Finding the source of a memory leak
Posted on 2010-08-17
My Windows XP SP3 system has a memory leak. Using the Windows Task Manager, after a reboot the Paged Kernel Memory starts out at about 80MB, and grows to about 400MBs over a 3 day period. At this point my system locks and needs to be rebooted.
Using Poolmon I have determine the source of the leak is the pool tag "Strg". What I cannot determine is what application or process is using "Strg". When I search for the "Strg" string in driver .sys files, I do not get any hits. When I look in pooltag.txt, Strg has a description of Dynamic Translated Strings, but no driver listed.
Any help in determining what application or process is using pooltag "Strg" and causing the memory leak would be sincerely appreciated.