explorer (both internet explorer and windows explorer) lock up computer every time!
i cant use IE explorer at all, it locks up every time i use it. also, windows explorer locks up too, right when it's started. even if i try to bring up control panel, it locks up the computer. i had this problem with another computer, and it drove me mad. i never fixed the problem with the other comp but this is a TOTALLY different one, none of the part are the same at all. let me also tell you that the computer ran flawlessly earlier today and for the past 2 months. i have changed nothing except i added a floppy drive, however, i added it last night and the computer worked fine this morning so i dont think that that is the problem. other than that nothing at all has been changed (this includes software changes, installations of games/programs, ANYTHING).
here are my specs if it helps at all:
sb16 sound card
128 pc100 pny memory
15 gig WD hard drive
20 gig maxtor hard drive
hp9100i cdrw drive
generic 8x cdrom
actiontek callwaiting modem
thanks in adance,
win98se....however i fixed the problem. i simply disconnected the old 8x cdrom and everything works fine now...odd but oh well!
BUT! i have another problem. my sound card used to have this problem but i forget how i fixed it and now it's happening again. it clicks like crazy when playing any sounds. when i play music it's not AS noticable cause the music is louded than the clicking. but when i start up windows or something all ya hear is click clicky ca-lick cliiiiick clacky click clack....(get it? )
i tried to change the irq assignment but windows wouldnt let me (and yes i unchecked "use automatic settings"), but it used to let me...sont know why it wont let me now...
Often times errors similar to this occur when a user is running a relatively new OS (Win90se) on hardware with outdated drivers. The reason the error is more prevalent when running IE5 is due to the explorers close integration with Windows and the hardware of the system. Check to see if the drivers for the CD-ROM, Floppy, and sound card are updated and NOT FAT32.
I would run a scandisk, possibly Norton tests, as a quick way to bring out the cause of the problem. Feel free to email me if you have any questions.
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