Memory leaks can occur anytime in Windows 10 as well as other Windows operating systems. The most prevalent way in which memory leaks occur in this operating system is when system and compressed memory process takes 100% of disk space and RAM. For most people, memory leaks are annoying since they slow down a computer making it impossible to do certain tasks. In most cases, people usually try to look for advanced solutions on how to fix this issue. For example, some start by scanning their drivers and others simply update old programs and files. But a simple solution for fixing this problem is to restart the computer.
When you restart the computer, there will be no cases of memory leaks. The only downside to this option is that memory leaks will occur next time you open the same program that caused the memory leak. For example, some internet browsers and graphics applications are known to cause memory leaks. These applications demand a lot of memory than what they normally require. By restarting the computer, these applications will be forced to close and their processes will stop. But when you open the applications again, it is possible that they will continue demanding more memory and cause memory leaks.
But why is restarting the computer an effective solution? Basically, RAM stores data of all running processes when a computer is off. As such, when the computer is restarted, the RAM gets empty. This usually wipes away memory leaking issue and all applications must start afresh. After restating the computer, the system and compressed memory high disk usage problem is fixed. Just because of this factor, restarting the computer is perhaps the most effective solution for fixing memory leaks in all Windows operating systems. There are also other ways of fixing memory leaks such as uninstalling the troublesome applications or programs, updating device drivers and disabling Superfetch.