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May 14, 2005 7:26:02 PM

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After hard disk fail, installed new disk and re-installed 98se. System hangs
with no common reason. Can sometime work for hours, othertimes just minutes
and sometimes on shutdown. Latest time both dslstat and taskmon were not
responding in task manager. If I try to end task, it just continues to hang
with <> arrows instead of cursor.

Have noticed egg timer shows sometime in taskbar.

Have re-installed graphics, sound and chipset drivers, but still happening
and driving me mad. Have to devices with conflicts in Device Manager

Standard PCI Graphics adaptor (doesn't support multi display)
PCI Coomunication Device (no drivers)

Can anyone help?

Thanks

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Anonymous
May 15, 2005 2:58:23 AM

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It would appear you did a clean install of Windows and do not have the drivers for
at least your modem or network card, and your display adapter (video card). You are
using the Standard PCI graphics adapter driver, which is not the correct driver for
your video card, which you must first identify and then download the drivers from
the card's manufacturer. Likewise for the PCI Communication Device which is likely
a modem.

What brand and model is the computer, or is it a custom or homemade computer?

Download Everest Home Edition to a folder on the hard drive, then run it. It will
identify all your hardware, and you should be able to download drivers from the
manufacturers, based on what Everest reports.
Everest Home Edition:
http://www.lavalys.com/products/download.php?pid=1&lang...

Post back with what devices Everest lists for communication devices and for your
video adapter.
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...


"Sulley" <Sulley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9E1373D7-0AF3-40B6-9097-4D6ADA39E657@microsoft.com...
> After hard disk fail, installed new disk and re-installed 98se. System hangs
> with no common reason. Can sometime work for hours, othertimes just minutes
> and sometimes on shutdown. Latest time both dslstat and taskmon were not
> responding in task manager. If I try to end task, it just continues to hang
> with <> arrows instead of cursor.
>
> Have noticed egg timer shows sometime in taskbar.
>
> Have re-installed graphics, sound and chipset drivers, but still happening
> and driving me mad. Have to devices with conflicts in Device Manager
>
> Standard PCI Graphics adaptor (doesn't support multi display)
> PCI Coomunication Device (no drivers)
>
> Can anyone help?
>
> Thanks
May 15, 2005 7:15:45 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

Thanks for your help glee.

The system was built by a company called Quantex (in 2000) who've since gone
bust.

I've downloaded Everest Home and it's given the following info:

Summary
======
Windows 98SE
Direct X 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX9.0c)
CPU Intel Celeron 600 Mhz
Motherboard Biostar M6TWG
Chipset Intel Whitney i810
Memory 320 MB SDRAM (about 69% utilised when just running Everest, Firewall,
Virus, etc)

Video Adaptor (2 listed)
Nvidia GeForce MX/MX400 and Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA)

3d Accellerator (2 listed)
Intel i752 and Nvidia GeForce

Monitor (2 listed)
Default Monitor and Shamrock C706

Audio adapter Intel 82801AA I/O Controller Hub - AC'97 Audio Adapter

In overclock section it lists Graphics Processor properties as Intel 82810
GMCH0 - Graphics Controller (a-3)

In Display section under windows video it lists
Nvidia GeForce with nvdisp.drv and Standard PCI with vga.drv

PCI Communication device is Lucent LT WinModem, although I have an ADSL
model connected to the USB.

Under Multimedia it lists:
Windows audio (Crystal WDM Audio) and PCI/PnP Audio (Intel 82801 etc)

It seems to hang most when surfing net pages, but also did it in Everest
today with Mpftray not responding.

When I re-installed I had problems installing graphics and sound drivers.
Also installed chipset drivers last. Does it matter what order you install
the drivers in?

Thanks again for your help.


"glee" wrote:

> It would appear you did a clean install of Windows and do not have the drivers for
> at least your modem or network card, and your display adapter (video card). You are
> using the Standard PCI graphics adapter driver, which is not the correct driver for
> your video card, which you must first identify and then download the drivers from
> the card's manufacturer. Likewise for the PCI Communication Device which is likely
> a modem.
>
> What brand and model is the computer, or is it a custom or homemade computer?
>
> Download Everest Home Edition to a folder on the hard drive, then run it. It will
> identify all your hardware, and you should be able to download drivers from the
> manufacturers, based on what Everest reports.
> Everest Home Edition:
> http://www.lavalys.com/products/download.php?pid=1&lang...
>
> Post back with what devices Everest lists for communication devices and for your
> video adapter.
> --
> Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
>
>
> "Sulley" <Sulley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:9E1373D7-0AF3-40B6-9097-4D6ADA39E657@microsoft.com...
> > After hard disk fail, installed new disk and re-installed 98se. System hangs
> > with no common reason. Can sometime work for hours, othertimes just minutes
> > and sometimes on shutdown. Latest time both dslstat and taskmon were not
> > responding in task manager. If I try to end task, it just continues to hang
> > with <> arrows instead of cursor.
> >
> > Have noticed egg timer shows sometime in taskbar.
> >
> > Have re-installed graphics, sound and chipset drivers, but still happening
> > and driving me mad. Have to devices with conflicts in Device Manager
> >
> > Standard PCI Graphics adaptor (doesn't support multi display)
> > PCI Coomunication Device (no drivers)
> >
> > Can anyone help?
> >
> > Thanks
>
>
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Anonymous
May 15, 2005 4:39:54 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

Replies inline, below.....

"Sulley" <Sulley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:60D26055-E3C1-4C1C-B2DA-9AC9BE1BB4FA@microsoft.com...
> Thanks for your help glee.
>
> The system was built by a company called Quantex (in 2000) who've since gone
> bust.
>
> I've downloaded Everest Home and it's given the following info:
>
> Summary
> ======
> Windows 98SE
> Direct X 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX9.0c)
> CPU Intel Celeron 600 Mhz
> Motherboard Biostar M6TWG
> Chipset Intel Whitney i810
> Memory 320 MB SDRAM (about 69% utilised when just running Everest, Firewall,
> Virus, etc)
>
> Video Adaptor (2 listed)
> Nvidia GeForce MX/MX400 and Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA)

It is showing two because you apparently added the Standard PCI driver, though I am
not clear why you did that.


> 3d Accellerator (2 listed)
> Intel i752 and Nvidia GeForce

Not sure why you are showing two different accelerators here. What exactly happened
when you installed video drivers? What was detected and what did you manually add?


> Monitor (2 listed)
> Default Monitor and Shamrock C706
>
> Audio adapter Intel 82801AA I/O Controller Hub - AC'97 Audio Adapter
>
> In overclock section it lists Graphics Processor properties as Intel 82810
> GMCH0 - Graphics Controller (a-3)
>
> In Display section under windows video it lists
> Nvidia GeForce with nvdisp.drv and Standard PCI with vga.drv

OK, here you are showing both the Standard PCI driver and the NVidia driver, so it
looks like you *had* the NVidia driver installed....or did you? Please provide more
info.


> PCI Communication device is Lucent LT WinModem, although I have an ADSL
> model connected to the USB.

The WinModem is a standard dial-up modem that is installed physically, it is not
related to your USB DSL modem. If you want to add the driver for the WinModem, it
is located on the Windows 98SE CD in the \drivers\modem\lucent folder tree. You
must look at the numbering on your modem to identify which .inf file in which
sub-folder to use.


> Under Multimedia it lists:
> Windows audio (Crystal WDM Audio) and PCI/PnP Audio (Intel 82801 etc)
>
> It seems to hang most when surfing net pages, but also did it in Everest
> today with Mpftray not responding.

Mpftray is McAfee Personal Firewall tray utility, in the tray next to the clock on
the taskbar. Without knowing if you have any spyware/malware on the system, which
is the first thing to eliminate, it may be that your hangs are due to your using the
wrong video driver. That would be the first thing I would attend to.


> When I re-installed I had problems installing graphics and sound drivers.
> Also installed chipset drivers last. Does it matter what order you install
> the drivers in?

Well, you are *supposed* to install the chipset drivers first, then the video
driver, and then the sound driver. I have gotten away with different orders, but
that is best. Exactly what problems did you have installing the sound and video
drivers?
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...


> "glee" wrote:
>
> > It would appear you did a clean install of Windows and do not have the drivers
for
> > at least your modem or network card, and your display adapter (video card). You
are
> > using the Standard PCI graphics adapter driver, which is not the correct driver
for
> > your video card, which you must first identify and then download the drivers
from
> > the card's manufacturer. Likewise for the PCI Communication Device which is
likely
> > a modem.
> >
> > What brand and model is the computer, or is it a custom or homemade computer?
> >
> > Download Everest Home Edition to a folder on the hard drive, then run it. It
will
> > identify all your hardware, and you should be able to download drivers from the
> > manufacturers, based on what Everest reports.
> > Everest Home Edition:
> > http://www.lavalys.com/products/download.php?pid=1&lang...
> >
> > Post back with what devices Everest lists for communication devices and for your
> > video adapter.
> > --
> > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> >
> >
> > "Sulley" <Sulley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:9E1373D7-0AF3-40B6-9097-4D6ADA39E657@microsoft.com...
> > > After hard disk fail, installed new disk and re-installed 98se. System hangs
> > > with no common reason. Can sometime work for hours, othertimes just minutes
> > > and sometimes on shutdown. Latest time both dslstat and taskmon were not
> > > responding in task manager. If I try to end task, it just continues to hang
> > > with <> arrows instead of cursor.
> > >
> > > Have noticed egg timer shows sometime in taskbar.
> > >
> > > Have re-installed graphics, sound and chipset drivers, but still happening
> > > and driving me mad. Have to devices with conflicts in Device Manager
> > >
> > > Standard PCI Graphics adaptor (doesn't support multi display)
> > > PCI Coomunication Device (no drivers)
> > >
> > > Can anyone help?
> > >
> > > Thanks
> >
> >
Anonymous
May 15, 2005 6:27:33 PM

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"Sulley" <Sulley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9E1373D7-0AF3-40B6-9097-4D6ADA39E657@microsoft.com...

> After hard disk fail, installed new disk and re-installed 98se. System
hangs
> with no common reason. Can sometime work for hours, othertimes just
minutes
> and sometimes on shutdown. Latest time both dslstat and taskmon were not
> responding in task manager. If I try to end task, it just continues to
hang
> with <> arrows instead of cursor.

Are you sure you need these two apps permanently
loaded? TASKMON can be loaded when you need
its functions, otherwise it just wastes memory space.
I do not know DSLSTAT.

--
Don Phillipson
Carlsbad Springs
(Ottawa, Canada)
May 15, 2005 7:51:02 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion (More info?)

Glee,

thanks for your help, and patience, with this. I couldn't keep the machine
going long enough to try much. So, given that I'd installed all the drivers
in the wrong order, I though I may as well do the install again from scratch.

This time it's worked fine by installing chipset, graphics and sound drivers
in order, then windows update, firewall, virus, etc.

One thing I now know that I missed previously was to download the chipset
graphics drivers. I'd only installed the Nvidia drivers. I think this may
have been causing the problem as the Standard PCI driver has now gone from
the list.

Your pointers certainly helped as everything installed without any problem
this time.

Thanks again.

"glee" wrote:

> Replies inline, below.....
>
> "Sulley" <Sulley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:60D26055-E3C1-4C1C-B2DA-9AC9BE1BB4FA@microsoft.com...
> > Thanks for your help glee.
> >
> > The system was built by a company called Quantex (in 2000) who've since gone
> > bust.
> >
> > I've downloaded Everest Home and it's given the following info:
> >
> > Summary
> > ======
> > Windows 98SE
> > Direct X 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX9.0c)
> > CPU Intel Celeron 600 Mhz
> > Motherboard Biostar M6TWG
> > Chipset Intel Whitney i810
> > Memory 320 MB SDRAM (about 69% utilised when just running Everest, Firewall,
> > Virus, etc)
> >
> > Video Adaptor (2 listed)
> > Nvidia GeForce MX/MX400 and Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA)
>
> It is showing two because you apparently added the Standard PCI driver, though I am
> not clear why you did that.
>
>
> > 3d Accellerator (2 listed)
> > Intel i752 and Nvidia GeForce
>
> Not sure why you are showing two different accelerators here. What exactly happened
> when you installed video drivers? What was detected and what did you manually add?
>
>
> > Monitor (2 listed)
> > Default Monitor and Shamrock C706
> >
> > Audio adapter Intel 82801AA I/O Controller Hub - AC'97 Audio Adapter
> >
> > In overclock section it lists Graphics Processor properties as Intel 82810
> > GMCH0 - Graphics Controller (a-3)
> >
> > In Display section under windows video it lists
> > Nvidia GeForce with nvdisp.drv and Standard PCI with vga.drv
>
> OK, here you are showing both the Standard PCI driver and the NVidia driver, so it
> looks like you *had* the NVidia driver installed....or did you? Please provide more
> info.
>
>
> > PCI Communication device is Lucent LT WinModem, although I have an ADSL
> > model connected to the USB.
>
> The WinModem is a standard dial-up modem that is installed physically, it is not
> related to your USB DSL modem. If you want to add the driver for the WinModem, it
> is located on the Windows 98SE CD in the \drivers\modem\lucent folder tree. You
> must look at the numbering on your modem to identify which .inf file in which
> sub-folder to use.
>
>
> > Under Multimedia it lists:
> > Windows audio (Crystal WDM Audio) and PCI/PnP Audio (Intel 82801 etc)
> >
> > It seems to hang most when surfing net pages, but also did it in Everest
> > today with Mpftray not responding.
>
> Mpftray is McAfee Personal Firewall tray utility, in the tray next to the clock on
> the taskbar. Without knowing if you have any spyware/malware on the system, which
> is the first thing to eliminate, it may be that your hangs are due to your using the
> wrong video driver. That would be the first thing I would attend to.
>
>
> > When I re-installed I had problems installing graphics and sound drivers.
> > Also installed chipset drivers last. Does it matter what order you install
> > the drivers in?
>
> Well, you are *supposed* to install the chipset drivers first, then the video
> driver, and then the sound driver. I have gotten away with different orders, but
> that is best. Exactly what problems did you have installing the sound and video
> drivers?
> --
> Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
>
>
> > "glee" wrote:
> >
> > > It would appear you did a clean install of Windows and do not have the drivers
> for
> > > at least your modem or network card, and your display adapter (video card). You
> are
> > > using the Standard PCI graphics adapter driver, which is not the correct driver
> for
> > > your video card, which you must first identify and then download the drivers
> from
> > > the card's manufacturer. Likewise for the PCI Communication Device which is
> likely
> > > a modem.
> > >
> > > What brand and model is the computer, or is it a custom or homemade computer?
> > >
> > > Download Everest Home Edition to a folder on the hard drive, then run it. It
> will
> > > identify all your hardware, and you should be able to download drivers from the
> > > manufacturers, based on what Everest reports.
> > > Everest Home Edition:
> > > http://www.lavalys.com/products/download.php?pid=1&lang...
> > >
> > > Post back with what devices Everest lists for communication devices and for your
> > > video adapter.
> > > --
> > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > >
> > >
> > > "Sulley" <Sulley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:9E1373D7-0AF3-40B6-9097-4D6ADA39E657@microsoft.com...
> > > > After hard disk fail, installed new disk and re-installed 98se. System hangs
> > > > with no common reason. Can sometime work for hours, othertimes just minutes
> > > > and sometimes on shutdown. Latest time both dslstat and taskmon were not
> > > > responding in task manager. If I try to end task, it just continues to hang
> > > > with <> arrows instead of cursor.
> > > >
> > > > Have noticed egg timer shows sometime in taskbar.
> > > >
> > > > Have re-installed graphics, sound and chipset drivers, but still happening
> > > > and driving me mad. Have to devices with conflicts in Device Manager
> > > >
> > > > Standard PCI Graphics adaptor (doesn't support multi display)
> > > > PCI Coomunication Device (no drivers)
> > > >
> > > > Can anyone help?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks
> > >
> > >
>
>
May 15, 2005 7:52:03 PM

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Thanks for the response - got it sorted now and have removed taskmon from
startup too.

"Don Phillipson" wrote:

> "Sulley" <Sulley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:9E1373D7-0AF3-40B6-9097-4D6ADA39E657@microsoft.com...
>
> > After hard disk fail, installed new disk and re-installed 98se. System
> hangs
> > with no common reason. Can sometime work for hours, othertimes just
> minutes
> > and sometimes on shutdown. Latest time both dslstat and taskmon were not
> > responding in task manager. If I try to end task, it just continues to
> hang
> > with <> arrows instead of cursor.
>
> Are you sure you need these two apps permanently
> loaded? TASKMON can be loaded when you need
> its functions, otherwise it just wastes memory space.
> I do not know DSLSTAT.
>
> --
> Don Phillipson
> Carlsbad Springs
> (Ottawa, Canada)
>
>
>
Anonymous
May 15, 2005 11:10:11 PM

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Glad to hear it. Under the circumstances, that was probably the best solution for a
stable system. BTW, you mentioned in your reply to Don that you disabled Taskmon in
the startup. Are you aware of what Taskmon (Task Monitor) does? It is not the same
as Taskman (Task Manager).

The Task Monitor tool that is included with Windows 98 and Windows Me records the
disk-access patterns of programs when they are started. Task Monitor stores this
information in log files in the Applog folder. Task Monitor also records the number
of times you use a program. The Disk Defragmenter tool uses this information to
optimize your hard disk so that programs that you use frequently are loaded faster.

See here regarding the error message you were receiving --
Error Message: TASKMON Caused an Invalid Page Fault in Module...:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=197791
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...


"Sulley" <Sulley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A9C1A9B8-2D5C-4242-9DD4-586463392EE3@microsoft.com...
> Glee,
>
> thanks for your help, and patience, with this. I couldn't keep the machine
> going long enough to try much. So, given that I'd installed all the drivers
> in the wrong order, I though I may as well do the install again from scratch.
>
> This time it's worked fine by installing chipset, graphics and sound drivers
> in order, then windows update, firewall, virus, etc.
>
> One thing I now know that I missed previously was to download the chipset
> graphics drivers. I'd only installed the Nvidia drivers. I think this may
> have been causing the problem as the Standard PCI driver has now gone from
> the list.
>
> Your pointers certainly helped as everything installed without any problem
> this time.
>
> Thanks again.
>
> "glee" wrote:
>
> > Replies inline, below.....
> >
> > "Sulley" <Sulley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:60D26055-E3C1-4C1C-B2DA-9AC9BE1BB4FA@microsoft.com...
> > > Thanks for your help glee.
> > >
> > > The system was built by a company called Quantex (in 2000) who've since gone
> > > bust.
> > >
> > > I've downloaded Everest Home and it's given the following info:
> > >
> > > Summary
> > > ======
> > > Windows 98SE
> > > Direct X 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX9.0c)
> > > CPU Intel Celeron 600 Mhz
> > > Motherboard Biostar M6TWG
> > > Chipset Intel Whitney i810
> > > Memory 320 MB SDRAM (about 69% utilised when just running Everest, Firewall,
> > > Virus, etc)
> > >
> > > Video Adaptor (2 listed)
> > > Nvidia GeForce MX/MX400 and Standard PCI Graphics Adapter (VGA)
> >
> > It is showing two because you apparently added the Standard PCI driver, though I
am
> > not clear why you did that.
> >
> >
> > > 3d Accellerator (2 listed)
> > > Intel i752 and Nvidia GeForce
> >
> > Not sure why you are showing two different accelerators here. What exactly
happened
> > when you installed video drivers? What was detected and what did you manually
add?
> >
> >
> > > Monitor (2 listed)
> > > Default Monitor and Shamrock C706
> > >
> > > Audio adapter Intel 82801AA I/O Controller Hub - AC'97 Audio Adapter
> > >
> > > In overclock section it lists Graphics Processor properties as Intel 82810
> > > GMCH0 - Graphics Controller (a-3)
> > >
> > > In Display section under windows video it lists
> > > Nvidia GeForce with nvdisp.drv and Standard PCI with vga.drv
> >
> > OK, here you are showing both the Standard PCI driver and the NVidia driver, so
it
> > looks like you *had* the NVidia driver installed....or did you? Please provide
more
> > info.
> >
> >
> > > PCI Communication device is Lucent LT WinModem, although I have an ADSL
> > > model connected to the USB.
> >
> > The WinModem is a standard dial-up modem that is installed physically, it is not
> > related to your USB DSL modem. If you want to add the driver for the WinModem,
it
> > is located on the Windows 98SE CD in the \drivers\modem\lucent folder tree. You
> > must look at the numbering on your modem to identify which .inf file in which
> > sub-folder to use.
> >
> >
> > > Under Multimedia it lists:
> > > Windows audio (Crystal WDM Audio) and PCI/PnP Audio (Intel 82801 etc)
> > >
> > > It seems to hang most when surfing net pages, but also did it in Everest
> > > today with Mpftray not responding.
> >
> > Mpftray is McAfee Personal Firewall tray utility, in the tray next to the clock
on
> > the taskbar. Without knowing if you have any spyware/malware on the system,
which
> > is the first thing to eliminate, it may be that your hangs are due to your using
the
> > wrong video driver. That would be the first thing I would attend to.
> >
> >
> > > When I re-installed I had problems installing graphics and sound drivers.
> > > Also installed chipset drivers last. Does it matter what order you install
> > > the drivers in?
> >
> > Well, you are *supposed* to install the chipset drivers first, then the video
> > driver, and then the sound driver. I have gotten away with different orders,
but
> > that is best. Exactly what problems did you have installing the sound and video
> > drivers?
> > --
> > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> >
> >
> > > "glee" wrote:
> > >
> > > > It would appear you did a clean install of Windows and do not have the
drivers
> > for
> > > > at least your modem or network card, and your display adapter (video card).
You
> > are
> > > > using the Standard PCI graphics adapter driver, which is not the correct
driver
> > for
> > > > your video card, which you must first identify and then download the drivers
> > from
> > > > the card's manufacturer. Likewise for the PCI Communication Device which is
> > likely
> > > > a modem.
> > > >
> > > > What brand and model is the computer, or is it a custom or homemade
computer?
> > > >
> > > > Download Everest Home Edition to a folder on the hard drive, then run it.
It
> > will
> > > > identify all your hardware, and you should be able to download drivers from
the
> > > > manufacturers, based on what Everest reports.
> > > > Everest Home Edition:
> > > > http://www.lavalys.com/products/download.php?pid=1&lang...
> > > >
> > > > Post back with what devices Everest lists for communication devices and for
your
> > > > video adapter.
> > > > --
> > > > Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
> > > > http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
> > > > http://www.microsoft.com/communities/conduct/default.ms...
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > "Sulley" <Sulley@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > > news:9E1373D7-0AF3-40B6-9097-4D6ADA39E657@microsoft.com...
> > > > > After hard disk fail, installed new disk and re-installed 98se. System
hangs
> > > > > with no common reason. Can sometime work for hours, othertimes just
minutes
> > > > > and sometimes on shutdown. Latest time both dslstat and taskmon were not
> > > > > responding in task manager. If I try to end task, it just continues to
hang
> > > > > with <> arrows instead of cursor.
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> > > > > Have noticed egg timer shows sometime in taskbar.
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> > > > > Have re-installed graphics, sound and chipset drivers, but still happening
> > > > > and driving me mad. Have to devices with conflicts in Device Manager
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> > > > > Standard PCI Graphics adaptor (doesn't support multi display)
> > > > > PCI Coomunication Device (no drivers)
> > > > >
> > > > > Can anyone help?
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> > > > > Thanks
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