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Hi, my memory is way too low. I have tried everything (defrag, memory optomisation and lots of other things), but absolutely nothing seems to help. I have ran scans for Malware and Viruses and nothing has been found. Another weird thing is when my computer starts up iexplore.exe loads up in the background (not as an application in windows) and the peak mem usage for this process can get to 15-20,000K and also one svchost.exe is constantly at about 10,000K and the peak mem usage for this gets up to about 30-40,000K and i really need some RAM back. I also have a program which tells me my true memory load and this is about 64%. I have about 82% of free Virtual memory remaining but my computer is always slow.
Another problem is that every now and then my monitor will go black (at first i thought the monitor had just gone off but no) everything crashes and nothing responds, the HDD light goes off and doesn't even flash and also the keyboard stops responding (Num Lcok is locked on) this can be left for ages and windows doesn't come back on. When restarting windows there is no error message saying it has recovered from a serious error or anything to say that something was wrong.
Is there possibly a way to get windows to use more virtual memory instead of all of my physical memoy.

Edited by CJIS, 21 March 2006 - 10:41 AM.

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Sometimes my computer will run perfect and there will not be a problem at all like now but then all off a sudden everything will slow down and then my PC dies.

Edited by CJIS, 21 March 2006 - 12:49 PM.

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OK just this morning i started up the computer and started doing my normal (Connecting to internet, loading web browser) and then the screen went black again like it has been doing and the HDD light went off but then all of a sudden it came back on. I think this has happened about three times before just forgot to mention it. Is it possible for anyone to help me with ANY of my problems contacined in this page becuase i am worried that something may go wrong and then i will not be able to use my computer.
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To adjust the virtual memory setting click start then right click my computer, click properties then advanced, click settings for performance, click advanced, click change for virtual memory settings

There is a recommended size, change the top figure to this then click set, click OK and reboot

If it is already set to the recommended size, put the dot in system managed, click set click OK and reboot

The restarts can be temperatures or video card drivers
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Everything is already set-up like this and the computer doesn't restart it just goes black and i have to restart it myself.
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Still worth checking temperatures and video card drivers

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you will need the XP CD

System File Check will display an onscreen blue progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot.

Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

Windows will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this. This will take an hour or so before it gets to the desktop.


Download and install Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up

Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

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