my question is. . . is that a sign that some of the hardware is failing? i can't remember if it always did that or not, its been so long since i used it.
also, another question. i remembered that when i used to use the windows 98 regularly, the time displayed would become less and less accurate. i had to reset the time every couple of weeks, because it was always fifteen or so minutes off. i heard that this is a sign of some battery - BIOS or CMOS, i don't remember - dying.
and i remember one time (several times, probably) when i would have to unplug my speakers from the 98 because they were making a loud screaming beep noise. not like POST beeps, because the computer had been on for a while and was just sitting there doing nothing. is that a short in the speakers, or something more?
are those sure signs that the computer won't be in use much longer, unless i replace parts of it? i don't think the computer is really worth saving. i remember wiping everything clean at least three or four times while i had it, because it would just get so slow so quickly. i used adaware and spybot and zonealarm, but my 98 didn't seem to be much of a match for the internet. it served us well (sometimes, haha) for five years but my family all have their own separate computers or laptops now, and it wouldn't do much use to keep it around, if it really is dying on us.
edit: i'm sorry if i was meant to post this in the windows 98 section, but i thought it was probably something more with the hardware than the operating system. . .
Edited by ambellina, 18 June 2006 - 03:52 PM.