I am running windows 98 on a peer to peer network (4 systems). One person on the network is using windows 98 second edition. We regularly get files from each others system.
Every couple of days the system "hickups"(desktop icons turn into the microsoft icons for a half second) and my processor usage goes through the roof. It really slows the system down. I remove network.vbs from the start menu, restart and everything is okay - at least for a day or two. Somehow it gets back into the start-up menu again.
When I run "msconfig" and check the "start-up" menu it shows both "network.exe" and "network.vbs" with a checkmark next to them to run on start-up. Even when I disable both files the problem comes back after a day or so. I can not delete network.exe (located in the system folder) because windows will not allow it. I have deleted every trace of network.vbs from the system and still it comes back some how.
I have found that network.vbs is in the windows\samples\wsh folder. It is part of windows 98 and exists on every other system that is running that O/S. The computer I am making reference to is the only one that has that error.