Impact of C++ memory leaks from dynamic allocation

I'm new to C++, and have been experimenting with dynamic memory allocation... I know that dynamic allocated variables are supposed to be deleted to prevent memory leaks, but if I were to screw this up and there do turn out to be a few leaks anyway, will it do any permanent damage to my computer or would the negative consequences just be wiped out when I reboot?

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aboo_sCommented:
bad memory allocation handling means that free memory will be less available after you run your "bad" program.
But this doesn't mean you can't free the memory back with various tools even without a restart. And a restart will get everything back to normal ,in any case there is no permanent damage. No hardware damage!
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