Huge memory leak, please help!

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    melsom

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    Hi!



    I just installed Vista RC1 on my Dell Inspiron 640m laptop, and I have a problem with a huge memory leak in explorer.exe. When I go to a folder with 7-8 .avi files (xvid compression), explorer.exe just starts chewing memory (can see it in task manager), and the whole system eventually locks up.



    Anyone know whats going on? Bug? :(
     
    melsom, Sep 21, 2006
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    jackwannabe

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    do you have the xvid codec installed? vista tries to preview video files, so if there's no codec for it installed, it will try to find one.. could be what's happening.
     
    jackwannabe, Sep 21, 2006
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