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4. Memory Hacks > 33. Tame the Windows 95 and 98 Cache

Tame the Windows 95 and 98 Cache

Stop Windows 95 from consuming all your RAM by fixing the VCACHE bug.

Microsoft does admit to a specific limitation of Windows 9x memory use in their Knowledge Base article 253912 (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=253912). The article points to very real problems you may encounter if your Windows 95 or 98 system contains more than 512 MB of RAM. The article addresses a known problem with the VCACHE disk and disk caching driver, and the possibility that it may consume all available memory, up to 800 MB, leaving no memory for programs and data. There is a simple workaround for this—control the amount of memory VCACHE can use by changing its parameters following these steps:


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