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    Ok guys and gals, need some thought proccesseing goin on K?

    I'll try to give ya the short version first.:hammer: Personaly
    I don't have a clue on what things are called, ok people,
    And don't you dare laugh at me cause I don't know how
    to talk computer guts K! lol you'll see.

    Well at the moment I can't tell ya much what I have in my Pc, Later I can. I know its got a NEW pentium mother board,
    and NVIDIA Gefforce2 MX 100/200,
    IBM 6546 monitor.
    Compaq DVD-ROM sd-612B
    IDE-CD Rewritable-2x2x6 <-------Not working ATM
    We are on dial up and running Windows 98 main programs used
    are paint shop pro and 1st page html editer.

    Well things were pretty much ok till this last summer,
    He baught and installed the new DVD player, and mother board, and the geforce thing. well pretty much the same time the writer stopped working. Heck we probably used it the prior weekend, thats when I started learning how to download music. The DVD player didn't work at first, ya know, choppy. And right away the Cd writer stopped working we tried switching them around but nothing worked. When you try to use a writing program, it either freezes up, or the whole thing does, every time. We had the writer looked at, and seemed fine.
    I came up with the britest idea I ever came up with. I said " lets go find a message board or something online and just ask someone what to do", Well as luck would have it.. he he lol thats how we found TWEAKTOWN, my new home that is nside my computer <---- ( is it ER or OR? )

    Well its now, and it still doesnt work and it seems that my pc is going down hill. It freezes up very frequently, or gets seriously bogged down like something is sucking the life out of it.
    And on the 3rd this mo, I was online here at TT, and I got off for a little while. When I went to get back on, the most it would do is get to 410 bps, thats it. I was wanting to somehow get to TweakTown soas to post an Inportant post regarding, before anything else went wrong, or before reformating. We didn't make it. The redit got messed up, and we booted up with CD Rom support., Well needless to say... POOH
    My stuff didn't get totaly wiped oout, but it didn't get totaly fixed either, just the getting back online thing Yesturday my pc froze several times, and/or bogged way down
    ( hey if you found my very first post, I said the very same thing, way wow) well anyway, someone asked my why I hadn't posted about it yet, well, here it is. And I even took some screen shots of what i thought you might need to know, and/ or would ahve asked me. I will post them next. Any idea on what? and what do we do now? I have an idea I will share at another time.
    Hey can anybody help a Twizl out?

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    :cry:
    <a href="http://www.angelfire.com/art2/twizlzone/pic_of_pc.htm" target="_blank">These are the other pics I took</a>:cry:

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    Those DLL's you show are closely tied (as in, a definite part of) Internet Explorer.
    2 possibilities there - 1 being to repair Internet Explorer, or better yet upgrade to IE6 SP1 if you haven't yet. The other would be to use the tool you took a screenshot of to replace those older versions with the newer ones.

    As far as sluggish/slow let's look into the basics.
    Best bet, get all your drivers, software and internet settings together and format and clean install.

    if you aren't quite ready for that leap - yeah, it's scary the first time, but only the first time.

    immediately after you start the system and Windows is all up 'n' ready to go, do a Ctrl + Alt + Del. How much stuff is listed in the "Close Programs" dialouge box?
    Anything you don't need? Find out where to shut it down, Google is as good a tool as any to determine what some of those entries are that you aren't sure of.
    How much RAM do you have in that PC?
    How much free space on the hard drive?
    Is Windows managing the Virtual Memory?

    When you press the Windows key + Pause, in the device manager are there any components with yellow or red markings?

    I got plenty more questions, but let's start there.

    I'm going to put the burner and DVD on hold for now, no point in tackling that until the system is running smoothly.
    The reason a diamond shines so brightly is because it has many facets which reflect light.

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    Your first paragraph, I understand this very well!, I did have the explorer repair, until then, And the dll, when I saw them there, big red light bulb went off in my head. I know about the things things you do to maintaim and up keep the pc. I read what you said, and realized that I've slacked off to the point of forgetting to up keep my pc. I have been thru this before, but didn't have any help and had to figure things out on my own, but still not really knowing. Thats how I started , I didn't like it messin up, so I figured out how to at least keep it up, the inportant stuff anyway. For awhile there, I did such a good job that everytime I defraged, it was smooth and darn near perfectly in tacked. Nothin outa place, that was about two years ago, right at the begining.

    And I'm not ganna format unntil I get alot of stuff off of here., if the writer wont work, then I';ll try to network with a friends pc,

    anHow much RAM do you have in that PC?<-- more next week

    How much free space on the hard drive?
    <-- C 9.30 gb
    50 % of each
    <---- D 1.9 gb

    Is Windows managing the Virtual Memory? can tell ya that a little later.

    device manager, I don't know how 'you' do it, but everythings fine in there


    So what are we talkin to smooth things out, I mean, whats the qwik temp fix, how do I correct the conflict? DLL's
    I actually know a little using the device maneger.Or I should say I have before. I also had a book then too

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    somethings you may want to consider:

    * have you done a ScanDisk to repair/remove any bad sectors on your hard disk? if no, why not?! :D

    * with all the gubbins that you are running now, is there physical space in your box to stop the system from overheating?

    * defrag by all means but the scandisk is more helpful here I think

    * in the device manager (I think from 98 - trying to remember here) you can update the driver(s) using a wizard... clik the box and follow.... this is the (simple) way I update or repair drivers to devices

    * have you also tried a windows update? might solve your explorer problem?

    * we had loads of problems with 98 so downgraded to 95 and then eventually (when we could afford it) upgraded to XP....

    hope this helps?

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    I hope that ya didn't forget to add these Win9x system drivers before ya loaded any other drivers, http://www.pcscoop.com/software/oses/WINfiles/index.asp :?:

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    All sound advice:thumb:

    Quote Originally Posted by TwizlZone
    how do I correct the conflict? DLL's
    Like it says in the dialouge in your screenshot - select them, click the button.
    The reason a diamond shines so brightly is because it has many facets which reflect light.

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    We did all but onee thing just pryor to the reinstall the other day. I did the dll ones a little bit ago.

    This pretty much startedwhen he baught the DVD player. When it didnpt work right, thats how we found here. Well he then baught the pantium 3 866 and the geforce card..

    And all I know is something is just off somewherem geez, I mean the freezing aanf the running out of cources,. and it happening so many times in a day or a row,m
    can it be something like a short or something like that?, Do you think that this bout of dranage could have come from that bad thing I had? what about a bigger fan,

    One thing I havent done regulary like I used to is system file check. I used to be on top of that!! and fixed whatever right away!!

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    Downloading the udates now, I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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    Here is my UpDate ATM:

    Explorer is fixed <img src="http://www.angelfire.com/art2/twizlzone/Celebrating_Emoticon.gif">
    The dll's are still in conflict manager <img src="http://www.angelfire.com/art2/twizlzone/fit.gif">Even though I did what you said about 3-4 times

    But It's ways easier to <img src="http://www.angelfire.com/art2/twizlzone/comp_surfin.gif"> than just yesturday
    <img src="http://www.angelfire.com/art2/twizlzone/35_1_.gif">

    Also, One part of the writer program NTI works= Disk Image works not freezes, not the CD writer part, but makes me <img src="http://www.angelfire.com/art2/twizlzone/I_m_thinking.gif">
    that there might be hope yet!

    And I would like to <img src="http://www.angelfire.com/art2/twizlzone/I_Thank_You.gif"><img src="http://www.angelfire.com/art2/twizlzone/35_1_.gif">
    for the help so far

    Lets see if the sluggishment slows down now. So does that mean we can work on ALL possibilities on the Writer now?

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