Memory Usage Goes Up Gradually (Memory Leak)

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  1. raya2

    raya2 Senior Member

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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 :

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    my system :
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    OS : Windows 7 x86
    Cpu : Intel P4 3.0GH
    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 :
    The memory of the nonpaged pool may leak when you enable IPsec on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7
    A memory leak issue occurs in the Windows Management Instrumentation service on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7
    FIX: A memory leak may occur when you use the Microsoft ActiveX Data Objects Library in Windows Vista, in Windows 7, in Windows Server 2008, or in Windows Server 2008 R2
    A memory leak occurs when an ADO Recordset object calls the UpdateBatch method
    A nonpaged pool memory leak occurs when you use a WFP callout driver in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, or in Windows Server 2008 R2

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

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    Do a memory test (memtest86+) first - maybe you gotta leaking ram stick
     
  3. cybercore

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    Does it give you an error code with this ?
     
  4. raya2

    raya2 Senior Member

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    Ok - I will give it a try

    no it doesn't
     
  5. raya2

    raya2 Senior Member

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    I tried memtest86+ 4.0 but it didn't find any error :

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  6. raya2

    raya2 Senior Member

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    First : Every time I launch TuneUp Utilities 2010 , It shows me the following error about deleted prefetch folder :
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    Second - I found something important related to my problem:
    Each time I use my hard drives (copying, cutting, writing, downloading files on any of my 3 hard disks) , the speed of memory leak , increasing.(the memory usage goes up more quickly)
    It seems that the source of my problem is related to H.D.Ds.
    I already defragged all of my hard disks but it didn't help.
    Any other solution ?
     
  7. jave

    jave New Member

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    How to run memtest86+ anyway?

    (I am a new user afterall)
     
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