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Excessive memory use on Win2k machine

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by user007, Apr 5, 2004.

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  1. user007

    user007 Thread Starter

    Apr 5, 2004
    It seems like in the past few months, my win2000 laptop has been running poorly. Memory seems to be filling up and lots of swapping (disk activity) every time I switch between active windows.

    I have 392Mbytes installed and right now-for example, task manager says I am using 680Mbytes of memory. This seems like a huge amount to me. I do have 6 explorer web pages open but I did that in the past without noticably slowing down the machine and changing active windows.

    Is there some software that could have attached itself to my machine and is just eating up memory?

    If I reboot the PC, things get better for a little while, but then seem to slow down again.

    Any ideas or is this normal?

  2. Couriant

    Couriant Trusted Advisor

    Mar 26, 2002
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    It might be that the memory is not being properly distributed if you know what I mean. There is a tool that can manage your memory. Check www.download.com for some good programs.

    Other than that, maybe you can post a HighJackThis log here so we can see if there is any programs running in the backround.
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