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Low Sys. Resources !

By cyberghost_1 ·
I have done some tweaking over the last couple of months, with the help of TechRep. With a lot of success, but now, I am running out of System Resources really fast !! Usually with only 2 or 3 programs open at one time. Especially if I have Adware 6 and SpyBot S&amp open at the same time. Sys. Resources will go down to about 38%. You should know that I DON't run them at the same time.
Here are the Specs: Win98SE, 64Mb RAM, IE6, VCache 4096 Max/Min, Virtual RAM 256 Min/No maximum...This wouldn't happen before, this started about 1 week ago...
Any advice? ASAP

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by sfath In reply to Low Sys. Resources !

I would start with increasing your RAM to at least 128MB. Win98SE runs fine with 64MB but when you run memory hungry programs you need more.

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by zaferus In reply to Low Sys. Resources !

If it was running fine, then is having problems the question that comes to mind is: what changed?

Do you have a program that you loaded? Perhaps some type of a real time monitor?

If not - perhaps you have an unauthorized program running...

First do a full virus scan on your system after manually running an update check.

Then I would do a full adware update and scan with Spybot then Adaware; then disable both of their real time scanning (it's a pig on memory anyways). If this bothers you just schedule something like a midnight scan daily. I'm guessing that this is likely your problem.

Next go to start - run - msconfig
See what programs are loading up, it could be something that is now loading up with your system that is sucking up your resources.

Have you added or updated your hardware recently?Maybe it's a driver that's got a memory leak and just keeps consuming resources.

If all else fails, you may have to consider rebuilding your system to restore your working operational state.

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by Mikevjr2 In reply to Low Sys. Resources !

I would get a utility to check how much memory each program is taking, windows xp has this when you use ctrl + alt + del, i'm unaware of any utility names but im pretty sure there are some out there.

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