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I have a windows 98 gold edition and i just reformated it. When i click certain buttons, (mainly in my e-mail) it dosn't work. Example, When i have typed an e-mail and i click send it dosn't work also some other buttons work. It reminds me of when you don't have a touchtone phone and you are trying to go through dell technical support. It just dosn't work. Please Help me

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This will rebuild rather than restore the registry and also replace missing or corrupt system files

Boot the PC and keep tapping F8 right after the beep until you get options, select command prompt only, type scanreg.exe /fix then press enter, it will run through a few screens then say registry repaired. Press enter then press ctrl + alt + delete keys together to reboot.

When Windows has loaded, click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools, system information, tools then run system file checker and replace any files it asks for from the 98 CD then reboot.

When it has loaded to the desktop, click start, programmes accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then run disc defragmenter from system tools

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I did that but now everything is worse. I followed all of your instructions and now when i go to type an e-mail there isn't even a text box. I don't know what your help did but it didn't quite "HELP"
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All that did was repair the registry and replace system files

Run this

http://www.geekstogo...98-95-t479.html
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I just reformatted i am not going to do it again is there anything else
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Howdy:

Sorry for the delay getting back to you..

Have you gone to the Windows Update page and installed all updates for Win98??

Also, did you upgrade to Ie/OE 6 or are you still running the default 5/5.5 versions??

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I looked for as many updates as i could but it is not easy to find the updates you need when everyupdate is about microsoft office.

No I don't think I have IE 6 but I can only find it for 98 seccond edition and i have Gold
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If you click on "Start".. right at the top of the menu should be a "Windows Update" icon.. If you click on that it should take you to the update page for your operating system!!

As for your IE/OE version, just open either one and click on Help>Abot OE or IE..

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Ok I have IE 6 service pack 1 but when I go to update windows I click Check for available updates and I get

Windows Update is looking for available updates... 0% complete



What should I do?
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Sit there and let it finish.. If you have never totally been through the updates area, it will take quite awhile!!!

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No you see I waited a 1/2 hour and it didn't change
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Go to the following link and download IE6.. make sure, when given the choice to upgrade to OE 6 as well..

http://www.microsoft...p1/default.mspx

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I did that no change...
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Start>Run.. type in "sfc" (no quotes) and press <enter>

Let the program scan for missing or corrupted files...

If it says "user.exe" or anything with "user" in it is corrupted, ignore it.. That should change every time you install a new program or make changes to your system..

Have your Windows cd handy as it will need it..

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I did that and nothing was found probably because i have error nuker but maybe not. Another problem is occuring I lose internet connection randomly. I can be on for 5 minutes and then I lose it or i can be on for 3 hours and then it is gone. The only way i can get it back on is by restarting. So...
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