Users of Windows 10/8/7 may experience unwanted memory leaks linked with the processes of the system such as ntoskrnl.exe and Runtime broker, where the usage of RAM and CPU spikes when your computer boots up. The memory leaks in Windows 10 affect your Windows system very badly as it can cause the depletion of essential data.
In other words, the memory leak is a forfeiture of any resource on your computer due to the faulty allocation of memory. Memory Leaks in Windows 10/8/7 occurs when the memory of your computer is not accessible notwithstanding not in use. It can create an illusion of a leak and mainly happens when your RAM not in use remain unreleased.
Side-Effects of Memory Leaks in Windows 10/8/7
- A memory leak can result in the depletion of the memory which is not in use
- It can also lead to software aging.
- The functioning of your computer can become sluggish and slow
- Memory leaks can crash your software if it remains unchecked.
How can a User Find Memory Leaks?
A programmer should have an access to the source code of the program, which can help him in identifying the location of the leaks.
- Affirmatively check the location of the leaks
- Then locate the memory leaks caused by kernel-mode driver component
- After it, find it caused by applications or user-mode driver with the help of Microsoft Windows 10 Support
Steps to Troubleshoot Memory Leaks in Windows 10/8/7
- End the process which is eating up your RAM in the Task Manager and restart it.
- Use Memory Diagnostic Tools to save your important work. You need to press Win key + R to open Run Window and enter the command exe in the Run Window. Restart your PC and perform a basic scan. Press F10 Key to start the test
- Check the suitable driver updates by pressing Win Key + R. Enter msc in the Run Window and press Enter. After it determines all the outdated drivers and updates them.
- Optimize the performance of your PC
- Try to disable the Runtime Broker to resolve CPU and memory usage issues
- Ensures full check for malware and the viruses with the latest version of antivirus software
- Defrag your hard drive by going to MY Computer, then right-click on C drive. After it, choose the Optimize option under the head of Properties in Tools and analyze.
- Restart your computer.
These steps will definitely guide you in resolving your queries and can be fixed by the users, who have a technical knowledge. You are free to dial our toll-free Microsoft Windows Support Number anytime.