Hi Dr. Z,
With all due respect to you and your problem, it's *not* a Windows problem.
Sounds very suspiciously like malware/virus related.
I did a clean install of W98 last November, and between my firewall, AV, and
just plain good surfing habits, I've hadn't had a problem.
Again, I'm not trying to "lump" you into the same catagory as me, but I
first got on the web about 3 1/2 years ago, and really had no idea what I
was doing. I used to click on every freebie that was out there.
I couldn't understand why things ran so slow, or why Windows crashed all the
After a great deal of time in this NG, I began to get very discerning as to
what I would download and run on my machine, much to my liking.
The bottom line, after a couple of re-installs of W98, if one is judicious
in choosing what to run with W98, crashes become almost non-existant.
I run a very old and underpowered machine, but judging from some of the
posts here, it may run better than theirs.
Before you go any farther,(I'm assuming you're running an up-yo-date AV
app.) download these two apps. that are both free. They will look for
malware which can bog down your system significantly. Just be aware, to
have each application "check for updates" every time you run them--even the
Spybot Search & Destroy
I guess the reason I'm so determined to respond is that there is the opinion
out there that if you run Windows, it's gonna crash. I'm here to tell you
it's not Windows causing the problem--it's some of the garbage we choose to
Please post back with any additional questions.
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