System problems [not resonding]
Posted on 2002-05-19
I need some recomendations to help me evaluate and solve some system problems. (diagnostic software suggestions would also be helpful) My system keeps freezing - programs will not respond. I'll hit ctrl alt delete to find that most of the programs are not responding including explorer. At time I have gotten the standard windows "illegal operation" dialog box stating explorer has executed an illegal instruction in module<unknown> at 0000:00000113. Many times the only thing I can do is turn thepower off and then back on - ctrl alt delete won't restart the system for me.
I don't know if it's related but when I try to launch netscape navigator (4) it won't start the program - I can't get in to get my bookmarks. Netscape 6 and internet explorer launch without a problem.
Additionally when I booted up this morning I could not launch outlook - I was asked to reinstall but I don't know if I will loose my info or not
I'm running Windows98 on a Pentium 333mhz processor with 128 megs of ram. My system pperformanace is at 90% but I am excperiencing some lag time when fdoing things. Let me know if more info is needed. I know its a general question but I need to start somewhere. Thanks for the help.