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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by goldustwoman, Nov 28, 2001.

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  1. goldustwoman

    goldustwoman Thread Starter

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    this morning while playing a game on a website. i had been online about 15 minutes when a little white box popped up and said the following: waolcaused a general protection fault in module WDMAUD.DRV at 0001:00000031
    any suggestions :confused:
     
  2. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Narrowed it down.
     
  4. goldustwoman

    goldustwoman Thread Starter

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    when i got to the network configuration in the control panel it had all these
    aol adapter
    aol dial up adapter
    tcp/ip aol adapter
    tcp/ip aol dial up adapter
    (along with others that had nothing to do with aol)
    which one should i remove?:confused:
     
  5. eddie5659

    eddie5659 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    Hiya

    I'm assuming aol adapter is the only one, but we'll wait for Doyce to confirm this.

    eddie
     
  6. DoyceJ

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    Your right Eddie.

    If that doesnt do it, follow the second one and we will go from there.

    Luck.
     
  7. goldustwoman

    goldustwoman Thread Starter

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    when i took out the aol adapter and restarted i then tryed to sign back on to aol. it stopped connecting at step 5 (talking to network). i waited ten minutes and went in to the little icon on the bottom right corner of the screen that looks like 2 little computers in slightly overlapping the other( i dont know what its called) anyway i right clicked it and i checked the status it said the following:
    connected to aol L2TO
    connected at 115,200bps
    duration:8 min 33 seconds (and it was still counting up)
    bytes received 601
    bytes sent 601
    modem HSPS micromodem
    server type PPP: internet,windows 200/NT,windows
    protocals
    challenge handshake authentication TCP/IP

    i retryed 3 more times then
    since i am running windows me i used my system restore program and restored my computer to the first day this month. then i tryed to sign back on to aol after it was done and it worked fine. what did i do? i printed out your suggestions so im sure i followed your directions carefully:eek:
     
  8. DoyceJ

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    What OS do you have? 95, 98, ME?
     
  9. goldustwoman

    goldustwoman Thread Starter

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    i am using windows me
     
  10. DoyceJ

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    This is from the link Eddie gave. Do all of the steps.

    One of the most common problems for AOL users is their screen freezes. Often you can unstick your computer on AOL by clicking the following buttons.

    TRIANGLE <-- Click the little blue triangle in the top left of the AOL screen

    HELP <--Click (Top center of the AOL screen)

    ABOUT AOL <-- Click (This often unsticks the screen)

    You don't need AOL graphics files taking up space - this lets you delete them


    MEMBERS <---AOL30 Users click (AOL40 Users click MY AOL)

    PREFERENCES <---Click

    GRAPHICS <---Click

    1 Meg <---Change Maximum Disk Space to 1 Meg

    OK <---Click

    RESTART AOL TO FORCE IT TO PURGE THE MEMORY (cleans graphics cache)

    MEMBERS <---AOL30 Users Click (AOL40 Users click MY AOL)

    PREFERENCES <---Click

    GRAPHICS <---Click

    20 Meg <---Change Maximum Disk Space back 20 Megs

    Occasionally, one or two files won't allow themselves to be deleted (that's ok) just skip that file and delete the rest. Note, while deleting these files is something that many people do every week, I cannot guarantee that you won't make a mistake. So please. Read carefully... And if you are unsure.. . Don't do it......

    NOTE: DON'T DELETE FOLDERS... Only Delete FILES.....


    START <---Click

    PROGRAMS <---Click

    WINDOWS EXPLORER <---Click
    A New screen comes up...
    The Left Side is Major Folders and Drives
    The Rights Side is what inside the Folder/Drive that is highlighted on the right side

    Windows <---- Scroll down the Left side scroll down and Double click on Windows

    History <---Scroll down the right side and Double Click on the History file
    On the right side on the screen the history files appear

    Place the cursor on the first file on the right side (It should become highlighted)

    Hold down the SHIFT KEY

    Scroll down the RIGHT SIDE to the last file. Put the cursor on it

    Let go of the cursor

    All the files on the RIGHT SIDE should now be highlighted

    DELETE <----Click

    All the files in the History Folder should now delete (may take a minute or two)

    That's it. You just deleted a bunch of junk in the History Folder
    Note: Some folders and files may say something like access denied or this is a program, etc., simply leave them where they are (Hey, they ain't hurtin nobody) and delete the rest of the files one at a time

    DELETE FILES IN YOUR TEMP FOLDER
    To delete TEMP files, repeat the process above, but instead of HISTORY, substitute the word TEMP (Instead of History)

    DELETE FILES IN YOUR TEMPORARY INTERNET FOLDER
    Finally, repeat the process a third time, this time to remove the TEMPORARY INTERNET files, simply go through the steps again, this time substituting TEMPORARY INTERNET for History.

    If none of that works then click on the msconfig next to my name and go through your start up and uncheck what you dont need. Post back what you are unsure of.
     
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