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By trs0001 ·
I KNOW BETTER THAN TO GO WITH A STANDARD ANSWER OF "TIME TO REFORMAT AND START FROM SCRATCH" -- THERE'S ALWAYS A SOLUTION.
I use AOL 5.0, Netscape 4.7x and MSIE 5.01 -- until just recently all three worked well together. I am running Windows 98(I purchased the upgrade version, not the full install). I've also complete the recommended Critical Updates. Now anytime I access Netscape or MSIE I get memory IPF errors (and the program crashes), though AOL's browser works fine. With MSIE and Netscape, usually the first page loads fine and then crashes. Everything else works fine as well. I also prefer using Netscape as my primary browser. I've uninstalled and reinstalled all three and still get the same results. I also reinstalled Win98. I've also tried falling back to Netscape 4.08 with no luck. I've also used the FullSoft bug fix on Netscape and that didn't help either. I'm running on kernel KERNEL32.DLL version 4.10.2222 (I also tried running with the previous rev of KERNEL v1998). I can only g

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by moflic In reply to Browsers Dead . . .

You seem to have tried just about anything, and lost a lot of time doing it, so I hate to say it, but it's:
"TIME TO REFORMAT AND START FROM SCRATCH"
You might also want to see if it crashes only in pages with java/javascript and then install JRE from Sun.

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by trs0001 In reply to Browsers Dead . . .

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by Packratt In reply to Browsers Dead . . .

AOL 5.0 has been known to make some very low level changes to windows that have caused problems with other browsers and even other internet connections that exsist on computers other than AOL. I would suggest reinstalling AOL or, if that fails, downgrade to an earlier version of AOL then reinstall your browsers after uninstalling them.

Good luck!

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by csheltcomp In reply to Browsers Dead . . .

Answer # 2 has it...AOL modifies small but critical files in the registry. It also modifies the dial up capabilities of the system.

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by joel In reply to Browsers Dead . . .

There's not ALWAYS another solution. It's the nature of windows I'm afraid. Unless you are a programming wizard and can read code from the ones and zeros! You've got the AOL Virus (sarcasm) and the possibility of fixing your issues without reformating are so slim you'd need an electron microscope to find them!

Seriously, if you find an answer and make them all work without reformating I would really like to hear it. I've just worked on too many machines that AOL has hosed to believe you are going to have success.

Good Luck!

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by bdgray In reply to Browsers Dead . . .

One of the Windows update files ""Fragmented IGMP Packet" Security Vulnerability" can **** up TCP/IP. I learned the hard way. Unistall your TCP/IP protocal in Network properties and reinstall it.

Hope this helps.

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