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Memory Usage Goes Up Gradually (Memory Leak)

Q: Memory Usage Goes Up Gradually (Memory Leak)

Memory Usage Goes Up Gradually (Memory Leak)

When I starting the Windows (in the first few hours) everything is normal But after 1 day or 2 (sooner or later) the amount of available memory gradually goes down and the physical memory usage increasing. This increasing, continues until the memory usage reaches near the 88% and at that point , there isn't any memory available to operate any software . Also when memory reaches that point, I can't access any drive in the HDD; because everytime I want to open any folder, the following error appears :

c:\ is not accessible.
Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service

At this point, I even can't shutdown or restart Windows normally; I must restart windows manually by pressing the restart button. after restart, everything goes to normal again; but this problem appears again and again ... (I had to restart Windows every 1 or 2 days)

here is the screenshots of processes and performance tabs in the Task Manager (at 88% memory usage)
You can see that there is no software(application) that uses this amount of memory :









my system :
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OS : Windows 7 Ultimate x86
Cpu : Intel P4 3.0GHz
Vga : nVidia 6600
MB : Gigabyte GA-8I915G Duo
PSU : Corsair 750W
RAM : 2GB DDR-400 Transcend
(I have these memories for 2 years)

Physical Memory: 2000 mb
Paging File: 2000 mb
Virtual Memory: 6000 mb


I already did the following actions but unfortunately none of them helped me :

0- using some optimizing and freeing softwares like (Memory Booster Gold - RAM Saver Pro - CleanMem)

1- Scanning my computer with antivirus and antispywares

2- Changing antivirus software

3- Updating windows with all updates available via Windows Update

4- Updating drivers of all hardwares

5- Downloading and installing the following hotfixes that are related to memory leak :
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976658
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977357
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978042
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978155
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979223

6- Using CClenaer for clearing everything and using memtest86+ for finding any possible error in memory

And here is screenshot from Process Explore (from Sysinternals Suite) at 90% memory usage :



So is there anything that I can do to solve this problem ? any solution ? hotfixe ? trick ? suggestion ? anything ? ...

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Preferred Solution: Memory Usage Goes Up Gradually (Memory Leak)

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Memory Usage Goes Up Gradually (Memory Leak)

Hi, in cases like this I like to look to the most obvious cause and one very often ignored. One of the major problems in Vista XP and 7 is a corrupt pagefile . Can return all sorts of problems and is simple to fix and perfectly safe. Is the paging file on the C drive? Or have you moved it somewhere else, if on the same drive as the OS then:-

Go to control panel, system and security system
Click on advanced tab
In the performance section click on settings
Again click on Advanced

Select the Virtual memory custom tab and set max and min to 00, 00 click on set then apply and ok out. Reboot computer.

Now go back to VM settings and select "system managed size" again press set and apply and ok out Reboot to take effect.

This has created a new pagefile and set the VM to the preferred settings.

Let us know how you get on.

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Memory Usage Goes Up Gradually (Memory Leak)

When I starting the Windows (in the first few hours) everything is normal But after 1 day or 2 (sooner or later) the amount of available memory gradually goes down and the physical memory usage increasing. This increasing, continues until the memory usage reaches near the 88% and at that point , there isn't any memory available to operate any software . Also when memory reaches that point, I can't access any drive in the HDD; because everytime I want to open any folder, the following error appears :

c:\ is not accessible.
Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service

At this point, I even can't shutdown or restart Windows normally; I must restart windows manually by pressing the restart button. after restart, everything goes to normal again; but this problem appears again and again ... (I had to restart Windows every 1 or 2 days)

here is the screenshots of processes and performance tabs in the Task Manager (at 88% memory usage)
You can see that there is no software(application) that uses this amount of memory :



my system :
------------------------
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate x86
Cpu : Intel P4 3.0GHz
Vga : nVidia 6600
MB : Gigabyte GA-8I915G Duo
PSU : Corsair 750W
RAM : 2GB DDR-400 Transcend
(I have these memories for 2 years)

Physical Memory: 2000 mb
Paging File: 2000 mb
Virtual Memory: 6000 mb
I already did the following actions but unfortunately none of them helped me :

0- usi... Read more

A:Memory Usage Goes Up Gradually (Memory Leak)

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RELEVANCY SCORE 106.4

Hello, I'm running a 64 bit Windows 10 laptop. On idle, the System process is showing a high memory usage of more than 150 MB, usually more than 200 MB. Using poolmon the pooltag SpDN showed up with a memory leak. It leads to the Intel Matrix Storage Manager driver, iaStorV.sys. How should I go about fixing the problem?

A:High memory usage / Memory leak caused by Intel driver

Hi,

Since this is a Intel driver I doubt the WDK can fix it.
You may try to see if there's a more current version of Intel's RST available for download and see if that fixes the leakage issue.

Cheers,

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Hello, I'm running a 64 bit Windows 10 laptop. On idle, the System process is showing a high memory usage of more than 150 MB, usually more than 200 MB. Using poolmon the pooltag SpDN showed up with a memory leak. It leads to the Intel Matrix Storage Manager driver, iaStorV.sys. How should I go about fixing the problem?

A:High memory usage / Memory leak caused by Intel driver

Hi,

Since this is a Intel driver I doubt the WDK can fix it.
You may try to see if there's a more current version of Intel's RST available for download and see if that fixes the leakage issue.

Cheers,

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Hi,
 
I am helping my parents troubleshoot their computers.  My feeling is that they are both infected with the same virus/trojan but I can find it or figure out what is going on.  
 
The each have identical laptops and both are experience identical problems.  Both are running Avast! and both systems are not turning up any discovered viruses or trojans during scans.  I am on the verge of completely refronting both of their laptops and am really hoping I can avoid having to do that.  I suspected that maybe they were both infected with "poweliks" but the below FRST shows (at least I think so) that neither are infected with that trojan.  I am now thinking its a memory leak on some recent driver/app update - but either trojan or memory leak, I am not finding it.
 
Symptoms:
After a clean reboot, within 24 to 48 hours both systems begin to get very sluggish, both audio and video starts to skip and lag, both mice bounce around like crazy when trying to move the pointer.  After about 72 hours the laptops simply freeze to the point that they have to pull the batteries to get them to shut off.  
 
I had my Dad run FRST on his computer, below are the results:
 
FRST Scan results: FRST.txt
=================================================
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 09-05-2015
Ran by Preston (administrator) on PRESTON-HP on 13-05-2015 10:01:44
Running from C:\Users\Preston\Favorites\D... Read more

A:Memory leak or trojan causing extreme system slowness and high memory usage.

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CreateRestorePoint:
CloseProcesses:

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ShellIconOverlayIdentifiers: [DropboxExt2] -> {FB314EDA-A251-47B7-93E1-CDD82E34AF8B} => No File
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HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = https://www.yahoo.com?fr=hp-avast&type=avastbcl
HKU\S-1-5-21-3416613266-1144362595-631789162-1000\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page =https://www.yahoo.com?fr=hp-avast&type=avastbcl
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So I've had this problem for a few months with my thinkpad x220, win7 home premium 64 bit. I used ccleaner, run memtest86 multiple times, chkdsk multiple times, sfc scan multiple times, none that helped. Sfc always detects errors but always cannot fix some of them. I have mse, avast, and malwarebytes and scanned them with absolutely no results. I've run rootkit scanners with no results.

Basically after a few hours the memory use rises up to ~95% out of my 8gb, with absolutely no intensive processes running. I'll attach rammap and processexplorer screenshots. I know this is not "normal" behavior because once my ram goes over 85% the system slows down to where I can't end tasks, open new programs, even things like deleting a file take minutes. Once it reaches 90 or 95, my screen starts flashing black(kind of like if you blink fast). I have to hard restart every time this happens. This is not normal, I've had "experts" on other forums tell me its win7 using the ram to its greatest. Its not, As soon as I restart and open my usual programs(browser, steam, openoffice, winamp, utorrent) my ram is at around 30 or 40 percent. If I leave the same programs open, and just leave it on for ~4 hours the ram gets to 90% and my screen starts flashing and I have to reboot.

If you look at the rammap and process explorer shots, the most ram intensive programs are chrome and firefox, but they only use ~500mb each. Everything else is only 50-100mb and do not add up to the 7... Read more

A:General Win7 memory leak and Unknown memory usage?

Hi mesohamster welcome to SevenForums

First I recommend uninstalling Avast then we could go from there . Using Revo Uninstaller

Click on the app inside RevoUnistaller and choose uninstall
Click on Yes to agree you want to uninstall
If you get the builtin Uninstaller for the app use that and once you're done click Finish
Back inside RevoUninstaller click on Next
Let RevoUninstaller scan for left over registry keys . Click on Select All and choose Delete .
Once done click on Next.
Let the left over files and folders be locates then Click on Select All then click Delete then Next and you should be done .

Restart PC

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Now i'm using windows 10 but I had this problem also when using windows 8.1pro.
The windows 81.pro I have the original dvd here and I tried few times to make clean install.
Also windows 10 I got it free online and the same problem.

For example now i'm using Edge I have two windows opened in one I have 10 tabs open and in the other I have like 20 tabs open. But the problem happen also with two windows and 6 tabs open in each one.

The problem is that once I start Edge or Chrome on windows 81.pro or windows 10 I see in Task Manager that the memory usage is about 60%. Then after some times without doing anything special the memory usage raise to 80-85% then ine many cases also to 96-97-98%.

Now and in most of the times I have in the background a game running in this case battlefield bad company 2 that take about 600-800MB of memory.
But it happen even if I close the game.

The only way to push the memory usage down is in the task manager to shut down the Edge/Chrome and all it's tabs.
Then to start the browser again.
I tested my pc with memtest I don't have any memory errors.
I don't have any blue screens. Can't figure out where is the problem.
My brother have like 10-15 years old pc then my one with 4GB ram and he can open like 20 tabs of chrome without a problem.

While the memory usage raise to 85-98% everything is running slow all the pc is slow almost freezing.

Before finding a fix I was wondering if there is a way to dig and find what cause the proble... Read more

A:Edge and Chrome memory leak ? Memory usage 80-97%

Originally Posted by Chocolade


My brother have like 10-15 years old pc then my one with 4GB ram and he can open like 20 tabs of chrome without a problem.



It also depends, what kind of and how many extensions you have.
Some of them might be causing it, try to temporarily disable all.
Finding a cause can be difficult, you can try CleanMem Free.

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Has anyone else noticed that chkdsk uses all available physical memory (if you let it run long enough)?

I find that if I run chkdsk and watch the memory usage in task manager it jumps by about 50MB every 2 seconds or so until it either finishes or hits around 3.2GB at which point my physical memory shows 99% used (I'm running 4GB), and the system of course slows to a crawl.

If you just run a quick chkdsk on your boot drive you may not notice it, but try running something longer like chkdsk /r on a flash drive or chkdsk /f on a bigger internal drive (but not your OS drive as this would require a reboot) and watch the memory usage climb. I have duplicated this on both systems I have running win7. My XP machine (checking the same USB flash drive) uses a much more normal amount of memory for chkdsk (20 - 30 MB).

Anyway, just looking for suggestions, as I have 5 old hard drives that I would like to check. Normally I would run all 5 at once, but with this system it's just not possible as they each use about 700MB of memory and once all the system RAM is used up the disk checking process slows down a lot.

A:chkdsk high memory usage / memory leak

chkdsk /r is implys /f if you only doing NTFS format then try /I or /D or /C

/I NTFS only: Performs a less vigorous check of index entries.
/C NTFS only: Skips checking of cycles within the folder
structure.
/B NTFS only: Re-evaluates bad clusters on the volume
(implies /R)

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My Memory Usage Goes Up Gradually. when I start the windows , after some hours the amount of free memory space , goes down. this falling, continues every hours and after 3 days memory usage goes upper than 85 percent.

I already close all softwares and kill all unnecessary processes in task manager , but the memory free space , doesn't increase. I must shutdown the computer and after that the memory goes to normal but again after some hours it starts to goes up and up ...

I also used the memory optimizing and freeing softwares like (Memory Booster Gold - RAM Saver Pro) , but they didn't help me.

I have TWO 1-Gigabyte DDR-400 Transcend Ram
(I have these memories for 2 years)

Physical Memory: 2000 mb
Paging File: 2000 mb
Virtual Memory: 6000 mb

any trick ?

A:Memory Usage Goes Up Gradually

  
Quote: Originally Posted by raya2


My Memory Usage Goes Up Gradually. when I start the windows , after some hours the amount of free memory space , goes down. this falling, continues every hours and after 3 days memory usage goes upper than 85 percent.

I already close all softwares and kill all unnecessary processes in task manager , but the memory free space , doesn't increase. I must shutdown the computer and after that the memory goes to normal but again after some hours it starts to goes up and up ...

I also used the memory optimizing and freeing softwares like (Memory Booster Gold - RAM Saver Pro) , but they didn't help me.

I have TWO 1-Gigabyte DDR-400 Transcend Ram
(I have these memories for 2 years)

Physical Memory: 2000 mb
Paging File: 2000 mb
Virtual Memory: 6000 mb

any trick ?



Many applications "leak" memory. Browsers are notorious. My firefox starts @ 85 Mb, but after 8 hours is somewhere around 450 Mb. While not normal it is inevitable. That coupled with the fact that you dont reboot often, and have minimum ram, this is a problem I dont think you can resolve.

The things you can do to minimize the problem is add ram, and reboot more often.

Good luck
Ken

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My system slows down and down and down until it starts to lock up.

The reason I know is because the task manager shows the pf usage go up and up and up at the the same time the system slows down and down and down, it gets so bad the pf usage gets up to 3g !

This happens with next not a lot open.

I have run adaware and spybot but it still happens.

Thanks for any help

Running xp pro

Todays leak got the pf usage in the task bar up to 3g ! I re booted and it is working at good speed again

A:Memory Leak And Huge Pf Usage ?

Try go this site http://safety.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm to run a full scan system.

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So I have been experiencing this problem for awhile now and cannot for the life of me figure out what the culprit is. Whenever I tend to watch videos (on any browser) I occasionally encounter an issue in which I would close my browser and I would still see 2 instances of iexplore.exe appearing in my task manager. One of these always uses a set amount of cpu usage of 13% and usually using up the same amount of memory as when I closed the browser. Iexplore.exe continues to sit there using CPU and RAM until I manually end task. This tends to happen frequently when viewing multiple videos back to back, youtube especially, and I have tried several things to try and fix it. I've uninstalled adobe flash thinking it was the culprit, it was not. I tried disabling all add-ons, the problem still persists. I've used 3 different kinds of virus scanners thinking it was a virus, they didn't detect any virus. I'm very stumped and would appreciate any advice for a solution to this problem.

A:iexplore.exe possible memory leak/cpu usage

Do you use feeds or slices?
Go to Tools >IE Options >Bottom of Content Tab >Click on Settings >Remove check mark, if checked at Automatically check feeds or slices. Then test.

Also go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features\ Turn Windows Features on or off in left pane. Let it populate and check if any Internet Information Services are selected or anything you think would do a call to the internet, then unselect them, and test.

These first two need a process running in order to call out on intervals to check on what they were set to check for. Ergo, the process you're seeing in task manager.

There is a possible hotfix, but I hesitate to mention it because you need to:




Quote:
analyze the call stack of the process when this issue occurs, you notice that a thread is blocked in the ntdll!NtReleaseKeyedEvent() function.

Source: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2582203/en-us


For that you would need a utility like Process Explorer or PsTools.

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Hello,

I am experiencing a strange memory leak or CPU flaw where my CPU usage randomly shoots up to 90-100% even when no applications or programs are open. This can happen anytime from immediately after a fresh restart or after several hours of the computer running. I have read some threads about people having similar issues, however what they described was quite different from what I am experiencing because it does not appear as if a process under Task Manager is causing it. I also tried many of the solutions that users on the forum have posted such as disabling indexing within my hard drive, but unfortunately, it has not helped the issue to become resolved at all. I just recently purchased my computer, which is a Dell laptop, in September 2009. When I bought it, it came with Vista and later I upgraded to 7.

Specs:
Processor - Intel Core 2 Duo T9900 @ 3.06 GHz
RAM - 4.00 GB
System type - Windows 7 64 bit
Display - ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670

I would appreciate any help on this matter. Thank you.

A:CPU Usage Flaw or Memory Leak

Does the usage stay at 90-100% for long periods? Several minutes?

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Hi,

Installed windows 10 recently, computer has been very slow even when idling.

I've looked at the resource monitor and the system.exe is going crazy.

I used poolmon.exe to pinpoint a driver called iaStorV.sys file version 8.6.2.1019.

I'm kinda at a loss right now because windows says the driver is uptodate and I don't where I can get a windows 10 compativle one?

I wanted to attach my system information.nfo information but it keep crashing when it got to IRQs????

So I've tried to provide the relevant info below but if there's anything missing, lemme know.

I've attached a image of the driver from system information. Dunno if that'll help.

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

Basic info
OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Home
Version 10.0.10240 Build 10240
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name PARAM-PC
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Dell System XPS L502X
System Type x64-based PC
System SKU System SKUNumber
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2670QM CPU @ 2.20GHz, 2201 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A07, 20/10/2011
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Embedded Controller Version 255.255
BIOS Mode Legacy
BaseBoard Manufacturer Dell Inc.
BaseBoard Model Not Available
BaseBoard Name Base Board
Platform Role Mobile
Secure Boot State Unsupported
PCR7 Configuration Binding Not Possible
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\Hard... Read more

A:Disk usage at 100% - possible memory leak?

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For about the past week now, my RAM usage has been gradually increasing overtime. Basically after an hour another GB will be in use by apparently nothing and that will keep repeating and I can't clear it unless I restart my PC. I've tried scanning for virus' with Malwarebytes and tried refreshing the paging file and neither worked. I've looked through task manager (with all processes shown) and resource manager and neither of them add up to what the current amount of RAM that is being used.
 
Any help would be appreciated as this is starting to get annoying.
 
Cheers,

A:RAM usage increases overtime (Memory leak?)

- Did you install a program about one week ago ? Some programs simply have lousy memory management, they claim more and more memory without releasing any of it.
- The file cache could be growing & growing and the (size of the) cache doesn't show up in Task Manager. The file cache isn't part of the "Standby" memory but part of the "In Use" memory. (See Resource Monitor)
- Install PcWinTech's Cleanmem. It reduces memory usage every 15 minutes (or any other user defined interval) and let it also collapse the file cache. (Google's Chrome & Firefox are very stubborn and won't release too much memory).
http://www.pcwintech.com/cleanmem
http://www.pcwintech.com/about-cleanmem
Cleanmem pushes data from "In Use" to "Standby" and NOT to the pagefile. And the larger the "Standby" is, the better.
 
Keep me posted.

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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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we have windows 10 of a new hp pc prodesk 400 g3 mt business pc. we cannot identify the problem.. we used the hp drivers software and fully updated windows 10 and the latest drivers. Please recommend troubleshooting steps what is causing the problem.


Code:
C:\Windows\System32\drivers>findstr /l /m Thre *.sys
1394ohci.sys
acpi.sys
afd.sys
AGP440.sys
ahcache.sys
akshasp.sys
akshhl.sys
aksusb.sys
amdk8.sys
amdppm.sys
amdxata.sys
appid.sys
arcsas.sys
asyncmac.sys
ataport.sys
BasicDisplay.sys
BasicRender.sys
battc.sys
bowser.sys
bridge.sys
BtaMPM.sys
bxvbda.sys
cdfs.sys
cdrom.sys
CEA.sys
Classpnp.sys
clfs.sys
cng.sys
cnghwassist.sys
condrv.sys
csc.sys
dam.sys
dfsc.sys
dmvsc.sys
dxgkrnl.sys
dxgmms1.sys
dxgmms2.sys
EhStorClass.sys
EhStorTcgDrv.sys
evbda.sys
exfat.sys
fastfat.sys
fdc.sys
fileinfo.sys
flpydisk.sys
fltMgr.sys
fsdepends.sys
fvevol.sys
FWPKCLNT.SYS
GAGP30KX.sys
hdaudbus.sys
hidbatt.sys
hidclass.sys
http.sys
hvsocket.sys
i8042prt.sys
iaLPSSi_I2C.sys
iaStorA.sys
iaStorAV.sys
iaStorB.sys
iaStorS.sys
iaStorV.sys
ibbus.sys
igdkmd64.sys
IntcDAud.sys
intelppm.sys
ipfltdrv.sys
IPMIDrv.sys
irda.sys
irenum.sys
kbdhid.sys
kdnic.sys
ks.sys
ksecdd.sys
lltdio.sys
luafv.sys
mlx4_bus.sys
mmcss.sys
modem.sys
mountmgr.sys
mpsdrv.sys
mrxdav.sys
mrxsmb.sys
mrxsmb10.sys
mrxsmb20.sys
msfs.sys
msgpioclx.sys
msiscsi.sys
mslldp.sys
msrpc.sys
mup.sys
ndis.sys
NdisImPlatform.sys
ndisuio.sys
N... 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,
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic470469.html

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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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Hello all. New member here. I have had an issue with my PC since I "upgraded" to windows 8.1 earlier this year that is driving me batty. Unfortunately, I upgraded the hardware (motherboard, CPU, and RAM) at the same time, so I can't rule out a hardware issue completely. The issue stuck around despite a total hard disk wipe and reinstall from scratch.

I'm a relative noob as far as this sort of troubleshooting, and I'm really not sure how to proceed. My normal modus operandi has been to simply wipe and start over if I ran into serious enough issues, but that did not work this time. Months of google searches have not really yielded any progress, so I thought it could not hurt to ask here.

So the problem. Basically, the longer the system runs, the more memory it uses. Eventually it freezes up, and itf you let it alone long enough after this starts, it will finally reboot itself. Doing anything intensive hastens the process of memory drain, basically the harder it works, the faster it happens. If I am using the PC hard, it only takes a couple hours to burn through all 1 GB. If I am away for days with nothing but background processes running, it takes a few days, but it eventually crashes and reboots.

The only thing that might be slightly out of the ordinary for most users is the fact that I use the PC as my TV and DVR through Windows Media Center and the use of a Silicondust HD Homerun Prime cablecard tuner. Other than that, it's pretty basic stuff on my... Read more

A:Probable Memory Leak. System always runs out of memory

Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab showing memory information.
This shows important information not found anywhere else.

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HI;

I am having a problem with my memory getting tied up / used up and not being able to access it again until I reboot.
Machine: Dell xps studio 8100
OS: Win 7,
Processor: i7 2.8
RAM: 16GB (max it will take)
Video: ATI Radeon 5700 (running 3 monitors)
Versions: As far as I know I am running current versions of everything, including video drivers, flash, chrome, etc. (I've tried running Chrome with both the build in version of flash and the system version -haven't seen a difference)
Browser: I nearly exclusively run Chrome / Canary with auto-updates so am at the latest builds.What seems to cause me to use up / run out of memory is after I play videos (YouTube, Netflix, etc.), the memory seems to get used, but is not returned to the system, even if the browser is closed and re-opened.

Right now for example things are working fine; I rebooted my system a couple hours ago (but have not played any videos). I have Adobe Lightroom running, Picasa, Chrome and Canary (currently 4 web browser windows open with 52 tabs open). Task Manager currently shows me using 8.20GB of ram, that seems pretty reasonable to me.

Normally my system will keep running properly (if a program is closed, memory is freed up) right up until I start to play any videos (YouTube, Netflix, etc.) then it will start using up more memory. (Of course I expect it to use more memory during playback) However, even if I restart the browser, the memory does not get freed back up. For example, jus... Read more

A:Troubleshooting Excessive Memory Use (Memory Leak?) after playing vid.

Have you looked in Chromes own task manager to see if you can find a tab using excessive ram?

Using the Task Manager in Chrome Browser

See if indeed closing the video tab actually deletes the listing from the task manager perhaps?

A Guy

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Hi

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 1.0.0.2
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;
Motherboard: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SAMSUNG_NP1234567890
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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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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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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Today, my computer decided for some reason to start hogging all the memory.
The memory slowly goes up after around 3:30 minutes of being open.
CPU usage is at regular.

I have tried many things to fiqure out the problem.
Not even safe mode works.
Also it's very weird because i have 6gb of memory and its on max used.
Even disabling the internet doesn't change a thing.
Please help find the soulution.
There is nothing right now that will make it go down.
I have uploaded a picture showing how the memory goes up.

A:[Help]Memory Leak. All memory drained and used

Please open up Task Manager to the Processes tab
Click on the "Memory (Private Working Set)" column header (to sort that column).
What is the Image name of the top user of memory (and is it much greater than the other entries)?

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   Maybe someone can direct me regarding what I might be able to do with regards to my having a sluggish browser (FF). Please don't say try Chrome because FF is indeed still better (Faster & much more customizable) !! That said...I seem to have  a problem with FF constantly getting "hung up" not responding) particularly after the memory usage from the browser rises above 600,000 k.I ALWAYS have anywhere between 50 to 125 tabs "loaded" but,not necessarily "loaded". Bookmarking all these tabs pretty much kind of sucks (Although,I do it).Hell..I don't even use the browsers actually bookmarking ....
 
   .I have actually made two different folders on the book mark bar....one entitled  A-M and the other entitled N-Z !Not really thrilled with this either,though.I guess at this point I'm just kind of wondering  why someone hasn't maybe come up with an extension that maybe tells you when you reach a certain point of cpu usage within your browser so that you can at least then shut down & reload the browser.Or,maybe there's an even better solution ?????
 
   At this point,I'd at least love to see that extension.It sure would help.As I've said...i generally have anywhere between 50 - 150 (sometimes more.Ive even had upwards of 225 tabs + open (Not all loaded though) at a time.I really would love to see an extension though (which I've never seen) that informs me when My memory usage reaches a certain point ! WHY hasn't someo... Read more

A:High memory usage/Notifications for certain amounts of memory usage

   At this point,I'd at least love to see that extension.It sure would help.As I've said...i generally have anywhere between 50 - 150 (sometimes more.Ive even had upwards of 225 tabs + open (Not all loaded though) at a time.I really would love to see an extension though (which I've never seen) that informs me when My memory usage reaches a certain point ! WHY hasn't someone invented this extension yet ???
Whaaat!!  225 tabs??   Methinks therein lies your problem.  Maybe you are expecting too much from an extension too.  It's not the job of an extension to monitor system resources.

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Hello all. New Vista user and I note that when I first boot up, memory consumption is about 16% (I have 8 GB installed). After running awhile the memory use gradually increases to around 28% even though no programs are open and in use. Hard to believe I could have more than two GB in use all the time, even when not actively using any programs and obviously, I'd be in trouble if all I had installed was two GB to start with. Is this normal and if not, how do I begin troubleshooting. Many thanks for any assistance offerred.

A:Gradually increased memory consumption in Vista

If your system runs fine then why bother messing with? RAM is meant to be used. I know we would like to see less RAM used. My computer does the same thing as it starts around 1 gb then quickly goes up to use around 1.4 gb's.

You could use this guide to take away unneeded system processes. Its Black Viper's website and it very useful for running a computer with less resources needed.

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When I try to download from firefox or from my download managers letmeatit and freemake, the ram usage increases to 90%+ over a period of mere 2-3 hours.. This has been bugging me since some months and I tried searching the internet but to no avail.. My System is protected by Avast and there are NO viruses OR MALWARES OR SPYWARES as I have Malwarebytes installed as well and the reports come out as CLEAN.. I also installed Super Antispyware just to be sure and the results are clean in it as well...

WISE MEMORY OPTIMISER DOES the TRICK FOR ME for a short amount of time but still the problem persists...

As in yesterday when I was downloading a PPV worth 8 GB from the WWE Network through letmeatit, the Ram usage started to fill up and reached 70%, I then downloaded wise memory optimiser in fear and to my surprise after optimising the usage dropped to 56% and the downloading was on without interruption.. So whenever the ram usage increased in 2 hours or so, I ran the optimiser and why wouldn't I as without the optimiser my download wouldnt have even completed and the computer would have froze..and I noticed the KERNEL NON PAGED MEMORY WAS in 1000's in about 13+ hours.. My computer was downloading continuously for 17 hours but I had to run the optimiser every 2 hours to prevent freezing...

Is it anything about the virtual memory :scratchhead: ??? I checked the task manager and resource monitor every hour and the processes and all were normal to my understanding.. :lol:

A:KERNEL NON PAGED MEMORY filling up gradually which leads to Freezing

Welcome to the forum.

Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab.

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Specs:
Windows 7 Ultimate(32 Bit)
AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3200+ 2.00 GHz
2.00 GB RAM (Bought days ago)
 
When I try to download from firefox or from my download managers letmeatit and freemake, the ram usage increases to 90%+ over a period of mere 2-3 hours.. This has been bugging me since some months and I tried searching the internet but to no avail.. My System is protected by Avast and there are NO viruses OR MALWARES OR SPYWARES as I have Malwarebytes installed as well and the reports come out as CLEAN.. I also installed Super Antispyware just to be sure and the results are clean in it as well...
 
WISE MEMORY OPTIMISER DOES the TRICK FOR ME for a short amount of time but still the problem persists...
 
As in yesterday when I was downloading a PPV worth 8 GB from the WWE Network through letmeatit, the Ram usage started to fill up and reached 70%, I then downloaded wise memory optimiser in fear and to my surprise after optimising the usage dropped to 56% and the downloading was on without interruption.. So whenever the ram usage increased in 2 hours or so, I ran the optimiser and why wouldn't I as without the optimiser my download wouldnt have even completed and the computer would have froze..and I noticed the KERNEL NON PAGED MEMORY WAS in 1000's in about 13+ hours.. My computer was downloading continuously for 17 hours but I had to run the optimiser every 2 hours to prevent freezing...
 
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A:KERNEL NON PAGED MEMORY filling up gradually which leads to Freeze

Read http://www.howtogeek.com/171424/why-memory-optimizers-and-ram-boosters-are-worse-than-useless/:http://www.howtogeek.com/171424/why-memory-optimizers-and-ram-boosters-are-worse-than-useless/
That could be your problem.

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Hi Everyone from Bleepingcomputer.com,
 
I am facing some issues with my laptop.
 
I always noticed my CPU, Memory, Physical Memory usage are running quite high.
 
Wonder is it normal for my computer?
 
I always feel the temperature is quite high and my fan keep running fast all the time even with just running some lite program. Sometimes my computer also turned to Blue Screen.
 
Please find the attachments to see my Task Manager. 

A:High CPU, Memory, Physical Memory Usage turn Bluescreen Problems

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 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 
Louis

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It seems that I've been getting low memory issues ever since upgrading to Win10, but I'm not 100% certain if thats the issue. I thought about uprading to 16gb ram, but I'd like to know if theres some other fix for this. I can't multitask as I used to be able to. Sometimes problems occur just running 8 tabs on chrome and a game(Blade and Soul). The numbers just don't seem to add up.

Specs:
http://imgur.com/RYhyDYa

Task Manager:
http://imgur.com/bnvV0EP
http://imgur.com/TIwSYfw
http://imgur.com/HOMvI1J

A:High Memory Usage/ Low Memory Popup on Win10 8gb Laptop

Hello svader55 Welcome to the Ten Forums!

On the first impression I would have to suspect the problem is with the upgrade itself where you might end needing to see a Clean Install of 10. First however you can try a few things out to see if this is only a minor glitch. On an older 7 model by HP the upgrade seen last summer was a disaster waiting to happen which I had enticipated and saw an immediate clean install to follow! Of after going from the 32bit 7 Home Premium to 10 Home x86 I subsequently changed that with a second fresh install the 64bit Windows.

The initial tool would be the System File Checker you would run from the Command prompt(admin) option when right clicking on the Start button. You simply scroll down to that option to see the new window open up. At the dos like prompt you then simply type in "sfc /scannow" and press enter to get the tool underway.

The tool will then scan all the important system files and if finding one or more corrupt or missing will often be able to replace them but not all unfortunately from cab files tucked away on the local drive. With previous versions the rec for having the Windows dvd in the driver was made in case the SFC had to extract something from the Windows media there if the problem was more involved. This is why the suggestion for the possible need to see a fresh clean install of 10 is being made here.

Unfortunately buggy upgrades are all too common regardless of which version is being upgraded over. But you li... Read more

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please can anyone help, i keep getting this message
 

A:Ram memory usage is critically high. Ram memory failure

probably this http://www.pcthreat.com/parasitebyid-12832en.html

so click report and ask to move to spyware forum

but COULD be something else if you installed it or recognise it then as i say click report
 

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Hello there,
I am here today as I have had a problem with System and Compressed Memory since I installed Windows 10 back in December of 2015.
Now keep in mind, this isn't a normal issue, as I have yet to actually find anything in regards to what to do to fix this.
(I have also posted on Microsoft's official forum, and had zero luck, due to the fact that everyone who started posting had a different issue/misunderstood what my issue was, and distracted the attention from the opening post.)
When downloading anything at all, be it games, music, videos, etc, System and Compressed Memory starts to use up more and more memory, which obviously sounds normal, and might seem fine.
However, if I have not restarted my computer at all, around the 10gb download mark, my computer starts running extremely slow, while System and Compressed Memory starts maxing out Memory usage on Task Manager.
Any help is appreciated, as I obviously have not found anything in regards to this myself. It is possible I just haven't looked hard enough, but regardless!
If there is any information you'd like to ask of me, I'll do my best to check this post as often as possible. Thanks!

PC Specs :
Intel i7 6700k
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970
Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 3
8 GB (Two 4 GB Modules) of DDR4 G Skill 2800Mhz

(If there is anything I need to post that I missed, such as a system analysis, please let me know. Thanks!)

A:System and Compressed Memory (High memory usage)

Originally Posted by EinnUlfur


Hello there,
I am here today as I have had a problem with System and Compressed Memory since I installed Windows 10 back in December of 2015.
Now keep in mind, this isn't a normal issue, as I have yet to actually find anything in regards to what to do to fix this.
(I have also posted on Microsoft's official forum, and had zero luck, due to the fact that everyone who started posting had a different issue/misunderstood what my issue was, and distracted the attention from the opening post.)
When downloading anything at all, be it games, music, videos, etc, System and Compressed Memory starts to use up more and more memory, which obviously sounds normal, and might seem fine.
However, if I have not restarted my computer at all, around the 10gb download mark, my computer starts running extremely slow, while System and Compressed Memory starts maxing out Memory usage on Task Manager.
Any help is appreciated, as I obviously have not found anything in regards to this myself. It is possible I just haven't looked hard enough, but regardless!
If there is any information you'd like to ask of me, I'll do my best to check this post as often as possible. Thanks!

PC Specs :
Intel i7 6700k
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970
Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 3
8 GB (Two 4 GB Modules) of DDR4 G Skill 2800Mhz

(If there is anything I need to post that I missed, such as a system analysis, please let me know. Thanks!)



Have u tried refreshing/formatting ur co... Read more

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I am currently using MemClean and it not only decreases my memory use but it also seems to improve the general performance of Windows and apps.

Is this really the case or is it just my impression?

A:Do Memory Cleaners improve the memory usage and performance?

It is just your impression.

Windows 7 has very good memory management on it's own and has no need for and will not benefit from any third party memory "cleaners", "optimizers", "boosters", etc. The only very questionable benefit is to make the numbers in Task Manager more attractive to those who do not understand them.

David Solomon and Mark Russinovich, both well recognized Windows experts, mentioned these programs in the Microsoft publication "Windows Internals", sixth edition. They were very critical and did not recommend these programs.

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I just built a new computer and started with 8GB of memory. A few weeks down the line I purchased another set of the same memory because it was on such a good deal and had great reviews (newegg). It also was working well for me, so I figured maybe more could be better.

I haven't noticed any decrease/increase in system performance except Alt-Tabbing has recently got slower. Also, Win7 was sitting tight on 1.3gb to 2gb of memory usage prior to the extra 8 (now 16) being added. Even when gaming, it went up to like 3gb. Now that I've added the extra it's going up to 4.5gb or better. Why so? Also, is it possible to speed up my alt-tabbing? It seems to have a good 3-4 second pause in it instead of being immediate like it was.

Computer specs:
Windows 7 HP 64-bit
gSkill 16gb 1866 memory (BIOS shows it at 1866, too)
Intel i5-2500k Sandy Bridge (OC'd 4.6 with factory Overclock presets)
ASRock z68 Extreme4 mobo

A:increased memory usage with added memory - why?

Use resmon instead - taskmgr is not a good resource monitor. Open resmon, click on the memory tab, and see if it's simply cache growth. Assuming you have superfetch enabled (and without an SSD in a machine, you should), it is simply allowing the superfetch cache to grow if this is the case (and that's a good thing).

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After 5 or 6 staright days of my xp box being on it seems like its hit the end of a memory leak or something. I usually notice when I wake up and my aim and yahoo have been disconnected and if I try to send a message in irc it goes but no one responds making it think its not really going. Also if I press ctrl+alt+del the box never comes up and if I try to load process viewer it doesnt come up leaving me to believe that theree is no room in memory for them. I do have quite a few processes running that could also be a problem, but I really dont know. Has anyone else ever had this problem?

A:Xp memory leak maybe?

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Windows XP does release its resources after the program is closed. Unlike 98 where you need to reboot to release all the resources.

You could give me a HJT log so I may see what processes we can eliminate at startup.

Download and install: HiJackThis.

(Always create a Folder for HiJackThis anywhere but your Temp/Temporary Internet Folders or Desktop. A good place to make a folder would be in My Documents, as this is where it will save the backup files needed if there's a problem.)

Then doubleclick HijackThis.exe, and hit "Do A System Scan And Save Log". Make sure all Windows and Browsers are closed.
When the scan is finished, best to save your text file in the same folder as where you put HiJackthis.


Copy/Paste the info from your saved Hijackthis log file into this thread.

I will look it over and see what may be causing your issue

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I just reinstalled the software to see if the memory leak bug had been fixed!!
Unfortunately it still exists!
With EIS installed, ntoskrnl.exe was approaching 200 MB ram usage,when I removed the software,the usage went back to normal!!


Any similar feedback from other users!!
 

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I recently formatted my hard drive on my laptop, and started FRESH. I have my D Drive mostly used for storage, and my C: drive as the main drive for Programs. D is in Fat32 format, C: is in NTFS. I recently am running into what seems to me to be numerous svchost.exe openings and they seem to be sucking up a lot of memory, even when I'm not online (disconnected from internet).

I have run Spybot Search & Destroy, and Ad-Aware SE (which I keep up to date) and have removed any problems. I have run an online scan at http://housecall.trendmicro.com/ and I have no viruses detected. I have done a full scan using my Norton Anti-Virus, which I keep up to date, and nothing. I have done all my Windows XP Service Pack updates (including SP2) and Critical and Security updates for all application software.

It just seems to be spiking, my CPU usage 38%-78%-100% and the only thing I can think of, after shutting down all unused applications, is that it may be a memory leak somewhere.

Any ideas? Here is my log attached....
 

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I have an Asus m2400n notebook, XP SP3 32 bit, 768 MB ram, 80GB Hard drive....real basic....Anyway, heres my issue, when i am running google chrome(my web browser of choice) and shockwave flash player, the memory usage of the 2 processes begins to grow, but it doesnt stop, it keeps growing until windows displays the low memory warning to increase the page file size....I "googled" it and from what i read, this could be a problem with chrome itself, something about how it uses multiple processes, idk. Thats why im on here, if i cant google the answer, gotta talk to some real people

A:Memory Leak

Really??? 33 views and no replies...come on now

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Reading around I thought IE eliminated it's memory leaks but I definitely have it when I use IE8.

I typically have three windows of IE8 open and within one will have multiple tabs, maybe five or six at the most. Over time memory usage definitely grows and is not reclaimed as tabs or even windows are closed. Only way I can reclaim memory is by closing all windows and putting computer to sleep. When I awaken it and start again memory usage is back to it's initial state. But then it will grow again as I use IE8. Seems to happen no matter what websites are visited so I don't think a specific site is causing the problem.

Is it a problem somewhere in my system or is it just how IE8 really is?

A:IE8 Memory Leak

Have you done a Google Search?
Remember Google is your friend.

Some examples...

A memory leak issue occurs in Internet Explorer 8 when you switch between XML files

Memory Leak in IE8?

IE8 memory leak - Microsoft Answers

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Hi, recently I've noticed my comp has been having issues with slowing down a lot after being on for a day, I decided to start looking into the processes yesterday and noticed 1 svchost.exe process using 1.7gb of ram, about 8 hours later it was using 2.6gb of ram. After rebooting the readings went down to a more normal looking level with the physical memory use while a couple of programs are running being about 50% (my system has 4gb of ram)
I have been keeping task manager open and watching the memory usage, most of the svc processes increase slowly with occasional small dips but the increase is very slow, there is however 1 process that is increasing by about 1mb every 3-5 minutes. This process is the one involving network programs (winhttpautoproxy, wdiservicehost, nsi, netprofm, fontcache and fdphost)
I hear all these processes are linked to server 2008 which i didn't think was installed and thought wasn't needed on a standard home computer.
I double checked and ran a malware scan and a virus scan which both came back clear, so i have no idea what is causing such a rapid memory drain.

A:Possible memory leak

Make your way to this website here: CCleaner - Download
On the first column where it says "Download from:" click on Piriform.com



*Windows XP - Internet Explorer 8 Download


*Windows Vista, 7 & 8 - Internet Explorer 9 & 10
The software should now ask you to either Run, Save or Cancel. Click on Run.
*When installing on a Windows XP PC:

Then click Run again.

*End
You should now see the onscreen CCleaner setup guide. Click Next >



If asked to agree to their terms and services then click on I Agree.
You may be asked to install either Ask! or Google Toolbar. Installing unnecessary toolbars will cause security holes along with a slower browser.

Untick the box for the Ask! or Google Toolbar:

Next step in the setup is to untick all the boxes accpet the the first and last boxes.


Now click the Finish button and CCleaner should open up.



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With CCleaner running:

For the following picutres make sure anything with a RED box is unticked and anything with a BLUE box is ticked.



Now click on the Applications tab:



In the bottom of the program click on Analyze. After that is finished you will see a list of what files will be deleted. Once finished click on Run Cleaner

After the Analyze button:

Once finished analyzing that files will be deleted click the Run Cleaner button.

Once finished it will show you how much data has been removed. You can now close out of the progra... Read more

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Just installed windows 7 64-bit with 5gb of RAM. I usually run WoW, MSN, itunes and google chrome all at the same time and it'll be ok for about a day, and i usually let it hibernate (ALOT). when i turn it back on and run the same programs memory useage is at 99%, and im CERTAIN it shouldn't be. WoW is running the most memory and it's only a gig, the rest added up should only be at 2-3gb maximum. Is the memory having a leak or is it relative to the hibernation?
Thanks,
Nick

A:Memory leak

Well, when you come back from hibernate, the same thing that was there when you went into hibernation is there when you come back. If you wanted to clear the open programs, just shutdown instead of hibernating. Then when you boot, the memory usage would be less. I must admit, though, I hate shutting down. I just put mine to sleep.

But the hibernation itself won't increase memory usage. And I doubt your memory is "leaking" out. You might try running a memory test, just to make sure you haven't lost some of the chips to failure. I don't have a specific program to try, so unless somebody else has a recommendation, you'll just have to Google to find one.

If WoW uses 1GB and the other programs use 2-3GB, 3 + 1 = 4. And if the system (OS and other background stuff) uses a little under 1GB, there's where all your memory is going (4 + 1 = 5). That could explain it....

What is the memory usage after a normal boot? (before opening any programs)

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Hi, a friend of mine sent me here to figure out what I could.I'm on a Sager NP5793 with Core 2 Duo 2.5ghz, 4gb RAM, a 512mb nVidia 9800M GTS, 320gb 7200rpm hard drive, and Vista Ultimate 64-Bit installed. It sits on a Notepal Infinite (small for a 17" widescreen, but the vents line up nicely) and I use a Logitech Cordless Mini Optical.I got this laptop less than a week ago, and the first thing I did after installing XP SP3 32-Bit and Vista 64-Bit was install all the drivers from the bundled CD from Sager. The current installed programs are Avast, Ccleaner, Firefox 3 (Plus Flash 10 and Java VM plugins), Foxit Reader, Diskeeper 2009, Itunes, Gtalk, Pidgin, Logitech SetPoint, Protector Suite QL(fingerprint reader), Speedfan, Nero 9, WinRAR, VLC, Speedfan, and a bunch of Source games.I've been noticing an average of 33% memory usage consistently, even when nothing is on. I thought it may have had something to do with the Aero theme, which shouldn't have had a problem considering my laptop's specs, but I disabled them to test, and my memory usage fell a whopping 2%.The Protector Suite QL (psqltray.exe) likes to eat memory randomly, sometimes growing to 500, but I've seen hundreds of reports about this and no one seems to know why it happens. I just end the process, and retain use of my fingerprint reader for logging in and unlocking the pc.One instance of svchost likes to claim about 100mb+ of my ram, which isn't much of an issue (I'm not too stingy). It has the Windows Drive... Read more

A:Possible Memory Leak

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below a staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.This may not work with the 64-bit... but others will help.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results, click no to the Optional_ScanFollow the instructions that pop up for posting the results.Close the program window, and delete the progra... Read more

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Ive been having some trouble for some time now that my My computer begins to use more and more PF usage over time from i start it, 2 weeks ago it look it 8-10 hours to run out of memory now it usually happens in 2-3 hours so its increasing. Ive been unable to locate where the memory leak have occured but its happening under 2 identical processes called: svchost.exe

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System Information
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Time of this report: 11/20/2009, 11:47:55
Machine name: XXX
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090804-1435)
Language: English (Regional Setting: Danish)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Memory: 3582MB RAM
Page File: 3598MB used, 1865MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode
Is there anyone that can help?

A:Memory leak?

Try narrowing down your search and identify the exact process by following this guide: How to determine what services are running under a SVCHOST.EXE process

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hi all
i am having all memory used up at intermittent times
sometimes 2 hours sometimes it takes 2 days and when it happens media portal has frozen and its used about 900 meg of my 3325 of ram

any body like to help me figure out were the memory leak is

cheers brad

A:memory leak

As discussed previously, it sounds like a resource leak, but the real questions are "what's leaking?" and "can it be worked around without (re)coding the component in question?". This is all assuming you're already on the latest version of all the components involved, which tends to have a way of resolving (embarrassing) known resource leaks

The best way to troubleshoot is to start a Perfmon log straight after a reboot, and to keep it running until the "freeze" symptom manifests itself. Given it can take days, the trick is to keep the log file from growing to a monstrous size. That's done by being selective about what's being monitored, and how often perfmon records a "sample".

As a suggestion, create a Perfmon counter log to record all instances of all counters under the following objects:

- MEMORY
- PROCESS
- PROCESSOR
- SYSTEM
- THREAD

Set the sample interval to say 2 minutes, and kick off the log soon after the next scheduled reboot. Stop the perfmon log only once you're confident that the machine is clearly being all weird in the particular way which you wish to analyse.

If you need more info on how to create the perfmon log, just yell. Ditto if you'd like assistance in analysing it. There's nothing particularly personal in there other than the hostname of your server and the names of the processes running on it.

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Wasnt sure what section to post this under exactly, but here was an event log message that i had ran across.

Event 11, RPC (Microsoft-Windows-RPC-Events)

Possible Memory Leak. Application ("taskhost.exe") (PID: 3560) has passed a non-NULL pointer to RPC for an [out] parameter marked [allocate(all_nodes)]. [allocate(all_nodes)] parameters are always reallocated; if the original pointer contained the address of valid memory, that memory will be leaked. The call originated on the interface with UUID ({12345778-1234-abcd-ef00-0123456789ac}), Method number (40). User Action: Contact your application vendor for an updated version of the application.

application vendor? ummmm... hello microsoft?

A:Win 7 memory leak?

I'm getting the same event cropping up in event viewer, along with periodic freezes.
They occur about 5-10 minutes after booting, and sometimes the system recovers for a few minutes or so; other times not.

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Yeah, I know, that one too but I'm referring to the one in my computer.

Normally, my memory usage would go from 10-12% of 32GB to no more than 20-30% by the end of the week when I normally would do my weekly reboot. Recently, it's really gone nuts. I might get to 20-30% in as little as one day. I did my last reboot this morning at 4 AM and now?10 PM?it's already up to 25%. I installed several programs around the same time the memory use started to escalate?two gadgets, Crystal Disk Info, and the programs associated with my TV tuners (SiliconDust HDHomeRun Extend)?and activated Windows Media Center. I eliminated the two gadgets and Crystal Disk Info to see if they were the culprits (they but need to keep the TV tuners' programs (although they aren't running and haven't been run in several days) and WMC. How can I find the memory leak?

(Edit: I'm having trouble uploading some screen shots. In the time I've been fight with it?15 minutes or so, my memory use has gone up to 28%).

A:I Have a Memory Leak.

I keep trying to upload pictures directly with the paperclip but the blasted
thing won't let me; it keeps crashing the browser.


Good grief! When I hit the Post button the blasted picture decided to show up. I'm going to bed before I start destroying things.

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So for some reason my memory goes up all the time. I have let my pc stay on for 30 days and it just hit 8gbs which is weird so I restarted it. it had been on for 3 hours and already hit 3.5. I left it on all night for some torrents and it is at 6.5.

here is yesterday
http://prntscr.com/7wcfox
here is now
http://prntscr.com/7whfv0
doesn't even equal the amount it says either

the processor use is at 0% so I am doing nothing.
I have 16gbs of ddr4 ram.

I have had the same start up programs forever basically. no idea why this started. Screenshot by Lightshot

A:memory leak need help

Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab. That is the best place to start with suspected memory problems.
Please post the screenshot on the forum, not some external site.

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