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Q: computer slows down running quick books ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: computer slows down running quick books
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: ej1216-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 17 Jan 2003 15:29 PST
Expires: 16 Feb 2003 15:29 PST
Question ID: 144940
I run QB 2001 on a Dell.  After about 2 hours QB runs very slow; at
times the printer gets screwed up; only solution we know is to shut
down and turn off the computer.  Is something "filling up" when QB is
used?  What is a better solution than shutting down?
Thank you

Request for Question Clarification by hammer-ga on 17 Jan 2003 15:47 PST
What operating system do you use? Is it Windows 98?

- Hammer

Clarification of Question by ej1216-ga on 17 Jan 2003 17:55 PST
Yes, W98.
Subject: Re: computer slows down running quick books
Answered By: hammer-ga on 18 Jan 2003 07:15 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

Windows 98 leaks resources like a sieve. Period. So, yes, something is
indeed "filling up". You would also see this if you run a Microsoft
Office product all day. The Windows 98 development environment makes
it impossible for programs to really be good about resource
management. All Windows 98 machines must be rebooted regularly. The
more you use them, the more often you need to reboot.

Your best bet for a real solution is to switch to Windows 2000 or
Windows XP. Both of these are much better about resource mangement.
They are also generally more stable than Win98. You can also make sure
you reboot regularly, to clear your system resources.

Additional Resources:

Microsoft Knowledge Base;en-us;q259161

How Stuff Works

Search Terms:
"memory leak" windows 98

Good luck!

- Hammer
ej1216-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Good answer; I thought it was the QB program itself, apparently it is
the operating

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