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Old 09-02-2011, 4:53 PM
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Default Scanner Cast freezing laptop

I'm not sure whats going on here but scannercast keeps freezing my computer after it's been running anywhere from 6-18 hours. I have to manually restart my computer by pressing the power button. This only happens when scannercast is running so it's something to do with the program. FYI this is a dedicated machine running XP Pro for feed only.

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Old 09-02-2011, 6:01 PM
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That sounds like a memory leak. The software eventually uses up all initially-free RAM, overwrites. and the box locks up. Perhaps the software developer could take a look at the code? (I assume you have eliminated other suspects.) If the developer requests information about your hardware and configuration, perhaps Belarc Advisor (free downloard from may help. has a wide variety of (free) diagnostic utility programs; all have small memory requirements and do not touch DLLs or the registry. While the bughunt goes on, perhaps a timer to run every so often to reboot the PC might work. I did that on a DOS box running my BBS before the Internet came on scene. Hope this helps.
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Old 09-27-2011, 4:01 PM
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To the best of my knowledge, there is no memory leak in ScannerCast. A memory leak in a C# program would be a pretty rare thing, in any case. However, the program runs for weeks or months in most situations without a problem, and monitoring memory usage does not show any increase in the memory used over time.

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