1. Read the MEMORY and the OPTIMIZING WINDOWS at http://www.aumha.org/articles.htm
2. Parasite removal programs.
http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6132-0.html?forumID=32&threadID=1313&start=0 notes the five scanning tools and removal tools that are fairly safe. If one does encounter an issue, its always been damage done by the MALWARE. The most common issue being Layered Service Provider replacement which you can use LSPFIX (Hint: use http://www.google.com to find).
The thread has follow on discussions about new links if you don't want to use Google to find an item.
PS. All the tools are free.
This problem started after I re-installed Netscape7.0. I had to re-install because one day, out of the blue, I couldn't receive Netscape mail, even though it had been working fine for a year, and I changed nothing on the computer.
Anyway, the problem is this: With Netscape open (whether or not connected online) some of my apps try to open, but won't. I usually get a message saying "not enough memory" to run. When this happens, if I check system resources I find anywhere from 35% to 55% remaining. If I then close Netscape, the apps will open normally.
The apps I've (so far) had trouble opening include CD burning; scanner; the Hearts card game. I have no problem with Word; Excel; Real Player; Photoshop.
Before I re-install Netscape again (and who knows what'll happen then), I'd like to know what's really happening, and whether there's a simple 'tweaking' I can do to fix this.
Win98SE, 512Mb RAM, Netscape 7.0
Any help will be appreciated. Thanks!