Well, I just ran tthe System File Checker. Under details - 149 folders and 1944 files examined. All the rest is 0 - including no files restored. Am I correct that means this check shows no problems with the Registry?
By the way, I used SFC just as it was. Checking to see what is selected -
Settings tab - Back up file before restoring - Prompt for backup. The Default backup location is C\WINDOWS\Helpdesk\SVC. Under Log file - Append to existing log.
Search Criteria - there's a list of items, some with Subfolders Yes and other No. The only Folder highlighted is C\Program Files. In the "Select te file types you want to check", while there are several items there it appears nothing is highlighted.
Advanced - showing in File name window is C:\WINDOWS\Default.sfc. I did not select the "Restore Defauts" button.
The first link you gave (fixes) goes to a Win 98 SE, would ithese fixes be the same for just W98? Yes, my PC is maxed out, can not be upgraded to SE.
Also - I have BellSouth DSL modem connected to Linksys Router. My XP and 98 are hard-wired. I was using Sygate Firewall. Kept having some problem and was told I needed older version. Deleted Sygate, got the older version. Somewhere about that time may be when my problems got worse. I thought I'd delete Sygate all the way and reinstall another firewall. What would you suggest?
Now I see things about BIOS, CMOS battery and many more confusing things. Seems like there should be a section in Geeks for ALL the things one needs to check on to maintain Win 98 computers!!
Edited by bamakodaker, 28 November 2007 - 06:05 PM.