Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Storport.sys memory leak. Any ideas on how to fix it?

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Storport.sys memory leak. Any ideas on how to fix it?

    Been trying to hunt down a memory leak for about a week now and I've finally narrowed it down to the storport.sys driver. Trouble is, this is a Microsoft driver for HDD storage ports. How do I go about redownloading this driver for replacement? I can't seem to find anything related on the Microsoft support page.

    To back up my diagnosis, here's the long story of my troubleshooting:

    Noticed computer would begin to lag severely after 3+ hours of if being turned on. Lag would progress till it froze, requiring hard reset. Activated MSI Afterburners RAM monitor to watch ram useage live while running other programs/games (Nothing is overclocked, using Afterburner solely for monitoring as it supports the LCD display on my Logitech G510). When RAM got to 10gb full, I'd kill all running/active programs to see if any of them were the culprit. Ram still wouldn't decrease in usage and Task Manager/Performance Monitor numbers didn't even add up to more that 1.5gb of ram in use.

    Opened up poolmon to see what drivers are active and using the most ram which then pointed me to storport.sys using 8gb of unpaged memory.

    So, once again, I need help in repairing/replacing the storport.sys driver. Any help on the matter would be very helpful.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    I ended up installing Windows 8 on a vm, pulling the storport.sys driver from the vm install and replacing the faulty one on my actual pc. This seems to have resolved the issue, although it was a real pain in the butt to do.

    Windows 8 repair is only for Start-up functions only, so that didn't fix it. And using "windows refresh" was out of the equation as, even though it says it saves your personal data, it will wipe everything but your users folder. So it will wipe every program you own on it. If you only have 3-4 programs on your machine, that's no big deal, but when you have huge amounts of applications you have to reinstall, track down serial numbers for, and redownload up to 100GB of those programs, it's out of the question.

    So thats why I did what I did. Hope no one has this issue in the future, as it's a pain to fix.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Storport.sys memory leak. Any ideas on how to fix it?
Related Threads
Hello all. New member here. I have had an issue with my PC since I "upgraded" to windows 8.1 earlier this year that is driving me batty. Unfortunately, I upgraded the hardware (motherboard, CPU, and RAM) at the same time, so I can't rule out a hardware issue completely. The issue stuck around...
W8.1 Memory problems (leak?) in General Support
Hello, here to report another problem i am having with my PC. It started after i reinstalled Windows 8.1, i have 6GB DDR3 memory in my system. When i initialy start my PC the memory usage is somewhat low at 20% or so, yet it increases quite fast for no apparent reason. It is now running at...
Recently I started to receive Windows messages asking for closing the game to avoid data loss. I noticed hat Ghosts was using around 28GB of RAM. I am running the game at "extra quality" settings on the specs below. I never had such issue before. Is there a way to limit the game memory allocation?...
Not sure how best to describe this problem other than a temporary memory leak that I can't determine the cause of. It's been happening for about the last 8 months or so, and happens maybe once a month. I'm running Windows 8.1 with all the latest updates installed. Basically, over a period of 2-3...
Hey guys, I have no programs running, just chrome with a couple of websites. On my previous pc with windows 7 i've never had the memory use more than 5 GB just for chrome. Also, the paged pool seems to fill up the longer I use my pc. I've read numerous threads with people saying that it is...
Windows 8.1 memory leak with BSOD in BSOD Crashes and Debugging
Hello, Since i've upgraded from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 on my laptop (Lenovo G500S) I've been getting errors and BSODs while playing games. This are mostly games which use over 1GB of RAM (League of Legends, Chivarly Medieval Warfare and Red Orchestra 2) it gives the error: Please shutdown...
Just got on the computer now, and suddenly everything seems to be slow, I checked the memory and found out that some program is using 94% of the memory, when I was looking for the program I found out that no program is using that amount of memory, 200 at most. I downloaded RAMmap to map out the...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook