Clear System Memory Occasionally To Speed Up Your Computer

Running multiple applications simultaneously for long periods leads to a gradual decrease in system performance over time. Often the only option is a restart. Even if you close the application in the Task Manager, the tasks/threads associated with the application are not released completely, depleting the system?s memory resources making the system unstable and sluggish. The following tip is designed to offer fast relief:


  • Right-click on your desktop and select New > Shortcut
  • In the text box enter the command:
    %windir%\system32\rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks
  • Click Next. In the next screen, name the shortcut: for example, Clear Memory
  • Click on Finish

Whenever you feel that the system is sluggish you can double click on this shortcut and it will take care of the idle tasks by removing them. This can be used before you resort to restarting/rebooting the system.

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4 responses to “Clear System Memory Occasionally To Speed Up Your Computer”

  1. Khushal

    Nice tips mate… i would be needing your help alot, so i added you on MSN in case you din mind (btw i don’t chat too much).

  2. Debojyoti

    Does the Process work fine? I have not got any good response. Any another option is available ?

  3. Prakash

    It says that “%windir%system32rundll32.exe” NOT FOUND.
    Please help me in this issue.

  4. Sanix

    You can try out the following command:
    %windir%/system32/rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks