Vista x64 explorer.exe has SERIOUS memory leak! plz help D:

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by xAntiVenxm, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. xAntiVenxm

    xAntiVenxm MDL Novice

    Aug 25, 2009
    Okay, so I can't figure this one out. It seems whenever I open the windows explorer to look at files, explorer.exe starts eating memory, increasing by well over 100MB per second, until it has consumed nearly all of my 4GB of RAM, and my computer freezes.
    I've tried killing the process w/task manager, doesn't work. same with process tree.
    I'd love to take a screenshot to show this, but the memory locks up too quickly to be able to PS+C+P+Save.
    It seems to happen most often with the folder i use to save music I've recorded (my own instruments, not from the internets lol) but has occurred a few times otherwise.
    I haven't installed anything new, or odd, so can't quite figure out how its happened. I've got AVG Pro, doesn't find bollocks all! :eek: