mmtask causing (flagging?) win98 problems

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Ares2907

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Hi all,
I'm using Japanese windows98.
Whilst running outlook and one or more instances of internet explorer, these will begin to behave erratically, usually not responding to mouse clicks or hanging. the three fingered salute usually brings up these progs as not responding, and as often as not mmtask will also be listed as not responding.
Following this, restarting these progs will either not load the program or load a program that misbehaves as the last one did. In 100% of cases where this occurs, the machine is unable to shut down cleanly, halting at various stages of the shutdown process.
I've tried searching on this forum, looked at programs such as spybot to see if it was spyware causing probs but it seems this is not the case. Does anyone have any other suggestions?
Following is my startup list for what it is worth. . .


StartupList report, 03/02/09, 0:16:44
StartupList version: 1.51
Started from : C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\STARTUPLIST.EXE
Detected: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
Detected: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)
* Using default options
==================================================

Running processes:

C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SPOOL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\HIDSERV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RPCSS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\INTERNAT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IMEJPMGR.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ATI2CWXX.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\NMFTASK.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\ATIPTAXX.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\APOINT\APOINT.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETWORK ASSOCIATES\MCAFEE VIRUSSCAN\AVCONSOL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\REAL\UPDATE_OB\REALSCHED.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RunDLL.exe
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AIM95\AIM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\APOINT\APWHEEL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\RNAAPP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\TAPISRV.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINZIP\WINZIP32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\STARTUPLIST.EXE

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Autorun entries from Registry:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

internat.exe = internat.exe
ScanRegistry = c:\windows\scanregw.exe /autorun
SystemTray = SysTray.Exe
LoadPowerProfile = Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
Ati2cwxx = Ati2cwxx.exe
NMFTASK = nmftask.exe /RESET
AtiPTA = Atiptaxx.exe
AlpsPoint = C:\Progra~1\Apoint\Apoint.exe
AvconsoleEXE = C:\Program Files\Network Associates\McAfee VirusScan\avconsol.exe /minimize
LUNCH = C:\WINDOWS\REGEDIT.EXE /S C:\WINDOWS\LUNCH.REG
LoadQM = loadqm.exe
TkBellExe = "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe" -osboot
ZingSpooler = C:\Program Files\Sony\ImageStation\UploadTools\ZingSpooler.exe
RegShave = C:\Progra~1\REGSHAVE\REGSHAVE.EXE /autorun

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Autorun entries from Registry:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices

LoadPowerProfile = Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
Hidserv = Hidserv.exe run
Machine Debug Manager = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MDM.EXE

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Autorun entries from Registry:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

Taskbar Display Controls = RunDLL deskcp16.dll,QUICKRES_RUNDLLENTRY
AIM = C:\PROGRAM FILES\AIM95\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl

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C:\WINDOWS\WININIT.BAK listing:
(Created 8/1/2003, 19:10:4)

[rename]
NUL=c:\windows\TEMP\GLB1A2B.EXE
NUL=c:\windows\TEMP\GLB1A2B.EXE

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C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT listing:

PATH=C:\NECUTILS\HDPREP;C:\j2sdk1.4.0_01\BIN
loadhigh c:\windows\COMMAND\nlsfunc.exe c:\windows\country.sys
SET PATH=%PATH%;C:\PROGRA~1\NETWOR~1\MCAFEE~1

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C:\WINDOWS\WINSTART.BAT listing:

IF NOT EXIST C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\ENDUSER.INF GOTO A1
IF NOT EXIST c:\autoexec.org GOTO EXIT
C:\LFNBK /NT /R /A C: > NUL
copy c:\autoexec.org C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT /y > NUL
del c:\autoexec.org
REN C:\AOL\UNINST~1.LNK "uninstall.lnk"
REN c:\aol "AOL 5.0"
REN C:\others\sc\TANKEN\AP_OPER\VSC\IMG\VIRUSS~1.GIF virussc01.GIF > NUL
COPY C:\others\sc\TANKEN\AP_OPER\VSC\IMG\virussc01.GIF C:\TANKEN\AP_OPER\VSC\IMG /Y > NUL
REN C:\others\iroha\Progra~1 "Program files"
REN "C:\others\iroha\Program Files\umenii\IMEClo~1.dll" "IMECloser.dll"
REN "C:\others\iroha\Program Files\umenii\WinClo~1.dll" "WinCloser.dll"
:A1
IF NOT EXIST C:\WINDOWS\Ž½ŽÀŽ°ŽÄŽÒŽÆ~1\ŽÌŽßŽÛŽ¸ŽÞŽ×ŽÑ\Ž½ŽÀŽ°ŽÄŽ±Ž¯ŽÌŽß\Necfwp.lnk GOTO EXIT
DEL C:\WINDOWS\Ž½ŽÀŽ°ŽÄŽÒŽÆ~1\ŽÌŽßŽÛŽ¸ŽÞŽ×ŽÑ\Ž½ŽÀŽ°ŽÄŽ±Ž¯ŽÌŽß\Necfwp.lnk
:EXIT
IF EXIST c:\options\other\tmp\NUL GOTO NXSET
IF NOT EXIST c:\windows\nxsetup.inf GOTO NXSET
DEL c:\windows\nxsetup.inf
DEL c:\windows\nxsetup.exe
DEL c:\windows\weldown.exe
DEL c:\windows\gtronce.exe
:NXSET
if not exist C:\lunch.bat goto not_inst
call C:\lunch
IF EXIST C:\NECADSHL\DEFAULT\NASI.REG goto not_inst
if exist c:\lunch.bat del C:\lunch.bat > NUL
:not_inst

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Enumerating Download Program Files:

[Shockwave Flash Object]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MACROMED\FLASH\FLASH.OCX
CODEBASE = http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab

[QuickTime Object]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTPLUGIN.OCX
CODEBASE = http://www.apple.com/qtactivex/qtplugin.cab

[ZingBatchAXDwnl Class]
InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\DOWNLOADED PROGRAM FILES\BATCHDWNL.DLL
CODEBASE = http://www.imagestation.jp/ja/pc/plugin/batchdwnl.cab?version=5,0,0,9090

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End of report, 5,629 bytes
 
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Welcome to Tech Support Guy.

To get started this can be removed. Use the uninstall or add\remove progams. Will look further.

ZingSpooler
ZingSpooler.exe
This is not required and should be un-installed as it was used for a drag and drop program to upload pictures to www.zing.com. Since Zing has gone out of business, it no longer works
 
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I don't know your level of expertise with computers but have you considered the amount of resources being used? Could it be that? There are a lot of things running in the background. This link can help sort out what is needed.

http://www.spywareinfo.org/startup_pages/startup_full.htm

Just click edit and then find to research what you have.

Let us know if you need more help with this.
 
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I also think that you need to do an online virus scan--- I did a google search on this entry,
NUL=c:\windows\TEMP\GLB1A2B.EXE it said it could be a potential virus. you can try one here or here. These are both good online scanners. Good luck, Steppinstone
 

Ares2907

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Negative on the virus scan.
I've culled a bunch of stuff out of startup and the relevant registry entries and it seems to be running better. The error certainly isn't happening 50% of the time or more as it was previously. I'm doing some progressive load testing and what not. Will update if this fails or if the problem reoccurs.
Thanks all for suggestions et al.
 

IMM

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One of your entries suggests to me that your video drivers are older (probably problematic ATI's). Can you poke through the Display adapter stuff ftom Control Panel > System > Device Manager tab and tell me what the drivers are calling themselves for the Display Adapter?

I'm thinking that the ATI taskbar thingy (referencing a 16 bit dll) might be an issue.
 
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