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System installed Windows 98 SE 1-Computer getting slow. 2-Too frequent stops called: "illegal operation perfomed" 3-Computer generating a lot of cookies.Much more than before. 4-Only thing updated was "flash player 9,0,159,0" which is the last aplicable to Windows 98"


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\015\012Manage Windows 98 Virtual Memory

\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012Virtual memory is an important contributor to Windows 98’s reliability and performance. But because it operates largely behind the scenes, virtual memory’s role isn’t always well understood. We’ll explore Win98’s virtual memory—what it is, how it works, and how to customize it. \015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012
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Before switching to a fixed-size swap file, use Windows 98’s built-in System Monitor utility to see how much virtual memory you’ll need.
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To run programs, you need memory, and the more programs you run, the more memory you need. In the days of Win98, though, RAM was expensive, so most PCs didn’t have much of it. (16MB to 32MB was typical.) Though RAM was relatively hard to come by in most PCs, hard drive space was considerably more plentiful (and often more cost effective to add to a system). And in this context, virtual memory comes into play.

In contrast to physical memory—the actual RAM chips installed in your system—virtual memory is hard drive space that’s been specially configured to look and act like RAM. By simulating physical memory, virtual memory supplements it.

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When the amount of memory Win98 needs exceeds the amount that’s available, data in RAM you haven’t recently accessed is copied to virtual memory on the hard drive. This is called paging, and the RAM it frees up is made available for additional programs. Whenever an application needs data that has been offloaded to virtual memory, the data is copied from virtual memory and placed into RAM, usually displacing another piece of data.

Unlike RAM, you can’t see virtual memory, but you can see evidence of its work. When you bring a minimized or background application back to the fore or switch among open applications, you may notice your hard drive activity light come on. This drive activity usually represents Windows copying data between physical and virtual memory. You’ve probably also noticed that your system tends to slow down when this happens. Although virtual memory lets you run more programs, it doesn’t do anything to improve performance. In fact, the more virtual memory you use, the lower your performance is likely to be, as accessing the hard drive takes considerably longer than accessing RAM.

Win98 uses a file named Win386.swp as virtual memory. This is known as the page file, but it’s also referred to as the swap file because Windows uses it to swap data. The swap file is normally located in the C:\\WINDOWS folder, and it can grow and shrink as the system’s need for virtual memory changes. When you first start Windows, the swap file will generally be small, but it will increase as you run more applications than can fit in your RAM.

Win98 normally manages virtual memory settings on its own and adjusts the size of the swap file as warranted. For many users, this default behavior is more than sufficient, but there are situations when modifying the default setting may help a system run more smoothly. To access Win98’s virtual memory settings, click Start, Settings, and Control Panel, and then select System. Click the Virtual Memory button. When you click Let Me Specify My Own Virtual Memory Settings, you can change the location of the swap file, specify a minimum and/or maximum swap file size, or disable virtual memory altogether.
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