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By bchepete ·
I am using a Gateway E-3400 computer and of late it comes up with a low memory message and freezes. It has 128MB and free disk space is 7.24GB. I have to keep on restarting the machine to continue working. The operating system is Win 98.

Help,
MsB

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by jimbotech In reply to Memory Low

Have you made any changes to the default memory management settings? (System Properties)
Make sure Windows is managing the virtual memory on the PC.

What type of memory messages do you receive?
Another tip:
Do a virus scan and disk scan to see if there's anything else interfering.

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by bchepete In reply to Memory Low

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by jcmcintyre In reply to Memory Low

In addition to ther virsu scan, down Spybot from http://security.kolla.de/ You may have some spyware on your system. It's installed with programs like kazaa, Limewire, Morpheus, and other shareware / adware

Cheers

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by TheChas In reply to Memory Low

Did you upgrade to IE6?

I have seen several W98 systems where installing IE 6 triggered a memory leak.

Unfortunately, once a leak starts, the best way to fix it, is to format the hard drive and start over.

You can try using one of the memory managers such as Ram Booster, or mem turbo to help. But, these are just stop-gap measures until you have time to fix the problem.

Chas

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by bchepete In reply to Memory Low

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by csmith In reply to Memory Low

Do not format the hard drive or reinstall software.
To find memory leaks run Cacheman.
(Available as a free download from cnet.com , the Parent of TechRepublic. Search for Cacheman, as I remember, it is from OuterTech.)
Run the memory monitor, and watch memory usage.

Also, with only 128Meg, make sure you limit the disk cache to no more than 1Meg min and 4Meg max.
Regards, Chris

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by Deadly Ernest In reply to Memory Low

The best answer to memory leakage is to get a memory management program like MemTurbo and set it running in the background with an option to 'clean' the memory when it gets below 20 MB RAM available. This should greatly reduce the lock ups.

I have done this on a number of systems and it usually eliminates the lock ups by cleaning and returning the RAM in the 'leakage' area before it can get to the lock up stage.

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