Sounds like a lot, but then again, the more memory you give Windows the more it will use.
Check your Start Up folder to be sure nothing else is running, the Office related Fast Find is notorious for hogging memory. I create a temporary folder somewhere and drag everything in the Start Up folder into it, so I can replace them later if necessary.
Also check the task monitor, Ctrl+Alt+Del will open it, and see what's running in the background.
If you're using Win98 you can run msconfig and specify what programs to load at start up. This might also help.
Start\Run type msconfig in the command box, and click the Start Up tab. Do not uncheck:
Load Power Profile
All others can go, but leave anything related to your virus scanner. It's best to leave it running. You'll have to restart the computer for the changes to be made effective. Write down all changes.
If you had everything...Where would you put it?
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