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Is it normal for Cortana when she is idle?

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Hi there,

so the question is in subject. Cortana is sitting idle (at least it looks like). And here is my numbers:

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Is it normal almost 1GB of memory usage while idle?

 

Thanks,

Joshua

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Hi Joshua :)
that's definitely not normal, does it happen always? like when you restart your computer then Cortana again starts using that much RAM?
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@HotCakeX 

Hi!

Just now new flight has been installed (18999). Not yet thoroughly tested but it looks perfectly:

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Best regards,

Joshua

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Yeah I'm actually impressed by build 18999, they literally fixed all the issues in it
https://blogs.windows.com/windowsexperience/2019/10/08/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-1...

about the build number, I was expecting 19000 not 18999 :)

Well Cortana has evolved in memory consumption. Still idle, this time even no microphone icon in notification bar (restarting PC has solved problem temporarily:(

 

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Best regards,

Joshua

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That's really problematic..looks like a memory leak, I bet it slows your your system a lot.
this is Cortana beta right? can you go to the settings => apps , find Cortana, go to the advanced and click on "reset" and "repair" separately? maybe that will fix it..
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@HotCakeX 

Yep, this is beta. I will try to reset as you suggested. Will revert with results later. Thanks! 

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Anytime(:
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Here is Cortana after repair/reset:

 

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And memory consumption:

 

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Immediately after reset for about 2 hours it was not more than 40 MB. But slowly commence increasing. And I suppose if I not disable Cortana, memory usage could reach again 2GB.

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Oh I see, you can try going to the details tab, create a dump file, send it via your feedback in feedback hub app, attach these screenshots and do a problem repro in there too.
that should give them enough info to find out what is going on, also paste a link here to upvote :)

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