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By firesheep43 ·
Having a devil of a time getting IE to work properly. It is a W95 machine upgraded to W98 on a Netware network.

Two things - First, when you go to a site, URL etc, it loads, shows done a bit prematurely, then IE freezes for about 45 to 60 seconds. Happens to each page. Upgraded from 5.0 (still froze up)to 5.5, tried the 5.5 repair/reinstall, then went to 6.0 with all the happy patches (it still froze up).

Second - Oddly enough, when you boot the machine an IE 4.0 Tour window tries to load (ie4tour.dll). It of course, errors out and cannot find the server.

Have looked till I am blue in the registry and elsewhere to find the source of this and come up empty.

After all else failed, I extracted wsock32.dll from a 98 CD and the only change it produced is that the IE 4 Tour window no longer errors out, it produces the correct page, but it still freezes up. Not sure I quite get why a tidbit from IE4 is still hanging around a machine with 6.0 on it.

Have checked forviruses using the installed program and a DOS scanner and it is clean.

Would be nice is you could rip IE out and start from scratch.

Any suggestions? Wiping the machine is not an option since it is has iretrievable programs and data on it forwhich the disks no longer exist.

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by TheChas In reply to IE Curses......

The tour of IE 4 is part of it's install.
There should be a checkbox on the window to disable it.
You can also disable it with tweakui.

For some reason, this tour is poping up in place of the Windows 98 tour start screen.

Looking at the listof problems, it looks like you have a bunch of unneeded files and registry keys.

Since you desire to keep the drive intact, I recommend a registry utility such as Norton WinDoctor, or OnTrack Fix-It.
Both will clean up most of the junk in the registry.

Alternately, can you backup the registry keys for the iretrievable software?
If you can export and backup the registry keys, and the System files used by the program, it would still be possible to perform a clean install of 98.
Once you have the registry keys and system files backed up, just delete the appropriate files from the root and wipe out the Windows folders.
Then, install 98 and IE.
Copy in the system files required by the programs, and import the registry keys.

On along hand basis, compare the files in the root, and all Windows sub folders between this machine, and a machine with a clean install of 98 and IE.

Have everything backed up before you start deleteing anything.

Chas

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by firesheep43 In reply to IE Curses......

Re the IE4 tour...... the Win 98 tour does start, the IE 4 tour starts later on. Though I did, for fun, click to not show the IE4 tour again, it always comes back. Norton WinDr did not find anything remarkable, pretty much the same ole I see on any Win98 machine. I will look closer again though. I may try your alternative, but the machine belongs to a government enforcement agency, and they are extremely touchy about it. Check back and lets see where your ideas went..... I'll leave it openfor now.

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by PhiltheGreat In reply to IE Curses......

Actually, IE4 is used in the IE6 too. Some of the components use the old names.

I suggest you to delete the IE completely and install the IE 4.0 (if you have it.)

The following program can help you.

98lite30.exe, 98 Lite. Provides a way touninstall IE from Windows 98.

Search it in www.google.com.
It helps you to get rid of the IE completely and you can start from a stable and clean windows.

Though the IE 5 or IE6 is powerful; but since they are mingled with the system, so it is easy to kill the system if any files are corrupted.

Besides, it is better to check your system resource.
start-->run-->msconfig-->startup-->unclick all the unnecessary programs (it will not load them into memory, but will not delete them.)

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by PhiltheGreat In reply to IE Curses......

The link for the file:

http://frontpage.brainerd.net/brainerd/files/utilities/98lite30.exe

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by firesheep43 In reply to IE Curses......

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by techsupport In reply to IE Curses......

Sound like it is freezing because lack of space or not enough memory, Have you deleted all of your excess internet files? Internet files can bog you down and they are only cookies or files you dont need for anything. IE 4.0 will run with the least memory. When you get to a url and it does open hit esc to stop any extra popups or flashing. You can install a cdrw and copy all of your files onto a cd and then clean your hard disk and start over. You should do something before it crashes completely.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to IE Curses......

Good practice, but that is one of the first things I did, I always clean out temp inet files and I have started the machine squeaky clean (uncheking items in MSCONFIG and seeing what runs in the registry). Memory, though not what it should be, is sufficient. There are no pop-ups, etc and there is 6GB free on the HDD. Other apps, graphics & etc, run fine.

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by Happyharry In reply to IE Curses......

Had a similar sort of problem recently eventually solved it by downloading and running a program called ad-aware from www.lavasoftusa.com. After this had cleaned all "spyware" from the machine, I then ran the IE (5.5) repair tool. Now it is fully functional and a damn sight faster than previously.

Hope this helps

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by firesheep43 In reply to IE Curses......

Cheked for spyware and viruses.

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