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Win XP - programs remain in memory after closing

By k4k ·
am using Windows XP on my laptop & running through a problem. after i close certain programs like winamp,outlook.exe, excel.exe etc.. these programs remains in memory. when i open task manager all these programs are reflected and these progams takes up huge memory .

whatz causing this behaviour & whatz the solution ?

thanks in advance

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by VinnyD In reply to Win XP - programs remain ...

winamp is likely to be running in the systray

outlook can remain open depending on what version you have. Some versions have Exit and Exit and Logoff. Use Exit and Log off

Excel should not remain in memory after closing it.

So look for and install all the office service packs for your version of office.

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