I have a machine that is packard bell but have since upgraded memory, hard drive, sound card and modem. Although I have an 8 gig HD and 84 RAM, First Aid often gives me an error message which tells me that system resources are low. Can you tell me why? Also need to understand what to do about configuring WinFax not to dial "1" from my 480 area code to "602 & 623"
This question was answered on September 7, 1999. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.
System resources are a fixed item when you start your computer Adding RAM or hard disk space will not help increase resources Think of them as fuel cells; when you use them up you need to replenish them In Windows, the only way to replenish resources is to restart your computer You may have too many programs loading in your startup group Programs like First Aid (which I do not care for) actually take away resources in order to run If you have lots of icons next to your clock (lower right corner) each one of these programs is taking system resources because they are running in the background Review what each one does and un-install any unnecessary programs in order to save resources.
As to your Fax software question, your best bet is to contact the manufacturer of the program either through their web site (www.norton.com in the case of Winfax) or their tech support number as each program/version has a unique "fix" Some programs have no way of using local area codes and will have to be upgraded or un-installed.
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Posted by Ken Colburn of Data Doctors on September 7, 1999