'm quite certain the issue is memory related, and more than likely not related to the physical memory in these computers due to the nature of the problems at hand.
I'm curious as to whether or not this points to a corrupted pagefile or if it might be something else?
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