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    low system resources

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    by mrrv ·

    What will cause the system resources to run at a low percentage? If I turn off programs it increases, but at times there really isn’t alot running. I have upgraded the memory and it didn’t help.

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    • #3784260

      low system resources

      by dmiles ·

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      BESIDES THE PROGRAMS THAT IN THE START MENU,ANTI VIRUS PROGRAMS RUNNING IN THE BACKGROUND AND THE VIRTUAL MEMORY WILL ALSO CAUSE YOU TO SEE THIS LOW SYSTEM RESOURCES.
      uP GRADE THE BIOS,OR LOOK INTO CHANGING THE VIRTUAL MEMORY SETTING SEE HELP MENU.

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        low system resources

        by mrrv ·

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    • #3784194

      low system resources

      by wlhs ·

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      As was stated previously the anti-virus programs may be running but if your computer is setup by a large manufacturer there is probably several programs running in the background. Try going into Start> Run> type: msconfig. Click ok and remove programs in the start-up tab, that are unnesisary. Most are.you do need systemtray, scanregistry, task monitor.

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        low system resources

        by mrrv ·

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    • #3784094

      low system resources

      by austinlim ·

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      Too many programs are running,
      and the memory is not properly managed.
      Try out some memory management software,
      like, memory pro, turbo memory etc
      get it from download.com, winfiles.com etc

      Another thing is your harddisk’s free space
      at least 400mb. And set your virtual memory
      to windows default ( rigth click on my computer icon, properties,performance, virtual memory)

      • #3753714

        low system resources

        by mrrv ·

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    • #3784044

      low system resources

      by mike_fry ·

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      I would check the TSR programs that are running. Hold down the ctrl-alt buttons and hit delete, this will bring up the close programs dialogue box. you can see all the programs running at present like this. You should be able to assosiate some programs with the files in the box (eg vshield would be Virus Shield).

      Second is to check the virtual memory. right click on my computer, click on properties and click on the performance tab. click on virtual memory. You can set this as you like. I prefer to set it at twice the size of your ram, some people do it at 10% HDD space. or you can let windows manage it. whatever you do make sure it is not set to be huge, and make sure that it is not disabled.

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        by mrrv ·

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    • #3783981

      low system resources

      by ckaylam ·

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      Yes try remove unnecessary TSR by Running Msconfig
      Then choose the startup
      remove the tick
      1)Scheduling Agent(if u dont want the least schedule function of Windows)
      2)TV watch
      3)one of LoadPowerprofile
      4)Scanregistry (optional)
      5)Office quick start
      …..etc

      Attention: Please make sure that the tick you have remove dont cause the fatal crash to system

      • #3753716

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        by mrrv ·

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    • #3782496

      low system resources

      by bblunden ·

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      The previous answers are good. I personally would check/do 3 things:

      1. Check your virtual memory and make make sure you have enough space on your hard drive. Go to CONTROL PANEL-SYSTEM-PERFORMANCE-VIRTUAL MEMORY, and make sure the hard drive you are pointing to has 50+MB free.

      2. You might have a memory leak (corrupted swp file). Start the computer in MS-DOS mode and delete the c:\win386.swp file and reboot the system (Win95 will rebuild this file).

      3. Do you have enough RAM? Ifyou only have 8,16,32 MB of RAM, upgrade your system to 64.

      4. Last, but not least. Remember, Win95/98 is not a commercial program. If you leave your computer on all the time, you will get this error often. Rebooting your computer once a day should help matters.

      Good luck,
      Bill Blunden,
      Network Administrator

      • #3753717

        low system resources

        by mrrv ·

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    • #3766831

      low system resources

      by andrew.marshall01@lineone ·

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      Type msconfig in start run if you have win 98..then click on the start up tab in the top right hand corner..From there you can remove any or all of the programs listed from running in the background

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    • #3753711

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      by mrrv ·

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