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Win 98 Resource Leak(Flood)

By tonkoch ·
I seem to be experiencing a significant resource leak. I quickly drain down to 60-70% and I am only doing simple text and some easy graphics. It got so bad(27%) that my computer was nonfunctional. So, I reinstalled the OS and have closed as many background programs as possible. The OS is now stable but still leaky. I have a P3 500 CPU and 128 MB RAM so I do not think it is a hardware issue. Any suggestions?
Thanks
Tony

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by spn In reply to Win 98 Resource Leak(Floo ...

Ok what you have is a memory leak, i suggest getting your has on a memory manager,also take note of the applications you are running and if the problem start when a specific program is used.

The mem manager wont be the perfect solution but it'll keep it under control.
Note I now work on a NT platforms but when ever i use a Win9x platform with less than 64MB i alway use one as there is a performance incress.

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by tonkoch In reply to Win 98 Resource Leak(Floo ...

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by rico8987 In reply to Win 98 Resource Leak(Floo ...

Tony,
What version of 98 are you using? And have you installed all the latest patches for 98?

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by tonkoch In reply to Win 98 Resource Leak(Floo ...

Oh yeah, I am running Win98 seocnd edition and have installed MS Office SR1a.
Thanks for the responses.
T

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by PKA In reply to Win 98 Resource Leak(Floo ...

You aren't dooing too badly at 60-70% with Office running. As well as cleaning out running apps with ctrl/alt/delete, or config.sys, be sure to clean them out of your start menu. If you run your system for any length of time, take a break and re-boot. win98 is known for being sloppy about resources. If you continue to have trouble you may want to consider a more professional O.S., like win2k.

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by tonkoch In reply to Win 98 Resource Leak(Floo ...

Thanks for all the great comments. I ran across a posting in another question that suggested using MSCONFIG to reduce startup programs. I tried it and am happy to be running around 80-85% resources now. Any more comments are appreciated.

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by Ann777 In reply to Win 98 Resource Leak(Floo ...

You should run msconfig and get rid of anything you do not run regularly. You should also clear out Office Fast Find from the Startup folder.

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