Hello this is my first post here although throughout the years I have read a few threads which have helped me immensely so I hope my actual post will have the same result!
I started to notice a few days ago that my computer was running extremely slow, it happened when I was tranfering MP3's to my Mp3 Player. Now I've never had the problem of it moving slow and ive done this process while watching movies and other things as well.
I stopped the transfer process, restarted my computer. I tried the transfer again and the same thing happened. I opened up Task Manager and looked at the CPU, it was fine, however the RAM was at almost 100% usage (I have 4Gb of RAM), and all I had running was Avast, and Windows Media Player (which was transferring my Mp3's). So I stopped the process again and restarted my computer logged in and everything was fine. When i finished with my computer I got up went and did some things that took a few hours, came back and went to get on the internet and the same sluggish performance happened again.
Now I've done many things, every system/virus scan, defrag, scandsk, deleted programs I do not use,and I even bought new RAM, changed my Virtual Memory settings with help from a friend, and absolutely nothing has worked. The strange thing is it seems if I am actively using it say searching the web it seems fine but when its just sitting there doing nothing is when the problem seems to happen.
Last night before bed I decided to boot my comp in Safe Mode and leave it on just to see if the sluggishness would be in Safe Mode, well i woke up this morning and it was fine, was just as I left it initially. Now i've read many things it could be from Memory Leaking to to many programs running upon startup (which I know isnt the case as I am very picky about that) but I am at a loss so i thought I would ask here.
Should the computer being fine in Safe Mode tell me that there is some sort of virus or some program that is acting maliciously on part of my RAM? I realise my questions probably arent he most technically saavy but I thought I'd ask. If you need more information about my system just ask!
Thank you to all prospective helpers!
Edited by hamluis, 30 April 2012 - 09:21 AM.
Moved from XP to Win 7 - Hamluis.