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User currently offlineKAL_LM From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 497 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1024 times:

I'll try not to waste time here...

problem: after a system lock-up and a re-boot, now everytime I go to dial up with the modem the infamous blue-screen of death comes up, y'know "A fatal exception has occurred at..." I rechecked the drivers and re-booted but the problem is still coming up. Had been connected to Kazaa previous but not doing anything, had just logged on.

Any suggestions? At least a starting place? Finally, is there a site (Microsoft...) where the fault causes are listed so I can track it down and hopefully fix the problem.

Thanks in advance for your help!

regards,
Tom


is that a light at the end of the tunnel or just a train?
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User currently offlineAMSMAN From Ireland, joined Jan 2002, 1016 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1000 times:

You could try and reinstal your modem?

AMS



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User currently offlineShawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 988 times:

Step 1: Ditch Windows 98
Step 2: Upgrade to Windows 2000.

Honestly, this is the best advice I can give you.

Regards
Shawn


User currently offlineTincan From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 224 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 982 times:

Even Windows XP.. which is based off the NT kernel (same thing 2k is based off) would be great. XP is more compatible with stuff. Anybody that still has Windows 98 I strongly suggest you upgrade to 2k or XP. It is just so much more stable, you won't need to bitch about 'blue screens of death' anymore and be so anti-microsoft.

User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 23
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 979 times:

Go with Windows 2000, far more stable and 98 or {GAG} ME. XP is ok but I've worked with both XP and 2000 @ work and XP seems to be nothing but 2000 with lots of bells and whistles. I use 2000 @ home and it has run everything I've needed from games to useful software like Office, WordPerfect, etc.


"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7792 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 979 times:

While in principal upgrading to 2k or XP might be the best solution... not all of us running 98 or 98SE have systems that could support 2k or XP.

Try this, when your computer begins to get crash happy go through and clean out the internet cache, cookies, temp file from all the browsers you use, clean out the Windows Temp folders and run a thorough Scandisk scan. By doing this you might uncover a few system errors.



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User currently offlineB757300 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 4114 posts, RR: 23
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 978 times:

Also, defragment your hard drive now and then, especially if you use any file sharing programs. Just run scan disk first to check for lost clusters.

Also, if you're using Kazaa, that could be part of your problem. Kazaa contains a ton of spyware which can really FUBAR your computer. Get rid of it and download Adaware. It will remove the spyware from your computer.

http://www.lavasoft.de



"There is no victory at bargain basement prices."
User currently offlineShawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 973 times:

B757300 THANKS for that link!

Now I know why my hard drive was spinning all the damn time... I knew it had something to do with Kazaa though...

-Shawn


User currently offlineKAL_LM From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 497 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 963 times:

Thanks for all the help.

Upgrading is not an option right now, y'know things like rent and food get in the way. Wink/being sarcastic I had thought that it might be related to the modem (drivers et. al.) but haven't had a chance to work on it. Oh and thanks for the adaware info.

regards,
Tom



is that a light at the end of the tunnel or just a train?
User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21495 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 949 times:

...get a Macintosh.  Wink/being sarcastic

(Sorry, but someone had to say it!)


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