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Windows 7: After clean Win 7 install now Running out of Memory constantly.

05 Oct 2013   #1

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
After clean Win 7 install now Running out of Memory constantly.

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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05 Oct 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Were those performance screenshots taken without any programs running?

If not, what programs were running?
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05 Oct 2013   #3

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I have the programs open which are shown on the second screen shot. Photoshop, Mozilla, Bridge, and a few smaller ones. This was however never an issue before, i had them open all the time without getting memory messages and performance issues.
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05 Oct 2013   #4

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Your screen shots show you have ~130 processes running.
To me that is a lot!
I would try a clean startup and see if that helps.
Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Review what you have in startup in MSCONFIG.
You might have many programs running in startup that aren't really needed.
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05 Oct 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Agreed with davidw7ncus. That is a lot of processes. I also wish to point out that ram is not the fator in the slowness.
I don't see your system running out of memory from those screenshots.
However you do have a lot of processes running. You have 2GB of memory free while running photoshop and firefox, so you seem fine on memory.

What specifically are you doing when you get the error? Can you take a psr recording of it and upload it so we can see a "video" of what is happening?

Also it was stated in your previews thread that memory is not the issue.
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07 Oct 2013   #6

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I have just checked, when booting Windows 7 from scratch, windows starts already with almost 110 processes running, I'm guessing that's not normal? I've also done as you requested Andrew, recorded using psr recording, opened up my web browsers, then photoshop (as that usually also gives me the memory error problem after a while, after closed it and opened Premiere and right away the error came forcing me to close the program. As I mentioned earlier, before it was no problem running the web browsers and Premiere or Photoshop.

Thanks...


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07 Oct 2013   #7

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

When I start Windows I have around 40-45 processes.
About the only time I get over 50 is when I wake up a PC that has been sleeping for a day or more.
Windows and many programs check for updates, etc. when the PC wakes up.

You could consider cleaning up bloatware if you want to get the process count down, or consider a Clean Install of Windows.
Here are a couple of tutorials by gregrocker if you're interested in this:
Clean Up Factory Bloatware
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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07 Oct 2013   #8

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I just did a new install of Windows last week, however since I hadn't backed up an image of it I had to use Dell's 'Recovery' from the factory so maybe this is the problem, I will try the Clean Up Factory Bloatware that you mention and see if that fixes something.
I'll report back, thanks!
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07 Oct 2013   #9

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

Thanks for the psr recording. It is very odd that you get that error considering that when task manager under performance is checked, you do have free memory. I wonder if your video memory is getting low...

But then I looked up your GPU which should be more then enough.

You probably have a program causing a memory leak.

Do the following:

Click then type "msconfig" without the quotes. Hit enter. Click yes on UAC if it appears. Under the services tab, check hide all Microsoft services.
Then send us a screenshot using the snipping tool of the attached items in there. You might need to make 2 screenshots.

NEXT,
Go to the startup tab. Uncheck everything except your antivirus/antimalware protection. Click ok and then choose restart.

Report how many processes there are now.
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07 Oct 2013   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64 Sp1
 
 

If your going to do what you said in post 8. I would suggest highly that you just simply Wipe and follow the guide Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 that DavidW7ncus already suggested.

Especially since you just reinstalled windows recently. It takes a little longer but it is very well worth it. The speed difference is worth it by itself.

If you do not wish to do this then go ahead with removing the factory bloatware and follow my post above.
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