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frankt
08-21-2005, 20:59
I am having a computer problem. I don't know if it is a Windows media Player problem or something else.

I am running an HP Celeron with Win98SE(I know it's old,so am I).I do have DSL. I can download clips and mpegs and they all play fine. If I download a movie from a movie rental site, it does fine unless I hit fast forward or try to jump it ahead.If I do this it will freeze up. It will buffer up to about 92% but never finish. It will then say "trying to reconnect" but basically it is frozen after that.

It use to work and I could fast forward all I wanted and it just quit working. I have reloaded media Player 9. I have run Ad aware and Spybot and also searched everything I could find on the internet with no help. I have changed all the buffering and acceleration settings om WMP and everything else I could think of and nothing helped.
I am too computer dense to do anything else except ask here. It may have something to do with receiving streaming media from a web site or something on that order.
Thanks for any help or ideas!

Washington,D.C.
08-22-2005, 04:22
In Windows 98 SE there is a bug that doesn't clear the temp files even if you check Temp Files in Disk Cleanup.

Download and install C Cleaner,

http://www.ccleaner.com

Washington,D.C.
08-22-2005, 04:25
A good Windows 98 SE registry cleaner,

http://majorgeeks.com/OleClean_d452.html

Washington,D.C.
08-22-2005, 04:30
Best Windows 98 SE disk defragmenter.Much better than Windows defragmenter.It defrags better and much faster.

http://majorgeeks.com/Diskeeper_Lite_d1207.html


The Windows 2000 and XP defragmenter is based on this defragmenter.

frankt
08-22-2005, 09:37
Thanks, I installed the CCCleaner and ran it. No noticeable change. I will try the defrag link.

Do you think it is just a not enough resources problem due to the poor way 98 handles memory?

Washington,D.C.
08-22-2005, 11:00
Windows 98 SE does connect to broadband as fast as it should.Use this TCP optimizer and your connection should speed up quite a bit.


http://www.speedguide.net/files/TCPOptimizer.exe

Washington,D.C.
08-22-2005, 11:56
One of the best Windows 98 SE spyware scanners is Disspy.Can be downloaded here


http://www.majorgeeks.com/Disspy_LITE_d4519.html

After installing it,it will run once.After it does this download the updates for it and run it again.The updates aren't often but the latest update finds many things the original version misses.

Somethings it finds it can't delete.Right click "My Computer" and click "Find".Search for the exact name of each thing Disspy finds that it can't delete in"Drive C".When it list each one,right click it's name and click "Delete".Do that one at a time for each one.You might not have any it can't delete but just in case.