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Windows 7: dllhost.exe Memory Leak

03 Jan 2010   #1

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dllhost.exe Memory Leak

I have a Windows 7 Professional laptop with an Xbox 360 connected to it via the Media Center Extender function.

When I try to play a video file from the laptop on my Xbox, a process called "dllhost.exe", owned by the user "Mxc1-(COMPUTER NAME)" starts taking up all my RAM until it uses all 3GB of it, crashing the entire system. I have also experienced my system locking up in the same way without the Xbox, but I have never been able to check for the source, since I cannot even start the task manager anymore when it happens.

I have already tried googling for this problem and possible solutions, but I cannot find anything.

Does anybody here have an idea what might be going wrong and how to fix it?

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03 Jan 2010   #2
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Start with providing this information:
Please go to Start and type in "msinfo32.exe" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Save the report as an .nfo file, then zip up the .nfo file and upload/attach the .zip file with your next post.

If you're having difficulties with the format, please open an elevated (Run as administrator) Command Prompt and type "msinfo32 /nfo C:\Users\Public\Desktop\TEST.NFO" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Then navigate to the C:\Users\Public\Desktop directory to retrieve the TEST.NFO file. If you have difficulties with making this work, please post back.
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