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i cant go into yahoo chat or any chat room


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#1 tanabear

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Posted 16 July 2005 - 11:26 AM

no chatroom will load for me. i cant even chat in yahoo chat. what can cause that? i have win95

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Posted 16 July 2005 - 01:20 PM

Hi how long have you had 95 for?
Have you only just started trying to go to chat rooms?
What amount of ram do you have?
how long have you been on internet?
Now installed Microsoft Security Essencials on my Tower with Windows Home Premium 32bit and Toshiba Satellite Pro Laptop with Windows Home Premium 64bit

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Posted 16 July 2005 - 02:31 PM

Hi how long have you had 95 for? several months
Have you only just started trying to go to chat rooms? yes
What amount of ram do you have? 16.0mb
how long have you been on internet?

Edited by tanabear, 16 July 2005 - 02:33 PM.


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Posted 16 July 2005 - 03:51 PM

hi as i thought 95 is not up todate enough to go on chat rooms, even going on internet would be a struggle, not enough memory left,as needs a lot of memory to do it. so if you want to go to chat rooms , then you will have to up your cpu,ram,and install 98 windows.
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Posted 16 July 2005 - 10:30 PM

Most chat rooms employ Java. You may want to download the latest version of JavaRuntimeEnvironment from Sun Systems, install it on your computer, and see if that helps.
Remember to be particularly careful in any kind of public chatrooms, as they are potential sources of many kinds of malware.
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Posted 20 July 2005 - 02:12 PM

hi as i thought 95 is not up todate enough to go on chat rooms, even going on internet would be a struggle, not enough memory left,as needs a lot of memory to do it. so if you want to go to chat rooms , then you will have to up your cpu,ram,and install 98 windows.

That is not true. Windows 95 is more than capable of going on the net and visiting almost every site out there.

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 02:40 PM

Remember to be particularly careful in any kind of public chatrooms, as they are potential sources of many kinds of malware.


In addition to that solid advioce, I would like to add the following: Be especially careful on public forums, as they are potential sources of incredibly bad information.

I think Grinler and jgweed have your back though. :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 03:01 PM

Hi tanabear

In spite of our esteemed jgweed's advice I wouldn't put the latest version of Sun Java on that machine as it would bog down completely. You can still get the Microsoft version here. Only use this link:

http://www.itnet.org/ms/msjavx86.exe

and follow those instructions. There are supposedly some security concerns with MSVM (but thats a debate for another day). You should also get a firewall if you don't have one. Get ZoneAlarm 2.6 from here.

Those applications will work with your computer as it has limited resources.

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