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Win 98SE IE5.0

By kumaroh ·
My system is running on AMD 450MHz with 131 MB ram and win 98 SE and my programs crash frequently. The most frequent is IE. should i switch to win ME? which operating system is more stable... ME or 98SE. Also can i run all
programs that run on 98 on win 2000?

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by dprivette In reply to Win 98SE IE5.0

This sounds identical to an issue that I was having. Is this a PC that you built or added a lot of non original hardware to an exsisting PC? I stripped an old computer of mine and put in an AMD 400, 128 ram, new HD and Video. I was getting the same crashes, mainly IE, and I determined that it wasn't the OS but rather a configuration conflict with some of the hardware. As far as which is a better OS I have never heard any positives about ME, if you want a good stable OS go to Win2000 Pro. You have the stableness and security of NT technology with the plug and play of 98.

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by saihib In reply to Win 98SE IE5.0

Q256850 - Error Message: An Exception OD Has Occurred at VXD VMM(0H)+00005B01 0028:C0006B01
I don't know if this is one of the error messages you've been getting but it is specific to AMD processors and might be worth looking into at the Microsoft Knowledge Base.
If you want stability I would go with answer 1 and go to Win2K. You can test your hardware and software before installing the program. Put the Win2K disk in the CD-ROM drive and type: (assuming your cd is the D drive) \I386\winnt32.exe /checkupgradeonly.
Win2K will check you hardware and software and give you a complete report on any possible conflicts.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to Win 98SE IE5.0

From my experience 98SE is more stable than ME. But Win NT 4.0/2000 is more stable than Windows 95/98/ME.

And No, not all programs from 98 will run on 2000

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by mzy In reply to Win 98SE IE5.0

I have a computer with the same configuration as yours, and the IE also crashed often. But, a full reinstall solved my problem.

Not all programs that run on 98 can run on 2000, as it should be noted that Win2000 is an NT upgrade and not a windowsupgrade.

Hope this helps, Maozy

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by jmatt In reply to Win 98SE IE5.0

Stick with 98 , here is some basic maintenance .

Best to Print this page .

http://www.helponthe.net/news/042000.html
Scroll down to : ** Periodic Hard Drive Maintenance **

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