A memory leak occurs when you run the "list volume" command or the "select volume" command in the DiskPart.exe utility in Windows Server 2003 or in Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

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Article ID: 955407 - View products that this article applies to.
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SYMPTOMS

When you run the list volume command or the select volume command in the DiskPart.exe utility in Windows Server 2003 or in Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, a memory leak occurs. You use the Mem Usage column and the VM Size column to monitor the DiskPart.exe process in Task Manager. You notice that if you repeatedly run these commands, the values in these columns keep increasing. If you do not restart the DiskPart.exe utility, the system performance will be affected, and the computer starts to respond slowly.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft. However, it is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Customer Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1), Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, or Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP2 on the computer.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Server 2003 with SP1, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Diskpart.exe5.2.3790.3255177,66401-Dec-200810:42x86
Windows Server 2003 with SP1, x64-based versions and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Diskpart.exe5.2.3790.3255263,68001-Dec-200813:33x64
Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Itanium-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Diskpart.exe5.2.3790.3255485,88801-Dec-200813:33IA-64
Windows Server 2003 with SP2, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Diskpart.exe5.2.3790.4420177,66401-Dec-200810:52x86
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 x64-based versions and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition with SP2
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Diskpart.exe5.2.3790.4420263,68001-Dec-200813:43x64
Windows Server 2003 with SP2, Itanium-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Diskpart.exe5.2.3790.4420485,88801-Dec-200813:43IA-64

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 955407 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 2.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
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