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Vista session manager eat all memory

  1. #1


    Riccardo Guest

    Vista session manager eat all memory

    In the last times my Dell laptop with Vista Enterprise, few minutes after
    booting, freeze and the only way to exit from this situation is via HW
    switch-off (few seconds on the power button). It does not happen all the
    times but about 25% of switch on.
    Investigating the problem with Process Explorer I discovered that in those
    situations the windows session manager smss.exe (one of the first process in
    the list) keep the cpu for about 80% and start "consuming" memory ( I have 2
    GB) untill all the memory is gone (in a couple of minutes) and the computer
    become unusable. I tryed to kill as many process as possible but noting
    changed. The only "correlation" I found is that if I wait for few seconds
    before inserting the login password the problem do not arise but I'm not
    really sure of that.
    Is there anybody who can help me?


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  3. #2


    Carey Frisch [MVP] Guest

    Re: Vista session manager eat all memory

    Restart your computer, then download and install the
    following new updates:

    An update is available that improves the compatibility
    and reliability of Windows Vista:
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938194

    An update is available that improves the performance
    and reliability of Windows Vista:
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938979

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows Shell/User

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------

    "Riccardo" wrote:

    In the last times my Dell laptop with Vista Enterprise, few minutes after
    booting, freeze and the only way to exit from this situation is via HW
    switch-off (few seconds on the power button). It does not happen all the
    times but about 25% of switch on.
    Investigating the problem with Process Explorer I discovered that in those
    situations the windows session manager smss.exe (one of the first process in
    the list) keep the cpu for about 80% and start "consuming" memory ( I have 2
    GB) untill all the memory is gone (in a couple of minutes) and the computer
    become unusable. I tryed to kill as many process as possible but noting
    changed. The only "correlation" I found is that if I wait for few seconds
    before inserting the login password the problem do not arise but I'm not
    really sure of that.
    Is there anybody who can help me?


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    Saran Guest

    Re: Vista session manager eat all memory

    Carey Frisch [MVP] wrote:
    > Restart your computer, then download and install the
    > following new updates:
    >
    > An update is available that improves the compatibility
    > and reliability of Windows Vista:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938194
    >
    > An update is available that improves the performance
    > and reliability of Windows Vista:
    > http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938979


    With all due respect, I've seen zero performance increases on systems
    we've installed these patches on (on behalf of customers who requested
    updates ot be installed in addition to other work.) And these don't seem
    to have anything to do with the OP's problem. I haven't acutlaly this
    particular issue (although I've seen many others.)

    -saran



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  5. #4


    Riccardo Guest

    Re: Vista session manager eat all memory

    Thank you for the suggestions and warning. I've just installed the two
    patches and of course I need some statistic in order to realize if the
    problem is solved. I'll post here if the boot up problem should arise again.

    "Saran" <none@nospam> wrote in message
    news:e7BKLeC4HHA.5796@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > Carey Frisch [MVP] wrote:
    >> Restart your computer, then download and install the
    >> following new updates:
    >>
    >> An update is available that improves the compatibility
    >> and reliability of Windows Vista:
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938194
    >>
    >> An update is available that improves the performance
    >> and reliability of Windows Vista:
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=938979

    >
    > With all due respect, I've seen zero performance increases on systems
    > we've installed these patches on (on behalf of customers who requested
    > updates ot be installed in addition to other work.) And these don't seem
    > to have anything to do with the OP's problem. I haven't acutlaly this
    > particular issue (although I've seen many others.)
    >
    > -saran
    >



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