Win98 Internet Connection Wizard Help File Does Not Load
Posted on 2004-09-12
Same question as asked by olgagabe on 08/30/2004 10:03AM PDT
When trying to connect to the internet, I get the message that the internet connection wizard helper did not load.
-- internet access is through Linksys router and has worked for a year
-- Installed Win2K as a dual boot
-- Removed Win2K following MS online instructions
-- Rebooted to Win98, various problems revealed and fixed but not Internet access
-- ran AVG for viruses and NoAdware for spyware: nothing
-- Ran IE repair: nothing
-- SFC: nothing. However, since the Error Message Details reported that the wizard had blown the stack of the dll, I SFCed the wizard from the Win98 disk. I could not find the dll to do the same. SFC reported both files, in the IE wizard directory, to be okay anyway.
-- At one point, other computers on the LAN became interactive but IE still did not work. Moments later the rest of the net once again disappeared.
-- redid workgroup and password: nothing
-- defragged: now optimized, no sector errors reported
-- reran SFC, re-reinstalled Win98: nothing.
-- other LAN computers have internet access
-- ethernet card (Linksys also) steady green
Been at this for 2 days. Need a solution last week.
TIA for any help.