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By darryncollins ·
I have a client running Windows 98 in a 6 user peer to peer network. One of the PC's, which acts as the email/internet server, completely locks up about once a week. When it locks up a loud, high pitched, screeching noise can be heard from the motherboard speaker. The only way to get the PC out of this state is to hit CTRL-ALT-DEL, which reboots the PC immediately. There doesn't seem to be a certain application or process that causes this sporadic error?

Any advicewould be much appreciated.

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Windows 98 freeze.

by rob48 In reply to Windows 98 freeze.

Phone Line problems inter-net sever my be down

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Windows 98 freeze.

by shmaltz In reply to Windows 98 freeze.

Disable screen savers.
Also stop using win98 machine for server, it will always make you problems, as its not designed for server stuff.

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by jmatt In reply to Windows 98 freeze.

This sorts out registry conflicts ( W98 )
Very fast .
Press F8 during bootup ( when , verifying DMA pool message comes on )
Select , Command prompt only .
After the C prompt , type , scanreg/fix
When that is done , may as well compress , type ,
scanreg/opt
When finished , type win & press Enter

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Get to a command prompt and type in

scanreg/restore

Follow the prompts and select a registry dated prior to the problems .


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Go to START / RUN and type, sfc.exe and press enter. This will run the
system file checker program ( W98 only ) and it will attempt to repair
or replace any corrupt or missing system files.

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If you frequently get illegal operation or invalid page fault error
messages in Windows 98, there is a great utility that Microsoft
included which you can use to troubleshoot, find the cause of, and
correct those errors to prevent yourself from getting them again. It
also logs all errors so you can report them to Microsoft or your
software program's vendor so that they can fix the problem. To start
this program:

Click Start, Run.
Type "DrWatson" and press ENTER.
An icon for Dr. Watson will appear on your taskbar tray
( next to the time )
Double click it. From here on you can view detailed informationabout
your Win98 system.

Recommend putting a shortcut to Dr. Watson in your Startup group,
especially if you frequenty experience crashes, as it will
automatically log all illegal operations and invalid page
faults/general protection faults that you might get.

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by kgosnell In reply to Windows 98 freeze.

Sounds like it is running out of cacheing , first set the unit to "network server" to allow more memory to some of the caching, next cleanout the C:\Windows\Temp file , delete the contents or move them and keep it this way(Win won't allow you to remove what it needs) find a tiny AVI file, click properties and select Preview, this clears the Memory and cache of the Video, do the same with a tiny sound file, now make a shortcut to the speed dialer and type in three numbers and tell it to dial , when it tells you it can't , close it , that clears part of the modem cache, Run Disk cleanup, copy a word and paste it into a text file, this clears the Clipboard cache (Better to make a shortcut to Clipboard to clear it that way IE edit , delete). These have to be done every day to prevent buildup , if it doesnt work for resolving the problem , it will speed up your work , and I would look to changing the Modem, or trying another one. Luck

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by Jolly Roger In reply to Windows 98 freeze.

Check the CPU and power supply fans. Make sure they are running at the proper speed. They could be turning but not fast enough to cool! Also, no matter how much RAM is on this machine, consider adding more. Make certain there is at least 1GB of freespace on the hard disk drive

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