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By jeffm ·
I am using a 333 E-Machine at work upgraded to 64 Meg. Number 1 problem my resources have gone done to 6% when opening more than 3 programs (word2000, internet, Lotus). When I close all programs and reboot system resources show only 66% FREE. No programsor screen savers running in background and have checked for virus -- please help!!

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by ericg4679 In reply to E-Machines

What type of antivirus protection are you using? Some of the virus protection programs on the market are resource hogs. Some of these have what's referred to as realtime protection. This realtime protection can provide a big performance hit to your system. The program runs in the system tray and monitors incoming data for viruses. I have heard of monitoring software that allocates 30% of system resources. I would double check and make sure that there are no "realtime monitors" running on your machine.

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by albosch In reply to E-Machines

Have you used msconfig to see what exactly is loading at start up? You may be loading more than you realize.

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by ch_vaughn In reply to E-Machines

Look in the right hand corner of your desktop, are there any icons in the taskbar? When you press cont-alt-del how many programs are in task manager those.
Are you running active desktop or have a custom background?
All of these items take resources (On a clean boot of my 64 mb machine I rarely get above 72%).
When you open a program, esp internet browsers, they tend to use a lot of memory(both cache and actual) and sometimes will leave a TSR running. One suggestion clean out your historyand temp files in the Internet Options aplet of the Control Panel.
If you have an excessive collection of fonts they can also use system resources as well, MS suggests less than 100 fonts be installed.
Unfortunately Win98 is probably using 20%+ for itself.
Good Luck

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by clewsew In reply to E-Machines

My Father-in-law was having some probs with an IBM machine. If you are running Win98 go to the run command and type 'MSConfig' then select the 'Startup tab'. The only things that need to be checked are 'System Tray' and both 'Load Power Profile' entries. Try having only these three things checked and then reboot, then look at your system resourses.

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by geicken In reply to E-Machines

Go to start>run>type msconfig go to the startup tab and you can see what programs are running at startup.
You can stop certain programs from loading and experiment.

Backup your system before playing here.

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