Recently I got my PC back from the shop. A vicious virus attack locked everything down, even offline, and I discovered that all my programs were wiped out.
I have restored everything lost, and the machine seems to work OK. However, what I am discovering is that I seem to be short on RAM. For example, some programs I install tell me I have isufficient RAM (less that 64MB) to install properly. Relatively small files in Photoshop (5-30 MB) are running slow, and some functions tell me I have insufficient RAM to run them. This is new.
When I go into the control panel > system, I find the original specs: 63 MB. But I have 192 MB of RAM installed, plenty to do what I was doing before.
So my question is: Is it possible that the viral attack damaged some of my RAM modules, or is the computer not communicating with itself properly? What's going on??
I have Windows 98 2nd Ed., a year 2000 Toshiba PC with 500 MHertz processor and 6 Gigs of hard memory.
Thank you for your help.