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Windows 7: Sidebar memory leak?

12 Oct 2010   #1

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Sidebar memory leak?

hello
im having problems with the sidebar.exe. Every time i log on after shutdown or logging off, sidebar starts eating up the memory and within a half minute my memory usage reaches 99%. because of this I have to end the process right when i startup. I made other accounts and sidebar works fine.
i attached a screenshot of the process about three seconds after i start it.
i guess thats it
Thanks to anyone who tries to help

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12 Oct 2010   #2

 
 

What gadgets do you have running?
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12 Oct 2010   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 123sam View Post
hello
im having problems with the sidebar.exe. Every time i log on after shutdown or logging off, sidebar starts eating up the memory and within a half minute my memory usage reaches 99%. because of this I have to end the process right when i startup. I made other accounts and sidebar works fine.
i attached a screenshot of the process about three seconds after i start it.
i guess thats it
Thanks to anyone who tries to help
Could we get some more specifics?

Like Orbital said what gadgets?

Where are they installed?

In the Snip you posted sidebar is using 539 Mb and that is only 39 % of memory so how/when does it get to 99%??


Ken J
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17 Oct 2010   #4

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the screenshot was taken as soon i could, so about a second or two after the sidebar turned on. To reach 99%, it takes about five to ten seconds more. The gadgets i had running were the currency gadget (i heard some people had problems with that), computer status thing that shows processing and memory use, weather, clock. If you know a way to get rid of these without starting sidebar i wouldn't hesitate to remove every single one of my gadgets.
To be honest, i have no idea where the gadgets are installed, or where they should be installed.
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