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You have more programs running than you have resources to support. This is generally resolved by reducing the number of programs you have start automatically when you start your computer up. Here is some information on how to go about reducing the number of programs that automatically startup.


1. If there is a taskbar icon right click it and attempt to use any options or preference settings to stop it from running at startup. There must be 1,000 different ways I've seen this option presented so look carefully.


2. Run the main console or window of the program and see if any of the menu items present a path to user options or preferences where you might find an option to toggle startup activity. This is similar to #1 above.


3. Use MSConfig by clicking Start and Run then typing MSConfig in the command line. However, with the limitations of MSConfig I humbly suggest you are likely better off using a third party solution which basically does the same thing. A most annoying limitation of MSConfig is the inability to edit and delete the entries. Something as simple as this should have been included. I won't go into the cleanup button. Suffice to say my comments about that are not printable.


4. There are various third party solution of which you may be aware. These three below are some of the best I've used. One thing to keep in mind. Before using third party solution you should run MSConfig and make sure everything is checked. Don't restart the box just check everything. This way the third party solution can see what is set to startup.


Codestuff Starter

Startup CPL (Mike Lin)

Ultimate Startup Manager


5. Some programs are insidiously woven into the OS. This is mainly evident with MS programs such as MSN Messenger. Some specific steps must be taken for these types of programs which I'm not going to list but you can post a question about a specific program.


A most helpful list of startup programs:


http://www.windowsstartup.com/wso/index.php (this site has a program but I don't like it :) )



http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_pages...tartup_full.php (the database is now on a VERY slow server make this your last choice for lookup)

http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_content.php (despite the slow server for lookup this remains a most excellent resource)






http://pcpitstop.com/techexpress/startup.asp (most useful and complete for resolving startup issues)

http://www.geocities.com/asdf85016/windows/page1.html (Win98 Step by step with pictures)


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Might consider more RAM, or even upgrading your CPU. Also please provide more info on your system, might be your system is too small for all you want to do.

How do i upgrade my cpu and what is a cpu? :blushing: more info umm


ive used 1.87GB/5.95GB lol not how do get more info

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Don't confuse RAM or even the CPU with system resources. Each time a program is run it requests that Windows assign it a chunk of memory for it to be able to I/O with the system. This chunk of memory is a "system resource". RAM has nothing to do with how much of this type memory is available. There is a limited amount of this available no matter how much or how little RAM you have.


Windows 9.x System Resources


The solution is to reduce the number of programs that are running at any one time.


Your system will likely benefit from an upgrade but a hardware upgrade will not provide much increase in system resources. Upgrading to WinXP would provide the greatest benefit as it handles system resources better than Win9x.

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