My crappy PC is showing numerous registry errors after running Registry Checker, etc. and - even after checking through this site for a couple of days now - I'm still no clearer into what's going wrong. I've tried to install TuneUp Utilities but receive a message sating I must be on IE5.5 or higher. When I try to use Windows Update to upgrade IE I keep receiving a not-enough-memory message... even with 50 or 60 MB available (I said it was a crappy PC!). My PC's memory just seems to shrivel away to nothing for some reason.
Does anyone out there have any ideas what's going wrong? Spy-Bot and Ad-Aware both say my system's clean so I'm at a bit of a loss...
Thanks in advance for your help!
I'm still not sure of what your problem is. Are you worried about the registry errors reported? (You didn't list what they are)
The fact that you can't do a windows update with memory you have doesn't make sense. I just completed working on a PC that has 32 Mb of RAM and Win 98 and it did all the updates ok. Slow, even on my broadband, but it did get 40 some odd updates needed. Slowness is because it must read/write to HD as virtual memory. Make sure you have latest win update installer for Win 98SE. It should have brought up a window at M$' update site if your installer needs updating. Think version 2.0 has to be used for Win 98x.
This old PC (Gateway P5-200) was just bought by someone and it had problems booting. After fixing all the problems, I installed my USB softeware to use my cable modem and it works fine. If you want a nice tweaker, try FreshUI. They also have a lot of nice friendly utilities to use to clean hd/registry, download controller, etc. See them here :Products
Best thing is...they are free! Got several on present PC.
As far as, your memory shriveling away to nothing, you don't have to have loads of programs running in background to do this. Just programs that are memory hogs, ones you're using that have a problem releasing memory back to system, maleware running in the background that does not show up in the normal way and may be running without you being aware of it.
You need to do a thorough check as recommended by this forum at the Malware Removal
section. Not one program is going to catch these viruii and spybots/trojans. You need to scan and run several in Safe mode and post a HJT log in this right forum section if you find any. A PC with too few resources to begin with is very susceptible to having problems of slowdown.