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Windows 8.1 - Memory leak problem in paged pool

Q: Windows 8.1 - Memory leak problem in paged pool

Hey guys,

I have no programs running, just chrome with a couple of websites. On my previous pc with windows 7 i've never had the memory use more than 5 GB just for chrome. Also, the paged pool seems to fill up the longer I use my pc. I've read numerous threads with people saying that it is normal for a pc to use all the RAM because otherwise it's useless RAM. But I don't really believe that something like this is normal. In most threads people talked about a memory leak in the non-paged pool.

I find it also very weird that when I look at my processes they just don't add up to the 5 GB in use. Using rammap or process explorer doesn't show annything at all.
Here are my specs:
Lenovo B5400
Windows 8.1 64-bit (6.3, Build 9600)
Intel Core i5-4200M CPU @ 2.50 GHz (4CPU's)
8192MB RAM

I'm having real problems with League of Legends, I just get too much lag when I play. I have a constant 40 ping so that's not the problem, my fps is 60-70 so that's not really bad. But I just get these random stutters every few seconds. Also when I browse my pc is just acting too slow for it's specs.
I hope someone can help with this problem as I am a noob when it comes to computers. I paid about 700 euros for this laptop and I find it sad that I this stupid problem. I've already disabled superfetch and I really don't want a link to another thread as I've read every single one of them and I'm getting nuts


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A: Windows 8.1 - Memory leak problem in paged pool

Hello SebaaVH,

You appear to be one of those affected by this Google Chrome bug that only affects "some." Now, since I don't know if they ever fixed it (I don't use Chrome), I would suggest trying a different browser (i.e., Firefox or Opera) to see if that fixes your issue. Now, some have stated they fixed their issue by clearing their browser cache but that would be just a band-aid IMHO:

Massive memory leak, though memory usage does not show for GC in task manager:

Regarding your League of Legends issue, I don't play it myself but your issue (or something similar) has come up several times quite recently and, if you do a Google search for that issue, you will find tons of people having issues when playing it online. You might be better off seeking assistance at a gaming forum for that specific issue IMHO.

Good luck.


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Hi all,

I am having a non paged pool memory leak.

As far as i'm aware all drivers are up to date.

imgur com/Vo3QeUe https://imgur com/a/IdzFZE5

Would really appreciate any support to getting this resolved, a reboot temporarily fixes it, but after a few hours it creeps back up sometimes very suddenly also

Here is a non paged pool photo - showing some of it if it's any help to anyone? https://imgur com/a/xHLNtPs

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I'm running XP SP2, and experiencing a non-paged pool leak of about 150 MBs a day. The pool will fill up after about 42 hours leading to a BSOD (0x000000f4). Poolmon is indicating the tag IRP is allocating ~20 bytes constantly and never freeing it. It's probably a driver, but I can't get any closer than that to finding out which one. I also monitored the leak in safe mode with no networking and it still leaks there. Could anyone perhaps help narrow it down more?

A:irp non-paged pool leak

I'm having this EXACT same problem. Started happening about the same time too.

Could it have something to do with a Windows Update? I'd really appreciate any help with this.

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Hey everyone! I am a newbie PC builder. I have recently built a computer consist of the following spec:
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600K CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: G. Skill Ripjaws X Series 16351 Mb
Graphics Card: Gigabyte NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570, 1280 Mb
Motherboard: MSI, Z68A-GD65 (MS-7681)

I have nothing but the msi driver utility, process explorer, office pro 2010 and Assassin's Creed II installed. I have updated all MB drivers through the msi utility, updated Windows 7 as much as possible, installed the latest GPU driver from nvidia. When I played AC II, the GPU driver crashes every 10 sec. I also got the message saying my PC is running out of paged pool memory. I tried the method from teamliquid, it doesn't work. I went to process explorer, under system information, both of the paged and non-paged limit have no symbol. That is all I have. Thank you, and greatly appreciate any help.

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I've been having this problem for ages. After ive played on a different game for a while, i then try to play tf2. loads up properly, i choose a server and just as im about to connect - pow! crashes to desktop and says im out of paged pool memory! i thought it was cos i didnt have enough ram or not enough of it was free. so i upgraded my ram to 2gb. i have 1500MB of ram free at any one time and it still does the same thing!! the stupid thing is, when i restart the pc and go on tf2 before any other game, it works fine! what on earth is going on here?

A:Team Fortress 2 Paged Pool Memory problem

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after installing a new graphics card and trying to play a game, i instead received an error message saying that there isnt enough "Paged Pool Memory".
what is paged pool memory and how can i increase it? do i basically just have to add memory to my system?

A:paged pool memory

Paged pool memory is a region in virtual memory which can be paged in and paged out of the system. Device driver which do not need to access the memory from DPC/Dispatch level or above can use paged pool. it is accessible from any process context.

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Ive been having this problem for ages now with all Valve games and valve games ONLY. Just as im about to go in-game it crashes to desktop with an error message reading "Internal driver error at Present: You're likely out of OS Paged Pool Memory!"

I had a feeling this was a RAM related issue and considering I only had 2GB, I upgraded to 4 GB - It still does it

Iv'e tried changing the Paged Pool size through the regedit - It still does it.

Ive tried everything, its getting rediculous now, I really dont see what could be wrong, I have a beast of a PC for gods sake it can run crysis.


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I've been having some issues with Windows XP over the last couple of months. It got much worse once I installed StarCraft II on my computer. I get the error "Your computer has run out of paged pool memory" and the program lags or crashes. I looked under blizzards website and they state that this is a Windows XP problem. From what I can find it usually occurs from a bad driver that is taking paged memory and not releasing it. I upgrade drivers for every piece of hardware I could find under Device Manager with no luck.

Microsoft has some tools to track paged memory, but I cant seem to get any of them to work. Some of the tools seem out of date or missing. Is there a program that will identify what is filling up my paged memory?

Is there a way to "empty" the memory pool?

My system exceeds the minimum requirements for the game. I have reduced the video effects in game to the bare minimum with no result.


AMD Dual Core 2.29 Ghz
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002
Service pack 3

ATI Radeon HD 4550 video card with 1 Gb Vram
Any help you can provide is appreciated.

A:Paged pool memory error

Here is the error message that was reported after the last crash.================================================================================StarCraft II (B16561)Time: 2010-09-26 18:31:54.437Exe: C:\Program Files\StarCraft II\Versions\Base16561\SC2.exeParameters: Exe Built: 2010-09-21 16:33:41.187User: meComputer: ME-55BB3FBB205DVersion: branches/1.1.0Revision: 84907Locale: enUS================================================================================e_gfxGraphicsAPIError"StarCraft II has encountered an unexpected DirectX/OpenGL error. This may indicate an issue with an out-of-date videocard driver. If the problem persists, for more information consult our support website at [url="http://starcraft2.com/support.""]http://starcraft2.com/support."[/url]Error code: D3DERR_INVALIDCALL (8876086C) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Manual Stack Trace (ID:216 Stack:0x044D0000 + 8,388,608 "Main Thread")----------------------------------------DBG-ADDR<00A18449>("SC2.exe")DBG-ADDR<00A18541>("SC2.exe")DBG-ADDR<00A0F762>("SC2.exe")DBG-ADDR<00D100F3>("SC2.exe")DBG-ADDR<00D1031F>("SC2.exe")DBG-ADDR<00C77C83>("SC2.exe")DBG-ADDR<00C78A2E>("SC2.exe")DBG-ADDR<00C7A2A0>("SC2.exe&quo... Read more

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When playing games via steam I occasionally get a crash followed by the error message.

failed to lock vertex buffer in cmesh dx8

According to the FAQ on steam this is caused by a lack of paged pool memory which is reserved for apps like direct3d.

To get round this issue its recommended that you remove a line form the boot.ini which unlocks the page pool memory. The line is /3GB /Userva=2900

Does anyone know where this line is in windows 7 or how I can unlock the paged pool memory as I'm finding the crashes are starting to interfere with my enjoyment of gaming.

Any help gratefully appreciated.

A:Paged pool memory issues

Paged pool is memory that's "paged" out to the paging file on your hard drive. The easiest way would be (I think) to increase the amount of paging file allowed on your hard drive (see this article for more details on the paged pool: Mark's Blog : Pushing the Limits of Windows: Paged and Nonpaged Pool )

As for the /3gb switch, this is for programs that are aware of the 3gB switch. It won't do anything if the programs aren't specifically designed for it. What it does is allocate 3 gB of virtual memory for user level processes - leaving 1 gB for kernel level processes. And, it only applies to a 32 bit OS. Are you running 32 or 64 bit Windows 7?

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Hey all, this is my first time posting here so please be gentle :)

I, like most gamers/comp sci majors, have fallen in to the trap of trying to get Half-Life 2 to play on my laptop and am dealing with paged pool memory issues. I followed a solution on a previous forum and went in to the registry editor, changing the PagedPoolSize like so:

Quoted from the previous site:

"This is how to fix it
Here's how you open Registry Editor:

Start Menu > Run > regedit

Surf down to this key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management

Double click on "PagedPoolSize". Hexadecimal is listed first. Change the "Value Data" to one of these below:
(Note: You only need to enter EITHER Hexadecimal or Decimal. They both are the same.)

Megabytes Hexadecimal Decimal
192Mb 0c000000 201326592
256Mb 10000000 268435456
384Mb 18000000 402653184

I went with the 384Mb option and it worked perfectly.

Once you are done, make sure you reboot your computer."

I followed this solution with the 256 Mb option, restarted the computer, and the computer didn't even load all the way the first time and after shutting down and restarted it again, I barely got to the Desktop with nothing really running. So I painfully went in and changed it back to 0 (the default setting) like it was before and I restarted it and MOST of it is fine again, but I am ... Read more

A:Paged Pool Memory Adverse Effects/How to Fix

As this article says, 'Do not change the size of the paging file by editing the registry.'


Since you did play about, perhaps making a manual change as per the instructions will help 'kick' things back to normal.

Click start, control panel, system, advanced, performance, advanced and under virtual memory click change, then custom size, and set the vRam to whatever value you like (I would recommend equal to the installed Ram as a start) min and max. Click set and ok your way out.

You can always go back and set things to letting Window decide.

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Hi Everyone.

I've been searching as much as i could here and there on the internet without any luck so i'm giving it a chance here if someone has an idea how to troubleshoot/investigate this.

I'm Running Windows 8.1 Update 1 Enterprise.
custom built machine :

I7 4770K
32gb ram
Samsung evo pro 256gb ssd
2x gtx 770 sli

the installation was done around end of january, i don't have much running on that computer but games (i have another system for work)

The issue i have is the Paged Pool memory after system is up is at roughly 250mb but keep increasing around 1-2mb per sec and never stops, after roughly 1h uptime, i'm already at 2gb.(after 1day uptime yesterday, i was at 56gb). The non-paged pool is however never an issue and sits between 150mb and 250mb (i would say normal values)

i've read about disabling NDU, disabling killer networks application (my network driver) and many other things but so far still no luck.

i'm willing to run any kind of software or give any traces, my main issue right now is how to find what is causing this. i believe there is a memory leak somewhere but i have no idea/clues how to trace it down.

Many thanks for your time and help.



A:Paged Pool memory constantly increasing

Hello BuG,

With 32 GB of RAM installed, it's not unusual for your page file to get just as large.

If you like, you could use step 11 in the tutorial below to specify a minimum and maximum page file size for your C: drive to prevent it from getting larger on it's own. If you get a low memory or out of memory error afterwards while running Windows, then it means that you will need to increase the size of the page file until you stop getting the error.

If you have plenty of hard drive space, then it is recommended to leave the page file to be system managed though.

Virtual Memory Paging File - Change

Hope this helps,

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I have a serious memory leak in nonpaged pool, which happen to be Irp packets. Here is the whole story.

The system is Win7 Ultimate x64 which I primarily use to host some VirtualBox VMs. Around beginning of May I noticed that the box started to lock up and it was rock solid for almost a year before then. I discovered that the reason for lock ups is a memory leak that east up its 16 GB of memory in a few days. I started digging deeper and figured out that the nonpaged memory grows from the typical 500 MB or so to a few GBs in a couple of days. The poolmon tool pointed to Irp tag as the clear offender.

I thought it could be some update or new driver that got installed, so I restored the system from an earlier image. I went back to images as far back as November, October and September last year, but nothing helped. The system was working fine till about end of April, so I was very surprised that reverting back to the time the system was working OK did not fix the problem.

Anyway, further troubleshooting with driver verifier (log file analysis) did not point to any driver with suspicious amount of allocated memory. So the next step was to force a memory dump with driver verifier running and use !verifier kernel debugger extension to see the memory allocated.

First of all, driver verifier puts a lot of load on the system, so it stops responding after few hours with CPUs pegged at 100%. Also, the system is much slower when driver verifier is running and the memory leak happens ... Read more

A:Serious memory leak in nonpaged pool (Irp tag)

Memory leaks occur for only one reason, and that is flawed & poorly programmed software. You are running some 3rd party (non-Microsoft) software that is not releasing memory after it is done with it. It's the software's fault.

It might be patched in an update, but if not there is nothing you can do other than re-coding & fixing the software.

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I have a Compaq Presario running windows XP and 1G of RAM with a game that said the paged pool memory was to low. I subsequently reset it via the " run regedit" and now no applications will run and the computer has to be physically shutdown by holding the on/off button. The error message I get is "you do not have the required memory to run this application". How do get back to normal?

Thanks for the help.

A:Solved: OS Paged Pool Memory Reset to high

Restore the registry. System Restore is the easiest way.

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So I recently purchased a new motherboard, CPU, RAM and PSU. I kept things from my old computer, such as my hard drives and video card. I formatted my main hard drive that I keep Windows on, and used to run x86, but am now running x64.

I did this all for Borderlands 2, I wanted a better computer to run and play this game on, since I've been a fan of the first one since it came out. Prior to the installation of all of these new parts, everything on the older version of my computer worked fine. I could play games, albeit on low settings, without a problem, but now, games such as Dota 2 and Borderlands 2 will run for about 3-4 minutes before the screen goes black, and comes back three times, before the program itself stops responding.

One of the games gave me a reason as to the poor performance, and said the game had run out of Paged Pool Memory, and would decrease performance. Even when doing so, it still shuts down after a few seconds.

I know that this is a hardware problem, which is why I didn't post about it in Games. It's happening to many programs that require the use of memory, and not just games. If there's anything anybody can do to help me, it would be greatly appreciated.

Below is a DXDiag.
System Information
Time of this report: 9/19/2012, 19:48:20
Machine name: JIMMUS-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120503-2030)
Language: English (Reg... Read more

A:Multiple Programs Crashing, Paged Pool Memory Loss?

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I got this BSOD as I turned on my computer today, I did not install any new drivers or programs recently.

I attached the SF file to this post, not sure if there's any more info I should add.

Thanks in advance.

A:BSOD paged fault in non paged memory

Hi LewdLove,

BugCheck 50, Could not read faulting driver name
Probably caused by : klif.sys

Your problem seems to be related to Kaspersky Anti-virus or your Anti-virus program, please uninstall and install Microsoft Security Essentials


Run a full system scan once installed

Repost your minidump files back after that.



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Windows 8 64; AMD A8 CPU; 8GB Corsair (2x4GB) DDR3 RAM. WebrootSA AV, and Comodo firewall.

Something is happening!

I will be playing Battlefield 3, and suddenly the game screeches to a dying studder, with FPS below 0.1

Upon checking task manager, and confirming with other utilities, my non-paged pool is swallowing up all the RAM.. And it sticks around, sometimes for minutes, hours, or days.. I can bring the non-paged pool back to normal 30-60MB from (well, its currently at 5.5GB) by removing and switching up the memory sticks. Sometimes I just let the RAM sit out for some air for an hour or so.. idk, I even bought matching RAM because I thought the different brand names could possible cause it..

I've looked around in the past for solutions but I could never get any idea what is causing the non-paged poop to IMMEDIATELY SNAP from 45MB up to 5.5GB! Is there something I could check at startup of my system to see what is taking the non-paged pool? Or would I need to replicate the original in-game crash?

A:Non-Paged Pool taking 5.5GB/8GB RAM

Well generally this isn't a hardware fault, so replacing or removing the RAM will not fix it.

Something is using too much memory and not allowing it to be paged out. Do you you page file disabled by chance? If you go to the Processes tab and enable the "Show Processes from All Users" which ones show are using the most memory?

If it consistently happens while BF3 than it may be a glitch in the game or a driver issue. Do you have all the latest patches for BF3? Have you uninstalled and reinstalled the latest graphics driver? Updated the sound driver?

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Just got on the computer now, and suddenly everything seems to be slow, I checked the memory and found out that some program is using 94% of the memory, when I was looking for the program I found out that no program is using that amount of memory, 200 at most.

I downloaded RAMmap to map out the memory, and found out that about 94% of the memory is Nonpaged Pool (unallocated?)
. Please see the image below:

As you can see the memory leak clearly.
This is a new PC with windows installed a few days ago.
Win8.1 64x (all up to date) intel i7 haswell, z87g45 Gaming, 8Gram, gtx650ti boost, 128G ssd.

A:RAM Leak Win8.1_64x (Memory Leak) + Picture.

Here is a second picture, after a computer restart, without firefox it gets to 15% although there is no application who is running on 15% (of 8G, is about 1,000MB of process, which in the picture you can see that it cant be). - maybe it's ok maybe not, in both cases there is a leak as you can see in the first post.

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I have no idea what may be causing a Handle leak or memory leak or what causes them.Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:24-01-2016Ran by eric (administrator) on ERIC (24-01-2016 19:53:18)Running from C:\Users\eric\DownloadsLoaded Profiles: eric (Available Profiles: eric)Platform: Windows 10 Home Version 1511 (X64) Language: English (United States)Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Edge)Boot Mode: NormalTutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)(Webroot) C:\Program Files\Webroot\WRSA.exe(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\SysWOW64\IntelCpHeciSvc.exe(Intel Corporation) C:\Windows\System32\igfxCUIService.exe(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe(Intel® Corporation) C:\Program Files\Intel\TXE Components\TCS\HeciServer.exe(DoD PKE Engineering) C:\Program Files\DoD-PKE\InstallRoot\InstallRootService.exe(ABBYY) C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\ABBYY\FineReaderSprint\9.00\Licensing\NetworkLicenseServer.exe(SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION) C:\Program Files\EPSON\EpsonCustomerParticipation\EPCP.exe(Microsoft Corporation) C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Toolbars\AutoUpdate\SkypeC2CAutoUpdateSvc.ex... Read more

A:Handle Leak explorer.exe and memory leak firefox.exe

Greetings Egyoung1 and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that.===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter problem... Read more

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To start, I have Windows 7, on Sony Vaio laptop.

I have been working on the issues with the malware removal team, but now machine looks clean, I am still having issues.

When starting the computer and going to the task manager, I can watch explorer.exe start at about 18K memory usage and then grow constantly until it is running with almost all of the computer's physical memory after about seven min. I cannot get the context menu to show up after a few min by right clicking on anything.

I had been experiencing "freezing" while playing Eden Eternal (an online role playing game) before that, which made me consider malware and seek help here at BleepingComputer. The freezing has ended, last time I played on that machine at least, but now there seems to be some issue with the explorer.exe taking all of the memory. I haven't been using the machine since I don't trust that there's not something running in the background that shouldn't be.

In resource monitor there were "connections" that had "-" for both the name and the PID, but I don't know if that was the malware of if that's normal somehow?

Issue with explorer.exe seems to be limited to only one user account, and not the other one. That is to say that if I log on one of the other accounts explorer.exe behaves normally, as far as memory usage.

Previous topic linked here,

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A:Windows 7 explorer.exe running at total memory after a few min. "memory leak?"

Please download MiniToolBox , save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes: List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and paste the content into your next post.Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 .Louis

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for the past few months i have been having memory leak problems but i shrugged it off cause a quick restart fixed it. Now every time i boot my pc, it starts with 4.5-4.6GB non-paged pool.

thank you in advanced

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I am having trouble, for the last few days, with a program, of which I am unable to locate, draining my virtual memory. I have researched this briefly, but am rather new to the terms and how things operate.

It began about 4 days ago, when I, having purchased a SDHC card for my smartphone, wanted to have my Dell E1505 to be able to read the card. So I visited Dell's support site, and downloaded drivers to make this possible. Also, I downloaded a few updated drivers for Intel PRO Wireless app, video card drivers, and Bluetooth.

I also downloaded and installed, at the same time, a couple Windows updates. I do not remember what they were exactly, but a couple of them had to do with XML, and one was an Office 2007 Compatibility install.

The problem began the next morning, when I restarted my laptop, and it took approximately 10 mins to shut down. This is now the norm, taking 10-12 mins to log off and shutdown. I have had to be careful what programs I run, for if I do not, I will get a "low virtual memory" message within 45-60 mins. This was never the case before, and I have not made any major installs since the problem began.

Viewing the task manager, I have noticed I have 2 instances of CLI.exe running, which I have come to find out is because of ATI's controls. I have also read, and experienced, that you can End both of them with no ill effects. Also, because I use Outlook and Word as its editor, Word uses 50-60 Meg of Memory and Virtual Memory, even wh... Read more

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Lately, I've been having a problem with running out of memory on my laptop while playing Minecraft - a game that requires Java.

This has just started after I've uninstalled and reinstalled Java. I first got rid of it because, well, you should know why. It's all over the news. Anyway, when I discovered that I needed it for Minecraft I begrudgingly reinstalled it. Making sure to disable it in my browser, of course.

But now it's got this nasty habit of taking up a metric ton of RAM. So much so that Windows has forced me to close Minecraft on two occasions in the past day. This is the first time this has ever happened to me in the 2+ years I've been playing MC off and on. One glance at my Processes in Task Manager shows me multiple Java SE Binaries taking up ridiculous amounts of memory. Hundreds of thousands of kilobytes. And the only way to kill these processes is to reboot (I have Java's run-on-boot disabled as well. I only need Java when I'm playing Minecraft so that's the only time I ever want it running).

And what's worse, just now, after having to kill my game again, I kept trying to reopen it, but instead I'm only getting another Java SE Binary and no game. Game never opened. Just another instance of Java taking up yet more space.

What's going on here? Is that what a "memory leak" is?

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My PC starts with 90% ram usage and stays at 95% all the time. Only some driver and AVG runs on start-up. I checked the resource monitor tab but it shows that top 1 is memory compression using 286,000 kb. It doesn't really shows which software is having a memory leak.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790K CPU @ 4.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16268 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: A: 2794 GB (1490 GB Free); C: 232 GB (34 GB Free); D: 465 GB (25 GB Free); E: 465 GB (279 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Z97X-Gaming 3
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

A:How to solve a memory leak problem?

The 1000$ question is
IS performance OK
Re memory compression

nothing to worry about there.
Also Windows 10 will use all available ram for efficiency

If you look again at resource monitor you will see hardware reserved
In Use, modified, standby and free
Standby ram will be released by the system, as and when it is required for apps

Unless you KNOW you have a problem, you do not on the evidence available

Memory compression is compression of data that would normally be in the page file - on the drive, if it were not compressed to hold in ram, for the greater speed of read from ram as against from drive.

One recommend I do have for you is to ditch AVG and use Defender as and when - if AVG is paid for the subscription ends

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I recently purchased a new Creative XFI Titanium PCI xpress sound card. Before this I was having no problems with audiodg.exe and memory usage. I have tried various driver versions from creative and still could not fix the problem.

I noticed that my memory usage of audiodg.exe will be upwards of +500mb and continue to consume memory. Another observation I have made is that it seems to consume more and more ram every time I push to talk under the ventrillo program.

If anyone has a work around or some info on correcting the problem it would help me a ton!

Thank You

A:Memory Leak problem with AUDIODG.EXE ! Need help

Hi nullzero and welcome to the forums

Have a look at the following thread to see if there is any information there that may help you.

Audio Service has large number of Memory Handles

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It didn't usually do this, but probably after some windows update it started happening. 50+% of 8gb ram used when idle. Task manager and resource monitor doesn't show what is using the memory. When I add up all the services, it doesn't even add up to 50%. More like 15-20% of total ram.
Does anyone have a fix? I've looked and already tried disabling the ndu.sys via the regedit (changing value of start to 4). It didn't work.
If you don't have a fix, perhaps you can guide me in trying to identify the problem.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 6017 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 217212 MB, Free - 19517 MB;
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

Don't know why it says windows defender is disabled. It is not.
Also, the system info utility did not detect my AMD Radeon HD 7576m 1024mb

Windows was upgraded from 8 to 8.1 a few months and and didn't display said problem until recently. Windows is legit and registered etc

A:Solved: Windows 8.1 where is all my memory going? memory leak

Ok, I had hyper-v enabled. Although it wasn't running, it seems as though windows was still reserving some resources for it. Once I disabled it via "turn windows features on or off" and restarted my memory usage immediately returned to the way it was.

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Like the tittle states is it possible for a browser or browser extension to cause memory leak in the non page-pool.

A couple of of day ago I switch over to Opera and had memory leak in the non page-pool that paralyzed the machine till I rebooted.

Asking cause a few days prior I was messing around with a few of my drivers and I have a new motherboard coming and was thinking of just popping the hard drive on without doing a fresh install of windows, since I have an upgrade version of Windows 8.

A:Browser cause non page-pool leak

What are you using to show that there is a non-page pool leak? Is this showing in events under administrator tools? Really need more information.

Since it is Opera, I would check their forum out, to see if others are also having this same issue. Opera Forums

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I am very new to the forums and was browsing around looking at other people with similar problems and thought I would post up my issues and see if anyone can help point me in the right directions. I have a couple of ideas but I am unsure if I am right...

I have attached the ZIP of the SF Diagnostic Tool to this post now

Basically about 3 weeks ago I had some computer issues, I figured it was a good time for a couple of upgrades so I replaced the Motherboard, Processor, Power Supply, and I had my Video Card RMA'd by EVGA (excessive coil whine)

I formatted the hard drive (it was a 300GB partition of a 1.5 TB Raid 0) and reinstalled windows 8 to the computer, everything seemed fine for about a week, I took my computer downstairs to hook it up to a TV so my family could watch some Hulu on the big screen and my computer started getting BSOD every few minutes.

I was unsure as to what was causing it so I reinstalled windows again. After the install I was still getting BSOD... so I went out and bought a SATA 120GB SSD and put it in as the primary Hard Drive and installed windows to that drive instead of onto the Raid partition. Same thing, more BSOD...

At this point I have reinstalled 4 times, I tried allowing Windows to fully update everything and tried turning all updates off and manually installing everything myself. More BSOD both ways... in fact at this point when I try to manually install the NVidia drivers they just Fail during the install and wont finish...

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A:BSOD - Bad Pool Header and Page Fault in Non Paged Area

I ran the Diagnostic tool I got from this site and zipped up the file - it is now attached to the OP

I have windows set to gather the dump file but I am unsure what to do with the files at the moment

Thanks for helping

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Any help on this would be appreciated - the PC crashes on boot (during the 'loading windows' screen) if I try and do a normal boot. Safe mode works, but then I get Bad Pool Error if I try and browse to any complex website (simply stuff works, but this one doesn't, for example - I assume it's Javascript or Flash crashing it).

Plus running many applications (including Notepad) leads directly to a Page-fault in non-paged area result.

Things I've tried: full scans with Avast and Malwarebytes, startup recovery console from the disc and all the options there including Startup Repair multiple times and SFC -scannow, error checking the drive with chkdsk and Partition Magic.

I tried driver verifier, but that was when the computer would still boot, it stopped it booting entirely (the earlier dmp files will be from that, the ones from today in safe mode), and it took some fixing to get as far as safe mode, so reluctant to try it again.

I'm at something of a loss, I can't even look at the dmp files myself as trying to run the Windbg install tool crashes the PC, and I don't have a second Windows machine. And I can't do an in-place re-install as that's not allowed from safe mode...

A:BSOD Bad Pool Error / Page Fault in non-paged area

Welcome to SF deanlove .

I'm currently forming a general idea based on the dump files but I need more information.

Unfortunately files are missing, so I'm not getting the full picture.
Please run the SFDT again and let it run its course it can take 15min at times to collect all the data necessary.
There should be eight files generated not including the dumps.

Please upload the MSINFO32 file:

Start → Run → type MSINFO32 then hit Enter.
In MSINFO32 go to, File → Save → name it your user-name.
Once the file is saved right click it and choose Send to → Compressed (zipped) folder.

Attach the file in your next post.


Your CPU is overclocked.

!sysinfo machineid
Machine ID Information [From Smbios 2.5, DMIVersion 37, Size=3019]
BiosMajorRelease = 8
BiosMinorRelease = 15
BiosVendor = American Megatrends Inc.
BiosVersion = 1408
BiosReleaseDate = 09/21/2010
SystemManufacturer = System manufacturer
SystemProductName = System Product Name
SystemFamily = To Be Filled By O.E.M.
SystemVersion = System Version
SystemSKU = To Be Filled By O.E.M.
BaseBoardManufacturer = ASUSTeK Computer INC.
BaseBoardProduct = P6T
BaseBoardVersion = Rev 1.xx
7: kd> !sysinfo cpuspeed
CPUID: "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz"
MaxSpeed: 2670
CurrentSpeed: 3200
Reset the BIOS back to default:CLR CMOS

Write down the current value of the SATA Mode!
Its either AHCI or IDE.
After resetting the ... Read more

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I encountered this problem once before in Windows XP Home edition SP3.
I looked it up and found some suggestions. According to the sites, it usually occurs when you leave the auto update on.
Now I have moved to Windows 7 Ultimate, and encounter this problem again.
The sites from before said that those solutions will only work for XP. How am supposed to fix this problem on 7?

A:svchost CPU Usage and Memory Leak Problem

sorry, but there's a more pressing matter now.
I kept end process to the svchost but it keep reappearing. I was fed up and decided to move the file svchost.exe out of system 32.
Things were back to normal for some time (for around 2 hours probably), and then my laptop went to bluescreen.
Now I can't turn it on. There's only blackscreen with my pointer there and can be moved around but do nothing.
Should I just reinstall the OS?

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Hi all,
I have a question for you. Could you tell me please why my system is using 80% of Paging file?
I see no processes using paging file... How could I investigate and find who is the process responsible of this problem? COuld you help me please? If you need some other information I'm here


Consider that the system has 4GB of RAM, Windows 7 64bit Edition, page file is set to default

A:Memory Leak - Paging file utilization problem

Where are you seeing 80% pagefile usage?
Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab.

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Hi there,

I'm experiencing some serious memory leaks. At start up the initial RAM usage is around 18%, after leaving it on for about 12hrs with only background programs, the ram usage just rose to over 80%%. Then it started to lag and freeze, the only way to get back to normal is restart. RAMMap shows that Nonpaged pool is using up all my RAM.

After following this guide here Pushing the Limits of Windows: Paged and Nonpaged Pool - Mark's Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs, I used poolmon.exe and strings to find out the culprit is FWPKCLNT.SYS

(these pics were taken after 3hrs ontime)

Any idea how to fix this problem? Any help would be most appreciated!!!
Oh and I'm using Window 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

A:Solved: Nonpaged Pool leak (FWPKCLNT.SYS) window 7 x64

try this hotfix from microsoft


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Okay, so for almost 2 years I had this weird issue and now I give up.

For some weird reason I have occascional "stuttering" when I work with some application (Aero enabled) be it text editr or browser. It usually happens when application was active for some time, around 10 minutes and withing these 10 minutes I did
not switch it to anything. It feels like if you have VSYNC in game enabled but it is double buffered and when your FPS dips you have this continous annoying stutter along with tearing.
The interesting part is that if I win+D (minimie all windows) to desktop and switch back stutter is gone... until it appears again. Due to this annoying reason I'm inapable if using Borderless Mode in fullscreen applications.

I don't see anything special that would hook up to DWM/windows and can cause that, my active software/drivers are pretty scarce and limited. There has to be explanation for this issue but I'm failing ot isolate the cause. Disabling Aero does not help and
it won't really help since I want to use Aero for Desktop when I work in Windows.

I found a similar problem described here:
Unfortunately, this is not an acceptable solution to me.

if anyone has any ideas I'd appreciate it

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Hello, about two weeks ago I started to have a memory leak, unfortunately right around the time wildstar came out. Just leaving my computer idle the memory just keeps piling on, to the point that if I leave it on over night and wake up the next morning, it's idling at about 90% usage and a constant 30ish% on the cpu.

I figured it was a virus, although I haven't gotten one in years, so I ran malwarebytes and a couple of different antiviruses and nothing came up. So I thought it was bad memory, bought two new 4gb sticks and through them in, and exact same thing happened even on 16gb, it's now taking up 11gb of ram just idling, and resource monitor shows that barely 3gb are actually being used. The only odd thing I noticed is that svchost seemed to be taking up a ton, but nowhere near that much.

Really unsure of what to do aside from system restoring, but I would rather know what this issue is and get it fixed then do that. Any help at all would be fantastic. Below is a link to pictures of my task manager and resource monitor.

imgur: the simple image sharer
imgur: the simple image sharer

A:Very bad memory leak windows 7 64 bit

This may tell you where to look but I don't see a remedy. You may have to uninstall.


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Hi every one i have a memory leak on my pc. it has started before and it was so bad i decided to re install 8.1 and it got fixed instantly. now a few month later after formatting all my disk it is happening again. i have tried re installing 8.1 3 times now and all head the memory leak my system is in dutch but there are translations next to the images   in the systeam task manager i have selected non paged pool. the specs of my pc is Cpu I7 4770 Gpu GTX770 Memory 8GB (dont know brand) OS windows 8.1 pro (non pirated)

A:Windows 8.1 pro memory leak

I am not seeing anything out of the ordinary in your picture. If you're refering to Chrome that is due to mupltiple tabs being open and the plugins running.

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I'm having an issue with what appears to be a memory leak since I've upgraded to Windows 10. Leaving my computer on for any length of time reduces the performance and responsiveness of my computer overall. I've tried using poolmon.exe to see what is using up so many resources and the tag that stood out at the moment was "Thre". When I search for this tag using findstr in cmd.exe it gives me a mile long string filled with gibberish and various characters. I reloaded poolmon to get a screenshot and now I'm getting different results. I'm at a loss here. As I type this post, my Non-paged Pool is sitting at 11 GB. I've already tried a registry hack where supposedly changing the value in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\Ndu\Start from 2 to 4 was supposed to fix memory leaks. Obviously not in my case.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790K CPU @ 4.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 16321 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 243645 MB, Free - 27471 MB; E: Total - 476936 MB, Free - 428650 MB;
Antivirus: Computer Security, Updated and Enabled


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Hello everyone!
Google Chrome browser, along with their extensions, are responsible for excessive memory consumption on Windows OS.
As the Chrome closing in management tasks, be observed a significant reduction in the use of memory (seen but not captured).
Using Windows Kit, Poolmon.exe, with open or closed Chrome the value of CM31 tag leak is pretty much the same, just over 80 million bytes.
CM31 relates to what?
Remembering my English is not the official language.

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Hi there,

This is maybe the wrong section, but I did not know which one to pick:

I experience issues when I open directories with big HD movies in it (around 4-10GB). The media player loads fast (VLC, KMP, WMP) but the video never starts.
After 5-10 secs, my computer starts to run very slowly, I figured out that it was caused by page faults. Indeed, my memory usage goes from 10% to 97% (I have 4Gb, x64 WIN7) in 10secs.

Even though none of the process in the task manager shows a usage of 3.5Gb, I figured out that killing Explorer.exe releases the memory instantly.

This problem avoid me to play HD movies without killing explorer which is very anoying...

Does any one knows how can I deal with this issue?

Thank you!

Windows 7 x64
4GB Ram - Intel i5 3Ghz/core

A:Windows 7 memory leak?

What video codecs have you installed? That would be your problem most likely.
That or antivirus software.

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Okay, so for almost 2 years I had this weird issue and now I give up.

For some weird reason I have occascional "stuttering" when I work with some application (Aero enabled) be it text editr or browser. It usually happens when application was active for some time, around 10 minutes and withing these 10 minutes I did
not switch it to anything. It feels like if you have VSYNC in game enabled but it is double buffered and when your FPS dips you have this continous annoying stutter along with tearing.
The interesting part is that if I win+D (minimie all windows) to desktop and switch back stutter is gone... until it appears again. Due to this annoying reason I'm inapable if using Borderless Mode in fullscreen applications.

I don't see anything special that would hook up to DWM/windows and can cause that, my active software/drivers are pretty scarce and limited. There has to be explanation for this issue but I'm failing ot isolate the cause.

if anyone has any ideas I'd appreciate it

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Hi everyone.

I've been having troubles with my MSi ge60 laptop from time to time. My processor is an Intel i5-3210M 2.50 GHz and I have 8 GB RAM.

Here is a screenshot of the processes and performance tabs on my task manager:

The IMG-command is not working for me. Here is a link for my two screenshots:

I'm not experiencing this problem all the time - that's what I find weird. I've googled a lot, and I see people having the same problems. I'm under the impression that this is not a Win8 problem, but rather an Intel or memory management problem. In various threads on forums, people are disabling a memory management tool called intellmem.exe, but I can't find anything similar in my services.

Here are some of the threads I've been scowering:


This obviously helps Samsung-users, but how do I solve this problem?

Be kind and request any other screenshots you'd think to be helpful. My memory uses from programs (i.e Skype, Chrome, Spotify, Steam) doesn't even add up to a fraction of the used memory.
Please help!

A:Memory leak (?) in Windows 8

Can I bump this? After using poolmon and disabling ndu.sys, my computer started working fine again. Now it's back again. You guys have any tips?

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I have 8gb of memory, when I calculate all the processes that use my ram, there is not more than 3 gb, but the process manager is showing up to 95%.

I have attached the screenshots of my task manager.
Please help

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Has anyone noticed after their computer has been on for extended periods of time that they have no memory left. Initially after booting Windows 7 memory usage is at about 37% but after 10hours or so the memory usage is up to 93% (even with no visible user programs running) and im getting the error:insufficient resources when trying to open programs.

I have 4gb of RAM.

Anybody know of any fixes for this?

A:Windows 7 Memory Leak?

Hi Rupert and Welcome to the forum. Well, i guess that could be due to spyware or virus infection.Could you post a screenshot of the task manager (Processes tab) so that we can get some hint. When did you 1st notice this change? Which anti virus software are you using? Did you recently download or install anything?

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Hello there!

For a week or so now I have had to deal with my memory problem. I have 8GB of memory and the process shows as "System" was taking nearly over 1GB or sometimes 1.5GB for an unknown reason but this only happened when I was on it for extensive periods. I have now fixed that problem however there is still one more memory leak.

This memory leak however, is not cause by a program, i checked my process list and I saw Chrome taking the highest amount of memory being 250MB. However when I go on my performance list I saw 7.5 - 7.7 GB leaving around 400MB - 200MB free but it is not a process taking the memory. Can you please help me with this.

Processes(Highest to lowest memory order): Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet
Performance(The graph showing memory usage): Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet

Also, I have performed a scan with both Avira and Malwarebytes to see if they can detect and Viruses, Trojans, Cookies etc. It had shown some viruses which has been Quarantined and cleared yet this problem is still occurring.

The following is what i have already used to fix my memory leak:
1. Disabling Superfetch.exe via. regeedit
2. Setting the "Start" file in Systems to have a value of 4 rather than 2 via regedit.

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I believe I am experiencing a memory leak of some form...at least that's the closest I can come to a description of the issue.
My physical memory usage goes up...way up...sometimes close to the full 8GB I have installed. When this happens I experience sluggishness and problems opening or closing windows.
I am not a power user...I am not running any memory intensive applications, that I know of. Right now I have 3 tabs open in Internet Explorer 10 and my usage is at 6.81GB of physical memory.
When I start my computer it doesn't use more than about 2GB but over time the usage climbs. My computer has been up for nearly 5 days now and the only application that I have personally used in that time is Internet Explorer.
I have BitDefender running. I have MalwareBytes running. Neither application is actively scanning as I write this. Neither program indicates infection.
I've read various complaints on the web and followed some of the advice given to others.
I ran Disk Cleanup recently...say the last 2 weeks...and it currently tells me I can only gain 119MB if I run it.
I checked Disk Defrag...I am 0% fragmented on my Raid-0 system and most of my 1.7TB of disk space is free.
I disabled startup programs using MSConfig ages ago.
Nothing I am running should account for 6.81GB of memory usage and sluggishness.
I pasted some screenshots together of my Performance, Processes, and the Services related to the highest memory usage (s... Read more

A:Memory Leak in Windows 7 Pro

You are going to have to install and run SysInternals Process Explorer from Microsoft.com, and find out what sub process of svchost is eating up your RAM.  Svchost is known to be malware using that filename.  Most likely you are infected, so I suggest you follow the cleanup steps to a T, to make sure your machine is clean first.
Read this post first http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/182397/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do-how-do-i-get-help-who-is-helping-me/  Then follow the instructions in this http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=139681

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Hi i'm posting about Winodws 7 Memory Leak. I know the issue has been posted i have read many posts and it still hasn't helped me. I've had memory leaks for quite a while i have 12GB installed and when looking at task manager 9GB is available, although the
amount of free memory drops to 0 when i am transferring something. I recently re-installed windows 7 a fresh install formatted my harddrive etc. I'm still facing the same issue when anything is being transfered the memory drops down to 0 rapidly. The only
thing that fixes this issue a Memory Management Tool.
So now i'm just wonder is there a permanent fix to this issue or would i have to keep using the program that i have?
Because it was a nuisance to re-install and i still am putting all the stuff i had back on. I know that there are alot of people who are getting similar problems. The memory leaks happened as soon as i got on windows 7 installed many updates and same thing

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I was wondering if anyone else has noticed extremely high RAM usage when using windows 7's chkdsk.  I've used chkdsk on the same USB flash drive on my XP, vista, and 7 machines, and the memory usage is as follows:xp : 20 - 30 MB (Depending on stage)vista : 2.5MB7 : about 25MB per second running (e.g. after chkdsk has been running for 10 seconds it will be using 250MB, after 2 minutes it will be using 3.0GB)I am monitoring memory usage using task manager.  I actually have two machines running windows 7 7100 release candidate (x64) and the I noticed the problem on both.The problem is easiest to duplicate if you run chkdsk on a drive other than your OS drive (so you can actually have task manager open while it runs as opposed to running after a reboot), and if you run a check that will take a long time.  chkdsk /f on a large hard drive works fine, or chkdsk /r on a smaller hard drive will work as well.  It doesn't seem to depend on which stage it is in - the memory usage balloons during stage 2 of a chkdsk /f on a (full) 1TB hard drive I have, and it happens during stage 4 of chkdsk /r on a half-full 32GB USB flash drive as well.I would be interested to see if anyone else can duplicate this.

A:Windows 7 chkdsk memory leak?

Maybe it's not faster but somehow more accurate or more likely to correct problems successfully?  Without looking into the implementation, it's impossible to know what's better, or really even
if anything's better, but it's been stated it's allocating this memory by design.  We have no choice but to live with it.  There are a LOT more important glaring problems in Windows 7.

When you say "it's been stated it's allocating this memory by design" are you referring to the following quote from

"from their perspective the memory usage was by design and was a specific Windows 7 change for this scenario (the /r flag grabs an exclusive lock and repairs a disk and so our assumption is
you’d really like the disk to be fixed before you do more stuff on the machine, an assumption validated by several subsequent third party blog posts on this topic)."
He states that the behavior is limited to the /r switch but I've seen it with the /f switch - the memory usage increases just as quickly, the only reason it doesn't get as high is because chkdsk /f doesn't take as long.
It might be nice to get a little more information from someone on the "file system team", but if they truly have looked at the issue as he stated in the blog, then it either isn't a bug or it is but it would be too much work to fix when weighed against the
small numbe... Read more

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Since i've upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 on my laptop (Lenovo G500S)
I've been getting errors and BSODs while playing games. This are mostly games which use over 1GB of RAM (League of Legends, Chivarly Medieval Warfare and Red Orchestra 2) it gives the error: Please shutdown programs to prevent loss off information. (something in that direction I have the Dutch version.) It basicly tells me that I do not have enough RAM left to run the game. I have 8GB of RAM in this machine with a Intel HD 4000 GPU and a GeForce GT 720m. After I ignore the memory message and keep playing it will blue screen giving this error: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (igdkmd64.sys)

I have no clue what to do anymore, I know it has to do something with Intel kernel. I've been looking all over the internet for a fix but can't find it anywhere.

I have uploaded a analysis of the BSOD with a program called Bluescreenviewer, you can see the BSOD's i've had and what it caused.

Thank you

EDIT: also some links from the same program.


A:Windows 8.1 memory leak with BSOD

Hi BesottedOrb,

Please follow the directions for posting located here..

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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