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my home pc says that only about half the ram is usable when nothing is run

By forsyth1 ·
My pc has been getting slower over the last two or three weeks and I now noticed that the ran available never goes much over half even when no programs are running. I also have a pop up when I shut down that says MCCWSAWindow not responding.
I have avast anti virus, tune up utilities, and malwarebytes. If you have any sudgestions for better software let me know.
Any help is greatly appreciated.

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re: Half the RAM

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to my home pc says that only ...

Have you tried booting up in Safe Mode and running MalwareBytes and Avast full system scans?

Just how much RAM is really installed? Where are you looking to see the "Avaliable" RAM? How much is it reporting?

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Or where you looking at the Page File History

by OH Smeg In reply to re: Half the RAM

In the Task Manager?

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That's probably correct, however you have not given any information <nt>

by ComputerCookie In reply to my home pc says that only ...
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about your computer so there is no answer<nt>

by ComputerCookie In reply to That's probably correct, ...
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All of the above are true

by seanferd In reply to my home pc says that only ...

How much RAM do have to begin with? How many and what processes are running (if you have active scan on a bunch of security software turned on, that will contribute).

Recently install anything that's always on?

Machine and OS info?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/microsoft-support/windows-xp-support/296154-mccwsawindow-log-off-trouble.html

May be that this malfunctioning app is causing all the trouble?

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You could also try this

by Jacky Howe In reply to my home pc says that only ...

Click on Start, Run and type in msconfig and press Enter. Disable every single entry in the list on the Startup Tab. Reboot, then see if you have any extra memory. If it works you will need to re-enable the items in the startup list one or two at a time in order to identify which one is causing the problem reboot each time you change something.

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Try process explorer - Free

by Snuffy09 In reply to my home pc says that only ...

Its a more detailed version of task manager. You can break down the programs and services more and see which ones are using the most memory. It also allows you more authority to kill tasks... no access is denied messages!

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