OK I recently got broadband, and have noticed a few problems after fixing some major ones. I now have run ad aware, updated my virus checker (Norton), and have run hijack this, but I still have the following problems: 1) When I double click my computer, the little flashlight browser thing appears for a few seconds before it finds my stuff. This never happenend until I got broadband.
2) I seem to have gotten a second cdrom drive
3) After about 30 mins of surfing, my mouse cursor freezes on screen. However I can still highlight stuff if I move the mouse around, but shortly after this occurs the whole comp freezes.
I am using windows 98 on a pentium 2, and am using a outer with my cable modem. I am using zonealarm for my firewall. Please help me!
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Originally posted by Doc_whiskeyHow am I connected to the router?
A: The cable goes from wall to cable modem to router to computer and xbox/PS2. I have no idea how to rebuild TCP/IP but I do have my WIN98 disk
Spybot suggestion A: I also have used hijack this, so is the spybot still necessary on top of Ad Aware and Hijack this? If so then I will try that.
Thanks for your help
I'm assuming that you are connected via CAT5 cables and not a USB cable, right? If USB, then you may have a wacky USB driver that is confused and thinking that you have not only an internet connection but also an external CD-ROM.
Check out your Device Manager (right click on My Computer --->Properties ---> Device Manager --->Check to see how your computer is listing the extra CD-ROM, is it a USB drive or an IDE drive?)
To rebuild your TCP/IP stack...and this is a tad bit tricky.
Your TCP/IP stack is located in your Network Properties (right click on Network ---> Properties). Now you may have a few TCP/IP stacks in your Network (especially if you have ever put anything AOL on your system)Here's how you do it...
First identify the proper TCP/IP stack. Depending on how many network "Devices" you have you may have many "TCP/IP" stacks. You want to find the one that matches your Ethernet Card (i.e. The "Device" may be a "RealTek Ethernet Card"; TCP/IP Stack "TCP/IP ->RealTek Ethernet Card")
You want to make sure that you have the right stack. If you're not sure, don't mess with it (as you may destroy your computer's ability to connect ever and you'll require a reinstall of Win98).
First thing, make sure you have your Win98 disk ready to go.
If you can easily identify it, then click on it and click on "remove" then ok.
Your computer may ask you to restart, do so.
When it comes back up, it may ask for the disk (as it is searching for drivers for the Network). Put in the disk and continue.
Then go back into Network Properties, then click on "Add"
In the next window, click on "Protocol", then click on "Microsoft" then click on "TCP/IP" this will create a TCP/IP stack for what device is missing one (at this point it should be your ethernet card). At any point your computer may ask for your Win98 Disk, if it's still in the drive, then just point it towards your (proper) CD-ROM.
It should then take you back to your Network Properties screen. You should notice that you now have a "TCP/IP ->*Ethernet Card*" listed again. Click on "OK"
Your computer will probably ask to reboot, do so.
This will give you a fresh TCP/IP stack.
Now...This is VERY IMPORTANT! You will need to know what your Network properties need to be to connect, because you may need to re-configure your TCP/IP stack. Most broadband connections use DHCP connections which require little to no configurations other than the default that windows gives the TCP/IP stack.
BEFORE YOU TRY THIS: right click on Network --->Properties --->TCP/IP->*Ethernet Card* --->Properties Check each tab and write down what is checked and what is written on each Tab. After you re-create your stack, go back into the TCP/IP Properties and verify that all settings are correct.
Now keep in mind that this is a potentially dangerous operation and could make it so you cannot recreate your stack without a re-install of windows. This is what your Tech-Support agent may suggest doing after they have tried to resolve your connection issue using the standard stuff (power cycle the modem, re-boot the system, ping your modem from the server end, ping your router from the server end, ping your actual machine from the server end, clear your internet cache)
If you are uneasy about doing this, call your Internet Support line and let them know. If they try everything but do not try a TCP/IP re-build, you may want to ask them about it and see what they say.
I only suggest trying this only after all other options have been done.
Disclaimer: If your system takes a dump while/after trying this, I claim no responsibility!
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