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Windows 7: RAM full at startup

23 Oct 2010   #1
superflex

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
RAM full at startup

Hello All,

I bought a new SSD 128 (see specs below) for my lenovo w510. I did a fresh windows install. Things were fine for a few days but now when I start my computer I have to wait for my RAM. For some reason my memory is almost full at 7.82gb when I start windows. This goes away after a few minutes and the memory is back to around 1gb. Sort of missing the whole point of the ssd fast bootup thing right now.

One thing to note is that explorer.exe is spiking like crazy during this time. This will probably be part of the explanation.

Any ideas?




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23 Oct 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Download process explorer and see what is using the memory.
Run an antivirus scan'
Download and run malwarebytes.
Something should show with these tests.
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23 Oct 2010   #3
superflex

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
things are getting worse?

Thanks for the quick reply:

I should have mentioned, I ran a full system scan for virus and malware/spyware. With no results. I did install and ran process explorer. And for some strange reason caught the computer spiking after the initial startup. Unfortunately, there's nothing valuable in what process explorer is telling me. See image. I guess now I have to start worrying about this happening at all times instead of just at start up.


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23 Oct 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

OK
try a clean boot, then
Test memory. Run it over night. At least 6 or 7 runs
Guide to using Memtest86+
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23 Oct 2010   #5
superflex

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

ok i'll try that tonight - although I have a feeling this has to do with my SSD and windows 7 settings...
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23 Oct 2010   #6
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

I only know what you tell us. Try the clean boot and hold off on the memtest for now.
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23 Oct 2010   #7
Orbital Shark

 
 

During the 'few days' of your 'fine' working have you installed any new applications? If explorer.exe is taking up the RAM at first then it could be due to startup programs all running at the same time. Try running msconfig (type into start menu search) and see what is showing under the 'Startup' tab.


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23 Oct 2010   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

As I said hold off on memtest for now. Go with clean boot or msconfig, basically the same and report results.
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23 Oct 2010   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you are in Process Explorer, right click on the explorer.exe > Properties > Threads tab. What is the threads count (it shows on top before the list of the threads). To give you an idea, mine is between 10 and 28 (during my test).
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