[24hoursupport] Re: Constant drop outs

  • From: Joe Parker <joe.parker@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 10:08:13 -0400

Not unusual to have to do a clean install of Win9x after a while. Assuming 
you have a good backup program in place you shouldn't lose anything. If 
not, then shame on you.

First you can try installing Win98 over itself. Works temporarily sometimes.

Personally, I'd try to get WinXP on there. If it's a desktop just buy a new 
hard drive and run XP setup from Win98 and it'll automatically create a 
dual boot situation for you. Do NOT try to upgrade that Win98 setup! If you 
do swing this, once you get XP running you can copy stuff as needed from 
your old C: drive.

But be sure you can return the WinXP cd if you can't get it working - a lot 
of older hardware won't work with XP no matter how much you try.

>I have been experiencing a need to constantly reboot my computer in the 
>last 6 weeks.
>I am running 98 se on a HP6501 446mhz with a 4.1 gb hd.
>I am connected to the net through a cable modem.
>I use IE and Outlook express!
>I have changed firewalls on advice from my isp and now run Mcafee personal 
>  I am now advised that I may have to undertake a complete re install!
>Also on occasions the screen locks and I again have to reboot.  also at 
>times I go to launch the browser and an error message states that another 
>em application is running yet that there  is nothing on the screen.

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