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By a.mclaughlin ·
I have a problem if I leave my computer on for an hour or so then try to hook to the internet after it signs on all iget is page cannot be displayed. I restart the computer and the same page will load with ease. If I sign off the internet then get back on I have to restart the computer again or I will get the same page cannot be displayed. It also locks up in the middle of doing things on the internet. I have 128 mb of ram,ie 5.50, win 98se 450 mh amd proccesser.

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by csorpha In reply to locking up&not loading pa ...

First I would check to make sure that your RAM is good. In some cases, RAM that is failing can cause odd problems. I have seen this in many a machine. Also, make sure you the the most updated drivers for your hardware. I noted that you had the latest version of IE (5.5), are you running it with the latest service patch (SR1)? Also, a pointed question: When did you start having problems? Did you add any software or hardware right before this started happening? I'd be happy to troubleshoot further with more info...

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by a.mclaughlin In reply to locking up&not loading pa ...

How do I check the ram? I didn't download apatch where would I find it? I have had the problem from day one. I hook up with a 56K modem dial up connection.

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by mlman In reply to locking up&not loading pa ...

What type of connection to the internet do you use? Is it DSL/Cable modem, or is it a dialup connection? This seems to be a problem with either IE 5.5, or perhaps your ISP connection (DNS problem?). You didn't state that you have problems running other programs, so it doesn't seem like its the RAM. Also how long has this been going on? Did you add any hardware/software just before this problem started?

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by a.mclaughlin In reply to locking up&not loading pa ...

I use a 56K modem dial up connection. On occasion it will lock up in the middle of something off line also. Internet is the most often and bothersome. The problem started the day I got the computer. It did it with windows 98 so we upgraded to 98se.didn't make a difference.

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by cdobbin In reply to locking up&not loading pa ...

Have you installed all the patches for 98, click on windows update. What are you trying to do on the net, watch streaming video, or browsing text based sites??? Next time you seem to lock up try to end task, drop to dos and ping something, this willdetermine if it is a browser problem or if you are really getting cut off from the net.

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by a.mclaughlin In reply to locking up&not loading pa ...

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by tjc In reply to locking up&not loading pa ...

Usually this will happen because of some kind of memory leak in the program, what are you doing on the computer before going on the net? If it envolves anything with windows explorer or internet explorer then you may be having a problem with the intergration of ie and windows explorer.

if so then just go with the flow and surf the net before you do anything else.

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by a.mclaughlin In reply to locking up&not loading pa ...

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by csmith In reply to locking up&not loading pa ...

This is a memory leak, or a virus.
The way to test for a memory leak is to put in an additional 128MB SIMM. The time to lock up will approximately double. (Fortunately, memory is cheap)
The virus test is obvious, update DAT and run the AntiVirus program.
Getting rid of memory leaks, requires getting the latest patches for your applications.
Win98SE itself is OK, and is the best desktop OS that MS has.
Regards, Chris

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