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Windows 7: Memory Leak Troubleshooting

07 Aug 2010   #1
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 
Memory Leak Troubleshooting

Memory Leak troubleshooting is something which most of them faces is it’s hard to figure it out. I’ll give few easy steps to find out which Driver, Process, thread or Handle is causing Memory leak.

Before going into that topic I’ll give you some basics few things that you need to know before starting troubleshooting.

There a few types of Leaks
  • Physical Memory Leak
  • Virtual Memory Leak
  • Paged and Nonpaged Pool
  • Process and Threads
  • Handles
Fortunately Mark Russinovich has written few great article which I’m going to link to will help you fix the Memory Leak issues



Physical Memory : Check this article to know how to troubleshoot Physical Memory Leak issues Pushing the Limits of Windows: Physical Memory - Mark's Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Virtual Memory Leak : Check this article to know how to troubleshoot Virtual Memory Leak issues Pushing the Limits of Windows: Virtual Memory - Mark's Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Paged and Nonpaged Pool : Check this article to know how to troubleshoot Paged and Nonpaged Pool leaks Pushing the Limits of Windows: Paged and Nonpaged Pool - Mark's Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Process and Threads : Check this article to know how to troubleshoot Processes and threadsLeak issues Pushing the Limits of Windows: Processes and Threads - Mark's Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Handles : Check this article to know how to troubleshoot Handles Leak issues Pushing the Limits of Windows: Handles - Mark's Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs


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07 Aug 2010   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Excellent info links


But what about the memory leak I am having from my photographic memory since we switched to digital
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07 Aug 2010   #3
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Great info; thanks, Captain.
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07 Aug 2010   #4
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Thanks Doc ! And i'm sure whether we can fix photographic memory leak. Maybe this can fix it

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Thanks Carl !


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