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Heavy disk activity

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My system slows down a lot due to heavy disk activity. Can any one
suggest a way to reduce it?

My PC configuration:

Digital Ventura 100 Mhz Pentium
16MB memmory
1.2 gig hard disk with 200MB free space
1MB video memory
QEMM 8.0 with Magnaram 2.0


I will appreciate your suggestion. Thank you
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jonhassell earned 100 total points
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Here's a few suggestions:

Do you have many programs running?  Windows "pages" prtions of memory to the hard disk to make room for something else, like another application.  Reduce the number of applications you have running to cut down on this slow process.
You also might try resizing your virtual memory chunk size.  If there is a small swap file size, then Windows would naturally be trading off more with the RAM than if the swap file was large.  Mine is about 50 MB.  Try resizing it throught the Control Panel, System, Performance, Virtual Memory, and click on let me specify my virtual memory settings.
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