Posted 31 October 2008 - 10:04 AM
Please help me figure out why winlogon.exe is leaking handles on my WinXP Pro SP3 x86 machine. About 12 hours after a reboot I'm already up to about 40,000 handles for winlogon.exe. The handle count continues to increase even while the machine sits idle. Eventually the machine begins behaving eratically and I have to reboot it, usually every 24 hours or so. The md5sum for my winlogon.exe matchines the md5sum for winlogon.exe on a properly working machine (ed0ef0a136dec83df69f04118870003e *C:\\WINDOWS\\SYSTEM32\\winlogon.exe) so I don't think I have a corrupt winlogon.exe. I think the problem is due to some interaction between winlogon.exe and another process, but I'm not sure which one. Can anyone help me to trouble shoot this further?