[SOLVED] The paging file is too small for this operation to complete.

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The problem is obviously as it is , is that I don't have enough memory , this is the message from windows event log right before my whole PC crashes

now the problem is that I don't know what the problem is , let us start with that I have windows 10 and I have limited pagefile.sys to 10gb which is more than enough as I see it since I have 16GB ram and here is the actual problem , the message before paging file is too small was a warning telling me a low virtual memory but here where things dont add up :- only 4gb of memory was in use when my computer crashed:

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Windows successfully diagnosed a low virtual memory condition. The following programs consumed the most virtual memory: Decompress.exe (2084) consumed 2461761536 bytes, chrome.exe (6276) consumed 662761472 bytes, and eclipse.exe (8008) consumed 618754048 bytes.

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so I did the mast for you thats a total of :

Decompress.exe 2.461761536 gb

chrome.exe 0.662761472 gb

eclipse.exe 0.618754048 gb



so first of all i have no idea what Decompress.exe is even , second of all i have 10gb pagefile sys and 16gb physical ram , what could the cause be for my computer crashing on 4gb ?



-Things worth noting the crashes are random , I do have 16gb installed ram when I check my PC , I do play demanding games that easily demand 12-16gb ram and I can get consistent several continuous hours in them without crashes , but chrome and other simple apps on togther seem to crash my PC :/.



-Thanks in advance , all help would be appreciated ..
 

Colif

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refer Johnbl's answer from another post
otherwise, run poolmon next time you get the errors and take a screenshot, upload it to an image sharing website and show me a link. Most of the tags have been searched for already by others.
I already know i need to look in paged.
 
The problem is obviously as it is , is that I don't have enough memory , this is the message from windows event log right before my whole PC crashes

now the problem is that I don't know what the problem is , let us start with that I have windows 10 and I have limited pagefile.sys to 10gb which is more than enough as I see it since I have 16GB ram and here is the actual problem , the message before paging file is too small was a warning telling me a low virtual memory but here where things dont add up :- only 4gb of memory was in use when my computer crashed:

"

Windows successfully diagnosed a low virtual memory condition. The following programs consumed the most virtual memory: Decompress.exe (2084) consumed 2461761536 bytes, chrome.exe (6276) consumed 662761472 bytes, and eclipse.exe (8008) consumed 618754048 bytes.

"

so I did the mast for you thats a total of :

Decompress.exe 2.461761536 gb

chrome.exe 0.662761472 gb

eclipse.exe 0.618754048 gb



so first of all i have no idea what Decompress.exe is even , second of all i have 10gb pagefile sys and 16gb physical ram , what could the cause be for my computer crashing on 4gb ?



-Things worth noting the crashes are random , I do have 16gb installed ram when I check my PC , I do play demanding games that easily demand 12-16gb ram and I can get consistent several continuous hours in them without crashes , but chrome and other simple apps on togther seem to crash my PC :/.



-Thanks in advance , all help would be appreciated ..
According to Microsoft the size of the Pagefile should be at 1.5 times the physical memory that your computer has.
You should allow Windows to Automatically manage paging file size.

Which issues did you encountered before changing paging file settings.
 
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According to Microsoft the size of the Pagefile should be at 1.5 times the physical memory that your computer has.
You should allow Windows to Automatically manage paging file size.

Which issues did you encountered before changing paging file settings.
the problem is , I dont even remember how i changed pagefile to begin with since when i go to virtual memory settings in the windows it tells me that it is automatically system and managed , and the thing have been like that for years now (at least 3 years) but the problems started few last weeks, and pagefile.sys is system managed ... i just see that it allocates 10gb ..
 
Delete the paging file by selecting the 'No paging file' radio button and click 'Set' then press OK. Reboot.

After rebooting go back to the paging file Windows default settings, in Windows Advanced System Settings.
Click the Windows start button or menu, search for 'System' and then click on the 'System' item (under Settings).
Click the link 'Advanced System Settings' on the left pane.
Select the 'Advanced' tab.
Under Performace Click on the 'Settings' button.
Select the 'Advanced' tab.
Click the 'Change...' button.
Select 'System managed size' and 'Automatically manage paging file size for all drives'
 
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Delete the paging file by selecting the 'No paging file' radio button and click 'Set' then press OK. Reboot.

After rebooting go back to the paging file Windows default settings, in Windows Advanced System Settings.
Click the Windows start button or menu, search for 'System' and then click on the 'System' item (under Settings).
Click the link 'Advanced System Settings' on the left pane.
Select the 'Advanced' tab.
Under Performace Click on the 'Settings' button.
Select the 'Advanced' tab.
Click the 'Change...' button.
Select 'System managed size' and 'Automatically manage paging file size for all drives'
I had that done already , the system already manages virtual memory for me , i still have this problem though ..
 

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memory isn't just ram. Win 10 counts page file as memory.

Now its also possible to get out of memory errors as you can see when you have ram free.

its a memory leak caused by a driver asking for memory to be committed to it and then not releasing the memory after its finished.

What are specs of the PC? some drivers are well known to cause this.

One way to find out what is using Poolmon - you get it from Microsoft - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/devtest/poolmon
when you run it, press B as it will sort the display by bytes used.
then to identify the name of the driver at top of list, look under the tag header
run command prompt and type in the command shown in description of this video to find the driver at fault, changing YOURTAG to the tag found in poolmon
 
decompress.exe is also mining software that tries to hide from people and is restarted in the task scheduler.
you will have to find the .exe on your drive and remove it. it might be in one of windows hidden directories.
 

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So as most of you guessed , decompress.exe is one of the main aspects behind this program .. i found another windows event log which shows leaked memory before the crash and decompress.exe is always in it using around 2.4gb of RAM as well as I see always an additional 2.4gb of ram unaccounted for in taskmanager but the problem is Decompress.exe is no where to be found ... I have ran 3 different antivirus checks including malwarebytes, bitdefender and windows defender .. all of which found nothing , as well as i tried searching automatically and manually for decompress.exe and found nothing as well as it doesnt even show up in task manager(and yes taskmanger is elevated .. , any idea how the hell i could get rid of this infected hell decompress.exe ?
 

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memory isn't just ram. Win 10 counts page file as memory.

Now its also possible to get out of memory errors as you can see when you have ram free.

its a memory leak caused by a driver asking for memory to be committed to it and then not releasing the memory after its finished.

What are specs of the PC? some drivers are well known to cause this.

One way to find out what is using Poolmon - you get it from Microsoft - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/drivers/devtest/poolmon
when you run it, press B as it will sort the display by bytes used.
then to identify the name of the driver at top of list, look under the tag header
run command prompt and type in the command shown in description of this video to find the driver at fault, changing YOURTAG to the tag found in poolmon
didnt really help , poolmon just printed gibberish words with not a single filename i can find or search ..
 

Colif

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refer Johnbl's answer from another post
otherwise, run poolmon next time you get the errors and take a screenshot, upload it to an image sharing website and show me a link. Most of the tags have been searched for already by others.
I already know i need to look in paged.
 

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refer Johnbl's answer from another post


otherwise, run poolmon next time you get the errors and take a screenshot, upload it to an image sharing website and show me a link. Most of the tags have been searched for already by others.
I already know i need to look in paged.
OMGGG !! thank you that exactly the miner software I had on my pc !!! now i finally got rid of it , I'll update regarding the crash with appropriate poolmon screenshot if the problem still occurs after i finally got rid of this freaking miner ! OMFG thank you really !!
 

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