Windows 10: Memory use shoots up to 99% after idle time

  1.    25 Jun 2018 #1

    Memory use shoots up to 99% after idle time

    I'm facing this problem in the last few days. Memory use according to Task Manager goes up to 99%, CPU reaches 80% and the PC becomes almost totally unresponsive.

    Based on similar threads I installed RAMMap and here's what is shown.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	RAMMap capture.png 
Views:	8 
Size:	27.2 KB 
ID:	193451

    I installed Poolmon and ran it and this is what I get.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Poolmon.PNG 
Views:	3 
Size:	51.7 KB 
ID:	193452

    Please note that the first entry does not show a tag. Is this normal?

    According to the rest of the listing I should investigate Volsnap.sys and atc.sys. Could you advise what are the next steps?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    26 Jun 2018 #2

    I can't answer your questions on the above programs, but, have you checked to make sure you didn't get hit with a coin miner or some other nefarious infection?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3. axe0's Avatar
    Posts : 13,713
    Windows 10 Pro
       26 Jun 2018 #3

    Do you know what is taking up the resources according to task manager?
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  4.    27 Jun 2018 #4

    I don't really know what is taking up resources. I couldn't work it out with Task Manager.

    What I had to do in the end was to reinstall Windows. I haven't installed everything back, but currently the memory used is about 48%.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Related Threads
Greetings people I was wondering if you consider as normal or an excess of RAM usage by the system to be using 1.7GB of RAM in idle with 21%. The very least I have seen is 20% but occasionally I could see a maximum of 30% which equals 2.4GB of...
Hi guys, my pc is HP8300 with 8 GB of ram, and I am constantly getting "Your system is low on memory" message (see for precise error in event viewer) and it asks to close some apps. This happens only during the night when the PC was idle for couple...
Solved Windows 10 memory usage for idle too high in Performance & Maintenance
Hi guys! Just to fill you all in, i had some issues with my pc so i eventually formatted it completely, using a disc to freshly install the OS. Now after many days of messing around trying to figure out what is going on I see that with steam...
I have exactly the same problem as another forum post but the solutions there did not help. The computer seems very stable right up until I let it go idle. After 4 minutes I get the REGISTRY_ERROR bsod. The system is not over clocked. CPU temps...
A while ago, after upgrading to Win10, my memory usage jumped to 99% percent while watching a movie via VLC player. I couldn't find anything in the task manager that seemed to use up all 16 gb of my memory, the new layout of task manager confused me...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:32.
Find Us