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Windows 7: Very High Memory Problem!

12 Jul 2011   #1
Skistar002

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Very High Memory Problem!

Hello,
I have an HP G62 laptop and it has been running wonderfully for a year, it is a farely new computer. Then last week it was been running terrible slow due to the physical memory being almost 95% used. I have an i5 processor and 3GB of RAM and all i use this for is for school, i have all microsoft tools (word, powerpoint, ect) and i dont game on this computer. I have been deleting unnecessary programs and defragmenting but it hasnt seemed to change anything. I have Norton 360 and i dont think i have a virus, or maybe i do??? My computer takes extremely long amounts of time to open internet explorer, itunes, or anything. If you know any advice, anything would be appreciative. I am not an expert on computers, so if you could explain in kid-friendly language, i would appreciate that. Lastly, if you need to know anything else, i would be more than happy to explain (computer specs ect,)

Skistar002


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12 Jul 2011   #2
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Skistar002 View Post
Hello,
I have an HP G62 laptop and it has been running wonderfully for a year, it is a farely new computer. Then last week it was been running terrible slow due to the physical memory being almost 95% used. I have an i5 processor and 3GB of RAM and all i use this for is for school, i have all microsoft tools (word, powerpoint, ect) and i dont game on this computer. I have been deleting unnecessary programs and defragmenting but it hasnt seemed to change anything. I have Norton 360 and i dont think i have a virus, or maybe i do??? My computer takes extremely long amounts of time to open internet explorer, itunes, or anything. If you know any advice, anything would be appreciative. I am not an expert on computers, so if you could explain in kid-friendly language, i would appreciate that. Lastly, if you need to know anything else, i would be more than happy to explain (computer specs ect,)

Skistar002
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12 Jul 2011   #3
armando98

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Press CTRL+ALT+Delete to bring up task manager to see what is happening when you experience these moments of slow. You will see in process what program is using up most of your CPU or Ram. Off top of my head sounds like virus or Norton just using up alot of resources. Id scan your computer using Superantispyware or Malwarebytes both are free and very good. I prefer super.
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12 Jul 2011   #4
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

armondo,
The txt file generated by CCleaner will show us the list shown in the startup tab of msconfig.

Let us wait and see the results of the first tasks then we will have a better idea as how to proceed.
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