Windows 7 prof HP8200 SFF hangs up, high disk read, memory usage- any advise please?
Posted on 2013-01-16
During the summer I installed W7 32bit prof on a set of HP8200 PCs - i5, 4Gb RAM,500Gb HD with plenty of space.( A large number of education programs/Office etc installed)
Few problems until now, when running some programs and in particular Revelation Natural Art (schools basic graphics prog) which is installed on the HD. On some machines they seem to hang up- may depend on how much activity is being carried out by the user- no mouse operation or apparent keyboard response. When I eventually can get in to Task Manager it shows low CPU usage, very high disk activity on READ, memory usage of 95% + (4 gb installed)
The main culprits seem to be the page file, and multiple instances of ngen.exe.
I have eventually been able to get out of the hang on some machines, but on others have had to crash out with lost work.
Some references on the web refer to a link to .Net ,but I'm at a loss as to where to look now as time is short with the risk of children losing work and staff unable to use web-based software.
A couple of other instances have been experienced when using web-based software, and also yesterday when loading a powerpoint file from the server- 24Mb ended up having to get it loaded on a laptop which took a few seconds.
Any help would be much appreciated.