Windows 10 page file growth


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Jun 5, 2022
Hi All, I'm having a strange problem I've never encountered before. When I first boot my Win10 machine, I have about 17-18GB of disk storage space. After about 2 hours (often less), my page file has grown considerably to the point where my storage is out of space and my system crashes. A reset is the only option at this point. I'm not running anything too RAM intensive (Chrome always takes up the most memory and I'm only doing desktop work), so I'm not sure what's happening. I suspect there may be a memory leak, but am not sure how to detect it or what would be causing it. I don't suspect malware or such as I have done scans recently. I have the option, "Automatically manage paging file size for all drives" check in the System properties. This happens everytime I use my machine. I have 8GB of DDR4 RAM and and 240GB SSD. Any help would be appreciated, thanks!
You could try running some system scans and see if they find and or repair issues?

right click on command prompt and run as admin. Type:
sfc /scannow
press enter and await results

In the same command prompt and after the above scan has finished type:
dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
Press enter and await results

Regarding Chrome, check your extensions, if you have any and remove if need be.

Memory leaks can come from badly written code so suspect anything third party.

Also I'd be tempted to recreate the pagefile in case it's become fragmented. Simply turn it off, reboot and turn it back on.
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