Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti
Note that commit is just the amount of memory reserved by an application or Windows - it doesn't mean it's actually been committed and used. In this case, with how odd this appears, it might be worth getting the output of RAMMap
from sysinternals to get a raw view (screenies are nice, and file > save then uploading the output file would be cool as well).
This is exactly what I was looking for earlier. Thank you! I have uploaded the RMP file (or tried to, but it exceeds the forum size limit)
; I do not really know what I am looking for in the program snapshot of my RAM, so maybe you can help guide me. I do see that there is a lot of paging of data by Macrium Reflect, and I assume that since this is mapping the RAM, that means that data is being paged into the RAM.
I found some information from Macrium support representatives regarding this issue, and they blame the file system drivers, hard disk controller drivers, or the devices themselves for the slow down. Macrium Support Forum - How do I stop reflect using entire RAM? Macrium Support Forum - Exploring images slows down my computer
Quote: Originally Posted by fseal
Well you may be able to turn off Norton's real time disk checking if it can be. But...
The Disk Check is a MASSIVE amount of disk IO which will slow down everything in the system till it's over. Especially if it's an external drive. And the high ram usage isn't surprising, on Linux fsck has been known to fill all available ram then crash the system if the drive is too big. As slow as it is, it's only as fast as it is because it uses a huge amount of ram to cache the drive contents for checking.
Just leave the system alone and let it finish (or run it overnight). Really, you shouldn't even be using the drive it's checking while it's checking it anyway, that may slow it down even more.
Thank you as well for your info. I was not aware until yesterday that the disk check consumed RAM, especially from external media.
As I said, I have uninstalled Norton, disabled it, gone so far as to do a clean install where Norton never existed on the system, and the problem remains. The system becomes a bit sluggish as more RAM is used.
I also found some information regarding the disk check utilizing a lot of RAM. It appears to be normal behavior. I am hoping increasing my RAM will help. My desktop has 6 GB and does not slow down as noticeably, but it is still somewhat noticeable... Windows 7 chkdsk memory leak?