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By sw723 ·
When my system resources start getting low, and this is quite often, I reboot my computer and then my system resources bounce back up high again.

Is there a way to "reboot" system resources without rebooting computer?

ctrl, alt, del, takes too much time. I am looking for a quick recharge somehow.

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by TheChas In reply to System Resources?

Most likely, you have a memory leak.

There are a number of memory managers that you can use to clear RAM from time to time.
Mem Turbo is one.

There are links to several memory managers in the System; Power Tools section at www.nonags.com

What you really should do, is eliminate the leak.

For Windows 98, I recommend NOT installing IE 6. I have seen it cause memory leaks and system slowdowns.
Same for DirectX9.

If you have a newer video card that supports DirectX 9, then downloading an updated driver may fix the problem.

The 'best' way to eliminate a memory leak is a fresh clean install of Windows.
Functionally, Windows 95 and 98 have a life of 6 months to 2 years before the registry and system files grow to the point where the system slows down and can have memory leaks and related problems.

If you decide to perform a clean install, here are a few steps to take:

Create a system profile. Use the free download at www.belarc.com
Print this out.

Back up ALL critical data and settings.

Download the latest drivers for ALL hardware.

Boot from a Windows startup floppy.
Format the C: drive
Insert the Windows CD and run setup.

Choose custom for the installation type and select only those Windows components that you desire.

Chas

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by lwt In reply to System Resources?

Yes, there is. When you bring up the shutdown menu from the start button, hold down Shift when you click Shut Down. This should just restart Windows without a full reboot. Also, you can Crtl-Alt-Delete and shut down background programs you don't need. You can permanently keep these programs from loading in Msconfig.

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by lwt In reply to

When you close programs through Crtl-Alt-Delete, don't shut down Systray or Explorer. If you have questions about other programs, do a Find Files on them to see which applications they belong to, or do a Google on them. There is also a web site that lists running tasks where you can find info about them:

http://www.answersthatwork.com/Tasklist_pages/tasklist.htm

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by sw723 In reply to

I tried this but it locked my computer.

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by sissie59 In reply to System Resources?

instead of alt+del+crtl go to start run type msconfig uncheck whats not really needed at start up if your not sure what all those Ccapp, pwstray and so forth mean go to www.answersthatwork.com and they have a list of all most everthing in the list.

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by sissie59 In reply to System Resources?

instead of alt+del+crtl go to start run type msconfig uncheck whats not really needed at start up if your not sure what all those Ccapp, pwstray and so forth mean go to www.answersthatwork.com and they have a list of all most everthing in the list.

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