Freeing up System Resources

  Andy Ush 16:13 30 Oct 2003

I keep haveing a problem with my pc in that the longer i am on the internet or on the pc the slower my pc gets. This does not only occur when I have a number of programs open, it occasionally happens when i have just the one program open (in the taskbar). can anyone tell me how I can free up system rescources as I have checked and seen that they are down to 56% after booting up. I think this may be the problem although I am not sure.

I currently run Win 98(SE) with all available patches, on PIII 550hz, with 6 gig of a 20 gig hard drive remaining. I have Norton Systemworks with up to date AV and a Mcafee firewall (latest version. I have a dedicated graphics card and soundcard. I also have 512MB of memory in 2x256MB sticks.

how much of systemworks do you have running? it might be best to do without having cleansweep running all the time and i'd recommend not bothering with disk doctor.

  woodchip 16:22 30 Oct 2003

Check what is running by going to Start\Run type msconfig click startup tab, If you are running any MSOFFICE items remove all the ticks for them you do not need them as they can be run manually remove any other you can do without but leave system tray running. if you have any probs just revers the above

  woodchip 16:27 30 Oct 2003

PS Do not have any Norton start with computer all these can be run as and when you require them other than Anti Virus

  [DELETED] 16:30 30 Oct 2003

Its a common problem with windows, resource hoggin. Microsoft products are as guilty as others. Office leaves bits of its self behind after you close, 'just in case you want to open it again in the near future'. Try using a memory optimiser, at least that should kick all those dll's left behind.
Another potential problem could be memory leakage, which requires reboots after quite a period of time.
Try here click here+
regards Andrew

  Andy Ush 16:49 30 Oct 2003

So far so good. Speedier responses than anyone could have anticipated. I have tried what you suggested and will send a follow up tonite


  Andy Ush 22:50 30 Oct 2003

I have tried all that has been suggested and the pc is working a lot better. Thanks for all your help.

  woodchip 22:55 30 Oct 2003

Glad that you are Happy

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