How do I check/improve system resources in Windows?

 

Low system resources can cause many issues in Windows like system running slow, taking a long time to boot, locking up and alot of errors. Because of that the resources should be checked once in awhile to make sure it stays somewhat high. (AOL users try to stay above 85%)

    

Win 95,98,Me

 

Click the start button and go up to settings then click on control panel.

Double click on the System icon and then click on  Performance now look at the line that says System Resources.

That is the % of resources that you are using right now.

 

Win XP

 

Hold down ctrl + alt and hit delete

 

 

 

     So how do I clear it up?

 

Windows 95

Right click on the start button and go to open

Then go to the startup folder and delete the icons you don't need there (everything except your Antivirus software, Firewall, or High speed internet connection program) You can also edit the registry.

 

To do this click on start > run > and type in regedit

WARNING back up the Registry before proceeding!

 

Click in the left window >> Hkey_local_machine > Software > Microsoft > Windows>currentversion>run

                      Right window you will see listed all items running in the start up group. you can delete the key in this window

I suggest leaving systray and any anti virus program and firewall

 

 

 

Windows 98, Me, and XP

 

Click on start and then run type "MSconfig" in the box without the "" and click OK

Go to the tab at the top that says Startup, you will see alot of checkboxes. Now just take out what you don't need. This will not remove programs from your computer it just keeps them from running at startup.

Then click Apply then Ok, then on the popup box click Yes to restart your computer.

 

What Checks should I leave in?

 

In Windows 98 leave checks in the boxes that says:

ScanRegistry

SystemTray

And any Antivirus, Firewall, or High speed internet programs.

 

Windows Me leave checks in the boxes that says:

 

ScanRegistry

SystemTray

Pchealth

*StateMgr

And any Antivirus, Firewall, or High speed internet programs.

 

Windows XP

 

You can take the check out of everything and its OK