I'm going to guess that you are running Windows 98 or ME. What you're seeing is resource consumption, and the only cure is a reboot or an upgrade to Windows 2000 or XP. I used to reboot at least once a day with W98, I run for a week between reboots now, and they're only because my automated GHOST backup reboots the machine to do the backup.
Use this free download to keep system crashes to a minimum and make your PC run better.
Watch today at 3 p.m. and tomorrow at 9 a.m. Eastern.
By Roger Chang
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Memory-Trax III (Mem-Trax III) is a small program that reclaims the memory Windows neglects to release when you quit out of a program. I'll demonstrate how it works on today's show.
Reclaiming memory makes your system run a bit more smoothly and reduces the frequency of system crashes caused by memory issues.
As you'll see, a dialog box pops up when you run Memory-Trax III. A meter shows you how much of your memory is currently in use.
Tell the program to automatically clear memory when memory usage reaches a certain limit or manually hit the reclaim memory button. Automatic mode features a voice alert telling you when memory reclamation begins and ends.
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