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I followed some online instructions for removing eZula. Computer is now running slower and locking up frequently. My CD-RW neither reads nor writes. If I put in a CD everything locks up and the only way out is the reset button; ctr=alt=del doesn't do anything. Any suggestions appreciated.
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Format your hard drive and up grade to XP would be an option it you are very desperate. You might have a crrupt driver for you CD drive it would be an idea to test this.
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Check and see if your system meets the minimum requirements if you plan to upgrade to Win XP.

Plus, if you've looked at the number of problems people are having with Win XP (either version), you may have similar or worse problems running XP at the minimum requirements Micro$oft states.

Try re-installing Win 98 without reformatting HD first. It may take several reboots to get through it. I hope you made a boot disk for use with Win 98. If not, do so before you start a re-install.

As for the CD-Rom, try removing the driver using the Add/New Hardware utility in Control Panel. Before removing driver, try to find an updated driver online to install. If none, you'll have to use Win 98's generic driver. You can get to Device Manager, too, by right clicking the "My Computer" icon on the desktop and choosing Properties and then the Device Manager tab. Find your CD-Rom drive and select it (highlighted), then click Properties and then the Driver tab in window that pops up. Click Update Driver button and install driver again.

Hope I got this correct for Win 98. It's almost 4 am and things are getting fuzzy and this is last post for me today.

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instead of formating the system lets give the spyware cleanup a try by visiting our malware forums and following this link

if you still have problems after that please come back to this thread and we will be glad to assist.

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