2.0 keeps crashin, still on 98se

Toshiba labtop / Toshiba600
December 20, 2010 at 20:03:44
Specs: Windows 98, 64
Don't know if i can afford an upgrade, wld've never gotten win98se if I had known it was soooo out of date. Issues: I can't open any downloads, mozilla 2.0 keeps crashing, tried Opera..loved it, when i tried to get o11..it wouldn't open download, I thought it was cause I already had it, so I uninstalled.....now I can't get either....cause no downloads will open....and grrrrrrr..help me help me help me. Is there a newer browser 98se can handle? and how can I open downloads?

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#1
December 20, 2010 at 20:47:42
IE 6 with sp1

And you shouldn't have any problems opening downloads--at least I don't. Other browsers will work with 98 but you may need older versions. I've never used them but others may post in with suggestions.

Not sure what '64' means in your hardware description but if you have hardware newer than when 98 came out, you need to make sure their drivers are available and installed.

Real men don't use AntiVirus; they just reformat


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#2
December 21, 2010 at 01:06:28
I do have ie6 and alot of web sites won't let me view .....doesn't crash as often....but the downloads and not opening is a diff issue

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#3
December 21, 2010 at 06:09:24
"wld've never gotten win98se if I had known it was soooo out of date"

Since 98, M$ has gone thru Win2000, Millennium, WinXP, Vista & now Win7. How could you think it isn't out of date?

Anyhow, there is a program that may help you to run 98 in a 2010 world, it's called KernelEx. I've never tried it myself so I have no idea how well it works, but I have read about it & a lot of Win9x diehards swear by it. Have a look:

http://kernelex.sourceforge.net/


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#4
December 21, 2010 at 08:47:35
Thank you so much for your input and tips both of you. I did try downloading and then opening the Opera 11 & still get : Missing Kernel32.dll missing. I asked the fellas down @ the Laptop exchange if they could just put it on there from the boot disc and they said no. :(

To answer both questions: 1) 64mb ram 2) because it had been six years since I even saw or dealt w/any form of computers. Now you can't even apply for a job w/ out having to go online & I was sick of paying kinkos an outrageous amount of money just to use the pc for a few hours....---reason away if you must know *hubby died, dad died, best female friend died....I guess I was just wallowing.....but life won't let me anymore.....so I must re-aquaint myself w/the 2010 as you say. :)


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#5
December 21, 2010 at 09:48:47
Just an FYI: With Opera 11.00, support for Windows 98/ME (and reportedly Windows 2000) has been dropped.

The last version(s) of Opera which support Windows 98/ME are:

Opera 9.64 (3/2/09):
ftp://ftp.opera.com/pub/opera/win/964/en
(Perhaps the best choice for a system w. only 64mb RAM).

Opera 10.10 (11/22/09):
ftp://ftp.opera.com/pub/opera/win/1010/en/

Opera 10.54 (6/20/10):
ftp://ftp.opera.com/pub/opera/win/1054/en/

And Opera 10.63 (10/11/10):
ftp://ftp.opera.com/pub/opera/win/1063/en/

In the above cases, I usually recommend the "classic" installer.

IIRC The other is an "MSI" installer, which may first require Windows Installer 2.0 for Windows 95/98/ME:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...

(This is just a guess, but the above *may* be related to your inability to open some downloads. I recommend you try one of the "classic" installers, and see if it works.)

Opera 10.10 onward *may* require an updated msimg32.dll under Windows 98 (I use the version from Windows ME). The warning regarding an out-of-date msimg32.dll can be turned off (at least under 10.63) by doing the following:

1. In the address bar, enter "about:config" (without the quotes), and hit Enter/Return.

2. In the search box, enter "msimg32" (again, without the quotes), and hit Enter/Return.

3. Un-check the box for "Show MSIMG32 Warning".

Firefox 2.0.0.20 is the last "official" release version for Windows 98/ME:
http://www.oldapps.com/firefox.php?...

However, there is a later (nightly) release, 2.0.0.22pre:
http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla....

Seamonkey* 1.1.19 (from Mozilla) is the last version for Windows 98/ME:
http://mozilla.isc.org/pub/mozilla....

*Seamonkey is the continuation of the old "Mozilla Suite", and as such, includes the browser, e-mail client, nntp/usenet client, HTML composer, all in one application.

With only 64mb RAM, I would avoid any Mozilla product (including Firefox).

Good luck.


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#6
December 21, 2010 at 13:13:53
Awesome Awesome I got my Opera back.....sweet....still can't get 11, but beggers can't be choosers....Thank you so very much!!!!

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#7
December 21, 2010 at 14:09:17
Great! Glad to hear it. :o)

And it appears my wild guess about the MSI installer for Opera was correct.

I wouldn't worry about not being able to run Opera 11. Opera 10.63 isn't yet three months old. I still use 10.10, and haven't encountered any problems with it.



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#8
December 21, 2010 at 17:30:32
Unless you've got an old P-I system, put more ram in that thing!

Real men don't use AntiVirus; they just reformat


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#9
December 21, 2010 at 18:05:10
http://www.filehippo.com/download_k...

claims to work with 9x

larry


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#10
December 22, 2010 at 07:34:55
Okay, so here's what's what so far:

Opera 9.64 works---has the missing ouniansi.dll that both Opera10.10/10.54/10..63 all say it's missing. I realized since I had downloaded PowerArcher to help me look @ zip files....yet I haven't a clue how to work it....when I had 10.54 loaded and was again trying to get 11---I saw there's a Opera12 already.../anyways--when upgrading.....it automatically stored the missing dll in the back up and did not roll it over.....now, I'm not sure if I should just uninstall the ziparcher...although, I think it overwrote some things, or try and just reinstall 10 w/o backing up.....although, I've been able to keep getting 9.....cause cut n pasting the previous ftp sites......i put them on note pad :) ........I downloaded unicows and the Kernel ex and I think that's why I can open downloads now....but unicows....keeps asking me where I want to put it....I put it in winsys32 .....gulp.....I hope that's right.

It was kinda funny on a personal note---I had called our Internet Tech for where I live....cause somehow...my puter wasn't recognizing connection....was on the phone almost an hour.....she said....she couldn't help me...and made me feel like a jerk.......a moment later....i hit the run button..winipcfg .....decided to hit release all and then renew all....and Waaaahlaaaa......I'm connected.....HA.....I'm only online about 2weeks.....and she gets paid for this stuff.....I was so Proud of myself :)

I should start a blog : My Life back on the Net.......almost ten years later....although it would probably bore someone to tears......already.....I will wait to hear some feed back before I uninstall or reinstall anymore.....by the way...the missing powrprof.dll missing @ bootup is also stuck in ZipArcher....


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#11
December 22, 2010 at 09:26:59
Just read on Opera comm. apparently I wasn't alone. Some bug from upgrading from the tool bar. One post said to completely uninstall all Opera...then reinstall the wanted version.....and about the powrprof.dll....didn't make a difference, it's still not acknowledging it.

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#12
December 22, 2010 at 09:58:52
"Opera 9.64 works---has the missing ouniansi.dll that both Opera10.10/10.54/10..63 all say it's missing.

I have Opera 10.10, 10.54, and 10.63, each installed to separate folders (using the classic installers), and each folder does indeed contain that specific dll file.

Rather than an "upgrade" install, perhaps you could install one of the Opera 10s to its' own folder, i.e. "Opera1010", and see what happens?

"I realized since I had downloaded PowerArcher to help me look @ zip files....yet I haven't a clue how to work it...."

I'm not familiar with that program. You might want to take a look at "7zip" for handling ZIP, RAR, and other compressed/archive file formats.
(Scroll down the site a bit, and you'll see a screen shot of the program.)
http://www.7-zip.org/

Well, I'll have errands to run. Good luck!


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#13
December 22, 2010 at 10:46:31
Response #3, KernelEx, did you look into it? With it, you can run Opera 11, Firefox 3.6 & a lot of others apps not meant for Win98. I may even dig up one of my old systems just to try it out.

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#14
December 22, 2010 at 13:15:54
I run Opera 10.63 on Windows 98.
This page has the workaround fix for the OUniAnsi.dll error.
http://my.opera.com/Grez7/

Basically when opera crashes itself whenever it tries to autoupdate to version 11.


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#15
December 22, 2010 at 16:39:57
Basically when opera crashes itself whenever it tries to autoupdate to version 11.

Good catch, dach.

However, I think there's an easier solution.

Since 10.63 is the last version of Opera for W98 (w.out KernalEx), one could simply open about:config. search for "update", and change the setting for "Autoupdate Server" to 127.0.0.1

This is what I've done, and most likely explains why I've never encountered this particular problem.


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#16
December 22, 2010 at 22:05:47
"Windows 98, 64"

If that's 64mb, 98SE runs POORLY on that amount of ram.
You need bare minimum 96mb for 98SE to run without "thrashing" your hard drive, as in, it accesses the hard drive's Windows swap file a lot more if you have less than 96mb installed.
98SE runs very well with 128mb of ram or more.

The highest version of Adobe Flash you can install in 98SE is 9.x. If that has been installed, ignore all messages that urge you to update the Flash version - that won't work.
The proper Flash 9.x player for 98SE is offered when you go to the Adobe web site
The proper Shockwave player for 98SE is offered when you go to the Adobe web site.


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#17
December 23, 2010 at 02:50:51
I did in fact take all Opera off the pc and did a cold was able to install 10.54. Its' doing great so far. I have 9x installed, and yet I keep getting notices telling me I need to install a flash player.

My friend is coming over today *3am my time right now in the desert. He's gonna let me use his Xp & Best buy said for 1gig it's $21. Humph! Xmas time & I have a choice--work shoes to get a job $50/walking shoes to get healthier $65--or Ram.......and yes....I have chosen option 3.

When I go to Yahoo site Opera still tends to get stuck...but I think it's a ram issue cause it's only when there's lots of graphics.

Thank you all so much for your help. The lap top is definitely better. Thank you thank you.


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#18
December 23, 2010 at 08:05:25
I keep getting notices telling me I need to install a flash player.

For now: Select "Tools", then "Preferences". Select the "Advanced" tab. Click on "Content", and un-check the box labeled "Enable plug-ins".

Best buy said for 1gig it's $21.

Windows 98 has a RAM limit of 512mb.

I don't know about your Tosiba laptop(?), but many/most old W98 desktop systems used either SDRAM (PC100 or PC133), or *perhaps* RDRAM. To the best of my knowledge, SDRAM is no longer manufactured.

Best Buy is most likely selling DDR and/or DDR2 RAM.

If you post your exact make & model, someone here would most likely know (or could find out) exactly what type of RAM your system takes.


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#19
December 23, 2010 at 08:26:06
"I have 9x installed, and yet I keep getting notices telling me I need to install a flash player."

There is nothing you can do about that. If you click on the link to upgrade it, the upgrade will fail.
In most cases you can still display the Flash content on the web page where ever you got that prompt, or if the Flash content won't display on the page there is almost always something else on the web page you can click on to get the info you want.

In some cases these days DirectX 10 or higher may be required on some web pages. You can't install DirectX 10 or higher except in Vista or Windows 7. (Flash 9.x is the highest version you can install in 2000 and XP, as well, and XP, at least XP with SP2 updates or later installed, already has a slightly lower version of Flash 9.x. )
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I have both the last version of Netscape and Opera 10.10 installed in 98SE .Opera 10.10 is the last version that officially lists ME and 98SE as being supported in it's Opera supplied description, from what I've seen so far .

In Opera,
Tools - Preferences - Web Pages
Set Turbo to Automatic or On.
......

The last version of Netscape works reasonably well too, much better than IE 6 SP2 does, with some minor glitches on some web pages.
It's Edit - Find feature is superior to the similar feature in Opera 10.10.
It prompts you to confirm that you want to exit the browser (close xxx tabs) every time you try to do so, like IE 7 and 8 do in 2000 or above - Opera 10.10 doesn't in 98SE, and you can easily un-intentionally click on the wrong thing to close it and exit Opera.
It's based on Mozilla and is similar to older versions of Firefox, and you can get many Plug-ins for it .

"When I go to Yahoo site Opera still tends to get stuck...but I think it's a ram issue cause it's only when there's lots of graphics."

You definitely need more ram, but you also definitely have two other problems.

I've installed two plug-ins for Netscape that cure two problems you consistently have in 98SE...

- if there is a lot of java script used on a web page, it loads a lot slower (e.g. Yahoo pages).
Netscape usually produces a message when that happens that allows you to choose to not load that java script, but you have to click on that each time that web page is loaded and it applies to only that web page, not the entire web site. IE 6 SP2 never does that, and so far Opera 10.10 has never done that.
I found a plug-in that lets you selectively not load java script on a web page you find loads really slow because of that problem, and that remains enabled for that web page after that whenever you access it. .

- if there is a lot of Flash used on a web page, it loads a lot slower.
I found a plug-in that replaces Flash with an icon you can click on on the web page if you want to see it, but otherwise it doesn't load and you do not get error messages regarding it not loading.

If you want more info about using Netscape, I can supply more info.

There may be similar plug-ins for Opera, but I haven't found them yet.
......

"He's gonna let me use his Xp & Best buy said for 1gig it's $21."

If it's XP on a re-installation CD for a brand name computer model, it will probably refuse to install on your different brand name model.

If your Toshiba model has only 64mb of ram now, it's NOT likely you can install 1 gb of ram - and the $21 for 1gb applies only if your laptop can use DDR or DDR2 ram.
64mb DDR or DDR2 SODIMM ram modules, if they exist at all, are rare, new.

XP needs a minimum of 256mb of ram to barely run as it should, and more than that is a better minimum, e.g. 512mb.

If your model uses the older original SDram, that's more expensive, new, if anyone is still making it, and to buy used, unless someone has some used ram they can give to you that is compatible, and you may need to install two modules, and it's a lot less likely you can install 1gb total.

If your laptop runs at about 450 mhz or less, the laptop will perform much better in 98SE with 128mb of ram than it will in XP with 256mb of ram or more.

What's your specific model ? That's on the label on the bottom of the laptop, and it may also be shown in your bios Setup pages.


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#20
December 23, 2010 at 10:47:13
Wowzer....I am going to have to re-read that last post I think about 20x's before I grasp everything you said. :(

I tried reading out loud to my boyfriend...He doesn't have a desire to learn how to make it better...he just wants it to work.

okay anyways:

System: Microsoft Windows 98
second edition 4.10.2222 A

Computer:
Genuine Intel
x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 3
Ram 64mb 32-bit 84% free
Capacity 5.58 1.20 used

I ran the Msconfig. and unchecked rundll32 powerprof & flashget mini & now the pc "laptop" loads w/out issue



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#21
December 23, 2010 at 11:04:39
What's your specific model ? That's on the label on the bottom of the laptop, and it may also be shown in your bios Setup pages.

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#22
December 23, 2010 at 11:54:58
I'm going to say it one last time, try KernelEx. If it doesn't solve your problem, simply uninstall it & try one of the other suggestions. Make sure you note the 512MB memory restriction for Win98 mentioned by artemus043 in response #18.

BTW, unless I missed it, I don't see your Toshiba model listed anywhere. It's not a "Toshiba600". Is it a Portégé, Satellite, Tecra, etc??


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#23
December 24, 2010 at 19:48:59
Happy Holidays....and all that Jolly stuff

Okay....I've taken all directions and this is the error I get :

7:30 PM 12/24/10

A required file
(C:\\WINDOW\SYSTEM\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10l_Active
X.exe:5)could not be written do to insufficient permissions.

Can anyone recommend a free anti-virus or virus finder? My system is crashing more often blue screen ;(


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#24
December 25, 2010 at 07:58:38
Dr. Web CureIT!:
http://www.freedrweb.com/cureit/

"CureIT!" is a free, on-demand (no installation required) anti-virus/malware. I haven't used it in some time, but after the startup scan, I suggest setting it to "report only" (or whatever it is). Last I knew, Dr. Web still supported Windows 95/98/ME.

McAfee Labs Stinger:
http://vil.nai.com/vil/stinger
Another on-demand antivirus.

These are the only two that I am aware of, that both run under Windows 98/ME, and have the ability to actually clean an infected system.

I don't know if you have enough RAM to run them


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#25
December 25, 2010 at 09:09:13
Thank you..I'm downloading now :)

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#26
December 25, 2010 at 10:33:01
".....the error I get :

7:30 PM 12/24/10

A required file
(C:\\WINDOW\SYSTEM\Macromed\Flash\FlashUtil10l_Active
X.exe:5)could not be written do to insufficient permissions. "

That's not malware. That's Macromedia Flash, a.k.a. Adobe Flash (Adobe bought out Macromedia a few years back).
That's the one you can't install versions higher than 9.x for in 98SE (in XP and below for that matter).

NOTE that you should NOT be getting ANY message that says anything about "insufficient permissions" or similar in 98SE, if you user has full administrator privileges, which is the default situation.

That error may be directly due to your doing this:

"I ran the Msconfig. and unchecked.............. flashget mini..........."

Or - it could be directly due to clicking on a link and trying to update Flash when you already had version 9.x installed.
.......

I have not used ANY anti-malware software in 98SE for at least a year, if not two, since AVG and Avast! stopped supporting ME and previous, and I have not gotten any malware that "stuck" at all, in all that time.

I strongly suspect malware makers are not "targeting" ME and below operating systems any more. You're very unlikely to have problems with malware unless your computer is exposed to some OLD malware, that's at least a couple of years old.

Sometimes crap will load when I'm on the internet and un-intentionally visit a contaminated web site, but in that case I have always been able to stop it, either by closing the browser, or if I can't do that, by holding the power button in for at least 4 seconds to force a"soft" shut down of the mboard. When I start the computer again, the malware is always gone, I strongly suspect because the malware was not written such that it can "stick" in ME and below.


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#27
December 25, 2010 at 10:34:14
You certainly are stubborn.

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#28
December 25, 2010 at 11:24:55
As others have stated in this thread, the last version of Flash for Windows 98/ME was 9.x (To the best of my knowledge, version 9.0.283.0).

The version for MSIE is here:
http://download.macromedia.com/pub/...

The version for Firefox & Opera is here:
http://download.macromedia.com/pub/...


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#29
December 30, 2010 at 04:52:58
Sorry X86, did you mean you wanted me to keep posting here? Well, I tried I think every Browser available to 98se. I liked Maxthon alot, but I couldn't play my yahoo Canasta...it would bring me so far as to click on someone's' name--and then when I tried to start a game, it was just a grey screen. I made sure I followed all of the above directions for each one. Slim Browser was the same, yet it integrated IE so, I couldn't use it as a separate browser (forgive spelling).

Avant, Google, The monkey one, I could not get they needed at least W2000. Netscape suggested not to use cause AOL is no longer supporting it.

Safari looked really good, but it's for a Mac or Apple...or whatever...looked like I couldn't have it.

Sooooo I'm back on Opera, but this time instead of going for the 10.63, I went for 10.50. I like the idea of being able to X out tabs when I want w/o having to go click something else to get rid of them.

Maxthon was cool in giving me more options, but it is a little too complicated.
I do find that my pc is still crashing, yesterday, after having slim browser...the whole thing went...and windows said it was gonna fix itself. I guess my pc was sick of me trying to mess w/it...lol I was grateful that my baby did that for me :)

Anyways, there are so many things I need to learn and was hoping someone could tell me a good tutorial site for the beginner like me. I need to know when a program asks me what file to open something with....what the best program to use to open it.

And in my control panel the add remove /some programs don't wanna be removed....how do I get them out of there? ie Power Archer 2007

I thought since I had more questions then my original one, that I should do a new post, but x86 told me to stick to my original thread. what does yto mean?


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#30
December 30, 2010 at 09:31:44
"Sorry X86, did you mean you wanted me to keep posting here? "
"...but x86 told me to stick to my original thread. what does yto mean?"

It's against the rules of this web site for someone to start more than one subject (discussion), in a relatively short time period, about the same computer and the same general topic about that computer.
A string of posts, the first one being the original post, the rest being response posts made by the original person who started the subject (discussion) and/or other people who have answered, is called a thread.

It's likely that a second thread about the same general subject about the same computer started by the same person within a relatively short time period will be reported and deleted by one of the web masters or moderators for this site.
.....

"I liked Maxthon alot, but I couldn't play my yahoo Canasta...it would bring me so far as to click on someone's' name--and then when I tried to start a game, it was just a grey screen."

Look up the minimum system requirements for Canasta - there's probably some requirement your system can't meet.

"Slim Browser was the same, yet it integrated IE ..."

??
I forgot to mention that you should install IE 6 even if you don't intend on using it, and once you have installed it, you should go to the Microsoft web site - Windows Update and search for updates, and install IE 6 SP2 updates. Installing those installs more files than just those needed for the IE 6 SP2 browser, and those other files are often required to be present for other browsers.

"Netscape suggested not to use cause AOL is no longer supporting it."

Despite them saying that, I use the last version of it in 98SE, and some features of Netscape are superior to the similar features in Opera - see my info about that in response 19 . There are some web pages that won't display properly in Netscape but far fewer of them than those that won't display properly in IE 6 SP2.

"And in my control panel the add remove /some programs don't wanna be removed....how do I get them out of there?"

Assuming the entry in Add or Remove Programs WAS NOT left behind after you have already un-installed the software by clicking on the same entry, or by clicking on an entry elsewhere that does the same thing.....

If the program was installed by a Windows Installer software package, if the Un-install entry in Add or Remove Programs won't work, you can un-install that and at least the active parts of the software that was installed with Microsoft's Windows Installer Cleanup Utility.
Microsoft is no longer offering it on their web site because it causes problems if Office 2007 or a higher version of Office any of it's components (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) is on the Windows installation, but those cannot be installed in ME or below.
Search the web for: Windows Installer Cleanup Utility
and ignore the "hits" that are on the Microsoft web site, or "hits" that have a link to a download on the Microsoft web site, and you'll find it eventually.
Download it, double click on it to install it, run it, and delete the entry for the program that won't Un-install in Add or Remove Programs.

If the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility does not list it, the program was probably not installed by a Windows Installer software package.
(It can't find a program installed by a Windows Installer software package if it's already been un-installed, or if you have deleted anything that's required for it to be un-installed - never delete anything for a program that has an un-install entry, unless you find specific instructions for how to do that properly.)
.......

If the entry in Add or Remove Programs WAS left behind after you have already un-installed the software by clicking on the same entry, or by clicking on an entry elsewhere that does the same thing.....

Third party programs such as CCleaner can get rid of left behind entries in Add or Remove Programs.
.......

If nether of those things applies, then you need to find a cleanup utility or cleanup program, or find a procedure you need to do, that is provided by the maker of the software that won't un-install - CCleaner or similar can't un-install that, if it won't un-install the normal way in Add or Remove Programs.

If you can't find that, tell us what you can't un-install, and we can probably then point you to something that can un-install it, or render it inactive as if it were un-installed



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#31
December 30, 2010 at 09:42:51
Thank you, and yes I have Ie6 and did get all the updates first day i got the laptop. Never had issues playing Canasta before, not until I started Browser hopping. I'll look for the CC Cleaner. Thank you

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#32
December 30, 2010 at 11:17:39
"Never had issues playing Canasta before, not until I started Browser hopping."

If it works in a least one web browser, then you'll probably have to use that (those) web browser(s) in 98SE.

If it no longer works in any web browser, you will probably need to un-install something and re-install it. Do you have to install files for Canasta on the computer ? If so, you may need to un-install and re-install those.


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#33
December 31, 2010 at 18:34:02
Reading this thread I notice that several times mickliq has suggested you try a program called "KernelEx" and a link was given too. It seems like it should allow the latest Firefox and Opera versions to run on W98. May I ask if you decided that you would prefer not to go that way?

Another thought on browsers is to try the Opera 11 portable edition. You could still direct the install to a folder on the HDD and I think it might then work. I might try it on W98 - if so I'll report back.

Apologies if I've missed anything because I have not carefully read all the responses on this thread.


We all live on a ball.


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#34
December 31, 2010 at 21:43:44
Happy New Years All.....

Well believe or not, the flashplayer 9 is suddenly working and now I can view some of the utubes, but only through IE6. Can no longer play online Yahoo Canasta and haven't got a clue as to why.

I did as I've stated a few times now....Downloaded KERNEL EX the day it was recommeded and I advised the person, (I get confused on whom I'm speaking with) the Kernel ex helped with my problem of not being able to Open any Exe programs.

I never thought about it for the portable, but a phone is different from a Lap Top........I'd be curious how that works.

On a nother note, my browser still tends to get the blue screen and reboot.
I am beginning to think it's due to the graphics on a certain page and my lack of Ram to handle it all.


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#35
January 1, 2011 at 03:42:51
I tried the portable on W98 and it chucked it out, asking for a later operating system. I'm leaving Opera 10.63 full on there which works OK.

We all live on a ball.


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#36
January 1, 2011 at 08:07:00
It's been stated at least one other time in the above posts that Opera 11 can't be used with 98SE.

See response 28. Opera requires that you install a different version of Flash 9.x .
If you use the IE 6 SP2 browser too, you need to install both versions.
As a side note, the one I installed for Netscape is the same one that works with Opera.


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#37
January 4, 2011 at 18:11:38
I could not download 7zip on the version I have. Could you suggest a good zip program for Windows 98se?

Oh by the way the program jv 16 Power Tools was able to get Power Archer off my system finally, but just like alot of the other Utility programs, it's more complicated with different options as to what to delete, and alot of the files I don't know what they are so I get anxious about deleting them. I need one that will do it all for me.
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Oh and don't hate me, but it looks like Next Friday... I mayyyybe getting an XP , that's if Laptop xchange will let me wait til then.


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#38
January 4, 2011 at 18:33:12
"Could you suggest a good zip program for Windows 98se?"

WinZip 7.0 is available here:
http://www.oldversion.com/program.p...

Note: The Winzip web site no longer has that version, and you can download and use a newer version of WinZip, but WinZip 7.0 is the minimum you need for Win 9x and up (long file name support), it works fine in any version of Windows 9x and up, it supports multiple floppy (spanned) *.zips, the download is small enough to fit on a floppy disk, and it will use much less space on your hard drive than newer versions do.


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#39
January 5, 2011 at 08:00:41
For long and boring reasons I am using Winzip 6.3 on XP. Just for info this does in fact support long file names. However, generally, I can't see any good reason to use that if WinZip 7.0 will run.

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#40
January 5, 2011 at 22:05:44
Okay, I thought I wasn't gonna bother ya'll again and even though I'm hoping to get an upgrade next week. I've been wanting to play Canasta so I went searching there sites to see if something could help. Finally found others have been having the same issue. Flash player is installed and shockwave too, I was wondering if I showed you what was said you might be able to break it down....like in the basic of basic steps for me:

. Are you blocking any content?
2. Have you tried masking as Firefox? Sites can use browser sniffing to send different content based on the detected browser.
3. I presume your using Opera 11.00. Try exiting Opera and rename operaprefs.ini to something like oldoperaprefs.ini. The path to it can be found with Help > About Opera or use the address opera:about . Restart Opera and a new operaprefs.ini will be created.
4. Install Opera 10.63 in a different directory. When the installer shows the location to be installed, i.e. Program Files\Opera change it so that it doesn't overwrite your current installation. i.e. Program Files\Opera10.63 or Opera-copy http://www.opera.com/browser/downlo...

**Okay, now this wasn't to me, and I did upgrade again, what can I say I'm a downloading fool, anyway--only to 10.60** when I did the Opera:plugins this is what it shows:

Plug-ins
Microsoft® DRMapplication/x-drm Network Interface Plugin nip
C:\PROGRAM FILES\OPERA\program\plugins\npwmsdrm.dll

Yahoo Application State Pluginapplication/x-vnd.yahoo.applicationState npYState npYState
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Shared\npYState.dll

Shockwave for Directorapplication/x-director Shockwave Movie dcr,dir,dxr
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Adobe\Director\np32dsw.dll

I really don't know how to read this stuff and I'm afraid to ruin all the work it took to get this system running smooth again, but If I could make it so this recognized flash and java applets....sweet, sides I'll probably have to do it all over again when I upgrade.

Thanks for anyones help


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#41
January 9, 2011 at 09:39:32
Install Kernel Ex, then install Firefox 3.6 (it works), then install Flash 8 plug-in from here.

For an unknown reason, YouTube detects Flash 7 and older as outdated, along with 9 and some versions of 10, but doesn't detect 8 as being outdated.

http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/ge...

You'll have no problem doing this, I do it on my Win95 laptop, albeit with Firefox 2.0 because I haven't experimented with FF 3.0 on Win95 yet.


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#42
January 17, 2011 at 14:21:03
Everything did work out. I got my new xp though and this site wasn't recognizing my email. This is my gmail acct,

Thank you so much everyone for all the past help.

I have a question in regards to the xp giving me a warning about low memory, should I start a new discussion for that?


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#43
January 17, 2011 at 15:10:39
Yep, pop it onto the XP forum. Thx for the update.

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#44
January 31, 2011 at 19:05:14
Opera is probably the best browser and absolutely the best one for windows 98 and ME, because all the others' last version for win 9x was years ago, while Operas last working version is a few months old.
My PC is 10 years old (702MHz, 379MB, HDD20GB) but still working adequately on the Millennium Edition. I don't want to upgrade OS or programs but was forced to find something better than IE6 to surf the web. Optimal for ME requirements is Opera. I downloaded the latest release 11.00 but it automatically detected that OS was obsolete and refused to install. The archived 10.63 installed and worked perfectly improving the look of my desktop and overall performance. I was getting to know the browser customizing the settings incrementally.
I experienced the same OUniAnsi.DLL ERROR as EVERYBODY who has Opera 10.63 on a Windows ME or older OS with the setting for automatic updates untouched, (default for automatic updates) eventually WILL HAVE: Opera didn't run, immediately blaming the missing OUniAnsi.DLL. The day before it worked perfectly and closed without problem. After research of forums I found a "quick fix" thanks to Grez7 on MyOperaForum:
Good news: I only opened the folder C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\CPROGRAM FILESOPERA\ containing three files. Deleted them. That's all! No uninstalling, no wiping all files, no copy of the DLL, no registryrestoring, I just restarted the PC.
Result: Opera opened as if nothing had happened, remembering the last session with all tabs, zoom, notes and settings in perfect order!
The upgrade to 11.00 occurred without my knowing when Opera was off. I believed updates only would be for 10.63 since 11.00 is uninstallable. I was wrong! Don't leave the setting on default! (Ctrl+F12, AdvancedTab, Security,'Do Not Check for Updates') I didn't know about KernelEx, but it seems to be a good idea: http://sourceforge.net/projects/ker...
Apart from time to open/start I'm very pleased with Opera performance on Windows ME! With "Turbo" enabled it loads the text immediately and all the heavy flash and scripting loads later if you want it to. Sites that crashes IE6 and is too heavy for slow cpu:s is rendered in Opera. If Opera crashes you start again, resuming the same tabs/windows. You control ads and cookies and have fantastic shortcut keys and mousegestures, zoom and lots and lots of features...
In reply to #19 Tubesandwires "I found a plug-in that replaces Flash with an icon you can click on on the web page if you want to see it, but otherwise it doesn't load and you do not get error messages regarding it not loading." "There may be similar plug-ins for Opera, but I haven't found them yet." When you use "Opera Turbo" flash doesn't load until you click the icon, so you don't need any plug-in. prokrastinator@gmail.com

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#45
January 31, 2011 at 19:42:44
Prokrastinator

That name, with a c instead of a k, is what some people I know accuse me of being for most things other than for fixing computers. This time of the year, the coldest part of winter where I am, I do or fix what I must, but otherwise I put off things.

It's NOT a good idea to leave your email address in a post on the web - there are malicious people and malicious programs that are constantly looking for email address to abuse. You should delete it.
You can Edit any of your own posts on this web site, except for the first one in a Topic after at least one response has appeared, for a limited time, by clicking on the icon that looks like notepad at the top of your posts.
Anyone can contact you on this web site by sending a PM to your user name - you will get an email in your IN mailbox that you have a PM on this site, as well as the number of your PMs going up by one, without your email address being revealed to them, or their email address being revealed to you, unless it's included in the text of the PM.

Thanks for the input about Opera .

"In reply to #19 Tubesandwires "I found a plug-in that replaces Flash with an icon you can click on on the web page if you want to see it, but otherwise it doesn't load and you do not get error messages regarding it not loading." "There may be similar plug-ins for Opera, but I haven't found them yet." When you use "Opera Turbo" flash doesn't load until you click the icon, so you don't need any plug-in. "

I have Opera version 10.10 loaded, and I have Turbo switched on in it, but the last version of Netscape with those two plug-ins still loads most web pages faster. Perhaps I'll try a newer Opera version - 10.10 shuts down without prompting you, so it's easy to un-intentionally close it. It sounds like 10.63 does the same thing the last version of Netscape does when something crashes it. The computer I have 98SE on has a K6-III 450 cpu and is the one I use the most.


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#46
February 1, 2011 at 06:34:12
Just to say that I think you can now edit the original post on here too (relatively recent change).

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#47
February 1, 2011 at 22:16:43
It showed this mssg posted 2x's...I'm trying to delete the 2nd...hoping this works

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#48
February 1, 2011 at 22:16:43
I asked if I should change for a new thread and I was told to stick to the Original. I don't even use the 98 now :)

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#49
February 2, 2011 at 06:33:28
julesfeb4

Whoever said that must have misunderstood your situation, as it's a completely different machine and topic. If your spec says W98 that might have been the reason.

Put it in the XP forum as a brand new posting with a subject such as "Low Memory Warning" and I'm sure it will not get bounced. You will get far more takers on there than on here. Make sure you give the exact warning message and explain when it pops up.

Good luck

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