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Article ID: 895953 - Last Review: September 22, 2011 - Revision: 7.0

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SYMPTOMS

A memory leak in Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 causes a gradual decrease in available system memory. This loss in available memory causes degradation in system performance. When this behavior occurs, the user must restart the computer.

CAUSE

This problem is caused by a memory leak in the tcserver.exe service.

RESOLUTION

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might 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.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language. 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 tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version      Size    File name
   --------------------------------------------------
   26-Apr-2005  07:36  1.7.2600.2663      36,352  Contexttagger.dll       
   26-Apr-2005  04:10  1.7.2600.2663     271,872  Tabtip.exe       
   18-Apr-2005  23:19                        559  Tcserver.exe.config
   26-Apr-2005  04:10  1.7.2600.2663      43,520  Tcserver.exe     
   26-Apr-2005  07:36  1.7.2600.2657      65,536  Tiplibrary.dll       
   26-Apr-2005  07:36  1.7.2600.2663     214,016  Tiptsf.dll       

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, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ ) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
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kbautohotfix kbhotfixserver kbqfe kbwinxpsp2fix kbwinxppresp2fix kbfix kbbug KB895953
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