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Memory Usage Goes Up Gradually (Memory Leak)

When I starting the Windows (in the first few hours) everything is normal But after 1 day or 2 (sooner or later) the amount of available memory gradually goes down and the physical memory usage increasing. This increasing, continues until the memory usage reaches near the 88% and at that point , there isn't any memory available to operate any software . Also when memory reaches that point, I can't access any drive in the HDD; because everytime I want to open any folder, the following error appears :

c:\ is not accessible.
Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service

At this point, I even can't shutdown or restart Windows normally; I must restart windows manually by pressing the restart button. after restart, everything goes to normal again; but this problem appears again and again ... (I had to restart Windows every 1 or 2 days)

here is the screenshots of processes and performance tabs in the Task Manager (at 88% memory usage)
You can see that there is no software(application) that uses this amount of memory :

[IMG]http://photoserve.nl/images/508161.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://photoserve.nl/images/154212.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://photoserve.nl/images/777083.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://photoserve.nl/images/786204.jpg[/IMG]

my system :
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OS : Windows 7 Ultimate x86
Cpu : Intel P4 3.0GHz
Vga : nVidia 6600
MB : Gigabyte GA-8I915G Duo
PSU : Corsair 750W
RAM : 2GB DDR-400 Transcend
(I have these memories for 2 years)

Physical Memory: 2000 mb
Paging File: 2000 mb
Virtual Memory: 6000 mb


I already did the following actions but unfortunately none of them helped me :

0- using some optimizing and freeing softwares like (Memory Booster Gold - RAM Saver Pro - CleanMem)

1- Scanning my computer with antivirus and antispywares

2- Changing antivirus software

3- Updating windows with all updates available via Windows Update

4- Updating drivers of all hardwares

5- Downloading and installing the following hotfixes that are related to memory leak :
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976658
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977357
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978042
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978155
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979223

6- Using CClenaer for clearing everything and using memtest86+ for finding any possible error in memory

And here is screenshot from Process Explore (from Sysinternals Suite) at 90% memory usage :

[IMG]http://photoserve.nl/images/8885391.jpg[/IMG]

So is there anything that I can do to solve this problem ? any solution ? hotfixe ? trick ? suggestion ? anything ? ...

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maybe the sofware you are using has got memory leaks this happens if the sofware wasnt written corroctly or maybe your os also has got issues. try out another sopftware maybe that is related to what you are doing

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you can see from screenshots in the first post , that none of my softwares using this amount of memory
show me a solution...

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Hello,

It does sound like a memory leak. I assume that you leave your computer on and that causes the ram usage to build. As this takes days to happen you could shut the computer down when you are finished with it for the day or you could try to find the memory leak if it is linked to a particular process, however if it is built into windows there maybe little you can do.

When did this start happening?

- Let us know how it goes.

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I also think that this is a memory leak but I can't find the source of it. because none of the processes use that amount of memory

This problem started two weeks ago for me and after posting my problem in more than 10 forums , I can't solve the problem yet

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Download and run Sysinternals Process Explorer and check it the next time you experience this error. It has far more in-depth memory analysis functions, and will be able to tell you which of your applications are causing it.
If you can't determine a specific program from that, report back before it gets too bad and I'll try to walk you through troubleshooting steps.

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Download and run Sysinternals Process Explorer and check it the next time you experience this error.

kristain;
You need to fully read all posts in a thread. The original poster, raya2, clearly states in the very first post that Sysinternals is all ready on the system and has been used. In fact a screenshot from Process Explore (from Sysinternals Suite) Is posted in the very first post in this thread.

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Someone I know has had a similar issue, they also run vista and never turned it off and eventually it ended up using most of the RAM but not registering it in task manager. I don't have my computer on all the time so I don't have this problem.

Like I said the only solution I can think of is to restart or shut down the computer instead of leaving it on or sleeping/hibernating it. Anyway...

If you have plenty of time and a external hard drive you may want to back the computer up and try restoring it to a point over two weeks ago. Do you know if you installed a specific program when the problem started or maybe a particular update? - you may find the problem but it could be a waste of time.

- Let us know how it goes.

Edited by Xlphos: n/a

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Download and run Sysinternals Process Explorer and check it the next time you experience this error. It has far more in-depth memory analysis functions, and will be able to tell you which of your applications are causing it.
If you can't determine a specific program from that, report back before it gets too bad and I'll try to walk you through troubleshooting steps.

Like jholland1964 said I already have the Process Explorer and posted screenshot in the first post

If you have plenty of time and a external hard drive you may want to back the computer up and try restoring it to a point over two weeks ago. Do you know if you installed a specific program when the problem started or maybe a particular update? - you may find the problem but it could be a waste of time

First I don't have any system restore point about two weeks ago
second I really want to find the source of the problem and solve it (If I escape from it , it could return some time later and ...)

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When I starting the Windows (in the first few hours) everything is normal But after 1 day or 2 (sooner or later) the amount of available memory gradually goes down and the physical memory usage increasing....(I had to restart Windows every 1 or 2 days)

But the first thing you should do when something like this happens is reboot the computer. Leaving the computer up, active and running for several days certainly could make this happen. Turn off the computer, allow it to "cool down" then reboot.
You have a huge number of processes running at one time. Turn off some of those, they all don't need to be running at the same time. Looks to me like you keep turning on new things without closing out the others

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First : Every time I launch TuneUp Utilities 2010 , It shows me the following error about deleted prefetch folder :

[IMG]http://photoserve.nl/images/91483Tuneup.jpg[/IMG]

Second - I found something important related to my problem:

Each time I use my hard drives (copying, cutting, writing, downloading files on any of my 3 hard disks) , the speed of memory leak , increasing.(the memory usage goes up more quickly)
It seems that the source of my problem is related to H.D.Ds.
I already defragged all of my hard disks but it didn't help.
Any other solution ?

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Memory Usage Goes Up Gradually (Memory Leak)

When I starting the Windows (in the first few hours) everything is normal But after 1 day or 2 (sooner or later) the amount of available memory gradually goes down and the physical memory usage increasing. This increasing, continues until the memory usage reaches near the 88% and at that point , there isn't any memory available to operate any software . Also when memory reaches that point, I can't access any drive in the HDD; because everytime I want to open any folder, the following error appears :

c:\ is not accessible.
Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service

At this point, I even can't shutdown or restart Windows normally; I must restart windows manually by pressing the restart button. after restart, everything goes to normal again; but this problem appears again and again ... (I had to restart Windows every 1 or 2 days)

here is the screenshots of processes and performance tabs in the Task Manager (at 88% memory usage)
You can see that there is no software(application) that uses this amount of memory :

[IMG]http://photoserve.nl/images/508161.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://photoserve.nl/images/154212.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://photoserve.nl/images/777083.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://photoserve.nl/images/786204.jpg[/IMG]

my system :
------------------------
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate x86
Cpu : Intel P4 3.0GHz
Vga : nVidia 6600
MB : Gigabyte GA-8I915G Duo
PSU : Corsair 750W
RAM : 2GB DDR-400 Transcend
(I have these memories for 2 years)

Physical Memory: 2000 mb
Paging File: 2000 mb
Virtual Memory: 6000 mb


I already did the following actions but unfortunately none of them helped me :

0- using some optimizing and freeing softwares like (Memory Booster Gold - RAM Saver Pro - CleanMem)

1- Scanning my computer with antivirus and antispywares

2- Changing antivirus software

3- Updating windows with all updates available via Windows Update

4- Updating drivers of all hardwares

5- Downloading and installing the following hotfixes that are related to memory leak :
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976658
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977357
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978042
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978155
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979223

6- Using CClenaer for clearing everything and using memtest86+ for finding any possible error in memory

And here is screenshot from Process Explore (from Sysinternals Suite) at 90% memory usage :

[IMG]http://photoserve.nl/images/8885391.jpg[/IMG]

So is there anything that I can do to solve this problem ? any solution ? hotfixe ? trick ? suggestion ? anything ? ...

Do you have virtual memory set to auto or have you set a size?

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