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    Win98 machine is slow when networked

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    by nottheguy4you ·

    I have a Win 98 P-2 350MHz with 256MB RAM and a XP Professional P-4 1800MHz with 512MB RAM machine that I have networked via a hub using Ethernet cards and Cat 5 cable. Setting up and configuring the network was simple. The network connection works and there is no problem with that. My problem is that the Win 98 machine sometimes and more frequently becomes sluggish to the point that it is a chore just to move the pointer across the screen. It can be difficult to align the pointer over whatever I wish to click on. Everything is slow and difficult to do. These symptoms did not occur until after I had networked the two computers. The processor is not pegged out, in fact is appears to be normal just like it is supposed to be when it is idle. When I physically unplug and reconfigure network neighborhood back to original (no network) everything is fine. I am mystified about this. Someone suggested to me that it might be a memory leak, is that possible? I hope I have provided the necessary information to effectively evaluate and solve this.

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      Win98 machine is slow when networked

      by oaojr ·

      In reply to Win98 machine is slow when networked

      Nic cards and hub speed are the same? What is running in background using resources? Try shutting down some of these items. How is sharing set up? How much free space does hard drive have? Del all possible files, do scan and defrag.
      These are some possibles that might help find the problem.

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      Win98 machine is slow when networked

      by nottheguy4you ·

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