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  • Question

  • could the system and compressed memory cause my disk to be used at 100% essentially locking my computer up? when i hit control alt delete my task manager pops up and then i click the tab performance and under the disk heading it reads 100%
    Wednesday, March 2, 2016 5:18 AM

Answers

  • 1) You can reboot into a clean boot and check to see what happens:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929135

    2) In addition, you can further try to isolate the cause by using the RAMMap tool which will show details of whats inside RAM and determine if a third-party software is at fault, which is frequently the case in problems like this:
    RAMMap v1.4:
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/rammap.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    Further reference:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/ie/en-US/98f07ef8-25da-4bb9-8ec6-b7dd240d2b73/system-memory-and-compressed-memory-are-using-almost-all-ram?forum=win10itprohardware


    Best Regards, Todd Heron | Active Directory Consultant

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016 1:15 PM
  • Hi

    As we know, System and Compressed memory is a system kernel process, many process need to call this kernel process in Windows system, we’d better not interfere it.

    From our experience, some third-party programs or incompatible drivers may cause current situation. 

    Therefore, we could test this issue in Clean boot mode in advance. Then, update all device drivers in Device manager from manufacturer's website.

    In addition, to do the further troubleshooting, we could capture the CPU trace by using Windows Performance Toolkit.

    Please refer steps in this article to trace CPU and disk usage via Performance recorder during your action produce this issue:

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/yongrhee/archive/2012/11/23/wpr-xperf-capture-high-cpu-disk-i-o-file-registry-networking-private-bytes-virtual-bytes-paged-pool-nonpaged-pool-and-or-application-slowness.aspx

    Hope my clarification is clear.

    Best regards,

    Teemo Tang


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Thursday, March 3, 2016 6:53 AM

All replies

  • 1) You can reboot into a clean boot and check to see what happens:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929135

    2) In addition, you can further try to isolate the cause by using the RAMMap tool which will show details of whats inside RAM and determine if a third-party software is at fault, which is frequently the case in problems like this:
    RAMMap v1.4:
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/rammap.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    Further reference:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/ie/en-US/98f07ef8-25da-4bb9-8ec6-b7dd240d2b73/system-memory-and-compressed-memory-are-using-almost-all-ram?forum=win10itprohardware


    Best Regards, Todd Heron | Active Directory Consultant

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016 1:15 PM
  • Hi

    As we know, System and Compressed memory is a system kernel process, many process need to call this kernel process in Windows system, we’d better not interfere it.

    From our experience, some third-party programs or incompatible drivers may cause current situation. 

    Therefore, we could test this issue in Clean boot mode in advance. Then, update all device drivers in Device manager from manufacturer's website.

    In addition, to do the further troubleshooting, we could capture the CPU trace by using Windows Performance Toolkit.

    Please refer steps in this article to trace CPU and disk usage via Performance recorder during your action produce this issue:

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/yongrhee/archive/2012/11/23/wpr-xperf-capture-high-cpu-disk-i-o-file-registry-networking-private-bytes-virtual-bytes-paged-pool-nonpaged-pool-and-or-application-slowness.aspx

    Hope my clarification is clear.

    Best regards,

    Teemo Tang


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Thursday, March 3, 2016 6:53 AM