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Random Partial Lockups

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Random Partial Lockups

Postby Un4g1v3n » Mon Feb 06, 2006 4:10 pm

Well, after I get everything setup, more stuff starts happening. Anyhow, here's the problem:

1 - When I'm on the internet (IE 6 or Firefox) and I click a link (MOST of the time) Windows will just stop. I won't be able to do anything for about 30-60 seconds. It will eventually load but yeah, that's really annoying. When I'm playing online games that are full screen (Starcraft, Diablo 2 etc...) nothing ever happens. It runs perfectly, no problems. But it seems this only happens when I'm on the internet.

Any fixes?
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Postby icecube » Fri Feb 10, 2006 5:36 am

What you might try, is go into Add/Remove programs and select Internet Explorer and select remove.

At that point, you will also get the option to repair. Select repair.

Firefox could be the problem--there are not many programers writing code that test their product using Windows 98, plus its no longer supported by Microsoft.

Microsoft won't admit it, but I believe that they still are very aware of Win 98 and Explorer 6. Even the latest Explorer updates work quite well in Windows 98
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Postby Un4g1v3n » Wed Mar 01, 2006 6:25 am

It's gotten worse. Again, it's only when I'm on the internet, but now it's just random. It's not just links anymore, it will just... stop. Almost as if my network card or something is wrong. The lights on my modem stop flashing (they stay on,) and my computer just locks up.

Also, my computer is VERY unstable. If I minimize MSN and than go back to it, 50% of the time I'll have to restart my computer to fix the problem with MSN.

This is very... Odd.

Fixes?
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Postby liljim » Wed Mar 01, 2006 7:08 am

This is very... Odd.
Thats funny because its what i remember most about 98, frequent hangs and crashes. Have you thought about at least going with win2k? If nothing else, its more stable than 98.
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Postby Un4g1v3n » Mon Mar 06, 2006 10:34 pm

If I had money to buy 2k, I would do it.
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Postby Gecko » Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:30 pm

Un4g1v3n wrote:It's gotten worse. Again, it's only when I'm on the internet

This sound like spyware/malware how about posting a HijackThis log:
Please download HijackThis, unzip it to it's own folder.
Start HijackThis and select 'Do a system scan and save a logfile'
Now post the contents of the logfile back into this thread.
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Postby Un4g1v3n » Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:14 am

I downloaded a copy of Win 2000 of the internet (bad Mat, bad!) and everything seems to run fine. I think it was just Win 98.
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