1. For any Windows version before Win2K and NT, you will always have to pay attention to what you do in order to conserve system resource usage - there is only so much available. You should study Fred Langa's article, "Resource Leaks, Part One" and descide not only: 1) what the system resources percentage is; 2) what uses them; and then 3) what you can do without to keep the percentage high -- the higher the better.
2. For your reading pleasure and further understanding:
a. "Computer Speed and Performance Decreases (Q259161)."
b. "SmartComputing Editoral - Monitor & Conserve System Resources."
c. "Using the System Configuration Utility:."
d. "System File Checker", and "Using System File Checker."
3. Download and use, "Startup Cop: PC Magazine's, version 1.01."
My computer was working fine until I moved alot of music files from C Drive to D Drive. Now C drive has really slowed down. The more Folders I try to open ,(one after the other)the longer it takes. By the time Im at the 10th folder, its taking about 40-50 sec. to open, even though there is only one file in it. Does anyone have some advise to what happened and how I can correct the problem....Thanks A Bunch .I am running 98SE.