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  • Started 6 years ago by hurtingbad
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hurtingbad
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I have windows vista home premium.when I run a report it says excessive paging.Busy memory.what does that mean and what can I do about it.My c drive is 78% clear

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Is this a newly set up system?
And how much ram do you have?

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hurtingbad
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I have had the computer for a year.I GB ram

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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1 Gb is really not enough.
I think you may be running a program that is heavy on ram usage.
Have a look in Task Manager > Processes, and see if there is anything that is using a lot of memory

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hurtingbad
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ok thanks i will

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hurtingbad
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Hp advisor is using over 35,000 do you think I should delete it?

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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I should have explained that paging is what happens when you don't have enough ram for the system & programs to run. What happens then, is, the system uses the hard disk as a temporary area to store data, and move it backwards and forwards between hard disk and ram, as it is needed.
Hard work for the disk, and slows the system quite a lot.

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hurtingbad
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if i uninstall HP advisor will that help?

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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If you look through your Startup, and disable anything that is running at startup that you don't need, that will help.
Uninstalling a program you don't need will not help (but will give you a little more disk space)

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hurtingbad
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how do i know what I need at start up? I don't know much about computers

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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At the very minimum, you want an Antivirus and an Antispyware program enabled.
Anything else is personal preference.
If you could post a list of what's in there, we can maybe make some suggestions.

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hurtingbad
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how do I check start up programs? I can't use windows defender because I have trend Micro and they said turn off windows defender

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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press the Win and R keys (at the same time)
type in "msconfig" (without the quotes) press enter
Select Startup

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hurtingbad
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windows defender,hpsysdrv,hpwuschd A,adobe acrobat,java,HP health,nvidia driver,installshield,microsoft software,hp digital im.,trend micro

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Are you using Windows Sidebar?

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hurtingbad
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yes

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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I am presuming the MicroTrend is their Anti Virus/Spyware program.
If so, you can uncheck everything except microsoft software and trend micro

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hurtingbad
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ok thank you

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hurtingbad
Posts: 257

thank you Lighthouse.I unchecked everything you said to uncheck and I ran a report and my memory came up as normal.Thanks again

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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No probs

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