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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by zergpc208, Jul 23, 2006.

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  1. zergpc208

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    I have a quetion for the Windows 98 tech guys my IE has bean doing some bad stuff like locking up and needs reboots .Is there not a repair option in the add-remove programs .I don't want to repair it yet just check for corrupted or damaged files..

    Also is there a way to check for corrupted or damaged registry files:eek:
     
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    But I don't want to repair yet only check it..
     
  3. just_a_nobody

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    Does your computer freeze up everytime you go online? Your problem may not be IE6, but may be a hardware issue.

    If your computer freezes everytime you go online, then that may be an indication of bulging/leaking capacitors, on your motherboard. Tell us more about your system.
     
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    Some times IE will lock up, but if you try to close IE some times it will not close but I can still use the computer it just that is freezes the window some times .Ya after using a computer for 8 hours IE and the Windows shell become flaky needs a reboot.

    But I can't say it freezes up every time I go online or try to close IE most of the time it works 95% of the time.But after 8 hours of use it needs reboot a task like to clear your temp folder will lock it up.But its funny I could go online for another 5 hours and it will not lock up just slow .



    I'm still working on it!!

    Hard-drive 81 GB
    RAM 224
    CPU 1.8 GHz.

    I also got a fetal exception OE has occured at 0028:c0031580..I don't know if it has some thing to do or not?I will like to check for corrupted or damaged registry files and also check for corrupted or damaged files in IE.

    Than I will like to check if my RAM is bad or I have a memory leak.But I will like to check the above first has OS can get bad over time.
     
  5. just_a_nobody

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    Win98 is well known to have, what they call, a memory leak, that is, some programs have a hard time of releasing memory after it is no longer needed, and thus, after several hours of running, you run out of memory.

    You might try this: Click on Start/Run, type in msconfig click on the System.ini tab, highlight [386Enh] click the edit button, and add (copy and paste) ConservativeSwapfileUsage=1

    Let me know how it goes.

    Also, while in the msconfig, check the startup tab, and see if there are non-essential programs that you don't need, to start, when you startup your computer.
     
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    I should also say I ran system file checker ..And it is saying..

    system file checker identified that the following file may be corruped

    File setupx.dll
    Location C:\windows\system

    What should I do here.


    And it seems after I got the fetal exception OE has occured at 0028:c0031580 that the computer is locking up more and had to press the reset button 3 times to day.


    And why is it some times after a reset I click on IE it opens up but no web site comes up but if I close it and click on IE later on like 3 minutes it comes up?
     
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    The setup.dll file has probably been replaced by windows updates, and Microsoft programs, so I would just leave that as is. Click on the first option to verify the file has been updated, and continue the file check scan.

    Did you check your memory? Do you have a memory testing program? Memtest86: http://www.memtest86.com/memt32.zip

    I would clean out the Temporary Intenet Files and Temp files, to see if that helps. Do you have a program like CCleaner: http://www.ccleaner.com/

    If you don't already have it, download a trial version of Ewido: http://www.ewido.net/en/

    Try all that and see if you see any improvement.
     
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    Ewido won't work on Win98. . . . . . . 2000 & XP only. . . . . . . ;)
     
  9. just_a_nobody

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    "Ewido won't work on Win98"

    You're right, what the heck was I thinking.
     
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    I have NOT had any IE problems now .Looks like that day was a bad day for my computer.But you seem to be getting confused with my post.That me try to explain.

    Problem 1. After 8 hours of computer use the computer needs a reboot becuse of slow computer and small freeze ups that have a duration of 3 seconds.It does NOT better if you close programs and Windows is saying 65% free resources this still takes place.

    When this is happening the clock is slow and wrong.Well a reboot fix it and put the right time back.

    Note I know some other people who have the same problem.

    Problem 2 some times not much you click on my computer or you are closing IE and the window freeze up but I can still use my computer !! Well the program is lock up.If I check Windows it is saying 8% or less free resources.Well I only have IE open.

    It is strange I could have 70% free resources and click on one program like IE and it drops to 8% free resources.


    Seem like glitch fetal exception OE has occured at 0028:c0031580 I only got this message once.

    Problem 3 some times after a reboot because of a problem if I click on IE it opens up but no web site comes up, but if I close it and click on IE later on like in 3 minutes it comes up?

    Note Problem 3 is new I never had this problem before.
     
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    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    Problem 1. After 8 hours of computer use the computer needs a reboot becuse of slow computer and small freeze ups that have a duration of 3 seconds.It does NOT matter if you close programs and Windows is saying 65% free resources this still takes place.

    When this is happening the clock is slow and wrong.Well a reboot fix it and put the right time back.

    Note I know some other people who have the same problem

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    I should also say when this happens task like to clear your temp folder will lock up the computer or take long time.
     
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    Zerg......Have you tried the IE repair option? If not, I would think it wise to do it now.
    I no longer use IE, I use Firefox, but when I did use IE exclusively it seemed I would have to do the repair option about once every 3 or 4 months.

    Also, have you done scans for virus, adware, malware or trojans?

    Did you start experiencing these problems after a MS security update?
    I've had trouble, myself, with several of them.
     
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    And the name of the IE Repair Tool is ____________ !
    I would really like to know for my self, Thanks
     
  14. Kitch

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    Internet Explorer Repair tool . . . ;)
     
  15. Stoner

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    Yep :D

    programs>accessories>system tools>system information>tools>Internet Explorer Repair tool
     
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