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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by artzelda1, Jan 23, 2002.

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  1. artzelda1

    artzelda1 Thread Starter

    Jul 23, 1999
    Windows continually freezes on me for no apparent reason. I have a new machine 1.7GH P4 with 256 ram and have plenty of resources. Any idea why this is happening and can anyone tell me how I can determine if I have a memory leak somewhere? If so how do I correct it ?
  2. Davey7549


    Feb 28, 2001
    Resources misunderstood.
    The problem your having may be a low on resource situation caused by many programs starting up. Windows has Two little caches, 64K in size, it uses to control all the action.
    This cache when it starts to fill will manifest itself in slowdown performance, jerky cursors, system hangs, and sometimes a low on memory message alert.
    This cache is totally independent of your Ram, Hard drive size or any other high power functions.
    Removing most of those programs from your startup group will definitely improve performance and most will start on demand.
    Go to start/run type in msconfig and enter. Select the startup tab and uncheck all listed except
    *statemgr and pchealth , systray, scanregistry, loadpowerprofiles (both), Tweakui if there, and any antivirus/firewall programs you have.
    After you made the changes click apply, click OK and restart the computer.
    See if you freezing problem is fixed.

    Now that your freezing problem should be fixed you need to go back into msconfig startup and review each and everyone of the items you unchecked to make sure they are not required to start in support of other programs. Below are two good sites that will help you determine whether or not the items is required.

    Heres a site that will help with the explaination.

    Keep us posted on your progress.

    Note: If selective startup and removal of many of the unneeded startup items does not solve the hangs/freezes then post back and we can explore other possible causes.
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