Hello anyone I am using a Dell notebook and Windows ME. I don't surf very much but I find that I am "loosing" about 50MB of memory from C: every week and I cannot find where it is going. I do regular disk clean and defrags. Any ideas?
Thanks guys Not using system restore - takes too much space and after Clean Up (very useful) suddenly 50MB free which them vanished within half an hour..... Few emails, regularly cleaned up, virus uptodate, notebook only for personal use. Not in-company. Any other suggestion would be very welcome.
Kingkenny I have only used 1 restore point and this is when I have installed the basics including ISP and before any software. I use ME and have frequent crashes. When they get too many per day then I know I have to reformat C: AFter a few goes, no problem, and I know that it will be stable for a while! (relatively)
I got this from another forum. If you try it make sure to take usual precautions:
LOW SYSTEM RESOURCES
I've had a similar problem of memory running low. My machine has 768MB of PC800 SDRAM and it still happened. Microsoft diagnosed it as a low Stack Pages problem, and I cured it as follows:
Start-Run, type msconfig, then click OK. Click on the Systemini tab and go down to the line 386Enh and click on the + box to open it. Look for a line that says MinSPS=(some number, like 16). If the line is not there, click edit and add the line. Start with a MinSPS=32, and add values in increments of 8. I set mine to MinSPS=48. No more low memory problems.
Have you also used msconfig ( System Configuration Utility) to do a selective start up? With Win ME, all that you need running at start up is <*StateMgr> to get things running. The only other things I have selected to run at start up are: Multimedia Keyboard, my CD-RW software, obviously my Norton I.S. AV (5 lines for this one), the 2 ATI graphics lines (card and monitor), Windows updater and MS Works updater. All of the other 25 or so line items I left blank. My machine starts up from cold boot in about 30 seconds.
Try to increase your stack pages resources first. It worked wonders for my system.
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