Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Repair Memory Leaks


How to Repair Memory Leaks

Memory leaks occur when applications and programs crash unexpectedly or stay in Windows virtual memory too long, even when they're not in use. If you do not resolve the root cause of a memory leak, then a leak will gradually quantify until your computer runs out of available memory. When you are low on virtual memory, Windows displays the following message box: "Your computer is running low of virtual memory."


1). Right-click the "Windows Taskbar" and select the "Start Task Manager" link from the drop-down menu. The Windows Task Manager displays on-screen.

2). Click the "Show processes from all users" button, then locate the running "svchost.exe" processes.

3). Right-click one of the "svchost.exe" processes using a high amount of memory and select the "Go to Service(s)" link from the drop-down menu. This takes you to the "Services" tab for that SVCHOST process and highlights the running services.

4). Right-click the already-highlighted service or services and select "Stop Service" from the drop-down menu. This will stop the running service that is using above-normal virtual memory.

5). Close the Task Manager.

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