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Memory Leakage

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#1 damdummy


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Posted 25 October 2005 - 12:43 AM

First time to post here.Hope i can find some help.My cpu (amd 3000,512 mb ddr sdram, 160 gb hd) acts as if it is running in mud. Ran every program i could think of to clean it out (spybot, adaware, registry cleaner,etc.) to no avail. Ran sysconfig. and unchecked most items in startup. Went into system monitor and it read: Memory\pages/sec graph consistantly read 100%,Physical disk(total) avg disk que length graph was a constant 98%, Processor total\% processor time graph bounced between 12% and 30%. This was with no programs running at all. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I should mention that after running all of the cleanout programs things were better for about 3 hours and then everything was very slow loading and shuting down. The computer constantly sounds as if it is loading a program even if sitting for hours at a time

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#2 Wolfeymole


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Posted 25 October 2005 - 03:12 AM

Do you run Norton or MacAfee for the AV?

Edited by jgweed, 25 October 2005 - 03:23 AM.

#3 Rimmer


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Posted 25 October 2005 - 03:22 AM

:thumbsup: to BC damdummy

Make sure you have a current, updated anti-virus prog loaded, if not download AVG Free here:
AVG Free

Download all of these:Reboot your computer in Safe Mode and run the anti-virus scan and anti-spyware scans there.
If you are not sure how to boot in Safe Mode there is a tutorial here: Safe Mode

See if that helps :flowers:

Edited by Rimmer, 25 October 2005 - 03:23 AM.

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 03:28 AM

"Slow" computers can be caused by many things, not the least of which is a fragmented hard drive, launching too many applications at start-up, and sypware. You seem to have review the last two, but have you both cleaned up your hard drive of gunk and then defragged?
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#5 damdummy

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 10:18 AM

ran defrag. Rimmer, I ran all programs listed in safe mode. I run Mcafee and am currently running a scan w/ avg to see if it picks up anything. This sucks

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