How to Fix Windows 10 Memory Leak Issues

Have you observed that your personal computer appears to be unresponsive or slows down to crawl? This occurs when you are running software with heavy requirements. The main cause of slowness is the Windows 10 memory leak issue. Here we provide some solutions How to Fix Windows 10 Memory Leak Issues. Before going to know the solutions let us know how memory leak happens and what is memory leak.

How memory leaks happen

The main part of a computer is RAM, providing for computer data storage via volatile memory. The recommended RAM to build a new system is 8GB of RAM. But nowadays everyone choosing a computer system with 16GB, Which helps for their advanced needs, like video editing, CAB, or multitasking.

If memory is low it affects the performance of the system. When the computer running low on available RAM, it performs a paging process, in which it swaps the data from RAM to the storage drive. Here virtual memory is created, which allows the computer to continue its task. If there is slower virtual memory, it shows a negative impact on the performance of the system. So here we are recommending if the RAM is more then the performance of your computer system is better. Even we have the required RAM and the operating system is running slow, there might be another situation where available RAM is used and performance degrades. This is known as a Memory leak. This fails when the software fails to manage the available RAM properly. It also occurs when the application fails to release the memory which is no longer needed.

How to find Memory Leak

Here there is a built-in tool known as Resource Monitor. This tool shows you a clear picture of how windows managing your computer’s resources like RAM, Hard drivers, CPU, etc. If you find that any application or process not releasing standby memory, Resource Monitor is the best place to start observing. Follow the steps below to find a memory leak by Resource Monitor.

1.Press Windows key + R together, then you can Run dialog box. Then enter “resmon”, then select ok.

2. After that select the Memory tab, you find Commit. Select commit to reorder the list.


3. Observe the blue bar with applications you usually running.

Troubleshoot Memory leaks

There are many ways to fix the Memory leak issues. Here we give you some solutions to fix memory leaks. Before going to troubleshoot restore your system data.

1.Memory Diagnostic Tools

Memory Diagonastic

By using this inbuilt tool you can fix the memory leak issues. Below you find how to access the Memory Diagnostic Tool for Windows.

1.Before going to access save all your work.
2.Press Windows key + R to open the Run window.
3.Type mdsched.exe command in Run window.
4.Restart your personal computer.
5.After restart, go for the basic scan.
6.Press the F10 key to start the test.

But this is not the permanent solution to fix Windows 10 Memory Leak Issues

2.Update Driver

Outdated drivers may cause Memory leaks check for Driver updates and if there is any outdated driver then update the driver.

update windows driver

1.Then type devmgmt.msc command in the Run window and hit enter. then it will redirects you to Device Manager.
2.There you can check for outdated drivers and update all of them.
3.If you missed any of them, then check in Windows update.

3.Performance Optimization

By adjusting the performance of windows will manage processor scheduling and memory usage to stop memory leaks. Follow the below steps to adjust the performance of windows.

1.Do right-click on ‘This PC and then select “Advanced” settings which are visible on the left pane.
2.Under the Advanced tab go to performance which is followed by settings.
3.Check for “Adjust for best performance” and then click ok.
4. Restart your personal computer and check whether the issue is solved or not.

If the issue is not fixed then try another solution.

4.Restart your Personal computer

If you facing any issue that your system is running slow, this is due to some unnecessary process taking up too much RAM. So you can end these processes with the task manager.
After ending the unnecessary processes you have to restart your personal computer to get free space. This space can be used by other processes. So by restarting your personal computer you can solve the Memory leak issues.

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