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Constantly running out of C: memory

Q: Constantly running out of C: memory

Hi,

I am running Vista Home Basic. I have good computer knowledge and skills although certainly not an expert. I can't understand why I am constantly getting the low C: memory warning. I store all pictures and music, etc. on a separate hard drive, and I have carefully gone over my program files and uninstalled any that didn't seem worthwhile. I have a 70 gig hard drive which seems like lots and is more than any computer I've owned before. Sometimes it seems that if I delete files, etc. to clear up memory and the next time I come back to my computer I'm out of memory again. I often get the "could not complete back up due to insufficient memory" notice. I'm unclear on what is being backed up and if this is part of the problem.

I have 3 GB of RAM and the Virtual Memory is currently set at 3242 MB

Help!

Thanks.

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A: Constantly running out of C: memory

Originally Posted by Merawder62


Hi,

I am running Vista Home Basic. I have good computer knowledge and skills although certainly not an expert. I can't understand why I am constantly getting the low C: memory warning. I store all pictures and music, etc. on a seperate hard drive, and I have carefully gone over my program files and uninstalled any that didn't seem worthwhile. I have a 70 gig hard drive which seems like lots and is more than any computer I've owned before. Sometimes it seems that if I delete files, etc. to clear up memory and the next time I come back to my computer I'm out of memory again. I often get the "could not complete back up due to insufficient memory" notice. I'm unclear on what is being backed up and if this is part of the problem.

Help!

Thanks.



Hi and welcome to vista forums

WE could use some info on your computer like how much memory you have, but I think you are running low on "virtual memory". Virtual memory or page file is set in the system control panel>advanced settings. Dependant on the amount of RAM you have it should be set for between 1 and 2 times the amount of ram. If you run out of RAM more and more things are stored in the page file untill it too is out of space. thats when y ou get the low memory warning.

If you like I can walk you thru the settings and where to change them, just tell us how much ram you have.

Virtual Memory Paging File - Change

hope this helps

Ken

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Hi.
I currently have 4GB of DDR3 RAM and when I run most applications - mainly games it will automatically tab out of the game after about 2 minutes and tell me windows is low on memory and to close the application.

I have attatched a screenshot showing my task manager processes showing that there is 0 free physical memory with nothing running. I have tried re-installing windows which didnt help.

Any ideas?

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However you do have 72 services running. Open Task manager again and click the second tab at the top labeled, processes. Here you can see the file that is running and how much CPU and Ram cycles it's munching.
Right click any that are very high memory users and end process.
Some things are critical and your puter might fall over, don't worry you have only stopped them during the current session, just restart.

When you find any high users post back and we'll set about disabling them or setting so they only run when you say so.

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I had a big issue last week with my Dell XPS Laptop (here's the post regarding that: Windows barely runs, 0 free physical memory problem)

Things run fine again except that when I open for example Photoshop and have another program running like firefox or chrome then I get ''out of memory, please close the following program: Photoshop CS6"

Before I did this new install I could easily run photshop and both chrome and mozilla running. I'm not sure why this has now changed dramatically. I have 8mb of RAM so I'm not sure what to do. I've tried playing around with the memory allocation in Photoshop but that doenst seem to help much either.. Here's screens of the memory situation with both mozilla and photoshop open. Again, this was never a problem before, can someone help please?

I decided to do a clean install and this time have installed all sorts of maintenance programs like CCleaner, Malwarebytes to make sure that things are kept clean.

Thanks ahead of time...

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Were those performance screenshots taken without any programs running?

If not, what programs were running?

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Memory is divided between C/operating system and D /data. The C/drive repeatedly runs low on memory. I cannot continue until I remove at least 3 gb of material. This just started recently. Any Clues?

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Hey guys, I am running Vista on an AMD Phenom X4 9150e with 4gb ram. My hard drive is constantly running and chugging away pretty good too, reading rather than writing i believe. My cpu and memory usage are quite high and my system is running relatively slow for doing simple things like opening a browser. I have attached a screenshot of the system resource monitor with basically nothing running but hijack this and a browser. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have run scans with malware bytes and adaware, as well as AVG which all come up clean. Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 10:14:54 AM, on 10/11/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18813)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\DAEMON Tools Pro\DTProShellHlp.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Windows\SysWow64\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10b.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exeC:\Program Files (x86)\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://ie.redirect.hp.com/svs/rdr?TYPE=3&a...ion&pf=cndtR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = ht... Read more

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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. Please include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Please refrain from running tools or applying updates other than those we suggest while we are cleaning up your computer. The reason for this is so we know what is going on with the machine at any time. Some programs can interfere with others and hamper the recovery process.Even if you have already provided information about your PC, we need a new log to see what has changed since you originally posted your problem.Please download OTL from following mirror:This is THE MirrorSave it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Click the "Scan All Users" checkbox.Push the button.Two reports will open, copy and paste them in a reply here:OTL.txt <-- Will be openedExtra.txt <-- Will be minimizedIn the upper right hand corner ... Read more

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I reinstalled Vista not too long ago, and things seemed to be going smoothly. Then one day, I noticed that the computer would stop responding, and would stay like that for long periods of time. It would eventually fix, but about a minute later, it would freeze again and stay that way for about five minutes.

Well, the first time it happened, I just ignored it by restarting the computer. For a long time, it had stopped doing that.

Until recently though, it has been doing it again, and I have no idea why. The strange thing is, I haven't installed anything recent (except a few games), and I haven't messed with anything crucial to windows. Another thing, I don't even have to touch the computer or activate anything... it'll just do it automatically (watch as no programs run, yet Vista will off and on take up all the memory). The "Freeze" moments will last a good 1-3 minutes, and I may have a good minute before it uses up all 900mb of memory again.

Also, sometimes restarting will fix it for a while, while sometimes I can restart and it'll happen instantly.

Here is what happens whenever it starts doing what I am talking about. Sorry that the picture is so big.

It'll use up all the ram, then it'll lower a bit (But things won't work still), then it'll lower to about 250mb of memory. I can do stuff during that time, but eventually it'll kick back up to using all 900mb of memory. Yes, I know I should have a lot more for... Read more

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I just got a PC from a family member for college. It's a MSI G72 7QF. I reset it to start fresh and it went smoothly. I noticed some stuttering when multi tasking so I checked task manager and saw that the CPU is always at 100%. I did all the updates and manually went through device manager making sure all drivers were updated, and nothing helped. I took a little video of the task manager.
 

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Hello,Pasting in contextual information from another topic ~ OBHere is a little history.March 30th A Windows problem first became evident as the CPU spiked to 100% and on reboot, Windows would not boot up stating it could be a hardware or software problem. At that time I thought it was the motherboard and had it swapped out because the error I had was different but the symtoms were the same prior to the system not booting.April 6th got the laptop back from HP and put in my HD to boot from. It worked for a day and then the CPU spiking issue was found, only this time with no failure to boot.Since that date I have tried to isolate the issue but to no avail. I have tried various restore dates and images, as well as manipulating the data on the master image (delete WoW before issue is active and reinstall it from scratch). None of it has worked.My latest attempt was to restore from my oldest image available [the other night]. It was left restoring and hasn't been tested yet. I am not sure if the "issue" will be visible on it. I tested one last night 3-4 weeks later (Feb 16th date) and it was but apparently never became active for close to 2 months...End of added material. ~ OBThis is in reference to http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic219056.html and http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/218815/cpu-runs-at-100-constantly/.I have attached the log files that you requested. I had to run this from safe mode however. It still took close to 10-15 minutes to create.I have re... Read more

A:CPU running at 100% constantly

Hello All,

I wanted to provide an update to this. I blew away the image last night hoping to restore from the factory settings and get it up and running. That worked for about an hour before the symptoms came back. That normally leads me to think that there is something on my home network that is passing a virus along before I can patch windows, but to add further confusion to this topic, the same situation has occurred on my work laptop. Both are HP NC6400. That is the only similarity. The work laptop is running XP and my home machine Vista. I had both machines rebuilt and the work one without ever stepping into my house exhibited the same issue on a fresh build. Is it possible that there is something resident in the BIOS of these machines, or that a Virus screwed up the CPU's?

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It seems I have had some lag of late, and I thought it was due to a loose connection in my CD-RW....but since I have completely removed the CD-RW, as it seemed to stop the lag for a day or so, i continue to get the same thing over again...CPU constantly running resulting in lag

It isnt spyware/or a virus, as I've check into that pretty thoroughly...

To me, it sounds like the CPU is constantly running and is somewhat loud during gaming...causing lag...
Anyone's help would be appreciated?

ty, Justin
 

A:CPU constantly running...

right click the task bar and open the task manager, click the processes tab and look at the columns for both CPU and for memory usage. Use the msconfig.exe to check what apps are starting up with bootup too. or try this; http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
 

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Hello there! I'm a gamer, love to play FPS's but unfortunately my HP Laptop is rather slow... My cpu is constantly running at 100%, it is a few years old and idk the specs on it as it's been handed down too me. Would like if someone can get in an active chat with me or teamspeak so it would be easier to help. Thank you.
 

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I have a Dell.. with Windows Vista. The computer sounds like its constantly running even when I am not doing anything on it at all. I have scanned with Malware Anti bytes. I have mcaffee anti virus on the computer. when I do my task manager there is dwm.exe that uses 43,560K memory , explorer.exe uses around 53,800K, and iexplore is using 43,450K , I have 58 proccesses running, CPU usage is 52% and Physical Memory is 44%, that is with me just on here typing this, with mcaffee running...is that normal? I have looked up pretty well everything in that list and it all seems normal. I have included a HiJack this log to see if there is something in it can someone please let me know. I would appreciate it.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:58:08 AM, on 15/11/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16757)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
c:\PROGRA~1\mcafee.com\agent\mcagent.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Windows\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\NoAds\NoAds.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehmsas.exe
C:\Windows\system32\conime.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Users\Sweetc\Desktop\Programs\HiJackThis.exe
C:\Windows\system32\SearchFilterHost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\DllHost.exe

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I justed did a clean install of my operating system now my cpu is constantly running at100%. My system specs are for the cpu 3.0 ghz with HT and 512mb ram.
 

A:my cpu is constantly running at 100% help me

Maybe you have a virus

Could be that you have a virus, Last time I did a clean istall, i got one doing windows update.

Hey, buy another 512! too, :hotbounce
 

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Over the past couple of days my laptop has declined in its speed and is constantly running at 100% process. I have done a virus scan with AVG and have found no results that have caused a threat to my system and i have tried to delete a few program files but to no success. I am stuck at what to do really next? Any help would be great

Here is my HijackThis log:
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:48:19 PM, on 7/6/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\carpserv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDLL32.exe
D:\Microsoft Office 2007\Office12\GrooveMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_05\bin\jusched.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Sony\SONICS~1\SsAAD.exe
C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin 802.11g Wireless Card Configuration Utility\utility.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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I was wondering what would it take to find out why a CPU would constantly run?
 

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:03:46, on 26/06/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\ACS\AOLAcsd.exe
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C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
c:\APPS\Powercinema\Kernel\TV\CLCapSvc.exe
c:\APPS\Powercinema\Kernel\TV\CLSched.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLServer.exe
c:\APPS\HIDSERVICE\HIDSERVICE.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Shared Files\CLML_NTService\CLMLService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\HPZipm12.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\VTTimer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\Voyager100Test\fts.exe
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My laptop fan is constantly running at high speeds. From the moment I turn it on it is loud , high and doesn't slow down. I took every bit of it apart, cleaned it well and left no dust. The operating system runs smoothly, no lag or drag when online or running files and such. I did a quick scan for malware or viruses and it found nothing suspicious. I bought my Laptop in 2014 so it's not that old and I haven't had any problems with it at all thus far. I'm a bit confused and frustrated because I don't know what the issue is. Any help is appreciated, thanks!

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Hi,

I hope you can help with this problem. My friend computer is running at 100% virtually all the time and the computer keeps freezing up. I have attached the "HiJackThis" report.

Kind regards

Tony Farthing
 

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Hi,

I have two computers, one computer runs smoothly at a cpu level of around 10%, and has less RAM, hard drive space, and runs more cpu related tasks, it has a duel core 2.4, my other computer, however, runs at 100% all the time, no matter how many processes I kill in tskmgr.exe, it runs incredibly slow, it has a duel core 2.2.

I've ran malwarebytes, CCleaner, registry cleaner, defrag, and it still runs at 100%, it didn't used to do this, it's happened for at least two months, but it keeps getting worse.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) II Dual-Core Mobile M500, AMD64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3838 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD M880G with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 232273 MB, Free - 71833 MB; D: Total - 232275 MB, Free - 58090 MB;
Motherboard: Packard Bell, SJV50TR
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Disabled

Please, if you know what I need to do to get my CPU running healthily, please tell me.

The highest process (CPU) Is Hamachi with 20%.
 

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My CPU usage is always running at 50-55%, which it wasn't doing a week ago. When I check the "Processes" tab under Task Manager, there isn't any application/browser/programs that are taking up that cpu usage. I also ran a virus check with TrendMicro and it came up with nothing. I'd like to be able to know what is running in the background and stop it. It's making work related programs and browsing more slow.

Here is my Hijackthis log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 5:23:17 PM, on 10/31/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6002.18005)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exe
C:\Program Files\TeamViewer\Version5\TeamViewer.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\On-Screen OSD Indicator\OSD.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\IAAnotif.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\hpwuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Plugin Manager\skypePM.exe
C:\hp\kbd\kbd.exe
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A:CPU Constantly Running at 50-55%

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Hi, posted yesterday re the fan on my HP running all the time, dusted the fans as per the reply but it's still blowing.

Someone who came over last night looked at a performance table somewhere on the computer and said that alot of the programs were running 99% thus setting the fan off. He didn't know any more and I can't remember how he got to that info? Help please!
 

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I have a Compaq Presario PC, windows XP W/SP2 installed. Model # SR1503WM. The CPU constantly runs whether computer is being used or not. I have checked the task manager and it shows CPU as 0% and compaq connections agent as the only application running. I have 1.24GB of RAM installed. I have Norton installed and AVG and have checked for spyware and computer seems to be clean of any. The unit seems to be cool as it is not hot when felt or air from it, and also is free of dust clogging vents and inside of unit. What could be the problem. It is 2 years old this month. The noise runs me crazy after a while, thanks!
 

A:CPU constantly running

Hello Lutzlady. There maybe something at the end of this link that will help you out.
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
 

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I just bought a refurb Z50-70 from the Lenovo outlet.  Straight out of the box at startup the fan was running full blast, though the computer remains quite cool -- not warm in the slightest.  Even in sleep mode, lying on its front, the fan was running 100%.  I have the latest BIOS and have downloaded the most recent updates to the power manager.   I got this computer for a nice price and I'd hate to have to return it... Any suggestions?

A:Z50 Fan Running Constantly

Welcome to the forum! Since the machine is more than likely under some kind of warranty I would avoid opening it up to see what the problem is.  If it were me,  I would just return it for replacement or repair.  The fan problem could be an indication of other things that maybe wrong with it.  Best to have it checked over.

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In Windows Task Manager, under the Performance Tab, my CPU is showing at 100% permanently. I've tried closing down some of the high runner processes but nothing makes any difference.

I've run several cleaners (RegCure, CCleaner etc) but again nothing makes any difference.
My PC is constantly freezing, hanging, sputtering and is becoming unusable.

I also noticed that when I manage to perform a normal shutdown, everything goes normally BUT my screen stays on, and the power button light remains on, but I can hear the drives and fan stopping. I then have to perform a manual powerdown by holding the on/off button for about 8-10 seconds.

My machine is a 3.06 GHz Pentium 4 Compaq Presario, 18 month old, O/S is Windows XP Home Edition, with SP 2.
Anyone out there have any ideas?
Thanks in advance
 

A:CPU running at 100% constantly

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Model: Lenovo S41  
 
The fan has been a problem the past several months and has increased in the past few days. If I do anything remotely intensive, the fan starts running which really slows down the laptop to the point where I literally can't do anything. Any solutions? 
 
Thanks 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

A:S41 - Fan constantly running

That is usually caused by the vents that allow air to be drawn over the CPU heat sink being clogged with dust   Once the CPU gets hot, the system will slow down, and eventually just shut down to protect itself from a meltdown.     I would try using a vacuum cleaner hose and a can of computer cleaning air to blow/suck out the dust and see if that helps.     I that still fails, you may have to remove the base cover (see page 34 of the Lenovo S41/U41 Hardware Maintenance Manual) and clean the fan manually.     In rare case the heat sinks fail, or the thermal heatsink compund beween the CPU and the heat sink cracks and fails to transfer heat to the heat sink efficiently, mut most likely you will find the system is full of dust. Lenovo used to have a fan cleaning program in the Lenovo Energy Managment software, but I think it removed it for some reason.    It is supposed to run the fan backwards and forwards at high speed to try to clean the dust, but if it is really plugged, it probably will not work. Good luck. Lenovo S41/U41 S41-35 S41-70 S41-75 U41-70 Hardware Maintenance Manualhttps://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/lenovo_s41-35_s41-70_s41-75_u41-70_hmm_201503.pdf 

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Hello,
 
1. My task manager shows my CPU% and Memory% usage are being constantly tapped out and I cannot find the reason.
 
2. I use Avasts Free version and nothing has come up on a scan.
 
3. I've also run RogueKillerX64, and the problems stopped for a few minutes.
 
4. Currently running CCleaner Free.
 
Thank you

A:CPU and Memory constantly high

Hello there      Welcome to Bleeping Computer, I'm LighthouseParty. Let's run a couple of scans to see what could be causing this. Please download MiniToolBox to your desktopDouble click MiniToolBox.Select the following and then press go.Post the log in your next reply.Flush DNSReset IE Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList Installed ProgramsList Restore Points Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktopDouble click mbam-setup-x.x.x.xxxx and follow the on-screen instructions.On the dashboard, click update now.After that, click scan now - the scan will now begin.When the scan's completed, select apply actions - make sure the action is quarantine.Restart your computer.How to get the log.On the dashboard, select the history tab and click application logs.Select the log which has the time and date of when you did the scan.Click copy to clipboard and paste it into your reply. Please download Security Check to your desktopDouble click SecurityCheck and follow the on-screen instructions.A log should open, called checkup.txt.Please post the contents of it in your next reply. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit to your desktopDouble click it and click ok (Make sure to extract it to your desktop)When it opens, click next and then update.After it's updated, click next and then scan.If malware is detected, select clean, then restart your computer.Open 'MBAR' on your desktop and paste the contens in your reply of the following logs:mbar... Read more

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Is this a common problem? I'm having the exact same thing on a completely fresh install of windows. It started within hours of installing windows, even before I could finish installing all the other programs I wanted.*Moderator Edit:split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/561223/cpu-and-memory-constantly-high/ ~ Queen-Evie*

A:Constantly High CPU and Memory

Welcome aboard  Download Process Explorer: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspxUnzip ProcessExplorer.zip, and double click on procexp.exe to run the program.NOTE. Windows Vista, 7 and 8 users right click on procexp.exe, click "Run As Administrator".Click on View > Select Colunms.In addition to already pre-selected options, make sure, the Command Line is selected, and press OK.Go File>Save As, and save the report as Procexp.txt. Upload the file(s) here: http://www.sendspace.com/Click on Browse button and navigate to the file you want to upload.Click on Upload button.Click on FIRST Copy Link button and paste the link in your next reply.

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Hello!  My work PC running Windows 7 Pro is reporting the main drive is almost at capacity.  This machine has close to 1 Tb of memory and I am currently showing 12G "Free"
 
Even after running dick cleanup (which reported close to 8G of freeable space) the total "Used" increased instead of decreasing.
 
Please help and thanks in advance.

A:PC Memory constantly increasing

It could be that you've got hidden files in your partition. You've gotta clean it up. Just don't know how.

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I am using a HP Pavilion dv6 with an Intel i7-2630 QM, 6 GB RAM and AMD Radeon 6770M GPU (along with Intel Graphics Card). In the past few days, anytime I open a program, such as Mozilla, Chrome, Spotify, the computer's fans kick on. This has never happened in the past. Usually I have to run a video through the browser or play a game for the fans to turn on. The fan turns on when on AC power and when on battery. When this happens, the CPU usage is around 5-7% with 40-50% RAM usage (no change from the past). I am not sure why all of the sudden the laptop's fans are turning on. I have looked at the processes and do not see anything out of the norm and the average temp of the CPU's is about 51-54 C. I have not installed any new software in the past several months. Any input or ideas about why this may be happening would be greatly appreciated. I use Process Explorer and Core Temp to monitor my computer as well as Norton 360 as antivirus software. Thanks.

A:Computer's Fan Running Constantly

Please post a snapshot with Speccy for more system details -How to Publish a snapshot with Speccy <<-- Full Directions Here Now try to get one when the situation changes - Thank You

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I am running WinXP Pro SP3 and I have had an ongoing issue with my rundll32.exe suddenly spiking to 50% and then fluctuating around there. I use all the usual suspects (Spybot, CC Cleaner, Avira Antivir, Malwarebytes) and my system is clean of viruses and malware. I have prepared a HJT log file, a task manager screenshot and a system32 screenshot. The rundll32.exe icon is not the standard white icon or icon with a symbol, but looks more like a piece of paper. Is this normal for this icon?I will provide any other information to anyone who can provide me some assistance.Thank you in advance for you time and advice.

A:RUNDLL32.EXE is Running at 50% CPU Constantly

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 I 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 results.Follow the ... Read more

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hello, i have tried to get this done in another forum but read a few others and thought i would get ahead of the ideas and try you first...my disk is constantly running, won't shut down...i also posted this message in the other forum:

Hello, my hard drive won't stop running, at least i can hear the fan running all the time, and now outlook won't even send anything, I took norton off as was advised here, and installed avg free, but need some help!!!
Thanks!!!!!!
Pete

heres what i got back and my resopnse:

Hello and Welcome to TSF

First lets scan your system with these programs

Scan your pc with one of these free online scanners:
Panda ActiveScan
RAV AntiVirus
Housecall. Be sure to put a check the box beside AutoClean.
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Download / Install / Update / and Run:
Adaware SE check for any updates before running it.
Get the plug-in for fixing VX2 variants. You can download it at this SITE
To run this tool, install to the hard drive, then open Ad-aware->Add-ons and select VX2 Cleaner. Then click Run Tool and OK to start it. If it's clean, it will say Status System Clean. Otherwise, you will have to click on the Clean button to remove the VX2 infection.

Download and install Spybot S&D . Run Spybot and click on the 'Search for Updates' button. Install any updates that are available. Next c... Read more

A:disk is constantly running

anybody?

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My computer is now extremly slow. It sounds like there is a program running all of the time. I checked task manager and nothing is listed. I downloaded Hijack This and this is what the log
analized..

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 12:55:14 PM, on 10/22/2010
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17037)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Windows\sttray.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\Basics\Basics Status\MaxMenuMgrBasics.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 926\dlcxmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 926\memcard.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastUI.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe
C:\Windows\ehome\ehtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Bridge CS5\Bridge.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
c:\program files\common files\installshield\updateservice\isuspm.exe
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A:Computer constantly running

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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I just received a new HP 22-b052 AIO yesterday and as soon as I started it up, I could hear the fan on the left side (or right side from the back) constantly running. The sound from far away is unnoticeable but when I'm in front of it, it is loud. Is this normal for HP AIO (All in One)? I called HP tech support and spent hours recovering and reinstalling BIOS, running hardware tests but to no avail.  Also, could I replace the fan? Is this PC customizable, would I be able to switch out the mobo and CPU (and of course fan)? 

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Hi , i recently upgraded my laptops hard drive to a Samsung 840 evo 500GB SSD. Whilst i've noticed a massive improvement in performance there is one little annoyance , the fans on my laptop are constantly going on and off is there a way to combat this and is this a common problem ?

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Hi Bibbster,

Not a common problem no, if anything after fitting a SSD the fans should come on less as a SSD gives off no heat at all compared to a regular spinner.

Did any bios settings change when you installed it? I would have a look in the bios to see if there are any settings for fans etc.

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Older Fujitsu Lifebook N series notebook with Vista. Recently fans (2) both seem to operate at top speed as soon as the computer boots up, even from a cold start. Tried installing speedfan but it triggered a BSOD when scanning the hardware every time I tried to use it. Then tried Core Temp, that wouldn't install either. No BSOD, said something was blocking it, but I disabled Adaware and AVG. Laptop appears to operate normally except for the fan noise. Attached the hijackthis files. TIA.

ps...should have mentioned I took it apart, cleaned the fans (not that dirty), and re-pasted the CPU and heat sink.
 

A:Laptop fan(s) running constantly

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Recently started noticing that my laptop is being heavily taxed while at idle (I'm not doing anything). Looking in the task list, I found services.exe, svchost.exe and wscript.exe all floating around 15-20% of CPU capacity. Something, not sure what, is taking advantage of the scripting services in Windows and is constantly running.My DDS log:.
DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Run by KurchevA at 14:12:10 on 2011-09-30
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3036.2043 [GMT -4:00]
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AV: McAfee VirusScan Enterprise *Enabled/Updated* {918A2B0B-2C60-4016-A4AB-E868DEABF7F0}
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\Program Files\Fingerprint Sensor\AtService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\LSI SoftModem\agrsmsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InterVideo\RegMgr\iviRegMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\VirusScan Enterprise\EngineServer.exe
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A:wscript.exe constantly running

Ran Malwarebytes just to see if it noticed anything...found a trojan..

PUM.Hijack.Desktop

Searched the forum here and found nothing on this one. As I suspected, Malwarebytes was unable to remove it and the trojan has restarted after my system restarted. I'll keep searching.

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Hey, I have the following problem: For some time now, my U41-70 throttles down to 0.48 Ghz with the fan constantly running. This behaviour is likely to something called thermal throttling or BD PRODHOT, where other hardware tells the CPU to throttle down in order to not overheat. The throttling can be circumvented using Throttlestop (or MSR on Ubuntu), but having the fan constantly running is quite unbearable. I already tried a number of things, including updating the BIOS. Unfortunately, in the BIOS there does not seem to be an option to turn of thermal throttling altogether. I also cleaned the fan, and tried to change the fan speed manually. None of these measures had any effect. My interpretation of this is that some heat sensor is broken, because the the sensors I can access rarely show a temperature above 40C. I do not have any warranty any more, so I can not just send the laptop in. If I could make out where the faulty sensor is, I could maybe exchange that part of hardware. Does anybody have an idea what part I should replace, or how else I could solve this?I run my U41-70 on Windows and Ubuntu, with the problem occuring on both. I have a 256GB SSD, an Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB RAM.

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Long story of what's happened so far:

So about a week ago I was on firefox and using google search. I scrolled through the page and my firefox window closed. internet explorer opened for a brief second, it then closed itself, then a program called XP security 2011 downloaded itself and started running a virus scan. I just assumed it was a fake (I've had this sort of thing happen on other computers in the form of Spy Sheiff and something else years before). My internet was hijacked and I couldn't open any page in any browser. So I turned the computer off, ran malwarebytes anti-malware in safemode and it found a few things. I deleted everything that came up and I turned the computer back on in normal mode and I ran into a few other problems.

While the internet now worked, whenever I tried to open (mostly) any other program, it would ask what program I wanted to open it with (the list of the default programs). After a while of searching, I came across a registry fix for it, downloaded it and it worked.

Some point after that though I just ran more scans in Malwarebytes, and whenever I boot the computer normally it runs super slow. I pin pointed this to services.exe using the task manager but from what I read it seems that it's a genuine file that has malware attached to it. It's hogging every bit of CPU that isn't being used by everything else. If I run the computer in safe mode it might run at 80-90% which is definitely better then 100, but it&... Read more

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Over the last couple of weeks I have noticed that my notebook PC (DELL Inspiron 700m) hard drive has been running more or less 100% of the time the machine has been powered on. Task Mgr/Processes indicate that "msiexec.exe" is running at 99 and CPU usage is at 98-100%.
At the same time, I have also had several incidents of "about:blank" pages in IE (6.0) opeing themselves automatically. During a 30 minute period last night a total of 8 pages opened (I had 8 IE windows opened automatically).

1) are these two issues related?

2) I have checked that "Windows Installer" in Systems is set to "Manual".

3) I also try to turn off the msiexec.exe in "Processes", but it turns it self on within seconds again.

4) I have run multiple spyware software applications trying to find and delete the cause of the "about:blank" problem, which I think is a browser hijack, but to no use. I've run Webroot's "SpySweeper", SpyCatcher and F-Secure's "BlackLight" and Trend-Micro's online "HouseCall". Each of them found malware, but didn't solve the problem.

5) I am using Microsoft OneCare with Defender as my antivirus and malware protection.

I'm at a loss and unless someone has a solution I don't see any other way but to reformat in order to solve the problem.

Please help, someone.

Tor-Eddie
 

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I have a DV7T-1000 hp
version 6.6.6002 service pack 2 build 6002
x86-based pc
bios hp f.12 8/28/2008
smbios version 2.4

My fan has recently started running almost constantly and loud. I have gone into msconfig and gotten rid of everything that doesn't need to run. The computer will do this when stationary with fan area hanging off of table exposed. When I sleep it or shut it, the light on the exterior of the computer (that says hp) stays on and the fan runs on high. I don't believe there is dirt in there. Around the same time, I noticed number lock and the keypad on the side stopped working.

could part of this be that I have never replaced the battery?

What else could it be?

I have run every spyware program known to man (malwarebytes, superantispyware, etc)

Thanks in advance
 

A:My Fan is running constantly on high

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I was downloading a game on steam and left my computer alone so it could finish the download, when I came back every time I clicked anywhere the fans would start to run on max, but since I had to get to school I didn't have time to solve this so I just shut down the computer and decided I would ask my friends for help, when I reopened it, Windows was updating and after the update my laptops keyboard didn't work (excluding the trackpad) and the fans are constantly running on max, can someone please help me I have the new Razer blade 14" (2016)

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The resulting heat means my laptop sounds like it is trying to take off. I have tried removing .xml files from indexing as has been suggested on my multiple searches. Didn't help at all. Somehow turning off the process if possible is also not a solution in my opinion.

Looking in Event Viewer, I noticed a great many of the following 'Warnings' from the 'Search' source "The protocol host process 8472 did not respond and is being forcibly terminated {filter host process 10000}." The numbers involved change frequently.

Any ideas as to how I can fix this? It's driving me mad. I have attached a screenshot from the process tree area of Process Monitor, it is perhaps relevant.

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