How to find what is chugging all of your ram. When everything looks normal
Today I got a call from someone who all of the sudden had a really slow computer. After a bit of troubleshooting it appears as if something was consuming all of the computers 8GB of ram after every boot. In the performance tab the Physical Memory was at 98%. So I checked the Task manager and also used Process explorer. Noting was showing any sort of high memory usage. Also tried a bit more trouble shooting. Nothing worked.
After doing a little research online I was pointed to yet another Mark Russinovich Application called RAMMap
This is just a sample shot
After downloading and running it, it showed the same info under processes as everything else did. BUT under the file summery tab, what I saw was some sort of error log file in the appdata\western digital directory, that was 7.5GB in size. once I removed the file the Physical Memory went from 98% down to 15%
This application was a life saver.
So for anyone who runs into a the same situation give this app a go.