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Minimum System Resources with Win98?

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by nycwebwoman, Jan 23, 2002.

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  1. nycwebwoman

    nycwebwoman Thread Starter

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    I have been noticing a recent tendency for my Compaq Presario Laptop 1245 to hang interminably when on the internet, which it only started doing after installing several new programs such as AdSubtract Pro and Zone Alarm Pro. I am wondering if these programs are using too much of the available system resources; does any one know the amount of system resouces which must be free in Win98 to avoid having problems? Thanks!
     
  2. SavvyLady

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    Welcome to TSG

    I think you probably have to many items in your startup... go to start/run & type in msconfig. then go to startup.. use this link
    ( below ) to compare what you find listed there . then take the checks out of what you doi not need to log on when you reboot. Click apply & then OK & reboot.

    http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_pages/startup_full.htm#D

    also go to http://www.lavasoft.de & download Ad-Aware & run it nightly for spyware

    And then update your virus scanner & run it too
     
  3. bestshotdude

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    I used AdSubtract for quite awhile and then started noticing the same thing. I went to their web site and got no useful information. I figured since it is a program using a proxy server and this program being so popular now that perhaps the traffic to the proxy caused the problems. I uninstalled AdSubtract and my connection is speeding along quite well now. Sure you see more ads and you get some cookies but to me deleting the history and cookies manually was worth the great increase in speed I got once getting rid of AdSubtract. I think it is a great program but it seemed to be the root of my problem.
     
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