Tech Support Guy banner

Solved: Memory is being eaten

934 Views 8 Replies 3 Participants Last post by  flavallee
Hi There,
Love you folks and I have not been here in a while... :up: :)

I have an IBM all-in-one Netvista, running win98 SE 4.10.222 A.
Lately, I run out of memory real quick. :(
In System Properties > Performance > System Resources = 16% free.

This happens even after closing all windows, I only get back around 13 to 16% memory, programs open slowly, IE takes some time to "find the page". When I open anotehr browser window, it goes back down to 7%free. :eek:
Quite annoying to say the least.

It was running fine last week, but now seems slow. Hmmm wonder if I have a spyware issue? :mad:

Is there a way to force the resources back to normal (ie by using an F key or something?)
I keep having to reboot to get the performance back up there?

Not sure what I should do next..... maybe Highjack this?

Any suggestions would help.
Thanks :p
Not open for further replies.
1 - 1 of 9 Posts
The percentage you are seeing is for what is left of System Resources not what is left for memory. Resources are finite regardless of how much ram is installed.

After a cold boot, they should be in the 80% range. Anything substantially lower than this, generally indicates too many apps starting that are not needed. It can also indicate a malware infection.

The best next step is to post a HJT log.
1 - 1 of 9 Posts
Not open for further replies.