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Windows 7 PHysical Memory Upgrade and Task Manager Physical Memory

Q: Windows 7 PHysical Memory Upgrade and Task Manager Physical Memory

I recently upgraded my Windows 7 laptop from 4GB of physical memory to 8 GB. The Bios immediately recognized the added memory but it appears the Task Manager physical memory has not changed and only recognizes ~3.5 GB of available memory. Is there a way
to have Task Manager recognize the added memory? Is the fact that the Task Manager does not recognize the added memory mean other functions are not recognizing the added memory?

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Preferred Solution: Windows 7 PHysical Memory Upgrade and Task Manager Physical Memory

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Specs in profile are up to date.
VLC Media Player v 2.2.0
Movies stored on 2TB HDD
TV - LG 37 inch
Monitor running off DVI

Up until about 3-4 months ago, I could watch any of my movies stored on HDD, and after closing VLC Media Player, and via Nvidia Control Panel, UN-checking the TV, and the Physical Memory %, would release and drop back down to my normal 11-12%. Sometime in the past 3-4 months, the Physical Memory % rises to ~22% and does not drop back to it normal 11-12%.

I went back to an older version, same issue. I removed the IE plugin and the Firefox plugin .dll's, and the vlc-cache-gen.exe file, as per: VLC Media Player by VideoLAN Team - Should I Remove It?

This dropped the Physical Memory % from approx. 28% to it's current 22%. Running CCleaner does not aid in releasing the Physical Memory.

I have no viruses or infections, don't have ANY other issues at all, with this computer.

I'm still running the 331.82 Nvidia drivers, which I've been running since they came out, aka long ago. I don't wish to update the vid drivers, as the newer ones are packed full or useless (for me) junk.
Prior to 3-4 months ago, even on these drivers, this issue did not occur.

I only have 33 Processes running, and only 19 programs installed. No games, no chat clients, etc.

I'm beginning to suspect that a Windows Update is the cause.

I ONLY do manual updates of anything, namely things like Adobe Flash, Firefox, CCleaner, and Windows Updates. As for Windows Updates I o... Read more

A:Task Manager Physical Memory % not releasing, after running VLC MP

Maybe the process for vlc not ending? Did you check processes?

Did you check memory tab of performance monitor? It can give detailed information.

You can install nvidia drivers without the bloatware. You should try it.

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When I see the task manager, I notice that my memory is primarily divided between Available memory and system cache. I partially understand that system cache is reserved by OS (don't know why) and the available memory is the memory which can be used by user
applications or processes.
When I run a memory intensive SSRS report, I notice in task manager that the available memory is reducing and the system cache is reducing as well. Is OS putting memory into available memory from the system cache so that the applications can get as much
memory they want? If this is correct, then how can we exactly know that how much memory is utilized by a particular user application? I thought that by subtracting the memory value at the point when my application ends from the available memory at the
start will give me the memory used by my application, but because of the system cache value I think this calculation is not that straight forward (There is no other user application running on the system other than mine).
Please clarify my doubts on the available memory and system cache in the task manager.

A:Task Manager - Physical Memory (Available + System Cache).

I know it can be confusing. I would encourage you to read
Windows® Internals: Including Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, Fifth Edition
- Chapter 9 - Memory management and Chapter 10 - Cache Manager.By the way, system is cache is actually file system cache.
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After a format, I began having this problem, and the size of my windows 7 folder is 26 gb, somehow. I think it is slowly increasing in size.
FRST log:
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:24-02-2016
Ran by Lenovo (administrator) on LENOVO-PC (26-02-2016 07:20:00)
Running from C:\Users\Lenovo\Downloads
Loaded Profiles: Lenovo (Available Profiles: Lenovo)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: FF)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxCUIService.exe
(Symantec Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Security\Engine\\ns.exe
(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v3.0\WPF\PresentationFontCache.exe
(Symantec Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Norton Security\Engine\\ns.exe
(Skype Technologies S.A.) C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
(Gadwin Systems) C:\Program Files\Gadwin\Gadwin PrintScreen\PrintScreen64.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxEM.exe
(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxHK.exe
() C:\Windows\System32\igfxTray.exe
(Brother Industries, Ltd.) C:\Program... Read more

A:High Physical Memory and Jumping Cpu usage under performance tab in task manager

Hi belthagor My name is Aura and I'll be assisting you with your issue. Please give me a few hours to review your logs and prepare a reply.Thank you!

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Hey guys,

This is my first post as i can usually find my answers elsewhere, but this time, ive had no luck.

I am running windows xp sp3 professional 32-bit and have recently upgraded my RAM from a 256mb(333) + 512MB(333) to a 512MB(400)+512MB(400) set up. When i did this upgrade i got an enjoyable multi-tasking boost so i again upgraded to a 1GB(333)+1GB(333) set up. Again another good performance boost!

But, over the last three days the pc has become slower and slower, today when i checked 'system information' i found that windows was recognising the 2GB physical memory as it had when i first installed it, but instead of having between 1600MB-1200MB of 'available physical memory' after a boot up, i was sitting on 52MB of available physical memory.

I tried reinstalling the two 1GB RAM sticks, changing their order, then returned to the 512MB+512MB set up but had the same problem, except i now have only 12MB of available physical memory! (Screenshots taken in system information are during this time)

I cannot find anyway to fix this and my computer has slowed to a virtually unusable state. Any suggestions would be fantastic!

Thanks in advance!


A:Avaiable Physical memory = 12mb, Physical memory total = 1gb

It's been a while since I had to troubleshoot an XP system, but I'll give it a shot. it sounds like you have a memory leak, which means a program that uses more and more memory. What process in Task Manager is using up the memory?

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Can anyone tell me if this looks normal for Windows Vista 64? I have 8 gigs of installed memory but only 4 gigs of total memory. I checked Bios and I do not see an option to change my RAM. This is what I found in MSCONFIG:

Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 4.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 6.47 GB
Total Virtual Memory 16.0 GB
Available Virtual Memory 14.4 GB

system properties:
Processor: Intel(R) CORE(TM)2 Extreme CPU X9650 @ 3.00 GHz 3.00 GHz

Rating: 5.9
Memory (RAM): 8.00GB
System Type: 64-bit Operating System

I am using 64 bit vista ultimate


A:installed physical memory vs total physical memory

well do you have a seperate video card or is it on board? if it is on board it will use some of your ram for video. some for sound.

but it still looks a little low to me.

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My total physical memory (64.00MB) is less than my available physical memory (126.73MB).

That's what System Information is telling me. What gives? "Total" should be more than "available."

I've an old Dell running WinXP which I only use for wordprocessing and email.

Thanks for your help.


A:Total physical memory LESS THAN available physical memory?

Total physical memory is the amount of RAM you have. (64 mb)

Windows xp automatically uses hard drive memory as if it is RAM if necessary. This is called virtual memory.

Sooo...you have 64 mb of ram, and an additional 64 mb of "virtual" ram from your hard drive.
There is nothing wrong...this is simply how windows xp works.

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Hi Everyone from Bleepingcomputer.com,
I am facing some issues with my laptop.
I always noticed my CPU, Memory, Physical Memory usage are running quite high.
Wonder is it normal for my computer?
I always feel the temperature is quite high and my fan keep running fast all the time even with just running some lite program. Sometimes my computer also turned to Blue Screen.
Please find the attachments to see my Task Manager. 

A:High CPU, Memory, Physical Memory Usage turn Bluescreen Problems

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 

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Windows 7 64-bit is using too much physical memory lately, which slows down the computer significantly. Any thoughts?

A:Windows 7 64-bit using too much physical memory

Hello Plainview and welcome to the forums

Can you download Process Explorer please?

Process Explorer

Save it to your Desktop, run it, then click File > Save as and save the log to your Desktop. Copy and paste this into your next post please.


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Hello Everyone,
I have had this problem for the past week or so on and off where my computer will covert all free memory into cached memory. At first I ran a Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and ESET online scanner, it reported a couple problems so I removed them and restarted; everything seemed fine. 
Now every couple days this process occurs again and it is starting to worry me. I have run both programs again and nothing is being picked up.
It is not causing any physical slowness in general operation (using chrome or one to two programs), but I cannot download anything through services like steam now because the download simply stops. It also causes major issues with performance on any game I run when the free memory is 0.
One thing I should mention is that the free memory slowly goes down until 0 if i'm not running anything, but if I am and I close the program some free memory will come back (100-200mb) then it will be converted into cached again.
So I am unsure of what to do, as this is a reoccurring problem I cant seem to solve.
Thank you for your time,

A:No Free Physical Memory Windows 7 64 bit

Well...system manufacturer and model?
How much RAM installed?
Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

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I am running Windows XP Professional. I tried to install some new ram I just bought. ( DDR 2100 256MB ). The bios shows that i have 256 megs of ram but as soon as windows gets up I get a physical memory dump with the message "Registry Error". Is there any way to find out what the problem is and/or would doing a clean install of my system solve the problem? Any information would be very helpful. Thank you!

-David Smith

A:Physical Memory Dump In Windows XP Pro

Hiya and Welcome

Have you tried taking the new memory out and seeing if the error comes up again? Also, is this the correct RAM for your PC? Do you know the make and version of your MotherBoard?



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my laptop uses alot of memory. around 50%. how can i lessen the big usage? i have 2gig ram.

A:My laptop uses a big part of my Memory (physical memory)

This is normal for windows 7, it uses the memory in order to prevent un needed read/writes from the drive. This is actually something you want with a laptop because unless you have a solid state drive, laptop drives are traditionally very slow.

I don't understand why people get so upset when their memory is actually being used, that's what it is there for.
If you open a large program that requires more resources windows will unload nonessential processes from memory to the pagefile while that program is active.

Windows 7 is much better at managing memory than it's predecessors.
1 gig of used ram is pretty much expected.
This is why 1 gig is the minimum required per microsoft's specifications.

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When I turn on the computer, windows will not start up. Instead I get the following message...

The registry cannot load the hive (file):
beginning dump of physical memory...

...something like that

Anyway, what can I do to fix it? The operating system is Windows XP


A:Windows not starting, physical memory dump?...

How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting

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my computer and i have been companions through a lot in the past 4 years and i have always managed to make it work. since buying it, i have only formatted it once and that was about a year and a half back.
hardware 8 gb ram
gts450 nvidia graphic card
amd phenom x6
so this is what happened,
i had left the computer on for abput 2 hours and had switched off the moniter. when i returned, the diplay didnt work. i thought it must be a problem with the connecteing cord so i tried to shake it. when nothing worked, i turned the whole system offf the main electricity cord. after some time,
it was a slow start but it worked, later blue scren appeared and said windows did so to prevent damage to files and restarted.
once that happened, my pc said something about lack of external memory as windows cannot be booted.
whenever i have tried, same has happened. fan andights areworking. but nothing appears.

A:physical memory not detected, windows cannot boot up

Please...be exact when reporting error messages.  They are important clues, which...if not properly reported...lead down the wrong path.
System manufacture and model...or motherboard manufacturer and model?

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In task manager I can see the process svchost.exe taking up anywhere from 5-25% of my CPU usage, and much more of my Physical Memory usage (constantly between 70-90%).

I used process explorer to open up the threads for svchost.exe and I can see multiple instances of ntdll.dll!RtlUserThreadStart using up to 10% of my CPU and having very high "Cycles Delta" numbers. Not sure if that is the source of my problems or how I would fix that if it is.

Dell Latitude E6430 Intel Core I5-3320M CPU @ 2.60GHz 4 GB RAM Windows 7 64 bit


A:Windows process using tons of my physical memory

Does this happen when idle? Or only if you're running applications?

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Can anyone help me!!! My Cpu usage is 0% but physical memory is 27 %, 33 processes and i dont have any programms installed just my driver for my video card and sound card!!!

A:Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit (Physical Memory)

Quote: Originally Posted by RPCMKD

Can anyone help me!!! My Cpu usage is 0% but physical memory is 27 %, 33 processes and i dont have any programms installed just my driver for my video card and sound card!!!

And that is a problem why? win 7 usually has far more processes than that, and it puts some of its memory in a fast cache for when you need it.

It is perfectly normal

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Our desktop computer had slowed to a near stop. I checked task manager. No applications are running. I checked memory usage. 93% physical memory is being used. The largest portion of that, well over 1,000,000, is being used by explorer.exe. Again, I tested it after I had closed all programs (which took forever and kept blacking out the screen) and windows. We have an external drive that has been working fine and suddenly is not being read by the computer. Don't know if it is all part of the same program. Were running a diagnostic on it and the diagnostic quit. No processes for the dianotic were still running to cause the high memory. Help!!

A:Windows 7 93% physical memory usage by explorer.exe

Hi jmatdrama,

What is the brand/model of your computer? Did this problem recently started happening? Have you installed any programs recently? Boot your computer to safe mode and try running a virus scan. Another thing you can do is to run a check disk repair. Here are the instructions on how to perform a check disk repair on your computer: Check your hard disk for errors

Hope everything works out well for you.

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I have had this error several times over the past few months but this time was the last straw. Any help would be most appreciated. Here is the minidump file: 051510-20264-01.dmp

A:Windows 7 physical memory dump during games


You a have TDR error which is a video error.

Make sure you have the latest graphics card drivers: Drivers & Software

Also make sure your graphics card is not overheating - check temps when it is under stress.


* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Attempt to reset the display driver and recover from timeout failed.
Arg1: fffffa8005cf34e0, Optional pointer to internal TDR recovery context (TDR_RECOVERY_CONTEXT).
Arg2: fffff8800300640c, The pointer into responsible device driver module (e.g. owner tag).
Arg3: 0000000000000000, Optional error code (NTSTATUS) of the last failed operation.
Arg4: 0000000000000002, Optional internal context dependent data.

Debugging Details:
fffff880`0300640c 4883ec28 sub rsp,28h






fffff880`059359c8 fffff880`02ce0ef8 : 00000000`00000116 fffffa80`05cf34e0 fffff880`0300640c 00000000`00000000 : nt!KeBugCheckEx
ffff... Read more

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Whenever I boot up my Dell Dimensions 8200 system running Windows XP Home, it goes through the POST tests on start (detecting hard drives and such), then a grey bar "fills up" across the width of the screen, then it goes to this screen with a blue background, and it's giving a few different messages. It started with

STOP:c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
Registry cannot load Hive (file):
its log, its memory, is corrupt, absent, or not writable.

Dumping physical memory to disk
physical memory dump complete
contact your administrator or system support group for further assistance

It automatically rebooted again.
This time it went through the POST, and then showed another blue screen like mentioned above, only this time the file was SystemRoot/System32/Config/DEFAULT went through that process of dumping the physical memory, then the next file was SystemRoot\System32\Config\DEFAULT Windows XP loading screen showed, then another Auto Reboot

Then another dumping physical memory with another file SystemRoot\System32\Config\Security

After this (about 30 minutes or so) I gave up, and just gave up.

I tried booting into Safe Mode, as well as Safe Mode with Command Prompt, and none worked. It resulted in more Registry File Failures, dumping memory to disk crap. So, as it is now, I am unable to boot into Windows at all...and Im kinda lost here.

What could be causing this? and how can I stop it, or fix it?

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A:Windows XP Home: dumping physical memory

did you get a response by email or something because i am having the same problem. have you fixed it yet?

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I cannot reload windows, because I get the blue screen and/or Physical memory dump. When I load into windows. Nothing comes up, when I run task manager and "run" I used to be able to type explorer and windows would pop up. Now I get a permission denied error. I'm currently running windows in safe mode w/ networking. Which allows me to get into windows properly. There is definately a virus on this computer that AVG cannot completely remove. Here is my Hijack this log. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:34:19 AM, on 1/31/2009Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)Boot mode: Safe mode with network supportRunning 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\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\TEMP\hfe34.tmpC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\explorer.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32�... Read more

A:Physical Memory Dump Windows not loading

I forgot to mention that I did take my computer to a repair shop. I was told that windows could not be reloaded because my motherboard is shot.

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Hi there!

This is my first post and hopefully i will get some help.

I am getting this BSOD sometimes randomly and have just noticed that I get it while trying to reactivate avast!, or uninstall or upgrading or repairing avast. A program I liked and that worked until a while ago.

I run:
? OS - Windows 7? x64
? What was original installed OS on system? Nothing - i've built my computer and got the OS from my university.
? Age of system (hardware) probably 1-2 years
? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS? dont know

? AMD Athlon II x4 640
? NVIDIA Geforce GTS 450
? msi gf615m-p33/msi gf615m-p31
? 500 watt Earthwatts
I have followed the guide and am posting the files correctly i hope.

Other weird things with my computer:

I keep getting .....exe can not be validated and get to chose between ignore, ignore always, cancel. This is really annoying and perhaps an indicator of something wrong?

I also have a print spool problem but perhaps this is the wrong forum for this?

A:Windows 7 BSOD physical memory dump

I suggest starting all troubleshooting with the following diagnostic tests (located at this link: Hardware Diags ). They'll save you a lot of time and heartache if there is a hardware failure, and you'll have the disks on hand in case you need them in the future:


H/W Diagnostics:
Please start by running these bootable hardware diagnostics:
Memory Diagnostics (read the details at the link)
HD Diagnostic (read the details at the link) - Test ALL of the hard drives.

Also, please run one of these free, independent online malware scans to ensure that your current protection hasn't been compromised: Free Online AntiMalware Resources (read the details at the link)
There are also free, bootable antivirus disks at this link: Free Online AntiMalware Resources - Bootable Disks

FWIW - I suspect a malware infection, so please run the antimalware scans and post back if it finds anything. We'll move on from there.

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Why is my physical memory so high in Windows 7 starter?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Starter, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU N450 @ 1.66GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 28 Stepping 10
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 987 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator 3150, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 140006 MB, Free - 70154 MB; D: Total - 12316 MB, Free - 2044 MB; E: Total - 98 MB, Free - 92 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 3660
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled

A:Solved: Why is my physical memory so high in Windows 7 starter

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Operating System XP Computer Dell Dimension 4600.

I get a blue screen saying that a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to my computer.

Tech infor provided xxx stop: OxOOOOOO7E (OxCOOOOOO5, OxBO4ECESF, OxF8AE9BBC, Ox8AE98B8

I can start back up in the safe mode or otherwise, but sometime later I get the blue screed and same message again (Different Tech info but same format).

After booting up, I get another error messsge as follows: c:/Windows?system32/ecmpoopo.dll not found.

I tried system restore, but cannot find any date that I can go back to!

Please help someone!

Fred Atterberry

A:Solved: Windows shut down and Physical Memory dump.

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Whenever I boot up my AMD Athlon 2500+ system running Windows XP Home, it goes through the POST tests on start (detecting hard drives and such), then a grey bar "fills up" across the width of the screen, then it goes to this screen with a blue background, and it's giving a few different messages. It started with

STOP:c0000218 {Registry File Failure}
Registry cannot load Hive (file):
or its log or alternate or it is corrpt, absent, or not writable.

Dumping physical memory to disk <percentage here%>

And it had a counter percentage that was increasing, when it complete, it flashed a quick message to the monitor (I couldnt read it it flashed by so fast. So, then it went to the Windows XP flash screen with the green loading bars and after a few seconds (maybe 10-20), it automatically rebooted again.

This time it went through the POST, and then showed another blue screen like mentioned above, only this time the file was SystemRoot/System32/Config/DEFAULT went through that process of dumping the physical memory, then the next file was SystemRoot\System32\Config\DEFAULT Windows XP loading screen showed, then another Auto Reboot

Then another dumping physical memory with another file SystemRoot\System32\Config\Security

After this (about 30 minutes or so) I gave up, and just gave up.

I tried booting into Safe Mode, as well as Safe Mode with Command Prompt, and none worked. It resulted in more Registry File Failures, du... Read more

A:Windows XP Home: dumping physical memory to disk?

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The detailed report of the problem is given below,
Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 16393

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 24
BCP1: 00000000000C08A5
BCP2: 0000000000000000
BCP3: 0000000000000000
BCP4: 0000000000000000
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 768_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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Skydrive link for dmp file : https://skydrive.live.com/redir.asp...sid=FED34CF249F119F6!102&authkey=*qVuhPCxwa0$
Im not a expert in analysing the dump file. Any help to point out the reason for the crash would be great. Its a brand new laptop machine.

A:Windows reboot and dumps to physical memory - BSOD

From the recommendations found over internet, I'm done with tests like

chkdsk /r and sfc /scannow

and found nothing negative in the results. (no bad sectors and no integrity violations found)

Any one tell me the real root cause from the dump file I have given?

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I need help, I just buyed a new Computer with ASrock K7VT2 and AMD XP 2200. I tried to clean install my Windows XP Pro, but after the files copied and the windows boot from HD to continue the installation, the "Dump physical memory" always occured. It said that I should turn off the HD Chaching or Shadowing from BIOS, but there's no option about such things on my BIOS, so I can't even complete the Installation of the Windows. Can someone help me ?
I have a Geforce4 MX video card and 512 MB memory.

A:Windows XP can't install, Dump physical memory error

I believe the problem may be the video card .See the attached link for more link

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hey all, im running XPSP3 here and when i go to task manager i see PF usage. i checked SIW (little system app) and the numbers it gave don't corespond to what task manager is giving.

thanks guys

A:Does PF in task manager mean the physical use of RAM?

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I noticed that if I leave my PC on for a long time, and even if I don't open any application, that the RAM (Physical Memory) Usage, as reported by the "Performance" tab in Windows Task Manager, will increase as time progresses. I'm curious what will happen if I leave my PC turned on indefinitely without rebooting (several weeks, months), will the RAM usage eventually go to 100% or over, forcing windows to shut down? Is this a system design flaw inherent to Windows OS? Thanks.

A:Physical Memory Usage phenomenon, Windows design flaw?

What you're seeing is a "memory leak", an occurrence where a program claims more and more memory as it runs, but never releases it back to the OS. It's difficult to tell where it comes from, but have a look at the task manager, look for the memory usages of different programs and try to find one that increases memory consumption over time without going back.

But the problem itself may be located in a program you're running (even hidden), in a faulty driver, or even it may be a virus. I doubt that it's a problem with Windows itself, but it's not impossible of course. I leave my computer on for long periods (days, if not weeks) and never had a problem with RAM memory going short, and the few Windows-based servers that exist out there are in fact running always-on for years, with maybe a reboot once in a while, but generally no other problems.

As a routine, try a virus scan to see if you've got something nasty to discard the problem, or try safe mode and see if it repeats there.

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about 2-3 days ago I noticed my computer used alot of memory just after booting up and eventually shuts down. I have a 8gb ram (around 4gb is being used since im using 32bit). Before i could play games while browser is open it used around 80~%. How do prevent the usage to going so high?

A:Windows 7 ultimate 32bit high physical memory usage

Why are you using 32-bit with 8GB RAM?

Try a clean startup - Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

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My computer had been running fine since I bought it months ago and today all of the sudden when starting the icons won't load, nor do most of my programs. I can only run it now on safe mode and it looks like its a memory problem. The task manager shows 0 Free physical memory although barely any programs are running. Here are some screenshots to show in more detail. I'm not sure what to do, I've run Malwarebytes and removed all the objects that it detected but it hasn't salved the problem. I am thinking of reinstalling windows but I've read in other similar posts that didn't help.

Please help...

PS Excuse the photos being rotated, in safe mode I'm not even able to rotate photos.

A:Windows barely runs, 0 free physical memory problem

Memory is not your problem as you can see right at the bottom in the status bar it says "Physical Memory: 18% to 22%" that implies your memory is not even half used. The "Free" status is nothing but zeroed memory, it means nothing. "Available" is the important item you should be looking at. In either case Memory is not the cause of your problem.

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i have an iqon laptop wont start windows kept dumping physical memory now cant even get into safe mode or any other mode error stopc0000218

A:system date 4/11/2005 xp windows keeps dumping physical memory now cant get into wind

Hi, STOP: C0000218 is a registry file failure.
How to recover from a corrupted registry that prevents Windows XP from starting

Tapping the F10 button at start up will launch the iQon System Recovery.
This will take the Pc back to how it left the factory and all files and data will be overwritten and lost.

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okay, well randomly when i am just using msn or whatever my computer will go onto a blue screen and then eventually reset.
it says
technical information:
"***STOP: 0x0000004E (0x00000099,0x000cc78D,0x00000003,0x00000000)

dont really hav a clue any help would b appreciated

A:windows blue screen...sumthin bout physical memory dump

Hi and Welcome to TSF

Use memtest to test your memory

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I do have a question?

We have a space in harddisk ,called virtual memory.  In addition to DRAM ,Operating System  uses this  virtual memory to store and run applications. Virtual memory makes up for the need of space required.

I think that the physical memory DRAM is not needed. Virtual memory inside the hard disk is  sufficient. 

By avoiding DRAM we  can save the cost of  physical DRAM. We can also save lot of time that is involved in associating the pages between DRAM and Virtual memory.

Of course , virtual memory provided by the hard disk is slow. But  in current trends we can research , to increase the speed of magnetic drums being used by the harddisk to store data. 

Thanks ,

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If I choose to rais the amount of virtual memory the system uses does this meen that the computer will not show as much Physical Memory or not be able to utalize it?

A:Virtual Memory And Physical Memory

Virtual memory is actually not memory. It is simulated memory area on the HDD. When you are using a lot of virtual memory, your system will actually run slower. HDD access is considerably slower than RAM access. The OS will page memory out to the HDD to make more physical memory available to itself or applications, as needed.

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Well Today When i go to start up my computer i get a blue screen saying physical memory dump at the start up, and it crashs after a second or two of showing the blue screen. I switch ram and it does the same thing. So i pop in my windows cd and try to format and reinstall. AT around 90% of copying the files to the harddrive it says it cannot copy soandso file, and keeps sayin that to each file after then proceeds to a blue screen..

I thought it might be the harddrive so i switch to another and tried to reinstall windows and still the same thing... I also tried to do this with another windows cd and still the same thing...

Whats going on here? Is the bios corrupted? What do i do..

A:Physical dump memory, comp crash, format install windows not working

Start ruling things out. Is there another computer you could try the disk on? If it works then, you have eliminated the disk as a possible problem. Keep eliminating things it could be and that will lead you to what is causing the problem. Hope this helps.

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I need some help here.

I have encounter the error when I use AVG7.1 free version to scan.

The computer has rebooted from a bugcheck. The bugcheck was: 0x1000007f (0x00000008, 0x80042000, 0x00000000, 0x00000000). A dump was saved in: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini071206-02.dmp.

I run memtest86 and the results are:

with dual RAM, there are tons of errors under test 8.
with individual each RAM, no errors

each set of test is done at 2 passes.


1) I have AVG 7.1 free and norton systemwork 2002 installed in my com
2) I am running xp service pack 1. I can't run xp service pack 2. whenever I installed xp service pack 2, my com will automatically restart when it enter windows.
3) Tried formatting and reinstalling windows doesn't help.

A:Physical dump memory, comp crash, format install windows not working.

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

I have moved your post to it`s own thread. This will save any confusion.

I find multiple culprits in your minidumps.

You are running two antivirus programmes. AVG and Symantec/Norton. This is not a good idea, because it can cause conflicts. You should uninstall Symantec/Norton and see if your computer becomes more stable.

I also find the the footprint of Zonealarm. Again, this may be a conflict with Symantec/Norton.

If after uninstalling your Symantec/Norton security product you still have problems, please attach more minidumps.

As for your ram errors on test 8 with both sticks, this might be caused by a ram incompatibility issue, or possible a ram timing issue.

Make sure your ram isn`t overclocked in any way.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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I have 3gb installed on this computer
But only 762 mb physical memory. WHY .
It used to have way more physical memory
but i let my friend borrow it so im wondering. .

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit

A:Low physical memory?

Welcome to the forum.

See if this tutorial helps you.

Post back for further suggestions.

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mine says

total 1917
cached 1293
free 0

does that mean i am using 1293 mb?

how can i clear it up

A:Physical Memory

where did you read that

What does the bios read for memory ?
whats OS (windows XP, Mac) are you using

if windows
what does it have in
control panel
about halfway down - that will be physical memory seen by windows - less any shared memory used for graphics

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Why usage of the physical memory doubles to 2 GB when the machine is idle and after msconfig has been cleaned? Thanks

A:physical memory

'Cause it is Vista which has known memory management issues. Killing the startup processes in msconfig does not even begin to stop all the junk Vista is doing behind the scenes. Defragging, indexing, etc.  If you install all the Vista Service Packs and perform these tweaks: http://www.pctuneuptips.com/tips/vista_tweaks/ You can almost make Vista as clean and stable as Windows 7.   

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Ok so you might understand this last morning i was opening pc (windows 7) then i open windows explorer it took me some time to before it pops up, when i try opening task manager my memory usage 80%-100%.my computer has 4Gb Ram .but it really doesn't make sense please take a look on my task manager.since i don't run some programs in startup that doesn't really usefull.

I don't think it's a virus/malware issue since I run frequent scans with Avast and Spybot and Malwarebytes and they aren't coming up with anything., i tried deleting the %temp% and some junk files with Ccleaner.

My PC Specs

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Hello, I am new to this forum so please bare with me if my post is out of line. I am somewhat concerned with my Physical memory reading by taskmanager. I am running Windows XP Home, with SP2. I have 512mb physical memory, which came with the machine. I believe somewhere around 64mb, is reserved for video graphics, although somewhere I read it could be as much as 256mb. The computer is a Compaq SR163ONX., 3500+AMD Atholn 64 Processor and a 200 GB hard drive. In the preformance tab of taskmanager, under physical memory, I show Total:457192 (K), Available: 172448(K), and System cache: 255443 (K). My concern is, should there be more available than the 172448 (K), or am I missinterpeting the readings. I have wittled my startup (msconfig) to 7 processes, and my running process to 37 from 47. I would like to get it down further, but I believe those that are still running are necessary as per internet research. I am running AVG Free as my av, I run AdAware and SpyBot at least twice a week as well as ewido, so I believe the machine is pretty clean of nasties. I have no problem with the operation of the machine, just my concern over the task managers readings. What brought this to my attention was the reading on my other machine. It is running Windows XP with SP1. It is a Compaq S6020WM. It had 256 mb of ram with a 40 gb hard drive. I installed another 256mb of memory to total 512mb. The task manager reading in it reads: Total: 515568, Available: 249228 and System Cache: 367220. I be... Read more

A:Physical Memory

The task manager may not give accurate total readings.
If you want to verify what shows as installed and what is being shared by your video card download Everest Home Edition V1.51 from oldversion.com
(you will find it in the utilities section. V1.51 is the last freeware version of Everest that has a software module which is very helpful, so get that and not later versions.

By the way, running XP on a computer without SP2 opens your computer to myriads of unpatched exploits. SP2 is primarily a security update and is critical for you to have installed.

Microsoft no longer supports computers running anything below SP2 so the absence of it means you also do not have subsequent critical updates.

I'll tell you one thing: I wouldn't want my email address to be in that computer!

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Hello guys,

I installed a Windows XP x86 on my PC. But when I open the system information window in the System Summary tab, in the right-hand pane and at bottom the following are written:

Total Physical memory 768.00 MB Available Physical memory 270.41 MB !!

Why Available Physical memory is 270.41 MB please?

PS: My system is very slow and also very slower when start up. Isn't that less Available Physical memory the source of that slowness?

A:Available physical memory

every program and process uses RAM theres thousands of back ground tasks going on which will all take tiny amount away. which is why you dont have much avaliable.

the fact that your system is slow is because you have such a low amount of ram in the first place. even back in 2001 1gb was the minimum most people had.

nower days 4gb+ is considered the minimum and 8gb+ is recommended for most users other than web browsers and email users.

basically more ram is your friend. its cheap and cheerful these days and an easy thing to upgrade.

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I noticed a member of the forum had a similar problem except his solution doesn't apply to me.

[SOLVED] Physical Memory All Being Used

Recently my computer has been using all of the physical memory available (95-97%) causing it to have small periods where it freezes us. I have 2.4G of RAM and don't really run too many apps at once. My processes usually shows 60 processes running.

I don't think it's a virus or malware issue. I run scans with Avast frequently.

The main culprit seems to be Firefox. When I check the processes it seems to be using up 1,000,000+ of memory and after that is a plug-in container.exe for Firefox. I don't have any add-ons installed other than Download Helper.

I don't understand why firefox is using that much. I do have a number of tabs open but they're mostly forums and some sports related tabs that I like to have open.

Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated...

Thanks in advance

A:Physical Memory Being All Used Up

Scroll down to the lower part of this page and try that: The plugin-container.exe is using 100% cpu usage??? | Firefox Support Forum | Firefox Help

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Hello everyone.I bought another pc with windows 7 pro.my old pc has windows 7 premium and I reinstalled it in my basement trying to fix that memory problem which makes the computer almost unusable.Is it possible to copy my new pc with windows 7 pro on the old pc ,this way removing windows 7 premium ? could this repair the memory problem?My next step would be to garbage the old pc which is an Emachine purchased 6 years ago.a cheap pc but did the job for me.
thanks in advance for any help
Jean-Guy Roberge

A:physical memory at 90 and above

physical memory at 90 and aboveClick to expand...

I don't understand what this title means.
I bought another pc with windows 7 proClick to expand...

What's the brand name and model name and model number of that PC?
my old pc has windows 7 premium
Is it possible to copy my new pc with windows 7 pro on the old pcClick to expand...



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my sys says 4gigs of physical memory but i have 8 gigs of stix whats up & how do i eneble the rest ?

A:physical memory

Two things

First are you running a X64 version or X86 Version? Cause if you are running a X86 you can only run 4 gigs.

Second can your mobo handle 8 gigs of ram?

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Acer Aspire 5610-2273 with dual core T2060 and 1G DDR2
Physical memory constantly running at or above 85%, what's the problem?

A:physical memory

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