The link will clear that up -> http://aumha.org/win4/a/resource.php
This link writes about "Optimizing Windows" -> http://aumha.org/articles.php
This link is for tears -> http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6618-0.html?forumID=6&threadID=96128&messageID=1090483
And this one is about Spyware tools (free) -> http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6132-0.html?forumID=32&threadID=1313&messageID=15002
SPYWARE, if you allow it on your machine would do that.
I run Win98se, 128.0 MB Ram, File & Virtual 32 bit, no disk compression installed, no pc card sockets, C Drive has 16144MB Free out of 19083 MB total. System Resources are typically at 40% and less except when on MS-DOS SafesMode when it is 80%+.
I have followed suggestions from CNET earlier in re shutting down unnecessary startup progsrams, managing files, & cleaning up the hard drive.
I rarely receive the warning that resources are dangerously low but have, while surfing, with resources down to 10% and the systems slowing almost to a stop. I close programs, run Scan and DeFrag and generally have no problem. But why do my System Resources stay typically close to 40% and what can I do to correct this. I have a techie-built system(4 years old) that generally gives problems only when I mess with it and delete things I don't understand.