> Thanks to both of you about XP. I hear you! I haven't done it because
> of hardware limitations. I expect performance to degrade if I were to
> move to XP, but I will be buying a new machine in the next few months,
> which will solve that as Dell or someone will supply it with XP or I
> will get something else - maybe like Win2000.
Unless you do lots of games, Win2000 is likely to really speed up your
computer compared to Win98. I was shocked how much faster my
brother-in-law's laptop worked after putting on 2K; we were expecting a
major performance loss! XP is a real hog, though, and sucks up tons of
memory, especially with that stupid system restore "feature" turned on.
I swear by Win2000, EditPlus, Apache, and Firefox. I just wish the
price of Win2000 would come down some more. Paying virtually the same price
for 2K and XP Pro is rediculous.
> In the meantime, I'm going to try your suggestion, John, and just shut
> it down every so often. Actually, now that I think about it, I tried
> that, and it didn't work. I had to reboot. But I think it's worth
> rebooting more often to be able to use EditPlus, so I'll do that.
Due to memory leaks, I used to have to restart Win98 every few hours or
> fwiw, I started using EditPlus again today, after posting here the
> first time. I started a CPU monitor before starting EditPlus. The
> usage figure has steadily worked its way up to 50% of CPU always
> occupied. Without EditPlus running, i.e. using PFE instead, but doing
> all the same work and everything else the same, the CPU monitor
> reliably showed CPU usage in the teens. So, I can't escape the
> conclusion that the culprit is EditPlus.
It wouldn't surprise me that EditPlus really doesn't like Win98.
Actually, I don't either. The task manager in 98 has never been very
accurate or reliable.
Perhaps the integrated web browser is the culprit?
In Tools/Preferences/Tools/Select Browser, try selecting an external browser
and see if that helps. I'm paranoid of plug-in applications.
I've been using EditPlus for over a year and I haven't had any problems
save for one weird crash -- far better than other editors I've used over the
> Aleem, thanks for that idea. I don't have anything exotic running. In
> fact, I regularly go through my startups to check for spyware etc and
> I got rid of anything that was not essential when I first started
> doing that - I can't stand crashes!
I have to admit that when it comes to system crashes, it's almost always
a driver that causes the problem.
> I can't escape the conclusion that it is EditPlus, but nor can I
> escape the conclusion that I want to use it - particularly given that
> I will be moving to faster kit and XP or Win2000 or ??? in the near
Get an NT-based upgrade, and your problem will likely go away.
-- Marc Leveille