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#16 shenmen

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 10:23 AM

I'm running Windows ME on an old laptop. Anybody know a decent anti-malware program that still supports that OS?

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 10:25 AM

Also, how do you run ScanDisk in ME? And will ScanDisk fix regiustry errors? I usually use Combo Fix for Registry, but it won't run on ME, dern it!

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Posted 06 May 2010 - 02:53 PM

Version 4.24 of SuperAntiSpyware works with ME. You can get it here

Scandisk can be run by start - programs - accessories - system tools
Another way is to go to my computer - right click on the c drive - properties - tools

Scandisk does not clean the registry. It scans system files for errors
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Posted 08 August 2010 - 03:45 PM

Also, how do you run ScanDisk in ME? And will ScanDisk fix regiustry errors?

You can run the Windows ScanDisk or you can run the DOS ScanDisk.

Its not easy to run the DOS ScanDisk on WinME because there is no Command Prompt Only in the boot menu (which is a pain in the backside). You have to start the computer up with a bootable floppy disc. At the A:\ prompt depending how your config.sys and autoexec.bat files are setup you could just type in ScanDisk. If you get a bad filename error/file not found type in C:\windows\command and enter at the C:\windows\command command prompt just type in ScanDisk again and let it do a full scan. This will take a while depending on the size of the drive but its faster that Windows full scan. At least with the DOS one you can see the files on the drive and you can see how far it gets. If it find any error just press F to fix them.

No I'm afraid Windows ScanDisk or DOS ScanDisk won't repair the registry. Thats another thing you can restore the registry from DOS just the same as you can with Win98. Just boot it up using the floppy disc and change to C:\windows\command and type in Scanreg /restore. The DOS restore works better that the Windows one. :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 06:08 PM

i cannot believe people still use windows 98, may i ask a simple question......why?
thanks

i still use windows 98 because i have a professional audio recording interface that is only compatible with windows 98. to replace it with something comparable and current would cost around $1000 for the sound card alone.

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Posted 12 September 2010 - 08:42 AM

i still use windows 98 because i have a professional audio recording interface that is only compatible with windows 98. to replace it with something comparable and current would cost around $1000 for the sound card alone.

Does it say only compatible with Win98? If not in WinXP there is a compatibilty tab on exe's properties that you can select run as Win95/98/2000/WinNT4. :thumbsup:

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Posted 27 November 2010 - 06:53 PM

This post is awesome. Some great information.
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Posted 01 January 2011 - 09:11 AM

My pc performance going down,i want to upgrade my pc ..what to do...

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 12:29 PM

A good place to ask this question is in this forum:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/forum139.html

The decision to upgrade or to simply buy (or build) a new computer will depend on how much degradation in performance you are experiencing and the specifics of your computer's hardware.
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Posted 14 January 2011 - 01:59 PM

jgweed,

Thanks for the helpful information.

The last link in the References section:
Step 4 - (see the BC list of free applications)
appears to be broken. Did it get moved somewhere else?

Looks like it could be useful and I'm new enough to this site that I don't have searching down to a fine art yet. :wink:

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 03:49 PM

Hello Bill, This should be the list jgweed referenced,

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 10:51 AM

Firewalls are not the solution. Turn them off!!!

This is the stupidist thing i have ever heard!!

You certainly dont wanna go out ON THE NET W/O @ LEAST A FIREWALL WITH SMART FILTERING!!

The internet is not a nice place,people want to hurt others ANY CHANCE THEY GET!!

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Posted 27 June 2011 - 05:37 PM

Win 98 (SE) was notorious for accumulating temp files. I would reformat my computer once or twice per year whether or not it really needed it just to keep it running as fast as possible.

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Posted 02 July 2011 - 02:47 PM

Yes i always delete all temp files........

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 06:12 AM

Win 98 (SE) was notorious for accumulating temp files. I would reformat my computer once or twice per year whether or not it really needed it just to keep it running as fast as possible.



Yes i always delete all temp files........


I've posted this in another thread.

Well what I used to do with Win9x (doesn't work on WinME because the Autoexec.bat gets re-written everytime its starts up) is add a couple of lines to the Autoexec.bat that used to delete all files in the Windows\Temp folder on startup.

Attrib -h -s -r C:\Windows\Temp\*.*
Echo Y|If Exist C:\Windows\Temp\*.* Del C:\Windows\Temp\*.* >Nul


The first line just sets the file attributes just incase some are hidden, system or read-only so they can be deleted. The second line deletes file without asking.

Obviously if there are folders inside then you could actually use deltree the temp folder as Windows will make a new one when it starts up.

There is an older version of a programme that deletes crap on Win9x but I can't tell you what that is on here?


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