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Windows 7: Multiple computers freezing/slowing down

27 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Multiple computers freezing/slowing down

Hi all, having a really strange issue that is affecting multiple computers all with windows 7 64 bit.

Home computer: Only seems to happen when installing or deleting .exe files... usually when I try and delete them. It is fine doing everything else.. gaming/etc.
I5 750 CPU
Nvidia 560 TI

Work computers (at least 6 different ones, all with different users): If it were only these computers having the issue, I would say lack of RAM... since we run a lot of apps, but since it is happening on my home computer....
Intel 2 Duo E7500
Nvidia Quadro NVS 450

At work I caught the RAM dropping down to 0 free, where it will normally have around 1 gig - 500 mb free. I haven't been able to catch the ram usage at home when the issue happens... since you can't even CTRL ALT DELETE, I forget the exact message, but it pretty much tells you to just restart your computer manually. Also the internet connection will drop, and firefox will say a script stopped responding.

This seems to have started happening in the last month or two, which leads me to think there was an update that affects how windows 7 is allocating RAM, where it is trying to use too much for the system and draining it.

Since this seems to be affecting so many computers I really expected to see a lot of people having the issue online, but I haven't been able to find anything.

Hopefully some of you have ideas, if you need any more info let me know. Thanks!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2012   #2

Windows 7 64bit

Forgot to mention, home computer has Vyper antivirus, and I have run all different Malware programs, Search and destroy, Malwarebytes... The computer was built by me.

Work computer...that has all kinds of corporate antivirus things on it, also ran malwarebytes on it. Didn't find anything really bad. They are all Dells.

RAM tester at home came up clean... None have overheating issues.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 64bit

So, a bit more info... got home and tried deleting the .exe files from my firefox download folder again... this time watching my RAM usaging, it quickly went down to about 75 megs remaining...

So it appears to be an issue with windows 7 not handling memory properly on multiple computers...
My System SpecsSystem Spec

27 Apr 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP


See if running Microsoft Security Essentials as your AV improves performance.

Also establish a clean boot, and utiltize the System resources and check logs for repeat errors to resolve: Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 64bit

Will do. I should also note... running in safe mode is smooth, no issues deleting .exe files at all, runs perfectly.
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