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Solved: Windows 8.1 where is all my memory going? memory leak

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by bmdkks, May 26, 2015.

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  1. bmdkks

    bmdkks Thread Starter

    Aug 19, 2014

    It didn't usually do this, but probably after some windows update it started happening. 50+% of 8gb ram used when idle. Task manager and resource monitor doesn't show what is using the memory. When I add up all the services, it doesn't even add up to 50%. More like 15-20% of total ram.
    Does anyone have a fix? I've looked and already tried disabling the ndu.sys via the regedit (changing value of start to 4). It didn't work.
    If you don't have a fix, perhaps you can guide me in trying to identify the problem.

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro, 64 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3230M CPU @ 2.60GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
    Processor Count: 4
    RAM: 6017 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, -1984 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 217212 MB, Free - 19517 MB;
    Motherboard: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., SAMSUNG_NP1234567890
    Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

    Don't know why it says windows defender is disabled. It is not.
    Also, the system info utility did not detect my AMD Radeon HD 7576m 1024mb

    Windows was upgraded from 8 to 8.1 a few months and and didn't display said problem until recently. Windows is legit and registered etc
  2. bmdkks

    bmdkks Thread Starter

    Aug 19, 2014
    Ok, I had hyper-v enabled. Although it wasn't running, it seems as though windows was still reserving some resources for it. Once I disabled it via "turn windows features on or off" and restarted my memory usage immediately returned to the way it was.
  3. droidmaverick


    Apr 11, 2014
    enabling Hyper V will anyhow consume memory even when not in use. Enable it only if you going to run programs.
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