I'm curious as to why as of the latest update, Windows 7 has been using up all my physical memory.
I boot up the computer, work, leave it idle for a few hours. And when I come back, my computer is really slow.
I check the task manager (and now it's loading really slow) and it says that physical memory is 98%. I check the Performance tab and it says that 5.94 GB of memory is being used.
But when I go to the processes tab, it says nothing is over 15,000 KB (Quick note, i'm running task manager as administrator).
When I reboot, everything works fine again.
I see that nobody has responded to this, so I'm going to update this thread while I can.
(so much for good support... -___-)
Windows 7 x64 used up 99% of my physical memory, and then it crashed itself with the blue screen. Can anyone offer me advice as to what to delete, what to stop, etc?
- Proposed as answer by Arthur_LiMicrosoft contingent staff, Moderator Monday, April 05, 2010 5:00 AM
- In Safe Mode, it does, after idling a while.
- I'm looking at the "Performance" column in Task Manager. I also looked at the Resource Manager.
- I am trying to upload the minidump to skydrive, but skydrive "is having a problem".
- When the problem happens again, i will upload a screenshot.
- I'm looking at the process list and there is no program taking up high RAM usage.
- I'm doing the clean boot method now.
Just a quick note:
the blue screen error was PFN_LIST_CORRUPT. I searched it up and found out why the blue screen happened. But why was windows using up that much memory in the first place?
Every time I run my McAfee scan, it crashes when it reaches some system directory (can't be certain what it is right now...)