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Large Peak Commit Charge at Startup

Q: Large Peak Commit Charge at Startup

Greetings All,

Hope this is the correct forum. I just recently purchased an off lease HP NC6230 laptop pre-loaded with XP Pro SP 2. The laptop boots ridiculously fast and all programs operate flawlessly. My question is more out of curiosity than anything else as I don't have any issues...yet. I want to make sure I don't have a possible future issue that will cause me to have to reinstall XP or do something else and thereby lose all the programs I'm about to download/install.

Only because I recently added memory to my other HP laptop and my older Dell Dimension desktop am I now more familiar with Task Manager. So the first thing I did after booting up the NC6230 was check the task manager. I have 2 GB RAM and my concern is that the Peak Commit Charge right after startup is at 1.8 GB. My other HP laptop has 2 GB and, even after using programs all day, maybe hits 1.2GB. Same with the Dell.

It's not causing a problem but I can't figure out what's loading. There's barely anything running in the process list - the program totals don't come close to the peak charge. I did the usual cleanup in MSCONFIG startup but there's nothing there really. I then did a safe mode boot up and the peak was around 400K so there's definitely something loading or causing this "spike" during regular boot.

I've read tons of threads about similar issues but not where the safe mode is so much less. I wouldn't even sweat it but my other PCs are running tons of programs and not even close to the physical memory.

If it matters, the virtual memory is set to 3070 and 4000. My available physical memory at startup is right around the same as the Peak charge...1.79GB - 1.80GB. I also took out the extra 1GB chip [leaving 1GB total] to see what would happen. The peak in that case was around 790K right after startup - still about 80% of physical. Like I said, it's not causing a problem but how can I find out why the peak is so large at startup? Any suggestions?

Thanks for your input...really appreciate it.

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A: Large Peak Commit Charge at Startup

Commit charge is not limited to showing physical memory usage.
It includes pagefiles/virtual memory.
Take a look here for more....

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When I first log on after boot up and immediately open the windows Task Manager I always find a peak commit charge of around 427450 (see attachment) plus or minus 50.

Because my daily applications never use this much memory this peak charge does not increase during the day. But next morning at start up there it is again, very consistent.

Microsoft Bootvis shows only explorer.exe and Sygate Personal firewall running at start up.

HiJackThis shows nothing of concern (see attachment)

dxdiag shows no problems.

How can I determine what is using so much memory at start up?

XP Home SP2, ASUS A8V Deluxe, AMD Athlon 64 3000+, 1 GB (dual 512) Kingston, everything latest updates and versions.

A:Large peak commit charge at start up

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I was wondering about the commit charge usage on my computer. I'm not sure what causes it to go up and down. Mine tends to go up, but the amount of processes I use stay the same. So I am wondering what possibly is make it go up, is there a way to figure that out? Sorry if this is an odd question, just slightly concerned about how the charge is being used.

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Hey friends,

Hello friends & guests this post aim at sharing information about "Commit charge" some of us must be aware of this term & many don't know what the Hell is this, so here is this article that will help you to understand another aspect of your wonderful Windows...

In computing, commit charge is a term used in Microsoft Windows operating systems to describe the total amount of virtual address space for which the backing store is the pagefile. It may be thought of as the maximum potential pagefile usage.
The Windows Task Manager utility, in its Performance tab, shows three counters related to commit charge:
? Total is the amount of pagefile-backed virtual address space in use, i.e., the current commit charge. The corresponding performance counter is called "Committed Bytes".

? Limit is the maximum possible value for Total; it is the sum of the current pagefile size plus the physical memory available for paging (this excludes RAM that is assigned to non-pageable areas). The corresponding performance counter is called "Commit Limit".

? Peak is the highest amount that the total commit charge has reached since the computer was last rebooted.

The program Process Explorer reports the same set of values with the slight variation that Total is called Current there and additionally provides percentages of Peak and Current towards the Limit value.

The commit charge increases when any program is opened and used,... Read more

A:Commit Charge

Deepak, I dont want to be rude and at least you've taken the trouble, but that kind of info (in formal, jargonized language) is available all over the internet. IMHO, you'll be doing the SF comunity much better service if you distill the concepts into simple language that even my granny can understand. As it is right now, noobies will have trouble grasping it and oldies already know it all. Again, no offense meant and think about it.

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Can some one help me? my problem is that i believe that commit charge is linked to mem usage in task manager and its just my commit charge seems to be roughly 3x what im actually using.

Screenshot here

thanks for any help in advance

A:Why is commit charge so high?

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This might sound stupid but what is the commit charge (K) in task manager...Does it represent power supply usage??

A:Solved: commit charge (k) ???

Take a look at this:

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I'm a bit confused at how this works. Currently I'm running a very demanding game - ArmA 3. Physical Memory usage is at 60%, which is just over half of my 8GB of physical ram. I have a page file of 8192MB. That would come to a commit maximum of 16GB if I understand correctly.

I noticed however as I played, the commit charge was around 90%. How would this be possible if physical memory usage is at 60%?

A:Is this a normal commit charge?

Just going by your figures and not quite sure my logic is correct:

60% of 8GB = 4.8GB

Plus the 8GB pagefile = 12.8GB

90% of 16GB = 14.4GB

Difference of 1.6GB that could be attributed to machine overhead so it doesn't sound too serious. Though it is possible you may have a memory leak somewhere.

You yourself mentioned, "I'm running a very demanding game":

applications sometimes use a reservation to create a large block of virtual memory and then commit it as needed to ensure that the committed memory is contiguous

Scroll down to committed memory here: http://Pushing the Limits of Windows: Virtual Memory

This reservation could be why you're seeing the 90% commit rate.
Related Links:
https://memory leak detection | msdn.microsoft.com/


The Case of the Enormous Page File - Clint Huffman's Windows Troubleshooting in the Field Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

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running win xp home - - computer boots up ok but kick off any application and the commit charge on the task manager is almost full immediately...cpu usage goes up and down quickly but basically cannot use the computer b/c of this virtual memory lock down even though nothing is running...also despite running spybot s/d and knocking out some spyware, etc...these performance problems are not going away...please advise...

A:commit charge blow out


It may not help, but you never know, this happened to me once. But it might be something different. I tried starting in safe mode. When i was in safe mode, everything was going at a good speed. Try that first.

Then after that i booted back into windows and went to start > Run > type msconfig

In this, i went to the startup tab and to my surprise, despite virus and spyware scans, there was a ton of rubbish that was starting up that i had no knowledge of. Some with the weirdest of names.

If you try this and untick everything that you don't need or if you don't know what it is then restart it. Then hopefully that might solve it partially.

After that, everything i managed to narrow down as spyware i took the name and searched for it in the registry and removed entires. This in turn removed it the startup list in msconfig. It also in some occassions allowed it to be picked up by spyware scans second time round. unsure why though. Hopefully it helps.

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When i start my computer i have a commit charge (i found this from the performance tab in the task maneger) of about 210 when i have my security, wireless internet, and AOL IM programs running. After my computer runs for a few hours (most of which are when im doing nothing on it and its idle) my commit charge goes up to about 297 and slowly keeps rising. I have scanned for spyware and there isnt any on my computer. Why is my computer doing this? Any ideas? Thanks for your help in advance.

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When i start my computer i have a commit charge (i found this from the performance tab in the task maneger) of about 210 when i have my security, wireless internet, and AOL IM programs running. After my computer runs for a few hours (most of which are when im doing nothing on it and its idle) my commit charge goes up to about 297 and slowly keeps rising. I have scanned for spyware and there isnt any on my computer. Why is my computer doing this? Any ideas? Thanks for your help in advance.

A:Commit Charge slowly rises, HELP!

Google is your friend

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So, new to these forums, and I'm getting kind of desperate.

Starting this morning, whenever I am using my computer, my commit charge is sitting at over 3000. Right now, it's sitting at 3800.

This is what it was a few minutes ago. GBtray is Game Booster, something I use when I play World of Warcraft, but it's currently not on, just inactive in the tray.

I have ran spyware, adware, malware, and virus scans, as well as CCleaner.

None have shown anything, nor fixed this. I see nothing that would cause this massive of a commit charge.

Does anyone know what might be wrong?

A:Massively High Commit Charge/Pagefile?

It may not be the actual PF usage you are seeing.

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I'm having memory leaks, I think,  in Windows 8. 
After some time it accumulates commit charge to the max.
Right now, it is 150h of running (by the idle CPU) and it has 16G in commit charges. Physical stays at ~4-5G at all times. With time commit charge goes to ~32G and suystem starts to be sluggish more and more in the process. Here's the RAMMap:

and here's the top memory users.. 

I'm using Windows 8 on Samsung Series 7 Laptop
CPU: i7-3635QM
RAM: 8G + 16G Express cache 
Video: Nvidia GT640M + Intel HD 4000
I have tied to disable Express cache without effect
I updated the video drivers and it seemed to improve a bit, but still has similar effect.
Every time I reboot it starts almost normal with 3-4G of physical use and a bit more commit, and then grows. 

A:Memory leaks - high commit charge

the nonpaged pool is too high. Use poolmon.exe from the WDK to trace which pooltag is the cause. Now use findstr to see which driver uses the tag.

Microsoft explained this here in detail:
Troubleshooting Pool Leaks Part 2 ? Poolmon

I looked at some of those issues and new Samsung devices have a software Intellimem installed which uses the Pool tag ECMC in the driver intmsd.sys. Look if you also have this issue."A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

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I have a laptop that runs XP home. When I go into task manager in the bottom right where 'commit charge' is displayed it has xxxk/49! . Now the xxxk is always changing but the 49!(exclamation point) stays the same. This laptop will freeze up if I attempt to do windows update or run a couple of other pgms. Any ideas?
Bill, Tx
I forgot to mention that I have already downloaded and run Malewarebytes and it found nothing.

A:Strange commit charge in task manager

Can you post a screen shot of the performance?
How much RAM do you have installed?
How large is your hdd, and how much free space do you have.
There are three figures for the commit charge, the total, limit, and peak.  What are the two figures you have posted.

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hi, i posted on the Viruses/Malware forum 3 days ago & haven't received a response, but after some further research, i'm pretty sure this isn't a virus or malware issue (hoping i'm not going to have to wait another few days on this forum). The problem essentially has to do with the svchost.exe process. Whenever i opened internet explorer or firefox, the system would gradually bog down, taking forever to do any simple task, and eventually freeze up. The CPU usage would also gradually climb to 100% and stay there, mostly used by svchost.

Now, i think i found a temporary solution to the CPU usage problem, by stopping "Automatic Updates" in the "Computer Management" window, and changing the startup type to "disabled." CPU usage is now low while using the internet and the computer hasn't gotten extremely slow or frozen since making the change. If I have to keep automatic updates off in order to avoid this problem, then i guess it's not a huge deal to just use the microsoft website for updates... but it'd be great if i could turn it back on.

However, I think that might've merely eliminated one symptom but not the real problem, because the commit charge is still very high (2250M/2900M), again mostly due to svchost (according to process explorer). From what i've read, this should be no more than 400-500M. There are a few other issues I'd like to tackle as well, but I'd like to fix this one firs... Read more

A:svchost.exe causing high CPU usage & commit charge

Have you tried disabling AVG or ZoneAlarm, one at the time?

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When I Open task manager on WinXP (SP2) the commit charge is significantly higher than the sum of the mem usage in the processes tab... anyone knows why? (and yes I do have show processes from all users checked). the delta increases the longer my computer is on...
I attached the processes list the commit charge is 1101/2455M at this time

IBM T43 1.86Mhz Pentium M, 1gb memory

A:Commit Charge inconsistency with process mem usage on task manager

They're two separate things,you'll notice that it matches the PF Usage,this is the paging file,but it's not the actual amount of memory used but what's been allocated just in case it's needed.

Because you've got so many processes running it's set to a high level,as an example I've got 38 processes running and a commit charge of 285mb,but my highest page file usage has only been 11mb.

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Hello everyone this is my first post here and I'm needy today...

My company has most access to the hardware/software locked down so I'm limited to the things I can do.

My problem is that my computer runs slow. I'm on XP and have several files for our customer base; email is huge but I keep most of them in archives in my Outlook 2007 I have 3 different inboxes one for my main corp email, one for voice mails through Call Pilot and the other for the department I run. I also have an ACCESS database that runs I open and store information in for purchases of our customers since 2009.

Not every day but several days throughout a month my computer will begin to lag similar to how your pc reacts when it's updating new files from Microsoft and along with this the computer begins to run loudly like a jet engine going to take off - it's really not that loud but it's noticeable.

I have given up on working with our IT team as it usually takes them quite a while sitting at my desk to complete a simple task (i'm really SOL if I need a pw to complete the task then I have to rely on them) so what I normally do is troubleshoot items through a Google search and fix it myself. For this I'm stumped.

I will open TaskManger but I really don't know what I'm looking for. I understand the Applications tab but the others that I can view are Processes, Performance and Networking. I will go to processes and begin ending items and hope that things will... Read more

A:Slow Comp - Task Manager - Commit Charge etc questions

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Hey guys, first off hats off to all you people who help others with computer issues in their spare time.

Ok firstly il give you the specs:

3.06 Ghz Pentium 4, 512 Ram, XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 3.

I use Bit Defender total security (which I have had problems with sometimes) and have scanned for malware, virus's etc and found nothing. I have also formatted my computer within the last 6 months. I also have plenty of space on C: and D: .

Here is a screen of Task Manager:

(note, I have just messed around with the page file usage, switching a lot of the memory onto my external hard drive, however this doesn't seem to make a difference and my computer still grinds to a sludge with little programmes running)

Here are the processes:

These screenshots are within 5 mins of startup, and I haven't opened any programmes up apart from Chrome and Hijack.

Most of the time the commit charge is like 1500000 with my physical memory being 512mb obv. But what I don't understand is why my computer thinks it needs to use up all the RAM and all the page file memory!!

For the past like year my computer has been spiking with the CPU and the page file usage is always near to full, I receive the "Virtual Memory too low" warning on a fair few occasions too.

Now at the moment, my computer seems to be working alright, but literally within 5 mins, or once I start 'working' on my computer the fans go crazy, websites takes a million years to load, t... Read more

A:Page file usage rediculous, commit charge high....And can't find solution!!!! :(

first of all, having a page file on an external drive is going to be slow. way slower than any internal drive. second of all nowadays you should let windows manage your page file. third of all, if you do set a custom page file, allow it to grow dynamically as it is needed.

remove windows desktop search, unless you use it and really need it.

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Taskmaster has a couple of items that I don't understand and I'd appreciate a simple, nerd at the keyboard, explanation

What does "Commit Charge: 850M/3432" mean and should I be doing some different?

I can figure out that the column CPU indicates how much of the CPU is being used but "Mem Usage" is over my head. What Memory is being used?



A:what is a "Commit Charge" etc.

This may be a bit more than the "simple, nerd" wishes.

But, have a look and if it does't help, post back.

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I have Windows XP Pro, SP2.

In Windows Task Manager under the Performance tab under the graphs they list some system resources. One of which is "Commit Charge". Can somebody please tell me what commit charge is?


A:What is "Commit Charge"?

This may help: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commit_charge

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Hi I got a new pc, when I got it was smoking fast, now it is really running slow I did a adware & a spy boy & it came up with a wild tangent & a ms firewall disabled error & also it said there was a high jack Attempt, I am hoping you find out if I got a bug or not.
Also can you tell me what I can take out of my start-up list.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:05:23 AM, on 9/19/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi\DVDAudio\CTDVDDET.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi\Volume Panel\VolPanel.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\Module Loader\DLLML.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee.com\VSO\oasclnt.exe
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When I start up my computer, If I open Internet explorer, the backgrounds do not appear,(they are white), and the links are in large font, as are buttons. This also occurs when I open an outlook express email. After about 5 minutes, my computer beeps, and the titles(for example Tech SUpport Forum- Microsoft INternet Explorer at the top of this page) and the programs on the start bar all go black, then are fixed. Ad Aware didn't fix this, and Norton didn't find anything, or Ez- Antivirus and Firewall Protection. Please help!

A:Large Links, No Backgrounds on Startup

PLease help me!

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Fix Windows 7 SP1 Slow Startup Due to Large Number of Restore Points

Fix Windows 7 SP1 Slow Startup Due to Large Number of Restore Points - Softpedia


The Redmond company confirmed the issue and noted that impacted users have created a large number of restore points, a move which cause the slowing down of the startup process.
According to the software giant, affected customers are most likely using large hard disks in addition to create too many restore points on their machines.

Microsoft did not explain just how slow the startup process gets, but it appears that boot performance degradation is sufficient for users to become aware that something it’s going on.

“This issue occurs because the boot plan for the ReadyBoot feature exceeds the size limit of 512 kilobytes (KB). Each restore point creates a snapshot of Windows that Volsnap.sys must validate during the startup process,” Microsoft explained.

“When you create many restore points, the boot plan for the ReadyBoot feature eventually exceeds the size limit of 512 KB, and cannot be stored. Therefore, startup I/O operations are not precached, and the startup process is slow.

my update went ok all done in 5 mins

A:Fix Windows 7 SP1 Slow Startup Due to Large Number of Restore Points

I suppose the real question is. How large is large?

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Fix Windows 7 SP1 Slow Startup Due to Large Number of Restore Points

A fix offered by Microsoft is designed to help customers deal with poor boot performance in specific scenarios involving Windows 7 and Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

The Redmond company confirmed the issue and noted that impacted users have created a large number of restore points, a move which cause the slowing down of the startup process.

According to the software giant, affected customers are most likely using large hard disks in addition to create too many restore points on their machines.

Fix Windows 7 SP1 Slow Startup Due to Large Number of Restore Points - Softpedia

A:Fix Windows 7 SP1 Slow Startup Due to Large Number of Restore Points

Well, I don't think 50 is a big number - but I do agree 50 restore points are really more than what one (read: I) need.

That explains a bit or two. Will either take down these restore points to a sane number or apply this patch. Unsure which of them, but I will definitively work on this.

Thanks for sharing.

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I seriously need help with removing this DAMNED and extremely frustrating Antivirus-Gold. I've followed most of the instructons on the removal tutorial but I don't know which files to check on the HijackThisLog so I'm asking for some professional help...... So here it is.. Please someone help me this is an absolute emergency.... If anyone at all can assist me at this task I would be seriously indebted and I am willing to vow to be your loyal slave for eternity whether or not I am able to follow through. Thank You//Mod edit: E-mail address removed to protect from Spam bots.Please be Patient. A member of the HJT Team will help you as soon as they are able to do so.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 10:08:15 PM, on 8/3/2005Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\PROGRA~1\COMMON~1\AOL\ACS\AOLACSD.EXEC:\WINDOWS\System32\atievxx.exeC:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG6\avgserv.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXEC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\Program Files\MSN Apps\Updater\01.02.0001.1004\... Read more

A:I'm about to commit suicide please help!

Hello,It's better to print out the next instructions or save them in notepad, because you also have to work in safe mode without networking support, so this page wouldn't be available then.It is also important you don't miss a step and perform everything in the right order!!Uninstall via software > add/remove programs next if still present:MyWebSearchMediaGatewayInternet OptimizerClearsearchTV MediaNewDotNet (newnet)SystemSoap ProPartyPokerAVG 6 <== you're still using an older version, so install AVG 7 : http://www.grisoft.com/doc/71/lng/us/tpl/tpl01REBOOT afterwards Important!!Download smitRem and save the file to your desktop.Doubleclick it and choose install. This will create a new folder on your desktop with the name smitrem.Place a shortcut to Panda ActiveScan on your desktop.Please download the trial version of Ewido Security Suite here:http://www.ewido.net/en/download/Please read Ewido Setup InstructionsInstall it, and update the definitions to the newest files. Do NOT run a scan yet.If you have not already installed Ad-Aware SE 1.06, follow these download and setup instructions, otherwise, check for updates:Ad-Aware SE SetupDon't run it yet!Next, please reboot your computer in SafeMode by doing the following:[*]Restart your computer[*]After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, press F8.[*]Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear[*]Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe... Read more

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Just wondering if someone can clarify something for me regarding memory -
Currently running a laptop with 1GB RAM.
Virtual Memory set at 1.5GB min - 3GB max., currently allocated at 1.5GB.
(not exactly sure what that means )

With everthing closed (except AV, Indexers, Monitors, etc.) Windows Task Manager shows a 'Commit Charge' of 526M/2387, which as I understood it was how much RAM was currently being used (22% in this case, meaning 78% was still free.) Not sure if I understand this correctly.
Also shows only 6% CPU usage.

Running a progam called Notebook Hardware Control shows free RAM at only 420MB (42%.) Also shows my Virtual Memory at a Total of 2GB and Free of 1.8GB which seems to differ from the settings Windows shows.

Upgrading RAM wouldn't be a problem, I'm just wondering if it's necessary - am I using 22% or 58% according to these? After initial Startup am I starting from having 78% of RAM or 42% free for apps?


A:RAM vs. Virtual vs. Commit

The Commit Charge includes all allocated memory, including virtual memory. Physical Memory is what you need to look at if you want to know how much RAM is installed/free.

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Computer has been slow ever since removing SpyAxe... just wondering if there is any other residual nasties still hanging about... Currently running a defrag too, was pretty messed up. Maybe that will get things back in order.
HiJack This Log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 6:23:04 PM, on 12/29/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\ewido\security suite\ewidoctrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Charter High-Speed Security Suite\backweb\3528733\Program\fspex.exe
C:\Program Files\Charter High-Speed Security Suite\Anti-Virus\fsgk32st.exe
C:\Program Files\Charter High-Speed Security Suite\backweb\3528733\program\fsbwsys.exe
C:\Program Files\Charter High-Speed Security Suite\Anti-Virus\FSGK32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Charter High-Speed Security Suite\Common\FSMA32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Charter High-Speed Security Suite\Common\FSMB32.EXE
C:\Program Files\Charter High-Speed Security Suite\Anti-Virus\fssm32.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot... Read more

A:Someone want to take a peak at my HJT log..

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MSI Z97 PC MATE (MS-7850)
EVGA SuperNova 650G PSU
Intel i7-4790k 4Ghz
Sapphire Nitro+ RX 480 8G
Corsair Vengeance 32GB 1600 mhz RAM
Samsung Evo 500gb
Various HDDs
Windows 10 Home Premium

So while playing Destiny 2 my computer suddenly shut down and restarted. But when it restarted my monitor had no signal. I plugged the HDMI cable into my motherboard and I got an image from the onboard graphics driver. Obviously my PC is working fine right now using Intel HD 4600. My GPU was still producing light through the Sapphire logo on the side. I pulled the GPU out and removed the shroud. Upon inspection I found a rubber strip on the inside of the shroud probably used to reinforce the entire unit as one solid piece. This rubber strip and the surrounding area of the circuit board it contacts was wet. By that I mean half of the top of the circuit board was wet. I figure that this is moisture that has been collecting over a very long period of time. I've had this GPU for something like 3 years and I've never removed the shroud before. Anyways, I dried it off and put the GPU back in the motherboard and powered on the machine. Still no image but I have the Sapphire logo light still. I restarted my computer. Now I have no light on the Sapphire logo, and no fan spin upon startup. Just a quick flicker of light and then nothing right as I press the power button. So obviously RX480 has bit the dust, probably from liquid damage. But why did it die so suddenly after absolutely no... Read more

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Greets all - you are my last good hope before trashing my drive and reinstalling all my tons of proggies, so I sure hope y'all can help. A good friend pointed me in this direction.

After researching this for a day and half I am worried that this won't be solved - but hopefully I'll be as wrong as I am when playing the lotto.

Okay, enough whining, here we go - and THANX in advance for taking the time to check this out:

OS - XP sp2
problem with Outlook Express - messages:
1 - Outlook Express could not be started. The application was unable to open the Outlook Express message store. Your computer may be out of memory [yeah, right!!] or your disk is full [90 gigs free dude!!]. Contact Microsoft support for further assistance [as if it existed!!]. (0x800C012E, 5)

2 - Outlook Express could not be started because MSOE.DLL could not be initialized. Outlook Express may not be installed correctly.

Sooooooo, I did search out the error message and the MOSE.DLL fixes and all I could find relevant to SP2 was to reinstall SP2 - which I did before checking actually. Still no difference - could not find any fix for SP2 other than that - - all other fixes are for SP1.

Would be very appreciateive for any advice at all, just this side short of "shoot yourself".

Thanks again


A:OE trying to convice me to commit suicide!

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Hi everyone.

I'm getting crashes frequently on my new computer (Windows 7). Sometimes I'm not even actively using it when it happens. I can be on the internet or word processing and suddenly the monitor fills up with thousands of tiny color spots and the computer shuts down. I'm pretty sure it's a driver issue. Below are a few reports that might help. Any and all help is appreciated. Thanks!

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 9f
BCP1: 0000000000000003
BCP2: FFFFFA8009C08050
BCP3: FFFFF80000B9C518
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

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Dump File : 050410-37861-01.dmp
Crash Time : 5/4/2010 3:41:11 PM
Bug Check Code : 0x0000009f
Parameter 1 : 00000000`00000003
Parameter 2 : fffffa80`09c08050
Parameter 3 : fffff800`00b9c518
Parameter 4 : fffffa80`06f9e5a0
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
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A:I may commit acts of violence on my CPU

What device connects to the IEEE 1394 interface, i.e., FireWire?

What a-v/firewall do you have?

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Hey Guys great site im hoping to get some feedback im trying to just improve some performance on my new dell inspiron 1525. thanks guys

A:Just Take A Peak At My Log And Let Me Know Anything Funny


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I have a database with several tables. One of them is for Contacts and another is for Projects that the contacts are associated to. I would like to build a form that would allow me to look for a contact and if they are new add them to the list. I would also like to be able to change the project table from the same form.

Within the project part of the form, I would like to have a commit field for the customer. This will probably be linked to another table, but I would like to have the ability to add a new commit to this table. I would also like to see at least the last commit for that client. I was thinking of adding a button to my form that was linked to a macro that would add the existing commit, date, client name, and who the client spoke to, to the commit table. I think this would only allow me to see on my form only the last commit. I am not exactly sure how to add a button, or how to do a macro in access. I have done them in excel but not access.

I would also like to add a hyperlink on the form to the commit table that already has the customer's commits filtered.

Any help on any of the topics would be greatly appreciated. If you would like any other information let me know. The database is very large so I could not attach.

A:Microsoft Access Commit field.

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After Window 10 Upgrade ePowerEvent.exe commit charge grows constantly Looking at Task Manager, Details the ePowerEvent.exe commit charge gradually grows to hundreds of megabytes (400+ MB at my last reboot) and appears to keep growing "forever." Does anyone else see that? Version is: 7.0.8109.1 Date Modified: 02/15/2016 If it's happening to all of us perhaps we can ask to have this memory leak resolved.  

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After Window 10 Upgrade ePowerEvent.exe commit charge grows constantly Looking at Task Manager, Details the ePowerEvent.exe commit charge gradually grows to hundreds of megabytes (400+ MB at my last reboot) and appears to keep growing "forever." Does anyone else see that? Version is: 7.0.8109.1 Date Modified: 02/15/2016 If it's happening to all of us perhaps we can ask to have this memory leak resolved.  

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I can't believe it...My laptop: HP 530 built with azalia codec, intel high def.
I just plugged in my mono speaker built-with-amplifier in the headphone input. (the drivers for sound were installed and there were just 2 inputs: headphone and mic) After I plugged the amplifier's cable out, there was a buzzy-unsmooth and distorted sound in one of the speakers of my laptop.(when I tried to listen a song, the sound was mono, buzzy, with distortion and I couldn't understand anything) And there appears to be no sign of life for the headphones input..
To conclude is there anything to do? Did I really f**** it up?

A:Before I commit suicide - help me! dead soundcard?

No,don`t commit suicide...........yet !

So your laptop sound was workin fine,then you plugged an amplifier into

the headphone jack,and now all you get is a buzzy distorted sound from

the onboard speaker,and nothin from the headphone socket ?

It sounds like you killed it..........commit suicide !

But first, look HERE and check out PMCIA and USB solutions.

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DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 MINIMAL
Run by Administrator at 17:41:14.39 on Thu 09/23/2010
Internet Explorer: 6.0.2900.2180
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.2.1252.1.1033.18.479.248 [GMT -4:00]

============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\OPXPApp.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\dds.scr
============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============
mDefault_Page_URL = hxxp://qus9.hpwis.com/
mDefault_Search_URL = hxxp://srch-qus9.hpwis.com/
mSearch Page = hxxp://srch-qus9.hpwis.com/
mStart Page = hxxp://qus9.hpwis.com/
mSearch Bar = hxxp://srch-qus9.hpwis.com/
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = localhost
mURLSearchHooks: Yahoo! Toolbar: {ef99bd32-c1fb-11d2-892f-0090271d4f88} - c:\program files\yahoo!\companion\installs\cpn\yt.dll
BHO: &Yahoo! Toolbar Helper: {02478d38-c3f9-4efb-9b51-7695eca05670} - c:\program files\yahoo!\companion\installs\cpn\yt.dll
TB: AT&&T Toolbar: {4e7bd74f-2b8d-469e-94be-fd60bb9aae29} - c:\progra~1\atttoo~1\ATTTOO~1.DLL
TB: Yahoo! Toolbar: {ef99bd32-c1fb-11d2-892f-0090271d4f88} - c:\program files\yahoo!\companion\installs\cpn\yt.dll
TB: CouponBar: {5bed3930-2e9e-76d8-bacc-80df2188d455} - c:\windows\CouponsBar.dll
TB: &Windows Live Toolbar: {21fa44ef-376d-4d53-9b0f-8a89d3229068} - c:\program files\windows live\tool... Read more

A:Peak Protection 2010

Please see last posting from Ed Moseley also.

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Peak Zen CBD Oil controls. Finally, you can successfully accomplish a stable and upbeat manner of lifestyles through using this cbd oil constantly. Top zen cbd oil is fabricated utilising 100% everyday and natural fixings. The fundamental detail of this cbd oil is eliminated from the hemp plant. Individuals envision the sentiment of having high when they pay attention hemp flowers. Anyhow, we want to demand the clients to not interface this cbd oil with that concept. This cbd


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Hey everyone,

I have been having trouble with my network. I recently, (2 days ago), upgraded my cable high speed internet service from 2mbps down and .2 mbps up to 15 mbps down and 2 mbps up. However, even during non peak hours, pretty much all the time, the best download speed I can get is 4-5mbps. My upload speed stays where it should, at 2mbps. It is really only my download speed I am concerned about, because this happens every day all day. When I first upgraded the service, I got 12-13 mbps download speed, so something must have happened between then and now where I cant receive that anymore. My modem is a doscis 2, not 3, so I am not sure if that has anything to do with it. It is an Arris TM602G/15 model.But as I said, I have received close to the full download speeds before, but not anymore.

Any help? Thanks!

A:Not getting speeds I am paying for... Even during NON-peak

Try contacted the service provider again ? They should have technicians to be able to check it for you. Could also be a line problem, did you add anymore lines to your cable lines inside ?

How are you testing it, where ? Did you change any other settings on PC. Windows does all optimizations for you.

Try resetting the modem, unplug it for 15 seconds, then plug back in. Or unplug and reboot PC. Usually a way to reset the modem back to factory state, need to check your service providers website for your model modem to be able to access it's settings. Usually you type in an address in your browser to access it.

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I would search this in Google, but my internet is capped and only forum site work. I manage to find this out before, but i was wondering how to you get aero peak to work in Chrome. As in Each tab will show up as an picture the taskbar as IE8 does.

I remember when doing it once i had to right click on the icon and click properties, and have to enter a code but i cant not remember what the code was.

A:How to get Aero peak in Chrome

I'm using the latest Chrome Dev build, and Aero Peek works just fine..

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Hi guys,

I've recently bought a new computer, and it's an issue I've had with another Windows 7 desktop that I purchased before. Unfortunately, when I fixed it originally, I don't exactly remember how because it was after hours of frustrating trial and error.
Anyways, the issue is that while all volume levels are set for peak output, the green/grey volume bar is only going up about halfway. I have been told to check all settings, check my speakers and reinstall my audio driver; however, none of them have fixed the problem. I have plugged my speakers directly into my iPod and they work fine, and I've tried different music-playing software, and the same issue persists.

If anybody has any ideas on how to fix this problem, it was be appreciated.

The link below is a screenshot...

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...nd issue.jpg



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About a week ago my husband somehow picked up Peak Performance 2010. I tried to figure out how to get rid of it and the only thing I could do at the time was to use Loaris Trojan Remover. It helped some but my Avast is ALWAYS blocking a different malware every time we go on the internet now and the computer seems to be running slower than normal. Hope you can help!!!HP computerWe run windows XPI have all logs ready to post when requested>It will not let me send the DDS log after I paste it in this area. HELP!!!It goes to connection problems only when I do the paste like it doesn't want me to get your help!EDIT: Posts merged ~BP

A:Started with Peak Protection

Hello , And to the Bleeping Computer Malware Removal Forum. My name is Elise and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.I will be working on your malware issues, this may or may not solve other issues you may have with your machine.Please note that whatever repairs we make, are for fixing your computer problems only and by no means should be used on another computer.The cleaning process is not instant. Logs can take some time to research, so please be patient with me. I know that you need your computer working as quickly as possible, and I will work hard to help see that happen. Please reply using the Add/Reply button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply. Only attach them if requested or if they do not fit into the post.Unfortunately, if I do not hear back from you within 5 days, I will be forced to close your topic. If you still need help after I have closed your topic, send me or a moderator a personal message with the address of the thread or feel free to create a new one.You may want to keep the link to this topic in your favorites. Alternatively, you can click the button at the top bar of this topic and Track this Topic, where you can choose email notifications. The topics you are tracking are shown here.-----------------------------------------------------------If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you... Read more

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How can I please remove Peak Protection 2010? Please help. Thank you.

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Following the prep guide I could not do step five - Firewall enable. Network connections windows is blank. Cannot connect to the internet and canceled the browser window because I'm not sure what it was doing. I have to us the "shutddown -a" command through the taskmanager to keep pc from shutting down from NT AUTHORIITY message. Am having Nortons antivirus activation request on the screen today. Tried the rkill.com and the renamed iExplore and Explorer files to stop the process Peak Protection 2010. I cannot tell if they work, running them back to back the rkill log says that rkill has been shutdown. Tried Malwarebytes afterward which finds infections and removes but after rebooting the infection is still there. I have tried this in safe mode and in standard mode. Infection loads in safe mode as well.The logs were all successful.DDS (Ver_10-03-17.01) - NTFSx86 Run by Administrator at 0:22:41.92 on Sat 09/25/2010Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_20============== Running Processes ============================= Pseudo HJT Report ===============uWinlogon: Shell=c:\documents and settings\administrator\application data\hotfix.exeBHO: {02478D38-C3F9-4efb-9B51-7695ECA05670} - No FileBHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper: {06849e9f-c8d7-4d59-b87d-784b7d6be0b3} - c:\program files\common files\adobe\acrobat\activex\AcroIEHelper.dllBHO: Adobe PDF Link Helper: {18df081c-e8ad-4283-a596-fa578c2ebdc3} - ... Read more

A:Infected with Peak Protection2010

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the ... Read more

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After a very successful malware/trojan removal with the help of OldTimer, I asked a friend at work if they would like me/you clever people to sort out a now unused computer that had been contaminated with some sort of browser high jacking porn dialler. I had already suggested trying Ad-Aware and Spybot S+D many months ago this apparently found problems but dialler would still run when connected to the internet.Here is the HighjackThis log.Thanks Biofriendly.Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 00:53:54, on 01/01/97Platform: Windows 98 Gold (Win9x 4.10.1998)MSIE: Internet Explorer v5.00 (5.00.2919.6304)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLLC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tskC:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXEC:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MGACTRL.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\MATROX MGA POWERDESK\COLOR\HGCCTL95.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\STIMON.EXED:\DIRECTCD\DIRECTCD.EXEC:\LOGITECH\MOUSE\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\NAVAPW32.EXEC:\PROGRAM FILES\NORTON ANTIVIRUS\POPROXY.EXED:\PROGRAM FILES\REAL\REALPLAYER\REALPLAY.EXEC:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXEC:\FREES... Read more

A:Peak Rate Dialler

Download cwshredder 2.12 from here:http://www.trendmicro.com/ftp/products/onl.../cwshredder.exeRun the file after it is downloaded and click on the fix button. Let it do its thing and when its done, even if it crashes.When its done run hijackthis again post a new logPrint out these instructions and then close all windows including Internet Explorer.Then I want you to fix some of those entries. Please do the following:Please make sure that you can view all hidden files. Instructions on how to do this can be found here:How to see hidden files in WindowsRun Hijackthis again, click scan, and Put a checkmark next to each of these. Then click the Fix button:R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = http://acc.count-all.com/--/?ydtfs (obfuscated)R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,SearchURL = http://acc.count-all.com/--/?ydtfs (obfuscated)R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer,Search = http://acc.count-all.com/--/?ydtfs (obfuscated)R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://acc.count-all.com/-/?ydtfs (obfuscated)R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://acc.count-all.com/--/?ydtfs (obfuscated)R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://acc.count-all.com/---/?ydtfs (obfuscated)R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Mai... Read more

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I have a Lenovo T460s that will only charge when the computer is either turned off or in hibernation. When turned on, I get the dialog box stating that "Incorrect AC adapter is attached." , along with the boilerplate text that details the problem, and gives some helpful advice.  I have searched the forums for a solution, and have tried a few things (like disabling airplane charging mode) but to no avail. We had replaced the power cord and charger, but the problem persists. I suspect that the charging port itself was damaged, and not the charger. Is it possible to determine if the problem is truly due to a lack of amperage (or wattage)?  I suspect that the rectangular charge adapter has a simple detection mechanism to determine the wattage of the power supply, and that this mechanism is causing the laptop to incorrectly detect the wrong type of power supply.If this is the case, is there a setting, either in BIOS or in Windows itself, that can disable this detection and enable the laptop to charge, despite the damaged port? (I realize this is not ideal or recommended.) Thanks in advance. 

A:T460s won't charge properly-"Incorrect AC adapter is attached."-work around damaged charge port

The determination is based on the resistance between the signal pin (in the center) and the outside face of the plug.

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Hi today I've been trying to add some driver packages to my Windows 7 Enterprise image, but every time I try to commit the changes a get the "error: 5 access is denied" error.
So the First thing I did was try to take ownership of the entire folder that I had unmounted the .wim file to, this process was stopped, stating access denied and specifying svchost.exe
I now have ownership and full access over everything but two files, both of which are svchost.exe, I have also tried editing the permissions on them directly and when I try to take ownership of them I am met with the error, "Unable to set new owner
on svchost.exe access is denied"
The Files paths are as follows
I need to gain access to these files or I will not be able to commit changes to the image, has anyone had this problem before, any ideas?

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My family purchased a new Dell in September. Within a month, my sister had managed to, we presume, corrupt the hard drive due to bad downloads. I haven't been too involved with the entire scenario, as I've been away at university. Anyways, this is the long and short of it:

The commit charge, just recently, has sky-rocketed (see end of post) despite running very few or no applications and having almost 80% of the hard drive free; applications like to crash, complete with the Microsoft notification, but the applications tend to be those that we use often (ex: netscape when accessing webmail or hotmail, starting up The Sims 2); AVG, our virus program, fails to properly scan, citing "Reading Errors" and the like, and rarely updates properly; and some applications won't run at all, like Defrag (until now, functioning properly), Firefox and Ad-Aware SE.

My father said that he would take it into his office in January (he works in IT consulting and e-learning) and get the guys to take a look at it, but personally, I don't know if the computer will make it until then.

Any advice?

Commit Charge (K)
Total 2057600
Limit 2063864
Peak 2058744

39 Processes, 1 Application (Netscape)

CPU Usage: 0 - 10%

A:Crazy Commit Charges And Other Wacky Problems

Can you give us a list of the running processes and their memory usage?

Are your anti-virus and anti-spyware programs up to date?

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