Unexplained loss of memory space in ASUS LA555F laptop.

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    Unexplained loss of memory space in ASUS LA555F laptop.


    An ASUS tech advised that I had to reset the machine to default to see if it was a software program. Instead, I used WIN10 restore.

    A VIPRE tech said WIN10 with its many updates was eating all the space and that, with 4 gigs of RAM, I didn't have enough RAM.

    After using Restore, memory improved slightly. It deleted all my programs including VIPRE, virus protection. I deleted all but a handful of graphics.

    After restore was completed, I got this message a couple of times: "MSVCR100.dll is missing. Reinstall the program." I have no idea what that means.

    While the restore and deleted graphics helped, it still takes three second before "paste" pastes. Most of the graphics on Twitter do not display, though better than before Restore was run.

    Any ideas?
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    npscott1 said: View Post
    ...A VIPRE tech said WIN10 with its many updates was eating all the space and that, with 4 gigs of RAM, I didn't have enough RAM. ...
    Just nonsense... 4 GB is good enough!

    Your problem should be solved (keeping your apps and files) following this:
    How to Do a Repair Install of Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade

    Best solution is a Clean Installation :
    How to Clean Install Windows 10
    By this way, any garbage of previous (manufacturer's) installation will be gone.
    Last edited by werby; 17 Apr 2018 at 18:32.
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    Although it's a bit on low side (physical RAM) it should be quite enough for anything but some games and programs that use much RAM. Your problem may be with free memory because of some memory "leak" (usually caused by some driver) or some memory resident program (like Vipre for instance) taking inordinate amount of RAM.
    Can you post a picture of your Task manager > Performance tab > Open Resource Monitor > Memory tab ?
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    As said, it could be a memory leak, ussually caused by a driver, so try to update drivers first.

    Manufacturer displays latest drivers from 2016, so try something like Wise Driver Care.


    npscott1 said: View Post
    After restore was completed, I got this message a couple of times: "MSVCR100.dll is missing. Reinstall the program." I have no idea what that means.
    You have un-installed VisualC++ required by some software and it causes it to crash.Download Download VisualC+ and after you run the setup, type just "Y" for it to install.
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