Stopping unneeded programs from loading is a good idea. But sysedit isn't the tool for that. Use the startup-tab of msconfig. Be sure you know what you do: some programs are necessary!
128 Mb of RAM is enough for ME.
The 196 kb is mysterious. Could it be 196 Mb on the hard disk? If so, time to clean it! Here it is: be VERY sure what you do: a lot of files are necessary! Post again for suggestions, if you feel you might need them.
Windows ME doesn't have sysedit, so the advice to run it is not applicable. Which is a happy coincidence, because I really wouldn't advise you to edit autoexec.bat, config.sys, win.ini, system.ini, protocol.ini and msmail.ini (the files in sysedit in Windows 95). Things could only become worse!
Hope this helps.
I'm running Win ME and I've been trying to boost my performance by stopping unneeded programs from loading. I have 128 meg of RAM and only 196 kb available. I found a sight that had some suggestions and one was to type "sysedit" into the Run area and look at some files there. The only problem is that when I type it an error message comes up telling me that the file does not exsist. I'm guessing this is bad, any thoughts?