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#1 Jetro

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Posted 21 March 2003 - 10:15 AM

my comp
win 98se
1.2Ghz
512 MBs ram

been having low system resources latly when i start up im at 64% with only Zone Alarm and Anit-Virus running, is that norm? Just now before i posted this i had IE open surfing the net and imesh downloading crap then open Windows Media Player but had to ctrl+alt+del it to close it cus it was not responding and saw i was a 6% resources ;(

Will Defraging my hd help any?

if any one has any ideas plz reply

#2 Tomay

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Posted 21 March 2003 - 11:15 AM

I have a similar problem on my windows 98. Increasing swap file helped a bit. Do you have enough free space? Try to enter swap file manualy at least 512MB and see what happens.

When I start my firewall it drops almost 10%.

Now I'm running at 37%. Celeron 433 oc 541, 192MB ram 256swapfile

#3 Champion_R

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Posted 21 March 2003 - 12:41 PM

Maybe a fresh install of Windows is on the horizon.

IMHO 1.2Ghz and 512MB, what the hell are you running 98se for? I'd boost that machine upto Windows 2000 or XP. There is no point running a crap OS like 9x on a machine like that.

#4 Lotus

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Posted 21 March 2003 - 04:17 PM

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been having low system resources latly when i start up im at 64% with only Zone Alarm and Anit-Virus running



Are you sure that is all your running?

Check here in your registry (Regedit) for a list of startup programs:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

A lot of things can be in here...clean out what you know you don't need and restart...see how it looks from there.

You can also try what the other posted said with changing your swap file size.

#5 jimf43

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Posted 21 March 2003 - 05:42 PM

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Maybe a fresh install of Windows is on the horizon.

IMHO 1.2Ghz and 512MB, what the hell are you running 98se for? I'd boost that machine upto Windows 2000 or XP. There is no point running a crap OS like 9x on a machine like that.

Agree!!! You'll be much happier with Windows 2000 laugh

#6 Jetro

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Posted 22 March 2003 - 02:47 AM

thanks for all the replys i might just upgrade to xp cus this is main gaming comp. but the only prob i have is that my gaming laptop (Area-51m) has xp and i have not be able to get my 2 desktops with 98 to talk to the laptop. All three are on the net and can game/surf fine but the xp and 98s dont see each other frown




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