win 98 kernal locks at 100%
Posted on 2000-05-04
since UPGRADING from 95 to 98 (i hear that is probably the problem) I was having problems with my system running slow all of a sudden. I tracked it using Monitor and saw that opening a window (like netscape mail, Micro explorer or what ever) can suddenly lock my kernal processor at 100%! I can usually fix things by ctrl-alt-delete and kill the last job I added. (note that if I just close it normally it will not fix the problem).
I havea DELL CPi laptop 166 with 2 gig HD and 64meg RAM I have over 600 meg from on the HD.
I have very little running (MSWheel, explorer, systray, Rnaapp, Netscape). No virus checker is running.
I hear the solution is to install clean from a 98 disk. I'd rather not have to lose all I have right now...
Is there a better solution out there? I have the latest BIOS and used the windows 98 patch file.