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Windows 7: Low Virtual Memory Win 7 causes freeze

09 Feb 2011   #11
Music46

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

This morning I changed the page file to be set by automatic.

This afternoon while working on the PC the same Windows message came up saying that it was out of VM please save and close down etc...

I only had a few min and managed to run a few tools to records what was going on. I found out that Commit Charge is 5.7GB and is continues to grow. Bur then the Physical memory is 1.5GB. (Pictures attached)

When I run Process Explorer and sorted the data nothing seems to stand out to suggest it could be a memory leak. (Picture attached)

I'm missing something out?


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09 Feb 2011   #12
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

hmm... how long have you been using the panda av?
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09 Feb 2011   #13
Music46

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
hmm... how long have you been using the panda av?
Since the machine was brought.

This only started happening near xmas and Panda was installed few months before.

I have other machine which have Panda installed and do not have this issue.
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09 Feb 2011   #14
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Don't get me wrong when I look at an AV as a issue I'm not saying it's bad just because it's there. I have just seen a lot of instances of third party security giving problems in windows 7. 90% of the time they are fine and don't cause issues, but about 10% of the time they can cause anything from minor inconvenience to major BSOD's. It doesn't seem limited to any specific AV or system configuration. I've yet to see anyone nail down what's going on with win7 and third party AV's.

..anyhow, it never hurts disable it and see if the problem resolves. It's an easy fix if so since you can get microsoft security essentials for free now. ...I guess what I'm driving at, is it's status on your other machine doesn't even apply, as the AV issues seem very unpredictable.

Moving on...
Have you tried cleaning your startup using Msconfig?
Just trimming down on background applications that run automatically may help. Not too mention 90% of them still function fine if they are only started when needed instead of running at every boot.
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09 Feb 2011   #15
Music46

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
Don't get me wrong when I look at an AV as a issue I'm not saying it's bad just because it's there. I have just seen a lot of instances of third party security giving problems in windows 7. 90% of the time they are fine and don't cause issues, but about 10% of the time they can cause anything from minor inconvenience to major BSOD's. It doesn't seem limited to any specific AV or system configuration. I've yet to see anyone nail down what's going on with win7 and third party AV's.

..anyhow, it never hurts disable it and see if the problem resolves. It's an easy fix if so since you can get microsoft security essentials for free now. ...I guess what I'm driving at, is it's status on your other machine doesn't even apply, as the AV issues seem very unpredictable.

Moving on...
Have you tried cleaning your startup using Msconfig?
Just trimming down on background applications that run automatically may help. Not too mention 90% of them still function fine if they are only started when needed instead of running at every boot.
Thanks

I've done a msconfig and trimmed down everything to the bare essentials.

Is there any way of noteing which program or file causes this error OR which program is raising up the commit charge to 5gb as the picture above?

Could it be a driver issue?

p.s. really appreciate your help.
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09 Feb 2011   #16
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Hi,

Have you tried EventViewer to see if it holds any clues?

Click Start Orb, in search box type eventviewer.

Regards,
Golden
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09 Feb 2011   #17
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Yes something is way off there I've never hit a commit charge that high, even when actively running a high requirement game or during conversion.

Something is not right but without a crash dump file there's not much I can do to narrow it down. Just going from what little you can convey online doesn't help a lot. Perhaps following the dump instructions in the link under my posts will help somewhat. While you have no minidump files it will still allow me to look at event logs and basic system info. ..no promise that will help but we do have quite a few people here that are really good at reading between the lines in dumps and info files.
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09 Feb 2011   #18
Music46

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

The PC is running fine now, shall I go and create the dump report down or shall I wait until the message appear again and then create the dump file while the commit charge is high?
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09 Feb 2011   #19
Music46

Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Hi,

Have you tried EventViewer to see if it holds any clues?

Click Start Orb, in search box type eventviewer.

Regards,
Golden
Hi Golden,

I've had a look at event viewer and could not find anything, what I found was when the message was displayed on the screen I traced the time on the VM message and looked to find anything on the application list. The only log I could be was a Outlook issue which if I can remember was only a warning. But this was few min before the VM message appeared on the screen.
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09 Feb 2011   #20
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Mmmm. Thats sort of inconclusive isn't it? Nothing under the Windows error logs section, or whatever that is called....?
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