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Windows 7: My Videos Using up all my ram

08 Dec 2010   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Is it possibly WMP indexing and adding files to the library?
If so, it would be only temporary. just let it run its course.

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10 Dec 2010   #12

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

media player isnt even open
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30 Mar 2011   #13

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

wow i cant believe i found someone with this same problem.... and it only happens with my video library folder... i know its not a codec issue b/c i have hundreds of mkv files in other folders that does not cause this issue. Ive done virus checks and found nothing.. not even spyware. As soon as i open the video library folder, slowly all my 4gb of ram gets used up... and a minute after i close it, it comes back. I have about 20 unfinished video encodes in my video library which is on a different hard drive than windows.

So i deceided to start clearing out my video library... booted in safe mode, b/c the ram issue doesnt happen there, and now some of my videos will not delete. they just sit there on the recycling progress.

So would a failing hard drive cause this??? this is the only thing i can think of. Im running a chkdsk /r on it right now but its gonna take a while b/c its a 1tb drive 80% full.
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31 Mar 2011   #14

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit

So would a failing hard drive cause this???
Yes, it is possible.

But, want to add, that I do not use libraries, and think they are more trouble than they are worth to use, as well as, can cause some people to create a real crap storm of storage/filing problems to begin with.

Do you have this problem if you stop using Libraries altogether?


Not saying any of this is the case here, but what is possible.
This is not meant to send anyone on a wild goose chase, but only list what is possible to cause Data Corruption.

bad/failing RAM
as well as failing PSU

bad motherboard
bad cables to the hard drive
bad board on the drive

While this is a pretty rare occurrence, If the PSU is not providing enough power or just enough to keep it going but barley enough to spin up properly.
Yes I have seen this, in my own system, many years ago.
In other words, your system will run fine as long as it doesn't draw a huge load, then you'll see the PSU failures.
But, other symptoms of that include, Random errors and BSOD's.

Bad RAM can also cause random errors and BSOD's

But, if you are not seeing those errors, that does not mean these are not also the cause.
The only way to be sure is by testing.

Running Memory Diags

Hard Drive Testing

A proper PSU Tester is needed to test the Power Supply.
One thing a lot of Techs take for granted is that PSU don't usually fail gently.
They either go out or go out with a bang and some fizzle and some smoke or they just don't power on.
There are rare occasions where a PSU does fail gently.
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31 Mar 2011   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bulabone View Post
i know its not a codec issue...
uninstall DivX.
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08 Mar 2012   #16

home premium 64
ie is eating my ram

I hope this is an ie issue. if i leave a vid open at an adult site, xhamster, the same happens to me, ie in taskmgr has it all, however this pc is xp, and all the security scans detect nothing. ESET, malware bytes resident, spybot s&d, hijack this, all report clean system..
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