Intel 1XConfig.exe memory leak

Posted on 2006-03-28
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
I would like to know if anybody noticed a handle leak in the
1XConfig.exe process. It is a slow leak - around one handle every
few seconds; the process starts off with around 300 handles, and ends up
with tens of thousands after several days.

The number of handles can be checked via Task Manager - you need to add
the handle count column, or via Process Explorer from With the latter, I found that the handle
leaked handle is of Mutex type.

This leak makes me suspect the process to be cause of  delays when the
laptop resumes from suspend, or hibernate. I noticed that the more time
passes since I rebooted the system, the more time I have to wait until
the system is up and running when resuming - hence my suspicion.

Any help welcome

Question by:dbessis
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    Expert Comment

    Sorry you haven't received any help yet!

    I'm especially sorry, because I have the same problem.

    Good luck!

    Author Comment

    I have solved the problem myself. I have uninstalled the full Intel  program and reinstalled it and now everything is OK.

    Author Comment

    A better trick is NOT to use at all the Intel Software but instead to use the Software that came with the Wireless card. In my case the Linksys Software.
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    Expert Comment

    Well, thank you for being your own expert! I appreciate the help.


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