By the way, thank you for helping me solve the problem of bringing up win98 from scratch. You help was correct and on the money in alleviating the *.vxd files as well as the msnp32.dll file. thank you again.
I have something else that I need alittle help on. When I request a url from microsoft internet explorer, few times, I connect correctly yet others times I end us with all the matched url's like the one that I wanted. When I select the one I want again out of the matches, the microsoft browser times out in attempting to hook up to it. I know it's there because i had found it on another pc hookup in the house.
By the way I am on a Wireless cable network with my daughter and my son. We use the same router and cable modem. we are usually on at the same time most of the day. could the be a problem?
Anyway,When I request a website, there's really no telling if the web site will be found or the browser attempt in searching for the suggested url will time out, or it will produce a search for all the matched websites and ask me to select the one I want. When i do, I go into the timed out search error. Is there anyyhing internally on the win 98 system area that would possibly need change to it? I would appreciate any help that can be given to the problem.