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LOW RESOURCES IN WINDOWS 98

By finoa ·
ANYONE OUT THERE KNOW WHY SOMEONE MIGHT EXPERINCE LOW RESOURCE WAY BELOW 80% CONSTANTLY? CPU IS A 400MHZ WITH 129 MB OF RAM..

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by dustyD In reply to LOW RESOURCES IN WINDOWS ...

Memory leaks can occur, especially with 16-bit apps., they don't release memory when they are closed. Re-boot your computer to get back lost memory.
At start-up, if you load too many apps. in the background,(virus scan,etc.)they will use more memory than you realize. To adjust which of these load at start-up, go to start, run, type msconfig, and uncheck lines which you do not want to load automatically. You can still start these manually. Be careful to not uncheck system apps.
Additionally, system resources below 80% are not uncommon. My system at work is a PII 166 with 64mb. It runs at below 50% consistently because of the number of applications that I run at the same time.

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by dmiles In reply to LOW RESOURCES IN WINDOWS ...

Had the same problem and agree with answer1.
There is another option to create your own swap file,you can try setting your own virtual memory:Start-Control Panel-System,Performance tab,set own virtual mem.
32MB-64MB MULTIPLY BY 2 AND SET THIS AS MINIMUM WITH NO MAXIMUM.Follow dialog box to complete task.

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by dmiles In reply to LOW RESOURCES IN WINDOWS ...

Could be that your Virus Scan is running in the background and will interfere with these
operations,try closing the virus scan and running again.Hope this helps

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by bdgray In reply to LOW RESOURCES IN WINDOWS ...

We had the same problem! WIN98 machines upgraded to SE. Resourses were constaltly around 65-75%. We later did a full install from scratch of WIN98SE (no upgrade). With the same application loads as before we were getting 85% + on system resourses. We do not upgrade WIN98 to WIN98SE anymore. We start and end with SE.

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by bwdavis In reply to LOW RESOURCES IN WINDOWS ...

Any programs that are running when you do an control alt delete are programs that are running in the background this will take away from your resources. Also older legacy device drivers that must be loaded in the Config.sys will eat up memory resources. Swap file size is also important the more disk space you have the more that memory can use this space when it runs out of ram.

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