Find And Fix A Windows Memory Leak

It is worth noting that there are different kinds of memory leaks in Windows. The most commonly found is standby memory. The standby memory is not only seen on Windows 7 but also on Windows 10 systems as well. After the standby memory takes away the available space, your device might stop working the way it should work.


The method of searching memory leak with Windows’ Resource Monitor

  1. Firstly, put the combination of Windows Key+R, put ‘resmon’ and after that choose OK.
  2. Then, click on the Memory tab.
  3. After that, choose Commit for reordering the mentioned list.
  4. Next, check the Standby with the apps you generally use running.

The method of checking a memory leak with Windows’ RaMMap

  1. Firstly, visit RaMMap’s Sysinternals page.
  2. After that, choose Download RaMMap.
  3. Then, visit the folder of Downloads.
  4. Next, copy the RaMMap archive to any of the places wherever you wish.
  5. After that, right-click the RaMMap app file.
  6. Choose Run as administrator.
  7. Then, click on Yes.
  9. After that, choose to Agree.
  10. Then, choose Use Counts tab.
  11. Next, check the standby memory and note whether it is increasing or not.

View RAM with Windows’ Memory Diagnostic

  1. Firstly, put the combination of Windows Key+R.
  2. Then, put ‘mdsced.exe.’
  3. After that, choose ‘OK.’
  4. Next, choose Restart now and look for problems.
  5. Note that the test shall start and might take a few hours to get over.
  6. Lastly, you need to follow the on-screen instructions after the test gets over.

The method to empty standby memory in Windows by RaMMap

  1. Firstly, right click on RaMMap app file.
  2. After that, choose Run as administrator.
  3. Then, choose Empty.
  4. Next, Empty Standby List.
  5. Check that the standby memory would be lower than earlier.

The method of troubleshooting Windows 10 Memory Leak by FreeStandbyMemory.bat

  1. Firstly, visit the script’s Pastebin page.
  2. Then, choose to download.
  3. After that, click on Save File.
  4. Next, visit the folder of Downloads.
  5. Then, right click on freestandbymemory.
  6. After that, choose Run as administrator.
  7. Next, click on More info.
  8. Then, click on Run anyway.
  9. After that, Click on Yes.
  10. Choose any of the keys after the script is included.
  11. Note that the FreeStandbyMemory shall start running on the background of the device.
  12. Go through the given below instructions carefully for deleting the script.
  13. Firstly, move to This PC.
  14. Then, click on Windows (C:).
  15. After that, click on Windows.
  16. Next, right-click FreeStandbyMemory.
  17. Lastly, choose Delete.

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Source : Windows

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