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By shawny.marsden ·
I have a P2 with 256 MB RAM and 2 HDD. I have replaced the memory, motherboard, and HDD yet still have WIN98 problems. I have rebuilt this system numerous times. The only main component I have not replaced is the processor. The problems occur in IE5or on reboot. The IE5 error is usually with the MSHTML.dll file. Once the error occurs I have to reboot in order to use IE again (or Neoplanet). Through all of this rebooting, WIN98 finds a problem with the registry and restores to a previous version. This is a vicious circle and I have tried everything. I've renamed the MSHTML and installed a new one as well as some additional dll files. Do I have a system that is possessed?

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by R. Diel In reply to Unstable Win98

Some possible answers:

1. IF you have Active Desktop enabled, disable it and see if the problem goes away.

2. Check and make sure your swap file (win386.swp) is not set to read only.

3. Run the Internet Explorer Repair tool (Go to Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel, click on the IE5 entry and click the Add/Remove button. You will be given an option to Repair IE5). If the repair doesn't work, it will suggest reinstalling IE5.

HTH,

R. Diel

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by shawny.marsden In reply to Unstable Win98

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by ARWJnPlanoTX In reply to Unstable Win98

After checking the above you'll want to run Windows Update to make sure you have the latest Microsoft fixes for Windows 98 and I.E. 5.

Sometimes ill behaved applications, usually running in the background, can cause these errors. Netscape will cause MS Outlook and MS Exchange not to work at all.

If all you did is install Windows then Internet Explorer and received the error then forget the other application theory.

Hope this helps,

Al

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by jon In reply to Unstable Win98

I had run into a similar problem to this about a week or two ago. My computer was doing the same thing only it caused my roommates speakers to pop horribly whenever I started my machine. Turns out my hard drive and all other internal hardware in my machine were taking horrible power spikes. Everything is fried. Check your power supply to be on the safe side.

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by richard In reply to Unstable Win98

I did not see where you have installed win 98 on a clean drive. You may want to try that but if you can check the processor as I have seen that be the cause of severl reboot problems though it is not common on. a good hint that its the processor is on reboot it seems fine but the sreen turns black and is slightly faded.

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by rmcguire In reply to Unstable Win98

Don't use IE5. Download Netscape 4.7 and enjoy life better. I did. Is this windows98 2nd edition or original? You might have to fdisk /mbr, reformat and reload everything. I'd try the Netscape first before getting drastic. Ifg you must use IEthen use 4.01 rathen than 5.x.
Rick

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