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Anonymous
March 6, 2005 9:58:04 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

I have two machines, an older machine running Windows 98 and a newer
machine running Windows XP. For the last few days I have been having
difficulty accessing the Web, primarily on the 98 machine, but
occassionally I have difficulty on the XP machine as well. Clearing the
web browser on the XP machine usually solves the problem but it does not
solve the problem on the 98 machine. The two machines are connected to
the cable modem via a wired Linksys router.

I know that this may not be the ideal newsgroup to post this question as
it primarily involves a 98 machine but this is where I usually post and
people have been very helpful to me here. If you think I should post
elsewhere, please let me know.

The problem: My 98 machine has great difficulty opening a web page.
The only way I can get online with it is to turn off both machines, then
turn off the router, then turn off the cable modem. Then I turn on the
modem, turn on the router, then boot both machines. I can then get
online with the 98 machine, but often only for a few minutes until I
have to repeat the process again. As I mentioned, I can generally get
online with the XP machine, but often to do this I have to clear the
browser (delete cookies, delete files, clear history) and try again.
The lights on the cable modem and the router appear as they always do.

I don't even really know if this is a problem with my 98 machine or with
my cable service, or even if it is a problem with my cable modem or my
router.

I ran Norton Antivirus, Spybot and AdAware on my 98 machine in Normal
Mode. I ran Spybot & AdAware on my 98 machine in Safe Mode but Norton
Antivirus seems to freeze in Safe Mode. No problems were found although
SpyBot often finds an "Error during check" (even before this problem
arose). If I reboot and rerun it, it runs without errors.

Any suggestions?
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Anonymous
March 6, 2005 12:13:53 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

You are probably correct that a Win98 group would be better. Try
microsoft.public.win98.browser.

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"Babel17delany" <Babel17delany@optonline.net> wrote in message
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>I have two machines, an older machine running Windows 98 and a newer
>machine running Windows XP. For the last few days I have been having
>difficulty accessing the Web, primarily on the 98 machine, but
>occassionally I have difficulty on the XP machine as well. Clearing the
>web browser on the XP machine usually solves the problem but it does not
>solve the problem on the 98 machine. The two machines are connected to the
>cable modem via a wired Linksys router.
>
> I know that this may not be the ideal newsgroup to post this question as
> it primarily involves a 98 machine but this is where I usually post and
> people have been very helpful to me here. If you think I should post
> elsewhere, please let me know.
>
> The problem: My 98 machine has great difficulty opening a web page. The
> only way I can get online with it is to turn off both machines, then turn
> off the router, then turn off the cable modem. Then I turn on the modem,
> turn on the router, then boot both machines. I can then get online with
> the 98 machine, but often only for a few minutes until I have to repeat
> the process again. As I mentioned, I can generally get online with the XP
> machine, but often to do this I have to clear the browser (delete cookies,
> delete files, clear history) and try again. The lights on the cable modem
> and the router appear as they always do.
>
> I don't even really know if this is a problem with my 98 machine or with
> my cable service, or even if it is a problem with my cable modem or my
> router.
>
> I ran Norton Antivirus, Spybot and AdAware on my 98 machine in Normal
> Mode. I ran Spybot & AdAware on my 98 machine in Safe Mode but Norton
> Antivirus seems to freeze in Safe Mode. No problems were found although
> SpyBot often finds an "Error during check" (even before this problem
> arose). If I reboot and rerun it, it runs without errors.
>
> Any suggestions?
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> Remove the "Delany" to reply.
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