Swap Drive Help

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fiatspider79

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Like 99.9% of Win98SE users I let Windows manage my swap file but I also monitor it with Norton System Works.

Perhaps I just don't understand it but my Swap File is always at 95% of capacity or better. The whole system is slow and I was wondering if I shouldn't have more space available in the Swap File.

By slow, I mean that my Internet browser often times out while waiting for pages to display and it often takes 10-35 seconds to move from myComputer to C: using Explorer.

I know, a decent machine would help but for now I am stuck with an old Pentium 100 with 108 MB of RAM.

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Glenn
 
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hi fiatspider........windows does a good job of swapfile management and with the ram you have you would be better to leave it that way.....it sounds like you either need to do a defrag of your drive or prune your startup folder,or probably both.
control-alt-delete and ditch everything exept systray and explorer,then do a scan-disk and full defrag.....then see if you cant lose things in your startup folder that you just dont need running all the time....ie:media player,realplayer,winamp,stuff you can just click to start,you dont need em in your startup.
good luck,post back with your results.
 

fiatspider79

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I run scandisk once a week, defrag (Norton version) daily and the Norton system check weekly.

I have gone in and pared down my startup folder but they just seem to return without an invitation.

Is there any way to find out what the programs that are running are? The names are so cryptic that they are nearly useless. Here is what I am running now:

Explorer (required, I know that)
Calendar (small pop up calendar that I use frequently)
Monwow
Csinsm32
Stimon
Systray (also required)
Csinject
Navapw32 (Norton Anti-virus live check)
Cg16eh
Cgmenu

They all sound important to me. How do I know what they do?

Thanks,
Glenn
 
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Well I'm sure that you don't need most of them. Try stopping them by running msconfig and unchecking the boxes for the ones that aren't required. You can always recheck the box to load it again if you find that you need it. Since they keep coming back download and install Ad-Aware . This is a program which scans your system for spyware.

http://www.lavasoftusa.net/index.html
 
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