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Huge Commit Charge and Page Frame usage


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Hello all..!! I've visited this site a number of times to read about and solve problems that I've run across. Now I have one of my very own...

Pentium 4
RAM = 4 gig
HD_primary = 60 gig
HD_secondary = 180 gig (?)

WIN XP

I saw a thread here that looked very much like my problem, but didn't seem to have a resolution... I only saw the original post and one reply...

This PC seems to be getting buried by page frame usage, and commit charge(s) for some reason. Thus, the PC is slowing down more and more... I've tried to tweek the startup file, disable security software, etc.. nothing is helping much.

Any ideas..?? Place to start..??

Thanks
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Download Process Explorer from my signature and post a screen of it open to your next post.
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Not sure if this is what you asked for...

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They look too small to read... shall I post them again..??
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Please
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I hope these are 'bigger'... Thank you for your patience. I'm having to screen-grab on the problem PC, crop them, send them to my Laptop, then post them here...

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You are using Avast and AVG. Uninstall 1 of them, that will probably clear up the issue.

EDIT: Also, I see the TrueVector service running which is used by Zonealarm. Are you using strictly the firewall or the AV/Internet Security package?

Edited by diabillic, 24 May 2010 - 05:42 PM.

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I noticed that... about the Zonelabs "True Vector" running. Not sure why.. I 'turned off' ZONELABS, or so I thought. I had been running one of their "suites" and it seemed to slow everything down. This was before things got REALLY slow. I'm thinking I should 'uninstall' it completely (??) Also, one of my kids (an adult BTW) installed AVAST after I installed AVG.. I thought I'd turned OFF AVAST but I see some of it's stuff 'running' as well.

Any suggestions on how to stop them from loading/running unless wanted..?? Is 'uninstall' the only (best) way..?? Thanks for the help..!!!!

Between AVG and AVAST, do you have a preference..?? I don't know as much about AVAST and it's features... AVG scans and scans email... not sure about AVAST. Or is there another option you like..??

In the 'old' days, I used zonelabs firewall on all my PCs... These days, I'm buried in what is "enough" vs "too much"... ie - I have the firewall on in my router.. in Windows... and for awhile ZONELABS...

Oldguy

Edited by oldpcguy, 25 May 2010 - 07:28 AM.

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I prefer Avast since AVG has gotten a bit bloated over the last revision. Even turning Avast protection off will still have the processes running in the background.

I would recommend removing ZA first, then remove AVG and see how the machine runs. If you have a router, theres your firewall. Unless you need to do some advanced filtering and rulesets, then you really don't need a software based firewall.

Uninstall those 2 apps and see how your performance looks.
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Will do.

RE: Software firewall(s)... I'm in the process of "attempting" to configure my wireless router (WESTELL 327w) to 'port forward' a port (80?, or other) to get internet access to a security cam on my LAN. I'm not yet successful, but.. when/if I am, do you suggest a software firewall or other 'security' set up with this situation..?? It 'seems' to me, that I'm configuring the router to only allow access through one particular port, to ONE particular device. Then I'm configuring Windows Firewall to allow the same. All this, and I'm "hoping" that I'm not defeating ALL the protection completely.

After I remove ZONE ALARM and AVG... and reboot, I'll report back...

Thanks again..!!!
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All the configuration is done within the router, has nothing to do with your PC. If you need assistance with port forwarding, check out this.
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Well... I removed ZONELABS, AVG, AVIRA, and now the PC reboots itself every 4-8 minutes...

When it reboots, it goes to 'blue screen' with the "Hit any key to skip test..." and it won't acknowledge any keystroke... I hit plenty of keys... it still 'checks the disc'... boots... and after operating 'normally' for 5-7 minutes it suddenly reboots on it's own.

Any ideas..??
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That's interesting...

Run sfc /scannow from the command line. Have your Windows disc handy.
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