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By dougferson ·
We use Windows NT 4.0 and Netware 5.0. Periodically the computers stall. Someone mention to me to have everyone in the office remove their color pattern desktop wall paper. They indicated this uses up memory. I am reluctant to recommend the employees remove their desktop wall paper until I verify if this is true. Any thouhgts??

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by Joshua1 In reply to SLOW COMPUTERS

How much RAM do you have? I've found you need a minimum 64MB. Increase the page file-add 100MB. If you have more than one partition, move the page file off of the system partition. This greatly increases performance. If you want to have the memory.dmp file, you'll need to keep a page file on the system partition that is = to physical RAM. See what services you can turn off. If you're not using alerter, change it to manual.

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by fgask1949 In reply to SLOW COMPUTERS

Welcome to Windows Nt 4.0 Most of the problems that you have stated comes from lack of system requirments such as ram. A min of 64 is true, but 124 recommended. Ive also had the experience of a improverly built icon to cause this to happen.

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by cnollet In reply to SLOW COMPUTERS

If you are using one of the versions of Microsoft Office, another possibility is that the "FindFast" feature is kicking in. It seems to be particularly noticeable when you have mapped network drives. I don't install FindFast when I do Office installs, and I remove it from the Startup group if it has already been installed.

This assumes that the computers don't all stall at the same time. If they do, I'd suspect a server or hub problem.

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by bwaggoner In reply to SLOW COMPUTERS

You may want to run system monitor to see what is running when the system slows. Sometimes you will have applications not release the memory back to the cpu when they are being opened and closed which in turn would be considered a memory leak. I would be running a minimum of 64mb of memory. If all the systems are slowing at the same time then there is a server or hub problem. Are there any large copies going across your network at certain times. Is a user doing something that you don't know about? Check around when this happens.

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by pgrobbins In reply to SLOW COMPUTERS

using Microsoft to apply wallpaper from "Display" usually require Active Desktop, which really uses memory, - might try appling wallpaper with IrfanView, which doesn't set desktop to Active and therby uses less memory, and looks the same

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