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"caused An Illegal Op"

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I just got a call to go "fix" a machine.

Win? possible 98/ME

When IE is opened or when typing address in address bar: ...Caused an Illegal Operation.... machine shuts down.

Possible uninstall/reinstall IE.

Will update machine. Install Spybot, Adaware, A squared.

Any suggestions to the illegal operation problem.

Also have another question here.

Will go this afternoon to check the machine.

M

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I just got a call to go "fix" a machine.

Win? possible 98/ME

When IE is opened or when typing address in address bar: ...Caused an Illegal Operation.... machine shuts down.

Possible uninstall/reinstall IE.

Will update machine. Install Spybot, Adaware, A squared.

Any suggestions to the illegal operation problem.

Also have another question here.

Will go this afternoon to check the machine.

M

im sure i read where instead of blue screen now you get this message.microsofts way of illiminating the blue screen

it may be spy ware

hardware conflict

virus

marty

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I'm leaning towards spyware/virus. Just want opinions/thoughts on other possibilities. The link in the first post is a list of tools I will bring.

M

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i did some quick checking. some sites say to run anti virus and spyware programs. however, some also say that a JAVA problem exsists. try to update the JAVA virtual machine. go to java and get the latest JAVA download.

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*welcomes Pro1driver and gives him a big hug*

I had an issues with that before on another computer. It ended up being that IE just needed an update, so it is a possibility, but I'd still definately check for the spyware/virus things as well. Another thing, if those dont fix it, check in about updating drivers for things.....

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not sure if this will help .

when at cfh.

i had a similair problem

and when i posted pete replied and said go in and uncheck all java applis

in internet options so i did and havent had any trouble since .

he also said if you need to use java install sun java .

but i havent done that but my sys is working well.

i have an idea he said microsoft wasnt perservering with micro java any more

but of course that was several months ago.it may have changed now.

marty

sorry polodriver.

the name didnt ring a bell until i read nereldas post

welcome

take care

lm

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i did some quick checking. some sites say to run anti virus and spyware programs. however, some also say that a JAVA problem exsists. try to update the JAVA virtual machine. go to java and get the latest JAVA download.

:) Welcome to this forum, pro1driver. :D

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Update can navigate as long as keyboard is used. As soon as mouse is clicked on web page error pops up. can click back history and such no prob. Click in web page or on scroll bar error.

M

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i did some quick checking. some sites say to run anti virus and spyware programs. however, some also say that a JAVA problem exsists. try to update the JAVA virtual machine. go to java and get the latest JAVA download.

:) Welcome to this forum, pro1driver. :D

oh, i've been here many times before, mostly just reading the questions/answers.

i knew many of you from the tech tv boards were here, but i still enjoy the tech tv boards (for now), and will make a conscience effort to come here more often.

a big hug back to you Nerelda, and my wife is out for the night, so i know i can get away with "being" with another woman!!

just another dirty old man here....huh??

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is there a way to make update in win 98 a trusted site like win xp.

i have a machine with win 98 so i will research it and post back

marty

mike try this go to- tools- internet options -security.and look in the blocked box and see if any sites are blocked.

i havent used 98 for several tears so im guessing here

marty

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Update

Wiped Hdd twice with killdisk. Used a bootdisk from bootdisk.com for fdisk/format. Installed W98 upgraded to 98SE (didn't have a full SE cd).Installed adaware and spybot from cd with update from 11-17-04. Both found spyware, machine never connected to a phone line, or anything else. Alexa data miner come from IE. Next time you reformat scan and check it out before you connect to the internet. Used JV16 to tidy the registry, nearly 200 entries marked for safe removal. Will bring machine back to owner with a HowTo.txt for maintaince.

Going take a nap now.

M

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