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By mupshaw ·
I have a PC running Win98 SE with 328 Mg Ram and a 30gig hard drive. The processor speed is 400mghz. Problem: the system on boot up shows 53% of the resources available. and runs dog slow. What could cause the system the bog down with no apps open? Is there a utilility or fix for this type problem?

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by ojmj In reply to System Resources

Most of us thought that memory (RAM) and System Resources were somehow the same thing or at least close kin. 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, "msconfig", "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 you don't need running in the background, and you can lessen resource drain.

Good luck!

OJ

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by pe_mo In reply to System Resources

The reason for this is all of the behind the scenes programs that are runnning on your computer. If you hit CTRL + ALT + DEL you will get the task manager which will show you all things running. There are only a few things that you need to have running: Explorer, SYSTRAY, and maybe if you have an antivirus program. There are three places that activate programs on start-up: The start-up folder, the registry, and win.ini file. Use msconfig to weed out all unneeded programs that run on start-up and you will see that the computer will run a lot faster.
Hope this helps.

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by T Wilson In reply to System Resources

In addition to the other referenced solutions, here's one that is sometimes overlooked. Have you run defrag lately? You would be surprised at how slowly your sytem will run when your drive is fragmented.

Just a thought!

Tina

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