Keeps crashing!

  so3003 19:07 30 Mar 2003

My computer has recently started having a few problems. Random programs are crashing (ie not the same one each time) with illegal errors etc, and internet explorer is crashing around once or twice an hour. When I start up the system I am quite often given an Explorer illegal error etc too.

Any suggestions as to how I can prevent these from happening, or at least minimise their occurrence?

I'm running Win98, p3 500, 192mb


  Lú-tzé 19:49 30 Mar 2003

some generic tips:

empty your cache (temp internet files / cookies)

defrag the hdd

run scandisk

try a repair of IE (if using version 6)

Get a registry cleaner - eg ms regclean or the one from - and run it to see if there are any registry probs.

  Belatucadrus 19:54 30 Mar 2003

It sounds like you need to reformat, but before you go that far try using JV16 powertools to tidy up the registry click here

  howard60 19:55 30 Mar 2003

an up to date virus checker and have you checked for a virus?

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