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Open Folder, lose all RAM


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#1 Putrid

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 07:29 PM

Windows 7 x64
Intel i7 860 Lynnfield
4GB RAM

I've got a .mkv file and a .nfo file in a folder with no other files or folders. On a clean boot, I've got ~2390MB of free memory. As soon as I open this folder, the memory in use begins to climb and within 60 seconds I've lost all of my free RAM. Once it maxes out, performance falls off a cliff and typically ends with me doing a hard reset.

I used the resource monitor to track this, and the bizarre thing is there doesn't seem to be any process actually using up any memory. All of the processes listed there in the memory tab keep just about the same amount of memory in use (looking at committed, working, shareable and private).

If windows boots in Safe Mode, the issue is not reproduced.

I can open the video and the video plays.

<edit>If I open the video from the recent history within the Media Player Classic, it will play and does not take up my memory</edit>
What do you think? This one's got me stumped.

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#2 Cameron Smith

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 10:40 AM

a .mkv file is a video file, which is able to open with multiple video players. which one are you using?

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 12:16 PM

1) Go Start and in "Start search" type in:
cmd
Hold CTRL and SHIFT keys, press Enter

2) In command prompt window type in:
regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll (<----watch for "spaces")
Press Enter.

Try to open the folder again.

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