You might also want to try Windows 2000 instead of XP if you decide to upgrade and have older hardware. You have the stability of XP with more compatibility for older hardware. I switched from Win 98 to Win 2k and have been very happy. Don't be mislead by it being called a business OS. It works fine for home use unless your into the latest games with advanced graphics. My only disappointment is ATI multimedia (TV Tuner, Digital VCR, etc.) isn't supported but that's ATI's fault. Original Message ----- From: "Joe Parker" <joe.parker@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: <24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Wednesday, May 29, 2002 9:08 AM Subject: [24hoursupport] Re: Constant drop outs > > 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 > >firewall. > > 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. > > - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to > 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the > Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at > http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm. > > - Users can unsubscribe from this list by sending email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface at http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1/24hrsupport.htm.