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Windows 98 content crashes

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by PhilipVass, Jul 15, 2004.

  1. PhilipVass

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    When i attempt to type in my password to log in to Messgener it lets me insert the first character like this "*" then theirs a long 1 minute pause "....." then it suddenly finishes the password "...*******" with slight jerk, the mouse is also locking up allot and when i try to view a picture with Explorer it also does the same..half loads...long pause and sometimes crashes altogether, any ideas what i should do, is this a problem with my hardware or should i do a reinstall perhaps install Windows 2000 as a better alternative until i can atleast afford a decent PC?
     
  2. HMHB

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    What sort of error messages are you getting ? What spec is the computer ?
    It would be worth your while running a couple of free spyware checkers ie adaware and spybot to check that there's nothing nasty on your computer - likewise do a virus scan.

    Edit
    I've just noticed your thread about the sound card. Is that problem sorted yet as these 2 could well be related !
     
  3. PhilipVass

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    I'm not getting any errors just freezes and crashes, i got a Trojan on my pc a few weeks back and thats with Ad-ware and AVG on it...
     
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    Use this:

    http://www.spychecker.com/program/hijackthis.html

    Hijack this will check your registry for anything abnormal and list the abnormalaties. You can the decide wether to fix them or not.

    I use Adware & Norton and got a trojan. They didnt get rid of it.

    Hijackthis did!!!

    I have even used this for PC's at work and peeps in my IT dept are gobsmacked at how good it is.
     
  5. PhilipVass

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    I downloaded it...got an error message:

    A box saying

    ["Error Starting Porgram"..."/!\ A Required .DLL file, MSVBVM60.DLL, was not found]
    "[OK]"
     
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    Sorry not being helpful here but upgrade ! Windows 98SE gave me nothing but problems for years then I got XP and they all disappeared :)
     
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    Not sure if you noticed the edit at the end of my post ?

    I've just noticed your thread about the sound card. Is that problem sorted yet as these 2 could well be related !
     
  8. PhilipVass

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    XP won't run on this computer, but Windows 2000 will, i had M.E which crashed and no longer worked with my modem for broadband.

    Also this problem came after no sound, when i installed 98, i had no sound to begin with, would a reinstall help? or could my hard drive be damaged...

    also is it worth putting 2000 in until about Novemeber when i can afford a new PC?
     

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