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By workshop ·
Running Win98SE,Intel Mbrd,128mb Rdram,40GB IBM HDD.
Problem:
Achieve 85% free system resources on boot.
Open IE5.5 & Outlook2000 for a short while & resources drop to about 60%.

I have tried serveral memory managers but none seem to permanently solve the problem.

I wud really prefer to come up with a solution thru Windows if at all possible.

Thanks for yr feedback/advice.

Peter Grimes

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by Curacao_Dejavu In reply to Low System Resources

On cause may be a memory leak in the Os or in the application.

go to www.windowsupdate.com to upgrade the OS (and maybe the IE to) and to www.officeupdate.com for the patches of Outlook (there is sp2 for office 2000.)
On problem with the office 2000 suite in general is that it simply takes a lot of memory, in your case it seems when you quite the program it simply doesn't return it.

regards

Leopold

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by GuruOfDos In reply to Low System Resources

Allow windows to boot. Hold down CTRL-ALT-DEL and see how many background processes are running. Also take a look at your system tray (right hand side of taskbar). Got more than just 3 or 4 icons? There's the problem. Don't allow tasks to run in thesystem tray (virus checkers are an exception!). Free up unwanted programs from the startup by editing your startup folder. Also, run MSCONFIG to tweak the system and delete unwanted items from the background. Quick Launchers are a common culprit! Start programs from the Start menu, not from gimmicks in the system tray

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by ojmj In reply to Low System Resources

Many of us were under the impression that memory (RAM) and System Resources were somehow the same thing or at least close kin. They are not. The best explanation I have found to the disappearing resource question is at
http://www.pcnineoneone.com/howto/resources1.html

(be sure there are no spaces in the URL if you cut and paste). You will find an explanation of types of resources, limitations (size) and leaks (the reason you have to reboot your computer to regain lost resourse space).

Most often, you can go to Start, Run, type in "msconfig", click "startup" and discover all the programs that are activated on startup. You probably don't realize they are running, but they are eating up resources. Selectively disable the ones youdon't need running in the background, and you will lessen resource drain. I agree with the previous answer: Start programs when you need them -- don't let them sit there "idling" in the background.

Good luck!

OJ

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