The wonders of IE explorer and Windows ME...

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Jul 11, 2001
I think just mentioning ME should right away say something about the root of my problems..

Okay, since I've been here, i've had, sort of, a complete computer overhaul, which.. I'm not too sure, was for the better if you ask me..

I came first with the problem of my computer being crap and not being able to do anything, well we resolved that after it crashed..

The initinal problem apparently wasn't a virus, it was the Video Card, "ancient" said our techy *my dad's cousin* 10 years old...

He was screwing around with things in the comp, and found that upon reconnecting things, my CD burner was another main cause to the problem, so he took that out, and switched with the one he has..

A CD Reader/Writer in one.. so it's running as our main Drive as well as a Burner, it's okay..
Specs. 40x 12x 48x

It's good, but burning cd's takes me a friggin hour for an 18 song cd!

But that's not my complaint here today.
I got mixed reception from my friends online when I mentioned the new stuff I have..

The CD drive, as well as another Harddrive.


Also we got a new Vid Card put in..


I've also got to let you know, the computer is a little old, it was built like 8 or so years ago by my dad's cousin, but it has a motherboard in it, from the last crash, that's only about 2 years old at max, as well as new harddrives, new everything..
Maybe it's just time to get a new computer?

Umm.. I'd tell you my system information, but a new set of errors popped up on me when I tried getting into it..

Speaking of errors..

Here are the one's I've recieved just tonight before I go..

Explorer has caused an error in FLASH.OCX


Explorer has caused an error in DIMM.DLL


Windows cannot find 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\MSINFO\MSINFO32.EXE You may have typed in the name incorrectly in the Run dialogue or another program cannot find a system file


A required.DLL file, C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSVCRT40.DLL, was not found.

On top of that, I can no longer get into search engines for some reason..

Like for instance google, the pages just don't load..

Google, Lycos, Ask, MSN Search, Yahoo Search..


If asked to, tomorrow I'll go into more detail, but I need to get to bed, I have work at 7:30 tomorrow, and need to be up early for a shower and the likes..

So, if anybody has any little insights into what could be giving me grief...I'll gladly listen!

I'll be hopping on in the am before work, so if anybody wants me to elaborate on anything I will gladly do so!

Thanks in Advance from anybody who helps!



Sep 8, 2001
Just run an free on-line virus scan at to ensure your computer is virus free. I have zero (no) troubles with WinME, I use it exclusively.. :) OK? So it might be the operator(s)? :D

Do you have a firewall running? Like free Sygate from Type, sygate, in the Search box and press Enter. You must be on-line to install Sygate by double-clicking the downloaded program icon. Its a must for all Internet enabled computers.


After all that, and don't install anything before this, like the above firewall, you can download though. Your anti-virus may need uninstalled/reinstall after the System Restore:

Boot to Safe Mode,

(tap F8 five times per second during a restart; Choose option number three (3) in the Windows Startup dialog box using the arrow keys below the Delete key, and strike the Enter key; Click OK when prompted). Then,

Use System Restore to roll your computer back to a date to before when your computer worked right. Before the error(s) started occurring.

To start System Restore, click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore. Or, in the Help and Support main screen, click Use System Restore under Fix a problem
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