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#1 hammy106

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 08:03 AM

Hi,

 

This is seriously bugging me. This laptop is only about 6 months old but lately it has become really really slow. Now I keep getting a pop up message saying

 

"Your computer is running low on memory, please save all file and close or restart applications"

 

I don't have anything running (that I know of). On the task manager it says I am using 4.5GB of 5.4GB (83%). I can't wrap my head around this at all. Can anyone help or point me in the right direction to resolve this?

 

If you need certain details let me know.

 



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Posted 14 September 2014 - 10:52 AM

If you open your task manager and click on the Memory tab near the top right, that will put all your processes in order of memory usage, then you will know what is gobbling up all your ram.


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Posted 14 September 2014 - 01:30 PM

Service Host: Local Service (Network Restricted)(7) is using around 3.4GB

 

What is this???



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Posted 14 September 2014 - 01:37 PM

I don't rightly know, but it is unquestionably way out of control.

We'll have to wait for someone who is familiar with this issue.


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Posted 14 September 2014 - 01:56 PM

- First install PcWinTech's Cleanmem. It reduces memory usage every 15 minutes and let it collapse the filecache as well and that therefore improves overall system performance.

- When "Svchost.exe" is using that much memory then some Service is not function well. What process has the highest CPU usage ?



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 06:23 PM

I've been waiting for some genius to show up and have some magical cure, and it ain't happening.

We've waited long enough, so let's attack it as I would if I had the machine in my shop.

First, before going on, repairing is often more time consuming than installing a new system, so if that's what you'd prefer to do, please say so and I won't waste anybody's time, going through repair instructions.

 

OK.

Open a command prompt window with admin rights (you know what I mean?) and copy and paste in the following,

sfc /scannow

then hit enter.

It'll take 20 minutes or so and will give a mini report at the bottom, but more importantly, it might fix your problem,


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Posted 16 September 2014 - 09:48 AM

If you have a Service which is exhibiting a problem you can usually find which one it is by performing a Clean Boot.

 

 
 
***This is a diagnotic tool for Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.  This will not repair your computer, but it may point to where the problem lies so that a repair can be made.***
 
Warning:  Disabling items in Services or Startup may leave your anitivius disabled until the process is ended.  For this reason I would suggest that you perform this process off line.
 
Step 1
 
(1)  Click on the Start orb, then type msconfig.exe in the Search programs and files box.  
 
(2)  When msconfig is seen in the pane above the search box and under Programs, right click on it, then click on Run as administrator.
 
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If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, you should enter the password or provide confirmation. 
 
Step 2
 
(1)  Click on the General tab.   
 
(2)  Click the Selective startup option. 
 
(3)  Remove the check mark in the Load startup items  check box. 
 
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Step 3
 
(1)  Click on the Services tab. 
 
(2)  Place a check mark in the Hide all Microsoft services check box, this will remove the Microsoft Services from the list but will still be running. 
 
(3)  Click Disable all, this will remove all of the check marks in the Services list, then click on Apply, then OK.  Click on Restart in the window that opens.
 
Caution:  I repeat, by disabling the Services your antivirus will not be active, for this reason I suggest that this process not be run while online.
 
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If the problem does not reoccur after the reboot this means that there is a Service which is causing this proble, continue with the process of elemination to find the Service which is causing this in Option A.  If the problem does reoccur after the reboot go to Option B.
 
Option A
 
**The following is a process of elimination to find the Service or Startup item that is causing your problem**.  
 
*  If the problem does not reoccur after the restart go back to Services and place check marks in half of the boxes and restart the computer.  
 
*  If the problem still does not continue return to Services and remove the check marks that were added, then place check marks in the remaining half of the boxes and restart the computer.
 
If the problem resumes after a restart in one of these halves, you will procede with this process in the half where the problem occurs.  If this does not continue in either half you should repeat this process in Sartup
 
*  In the half of the Services that the problem is found, remove one check mark at a time and restart the computer to see if that  is the Service causing the problem.  Continue to do this with the Services untill the service causing this problem is  found.
 
Option B
 
Search Startup itmesIf the problem is not found in Services, remove all of the check marks, click on the Startup tab and repeat the search process there.
 
Caution:  If this is a laptop, make sure, you do NOT disable any keyboard, or touchpad entries.
 
If this problem is found post the Service or Startup item that is causing it. 
 
 
When you are finished using the Clean Boot go back to System Configuration and click on the General, then click on Normal Startup, click on OK, then restart your computer.

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