From: Nate on 12/22/1999
Making your windows system as "standard" as possible is a good idea, meaning using "C" drive and making all folders as they come with a typical install.
Sounds like that solved some of your problems. I strongly suggest getting McAfee's Nuts & Bolts, it has a thing called "bomb shelter" and I have been using it for quite some time now and it has saved me many times.
If you can live without that RAM thing you have in the background, get rid of it, buy some more ram or a new motherboard. I always have had problems with stuff like that. Most programs don't expect RAM to be manipulated by another program. The net acc. program probably doesn't do much unless the net is running, but maybe that's why netscape isn't working?
I would remove netscape (save your bookmarks) anywhere it exists (and any left over folders) and re-install it as "typical", just say yes to everything as it installs.
I was running that "uninstaller" program in the background for a little while, and even that caused me some problems, so it's gone. The system has been really good so far, and I like to just leave it that way (not download the latest greatest "whatever", I am tired of being these geek's test center).
: Great, when this is standard stuff no wonder everyone hates this Gates fool. I have checked for virusses, none. The problem is that since I start up Windows from another HDD (& another Win off course)it doesn't see my old Win98 as an operating system but just as a lot of small files and exes. Now I'm puting all on the second HDD, better and larger and faster, so it isn't really a big problem after all, but I can't get Netscape to work, Kernell.dll problems Heard about this? And what is stuff I really don't need? I have a RAM booster in teh background and a program which changes the desktotp every time I start up, GetRight for download assistance and a net accelerator, that's it.
: : Standard stuff, check for viruses, re-install win 98, remove the junk you really don't need (programs that run in the background are always causing problems).
: : May be hardware problems? If it's new, it may be hardware because these systems are not getting much burn in time. Sometimes I/O cards go bad.
: : : I have a Siemens nixdorf Celeron 266 with Win98 installed and I get the message as stated in the subject. It has been running good uptil two days ago. I've mannaged to work around the problem by installing another Win98 on another HDD but I can't find the piece of the puzzle I need. I've tried a lot but nothing seems to help. I want my system settings back!!!