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Windows 7 100% Memory Usage (without any process listed as using that much memory)

Windows 7 100% Memory Usage (without any process listed as using that much memory)

When I plug my external USB 2TB hard drive into my windows 7 box, my RAM usage climbs up to all 4 Gigs (but in task manager it shows that all process are small) and the hard drive is churning like crazy. My CPU is only about 20% utilized

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Guest [Entry]

You might want to check in the Resource Monitor as well. It shows much more detailed information about where memory is being used. You can access it from the start menu, or by clicking "resource monitor" in the Task Manager's performance tab.
Guest [Entry]

"Make sure you click ""Show processes from all users"" in task manager. Otherwise it hides the system processes. Switching to 7 from XP this tripped me up a few times troubleshooting CPU hogs; I kept forgetting to click the button.

(In XP it was a persistent checkbox; hope I can find a way to make it persistent in 7...)"