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« on: January 10, 2003, 09:00:01 AM »

Operating System Version:Microsoft Windows 98 (second edition)
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Could anyone explain why my system resources falls so quickly?
I have to restart my computer at least twice a day!
When I do restart my computer it usually tells me I have around 80% of space, but in no time at all the percentage has fallen dramatically and the computer needs to be restarted again.


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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2003, 05:58:23 PM »

If you open a bunch of programs and the system resources go down and then you close these apps and the resources stay the same, then there is an application that is not releasing its resources back to Windows. Maybe try to weed out which app is doing this by running one at a time and monitoring the system resources and check if the resources free go back up.

Here is a freeware program called TinyResMeter which is a one file program that will monitor real-time a bunch of things. When you run it, it will display a bug icon in your icon tray which you can right click , select "Fields" and add all three resource meters (GDI,user,sys)

Once you determine the troublesome app, look at the software manufacturer's site for any patches or service packs that are available which may solve this problem. You may also find some utilities at UtilityGeek that will release system resources when the utility is executed. If the problems appears to be a Windows problem, make sure you have the latest service pack by running Windows Update (in IE go to Tools > Windows Update)

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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2003, 08:31:34 PM »

Go to, go to system section and download 'maxmem' and 'cachebooster' (freeware) and install them after fully reading the readme's. That should cut you down to one boot a week.

If you have a memory leak in one of your appz then Admin has all the answers as it is not my thing.


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