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n7Epsilon

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Hello everyone,
I have a problem with my Windows 98 SE installation on my PC. I have 512MB of RAM, so memory isn't a problem...

The problem is that when Windows starts up, I have resources in the middle of the 80s (as reported by Windows Resource Meter), but with only my Mozilla FireFox browser and Mozilla Thunderbird open, They're down to 31% System, 28% User Resources, 44% GDI despite having a permanent fixed size 768MB swapfile....

--> When I open multiple browser Windows while playing MP3s (WinAmp 5.80c) as well as while I have (eg: Dreamweaver) and several Explorer windows opening it drops to 0%, then a "System is dangerously low on resources" white message blocking the middle of the screen after which I get a BSOD...

Any help please, isn't there a patch or something to W98SE to fix this problem, or is it a memory leak....

Please help. Thanks very much in advance...
 
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Do Ctrl>Alt>Delete to bring up a box that will tell you what is running. I'll bet you find a ton of stuff that is loading at startup and running in background.

Start>Run> then type msconfig in the window. Hit Enter, then click the Startup tab. Now you'll see everything the computer is loading at boot. It's safe to untick everything but System Tray and Scan Registry. Nothing really needs to load at bootup unless it's something you run in background like a firewall or virus scan program. HTH.

Win9x does have a memory leak but my experience is that you'd have to leave it running for days to see any effect.
 

n7Epsilon

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Thanks for the advice, and I ran MSCONFIG and unchecked the following:

1. NvMediaCenter
2. NvCplDaemon
3. NvSvc
4. Mstask.exe
5. Soundman.exe
6. LoadPowerProfile

Note: 1, 2, and 3 are related to the nVidia Graphics Driver (I have a GeForce FX 5200), is it safe to uncheck all of those? Will that affect the functioning of the graphics driver in any way ??

Here's a HiJackThis! Log, any unneccessary items?

‎11:07 PM ‎1/‎25/‎05
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 11:07:47 PM, on 1/25/05
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS.98\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS.98\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS.98\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS.98\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS.98\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS.98\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS.98\SYSTEM\NVSVC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\MICROSOFT SHARED\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS.98\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\ISAFE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\EXECUTIVE SOFTWARE\DISKEEPER\DKSERVICE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS.98\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS.98\SYSTEM\RPCSS.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\ZONE LABS\ZONEALARM\ZLCLIENT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS.98\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS.98\SYSTEM\CTFMON.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSI\CORE CENTER\CORECENTER.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SPYWAREGUARD\SGMAIN.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\GETRIGHT\GETRIGHT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\GETRIGHT\GETRIGHT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS.98\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS.98\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\SPYWAREGUARD\SGBHP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS.98\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS.98\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MOZILLA THUNDERBIRD\THUNDERBIRD.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MOZILLA FIREFOX\FIREFOX.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\POPUPCOP\PCCLOSER.EXE
C:\HIJACK THIS!\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://pcmag.dit.net/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://pcmag.dit.net
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHELPER.DLL
O2 - BHO: SpywareGuard Download Protection - {4A368E80-174F-4872-96B5-0B27DDD11DB2} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\SPYWAREGUARD\DLPROTECT.DLL
O2 - BHO: Ipswitch.WsftpBrowserHelper - {601ED020-FB6C-11D3-87D8-0050DA59922B} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\WS_FTP\WSBHO2K0.DLL
O2 - BHO: bho2gr Class - {31FF080D-12A3-439A-A2EF-4BA95A3148E8} - C:\Program Files\GetRight\xx2gr.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS.98\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O3 - Toolbar: PopUpCop - {DB43E4E6-FF8A-4018-8C8E-F68587A44A73} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\POPUPCOP\POPUPCOP.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Zone Labs Client] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\ZONE LABS\ZONEALARM\ZLCLIENT.EXE"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [TrueVector] C:\WINDOWS.98\SYSTEM\ZONELABS\VSMON.EXE -service
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [CAISafe] C:\WINDOWS.98\SYSTEM\ZoneLabs\isafe.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [DkService] C:\Program Files\Executive Software\Diskeeper\DkService.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [ctfmon.exe] ctfmon.exe
O4 - Startup: CoreCenter.lnk = C:\Program Files\MSI\Core Center\CoreCenter.exe
O4 - Startup: SpywareGuard.lnk = C:\Program Files\SpywareGuard\sgmain.exe
O4 - Startup: GetRight - Tray Icon.lnk = C:\Program Files\GetRight\getright.exe
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions present
O6 - HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Control Panel present
O8 - Extra context menu item: Open Image in New Window - res://C:\Program Files\PopUpCop\popupcop.dll/imagenew
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR1.DLL/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR1.DLL/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR1.DLL/cmsimilar.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR1.DLL/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR1.DLL/cmtrans.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Download with GetRight - C:\Program Files\GetRight\GRdownload.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: Open with GetRight Browser - C:\Program Files\GetRight\GRbrowse.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: &NeoTrace It! - C:\Program Files\NeoTracePro\NTXcontext.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: E&xport to Microsoft Excel - res://C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~2\OFFICE10\EXCEL.EXE/3000
O9 - Extra button: Wallpaper - {c23dd370-cb79-11d2-898a-00c04f80a47f} - C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\Toolbar\toolbar.hta
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: &Toolbar Wallpaper - {c23dd370-cb79-11d2-898a-00c04f80a47f} - C:\PROGRA~1\INTERN~1\Toolbar\toolbar.hta
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0\bin\npjpi150.dll
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Sun Java Console - {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0\bin\npjpi150.dll
O9 - Extra button: NeoTrace It! - {9885224C-1217-4c5f-83C2-00002E6CEF2B} - C:\Program Files\NeoTracePro\NTXtoolbar.htm (HKCU)
 
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