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  1.    20 Aug 2015 #1
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    Memory usage being up at 80 -100% (Help)


    Hi. A couple of days after Windows 10 was released i upgraded from previous Windows 8.1. I had a problem with windows 8/8.1 with my Disk usage always going up to 100%, this problem carried over to windows 10 luckily so did the easy fix for it. (For me disabling Background intelligence Transfer service and Superfecth seems to do the trick)

    However lately I've gotten a new problem, with the memory usage being at 80% up to 100%.

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    It seems to be hidden processes so does anyone know how i can find the source of this?
    I tried downloading Windows driver kit (The latest one i could find was for Win8/8.1) and poolmon was able to show me the hidden processes.
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    However when trying to identify the processes xperf doesn't seem to want to work with me
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    I'm not that good on this kind of stuff and all this was just me reading and trying out methods that i found when looking for help.
    So does anyone know how i can fix this?
    Last edited by Dewin50; 20 Aug 2015 at 01:48.
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  2.    20 Aug 2015 #2
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    try using this command, run cmd as administrator first
    Code:
    cd drivers
    hit enter, then
    Code:
    findstr /s tagname *.*
    hit enter again. wait for a second, it'll display what *.sys file(s) is causing the memory leak
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  3.    20 Aug 2015 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaw009 View Post
    try using this command, run cmd as administrator first
    Code:
    cd drivers
    hit enter, then
    Code:
    findstr /s tagname *.*
    hit enter again. wait for a second, it'll display what *.sys file(s) is causing the memory leak
    How long should it take for it to respond?
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    It's been standing like this for 10minutes
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  4.    20 Aug 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewin50 View Post
    How long should it take for it to respond?
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    It's been standing like this for 10minutes
    nonononono it's not like that. replace "tagname" with the 'tag' of process in poolman.exe which eating a lot of resource. You see your Poolman.exe screenshot? look at the "tag" section, there are lots of "something" using a lot of your resources. for example, "Proc". So replace it with the tag name, it will be like this.
    Code:
    findstr /s Proc *.*
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  5.    20 Aug 2015 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaw009 View Post
    nonononono it's not like that. replace "tagname" with the 'tag' of process in poolman.exe which eating a lot of resource. You see your Poolman.exe screenshot? look at the "tag" section, there are lots of "something" using a lot of your resources. for example, "Proc". So replace it with the tag name, it will be like this.
    Code:
    findstr /s Proc *.*
    ........... :) (face palming right now)

    Ok now done right, it went for about a minute or two and showed a lot. Now it's finally finished but i don't really know what i'm looking for.
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  6.    20 Aug 2015 #6
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    it seems that you forgot to enter this command
    Code:
    cd drivers
    ....before entering findstr command. it will change the search location on C:\System32\drivers to locate *.sys file(driver files), not .dll files as shown on your screenshot.
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  7.    20 Aug 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaw009 View Post
    it seems that you forgot to enter this command
    Code:
    cd drivers
    before entering findstr command. it will change the search location on C:\System32\drivers to locate *.sys file(driver files), not .dll files as shown on your screenshot.
    Ok, now i found more then a few .sys files. What do i do with them and witch one(s) are the right ones?
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  8.    20 Aug 2015 #8
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    open your explorer, navigate to C:\Windows\System32\drivers . find that/those file(s). Right click > properties. look at the detail tab. It will tell you what driver is this file. Update the driver, if available.
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  9.    20 Aug 2015 #9
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    oh, and make sure the tag name you are looking for is the "non-paged" one. not the paged one. Look at the poolmon.exe screenshot.
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  10.    20 Aug 2015 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaw009 View Post
    open your explorer, navigate to C:\Windows\System32\drivers . find that/those file(s). Right click > properties. look at the detail tab. It will tell you what driver is this file. Update the driver, if available.
    I did i and i found the drivers so how do i update them? All iv'e been familiar with is hardware that you navigate in the drivers in the device manager. And should i do this for all the .sys files i see here or is there one specific i'm looking for?

    And i'm not sure what you mean with the paged and none-paged one. Should i not do this to the processes that poolmon categorized as "Nonp"?
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