Setting: 64kb, Win98, LT Win modem, always connect at 46,6kbps. After a while after connect the M$ monster child will crash (time varies from 1 min after connect to up to 2 hrs). Doesn't display any "Kill me to spare me pain!" messages. Just freezes for a second, a couple of horrisontal streaks appear on the screen, and then the box reboots.
Haven't had that problem before. Since then I've installed Communicator 4.7, in addition to IE5 with tools (in order to develop my web page for both browsers), and after that Outlook express forgot how to save passwords for email accounts.
I'm not totally sure, but I think Windoze crashes primarily while displaying IE window. The connection as a whole has become quite bad, too, in terms of contacting my ISP to do a request. For a while it'll work quite well: click -> request sent -> result received, but more often than not it'll go: click -> request ...-> request ...-> hey, are you asleep? ...-> common, wake up! ...-> finally! -> request sent -> result received.
If it wasn't for my wife, I would've long ago trashed the whole damn thing and switched exclusively to my Red Hat Linux. But, oh well. By the way, could you suggest an external modem that will let me have the same connection speed with Linux? I guess it would have to be a 56 modem? Or higher?
Thanks for any help. And I like your point system. I wish I had more points to spere, but all I have is 55.
I have a collection of M$ jokes under "My Micro$oft" on my web page (http://santosha.home.mindspring.com
), if anyone's interested.