Several programs cause fatal errors...
Posted on 1997-11-27
I recently did a major overhaul of my entire system - I replaced the motherboard got more memory and a new hard drive. When I did this I moved all of my old files to the new hard drive and now I am only using the hard drive. My problem is this, I purchased all of this used and the previous owner had a beta version of win-98 downloaded which caused some major problems. For the most part things are working now on my computer although it required a lot of reconfiguration and I had to reinstall win-95 over the top of itself to get it to boot correctly. However now I have the problem that several programs which I use frequently do not load at all and give me page fault or other errors.
The programs that are doing this are any Back-up programs, my free e-mail program Juno. and I just recently tried to see if I could fix the problem with MacAfee PC doctor and there are a couple of programs which don't function in it. This has been really frustrating and I hope someone out there has a solution for me.
I do not think this is a memory problem because I was told all of the errors began with the 98 beta version download. I would also rather not format the drive unless this appears to those of you out there as teh only solution. If I do need to format my hard drive I will also need help with that but I can save taht for another question. Thank you for your help. Right now I just need to know if this is definitely a software incompatibility or hardware problem and what I can try to get my sytem working again.