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GJS

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I am running windows ME on a Pentium III 700 mhz with 192 mb ram. About a half hour after I start up my computer it slows down considerably. At this point the amount of physical ram avaiable is less than 1 mb. It seems as if I have a memory leak somewhere and I don't know how to find it or what to do about it. Also when I run defrag, I have to close down almost everything running in order for it to work. Please help.
 
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First it may help you to try both Scan Disk and Defrag from Safe Mode ... read here :

http://www.cybertechhelp.com/html/tutorials/tutorial.php/id/41

Do that and nothing will be running that can interfere with those tasks.

As regards how you pc is handling your resources - you may care to check this link for the processes running on your pc :


http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_pages/startup_all.php


You can then decide what can safely be removed from your startup. (There's a brief summary of what each items does and the task it fullfils.)
 

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I tried some of the things you mentioned by deleting them from the startup and it did not make a difference.
 

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the following are running in the background Explorer, Winmgmt, Cpqeadm, Wlanmon, Bttnserv, Wetsock, Syntpenh, Rundll32, Dpps2,, Essd, Syntplpr, and Systray. When I first start the system up I have @ 45 mb of physical ram available. After about 20 minutes it drops to 250 kb. There are no viruses or spyware. I could upgrade my ram from 192 to 310 but I want to make sure nothing else is the problem before I do this. If you see something above that I can delete from startup please let me know. Thanks.
 

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Start-up has been trimmed down quite a bit in MSCONFIG. Still no difference.
 
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Three of those programs I recognize wetsock, dpps2, syntplpr. Weather, popup stopper and a nt\2000 ? help file. Have you gone to the individual programs and configured them to not load when windows starts?
 

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I have found a file to close (Winmgmt). It shows up in ctrl-alt-dlt, but not in MSCONFIG. Not quite sure how to get it to not load.
 

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If all else fails, download CWShredder. One of the effects of that spyware is massive computer slowdown.

If you read the info on that page, you'll see why AdAware and Spybot aren't real effective in getting rid of it.
 
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