How to make a memory reset of Windows XP
Running multiple applications simultaneously in Windows, for long periods causes a gradual decrease in system performance.
Often the only option is restart. Even if you close the application in Task Manager, the tasks / threads associated with the application are not released completely.
The lack of memory resources makes the system unstable and slow.
The following advice is designed to provide a quick reset of memory for Windows. Create a shortcut on the desktop, with the following command line:
% Windir% \ system32 \ rundll32.exe advapi32.dll, ProcessIdleTasks
Then we give a name to our shortcut, for example, ClearMemory.
Then click Finish.
WARNING! Before starting this reset, I suggest you close all applications, or save all your documents.