Tablet PC Memory Leak Fixed!

Wednesday, July 6th, 2005
I may be a big step closer to becoming YABHTU!

Last week, a reader of my blog, Michael, wrote me:
The Microsoft XP tablet PC edition has, I believe, a memory leak. The solution is to reboot the system regularly (at least once a day).
While I believe his solution has merit the thought of doing it moved me closer to Mac than to YABHTU.

I may not have to.

Brian Beyer just posted a comment on my blog that Microsoft has apparently fixed the memory leak that crippled many Tablet PCs.

From Microsoft:
A memory leak in Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 causes a gradual decrease in available system memory. This loss in available memory causes degradation in system performance. When this behavior occurs, the user must restart the computer. This problem is caused by a memory leak in the tcserver.exe service.

Microsoft Tablet PC Memory Leak Fix

Discussion/Comments (4):

Tablet PC Memory Leak Fixed!

Hey Eric ... this means you can get back to being the "eProductivity" guy rather than "aProductivity". The memory fix works fine on the M4!

Posted at 07/06/2005 20:57:53 by Michael Sampson

Tablet PC Memory Leak Fixed!

I have been researching the Tecra M4 for several days now. I first starting looking at Toshiba as their Satellite M45 model was chosen as a good "stay-at-home workhorse" by "Consumer Reports". Of course, CR places cost at the high end of what is important when purchasing a laptop. I'm about to start attending college and I received a $3,000 stipend for the purchase of a computer, so price is not a huge factor for me. While cruising around the Toshiba website I noticed the tablet PCs for the first time. I like drawing and doing digital art, so I had been considering purchasing a Wacom tablet for a while now and a tablet laptop looked like the perfect purchase for me. I found your blog when I was looking for reviews on the M4.

The more I read about it, the less I feel I trust the technology. I'm feel less and less like I'm looking into the tablet PC as an overall concept, and more as a combination of two machines I need. I presently have an aging Dell desktop that I have revived from cardiac arrest twice and runs at a snail speed and I don't know a great deal about computers. I don't demand a great deal out of my computer, minus the fact that I have a lot of USB devices. Honestly, all I want is a powerful machine from a reliable distributor. Since you seem to know a decent amount about computers, I would really, really appreciate some advice if you can find the time. Thanks.

Posted at 07/06/2005 22:24:08 by Kelly

Tablet PC Memory Leak Fixed!

This problem seemed to be a bit overplayed to me all along - I've had uptimes of at least a couple of weeks with my M200 without any problems. Hopefully it should go even longer now, but the idea that you had to reboot more than once a day seems a bit excessive.

Posted at 07/07/2005 13:30:20 by Michael Randall

Tablet PC Memory Leak Fixed!

I glad that the memory leak is fix now. I hope you don't have any more problems.

any good like.

also the comment of once a day. I should have said reboot after 24+ hours of actual usage to prevent performance problems.

anyway good luck with your tablet PC.

Posted at 07/07/2005 19:04:06 by Michael

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