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I am currently running a process which is consuming 100% of my CPU resources, and 100% of my available virtual memory. I have 128M in the machine, and the process is running flatline at 288M, which means it is *constantly* swapping stuff out to the hard drive.

This process will take somewhere around four to six hours because of all the swapping.

I have had a memory upgrade requested for over two months. Today they tried to install one, but the memory was incompatible, and I BSODed.

So tra-la, I am doing the electronic equivalent of watching paint dry.

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fairoriana
Aug. 7th, 2003 12:43 pm (UTC)
Time for some "training" with a good novel hidden inside your MCSE book.
magicmarmot
Aug. 7th, 2003 01:13 pm (UTC)
I can occasionally surf, as it takes so little CPU time. I was just outside for a while, but it's freakin' hot, so I came back in to the A/C. I may go get a haircut.

I just checked, and 75% of my CPU time is *swapping*.

It's gonna be a loooooong day.
fairoriana
Aug. 7th, 2003 01:20 pm (UTC)
Tell 'em you're working offsite and go watch baseball at a bar.
stark0228
Aug. 7th, 2003 01:26 pm (UTC)
I had a similar problem at my new job. They imaged my drive from a co-worker. Unfortunately something was wrong and the anti-virus software was burning up 99% of the CPU. At 2GHz, it was going nowhere fast.

They finally fixed it today. I can actually start applications in under 20 minutes.
magicmarmot
Aug. 7th, 2003 01:55 pm (UTC)
Imaging is an incredibly stupid idea, unless the imaged machine is an *exact* clone. Otherwise, the OS tables are all wrong. Usually it means an unstable machine. Been there, done that.
magicmarmot
Aug. 7th, 2003 04:19 pm (UTC)
Peak usage so far: 380M.
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