To check which software is loading at start time and disable programs you no longer need, use the System Information utility.
It is not uncommon for a program to load into RAM without your knowledge each time Windows 98 starts. This commitment of memory could continue even after you thought you uninstalled the application. To check which software is loading at start time and disable programs you no longer need, use the System Information utility. Click Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and System Information. Then go to Tools, System Configuration Utility, and select the Startup tab. You can now uncheck any program you do not want to launch at startup. Click OK, and the changes will take effect the next time you start Windows.
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