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This article describes the System Resource Meter (Rsrcmtr.exe) tool that can be used in Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Millennium Edition (Me).
Some common symptoms of low computer resources are:
When you start a program, it loads into the memory of the computer. When you use the program, you use computer resources. When you quit some programs, all of the computer resources that had been used are not always released. When this situation occurs, you may receive an error message that warns you that either your computer is "dangerously low" on resources or there is not enough memory to run a program.
To identify the state of your computer resources while you are using your computer, start the System Resource Meter (Rsrcmtr.exe) tool, and then view: user, Graphics Device Interface (GDI), and system resources.
To Install the System Resource Meter Tool
How to Use the System Resource Meter ToolYou can use the System Resource Meter tool by using either of the following methods:
For additional information about how to clean boot your computer, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/267288/EN-US/ )How to Perform a Clean Boot in Windows Millennium Edition
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/192926/EN-US/ )How to Perform Clean-Boot Troubleshooting for Windows 98
Fixing the IssueThis tool is designed for you to view available resources while you are running various programs. If you identify programs that are not releasing resources when the program is closed, you need to contact the manufacturer of that program to determine if there is a fix.