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Can I Free Win 98SE GDI & SYS Resources?

By ppskeith ·
I have a Win 98 SE Machine with 256KRam alot of HD space and a resonably fast processor (700mhz) but I still find my selfe having to reboot my system at least once per day due to a lack of GSI & SYS resources. Is there any other way to free up those resources? or is there a way to idendify the program(s) using all the resources? Note: 100meg or more of RAM is usually available when I run out of resources.

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by arrichter In reply to Can I Free Win 98SE GDI & ...

How many programs do you have in your startup menu?
If you click on START, then on RUN, and type in 'msconfig' and click OK, it will take you to the system configuratin utility.
From there, click on the tab for 'startup'.
In the text box that follows, there will be a lot of check boxes with the names of programs next to them - take out the check for everything 'EXCEPT' 'scan registry' 'system tray' and your antivirus software.
This will free up your system resources.

Hope this helps!

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by ppskeith In reply to Can I Free Win 98SE GDI & ...

been there doen that, it doesn't matter how much resources I start with, its that they slowly disappear through out the day. Your answer only puts the problem off until later in that day, it does not solve it.

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by SixFourtyKilo In reply to Can I Free Win 98SE GDI & ...

There are several memory manager utilities out including some that "defragment" the RAM. A utility to clean up Windows' memory slop sounds like a key solution. Since you are running such high resources on a PC, programs like FirstAid or Norton Utilities may be useful in tracking down the memory hogs. Both of these utilities have 30 day trials, so you would be able to diagnose the problem in due time.
Additionally, what type of 700Mhz processor do you have? I know that Windows and Celerons don't work well together with cleaning up resources.
If you could, supply some more information regarding the applications you run and the type of low resources messages you get if any.
If worse comes to worse you could move to Win2k.

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by Lord Ago 1 In reply to Can I Free Win 98SE GDI & ...

This might be able to help some. When you're running out of resources, press crtl+alt+del.
This, as you may know, will bring up the Task Manager. You can shut off programs that are not being used and free up some resources. Things like "rnaapp" when you're done surfing. Sometimes people have programs still running even though they exited that program. Those programs just work that way. Other things like the Windows Scheduling Agent can be shut off and even sometimes the autoprotect virus scanners can be shut off. Essentially, what you're not using, kill it!!

Have Fun!!

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by ppskeith In reply to Can I Free Win 98SE GDI & ...

Yes I've done this before, its the way I'm able to save things before I have to reboot but I still have to reboot, so its not the solution I'm looking for.

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by zchris In reply to Can I Free Win 98SE GDI & ...

what about a fresh installation? i bet it would help.

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by maxwell edison In reply to Can I Free Win 98SE GDI & ...

Greetings,

there are scores of Windows 98 performance issues. A great resource to identify and address them is this article called, "Fine Tune Windows 98".

Cut and paste this link (REMOVE SPACES if they snuck into the pasted URL):

http://www.windows-help.net/windows98/all-tips.shtml#tune

Good luck,

Maxwell

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