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Result was: "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations."


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Alright that's good. Next step I suggest you to do it overnight.

EndqYRa.pngCheck Disk (chkdsk)
Follow the instructions below to run a CHKDSK scan on your Windows partition;
  • On Windows Vista & 7, click on the Windows Start Menu, then enter cmd in the search box, right-click on the cmd icon and select Run as Administrator
  • On Windows 8, drag your cursor in the bottom-left corner, and right-click on the metro menu preview, then select Command Prompt (Admin);
  • On Windows 8.1, right click on the Windows logo in the bottom-left corner and select Command Prompt (Admin);
  • Enter the command chkdsk /r (there's a space between "chkdsk" and "/r") and press on Enter;
  • A message will be returned, stating that the drive cannot be locked because it's already in use, and you'll be asked if you want to schedule the scan for the next restart. Enter y and press on Enter;
  • Restart your computer, and the chkdsk scan will be launched automatically;
  • WARNING: Depending on your hard drive (specs, free space, fragmentation, etc.) this scan can be relatively long to complete. Give it all the time it needs to finish. Do not interrupt it for any reason there is, or you might be damaging your drive in the process and make your Windows unbootable. It's suggested to let this scan run overnight or when you leave the house for a few hours (when you go to work for example). If you are running this scan on a laptop, don't forget to leave it plugged in;

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Chkdsk was "clean"


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Alright that's good. Compared to when you started your thread, how's your computer performing now?
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It dropped the average memory usage by about 10%.  It is a little better, but still bogs down at times.  Hovering around 55% memory usage.

 

My wife and I both use Google Chrome.  It seems that it uses quite a bit of memory.  Is that typically the case?


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Google Chrome is known to use a lot of resources due to the way it works. Every tab, extension and plugin you have opened have their own sandboxes process, hence why the high resource usage. You can replace some extensions for ones that takes less memory like AdBlock or Adblock Plus for uBlock but that's pretty much all you can do for Chrome sadly. Or use the 64-bits version of it under a Windows 64-bits.
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