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Problems with Internet on Windows 98

By hoaleboy10 ·
Can anybody figure out what's wrong with my computer? I am running windows 98 on a very old fujitsu laptop. It works fine except I can't view certain sites because it only has internet explorer 5. I would update, but the windows update says that there are problems connecting to my computer and it says that if they continue I should contact my service provider. I know it has nothing to do with my service, because everything works fine on my newer computers. I have road runner cable internet with a wireless hub, and my laptop uses a D-link DWL-650 card to hook up to it. I tried downloading just internet explorer SP1, but the downloader within the install can't connect. I tried downloading firefox, but on every site i go to it says "connection refused by www.whatever.com." I have had other problems, like, limewire can't work on this computer and stuff like that. There is some internet setting that isn't working. I downloaded all the windows updates manually, and I installed all the ones for IE5. But that didn't fix the problem. I'm not sure what's wrong. Any ideas?

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repair IE

by buck585 In reply to Problems with Internet on ...

I would download IE 6 as I had the same issue with an older laptop running IE5. Download here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=1e1550cb-5e5d-48f5-b02b-20b602228de6&DisplayLang=en

then run full download to keep for later by running a command line prompt:
Go to the folder where you've placed the above file. Open a Command Prompt (CMD) in that folder, then run the following command in the CMD window:

ie6setup.exe /c:"ie6wzd.exe /d /s:""#E"

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