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post #1 of 21
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I figured I would ask here since we have such a large membership:

Does anyone have a Windows 98 disk in their possession? my internet explorer got corrupted and my dad needs to re-install Windows 98 but we are having trouble finding a disk as everyone else is on Windows 2000 or XP, but my computer doesn't have the capacity to run those if you have one and are willing to send it to me, with prompt return of course, i would be SOOOOOOO appreciative! I miss my home internet access Just PM for my address- thank you in advance
post #2 of 21
I may have, but wont have time to look until the weekend
lol do you care if its a legal version or not
post #3 of 21
Katie, I'll check with my husband. He seems to keep everything, and since he is a computer tech he may still have a copy.

Windows 98 SE?
post #4 of 21
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I believe so, Heidi, thank you! Sometimes packrats are a good thing!
post #5 of 21
Is your computer a Dell? I may have an extra copy here at work.
post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by lunasmom View Post
Is your computer a Dell? I may have an extra copy here at work.
no, its kinda of a, uh, hodgepodge I know there's definitely a little HP in there somewhere my Dad built the puter from various pieces-parts of old computers
post #7 of 21
Good luck finding it.I even went on line to see about buying one.But, I'm not spending that kind of $$$ for something I will use only once.
post #8 of 21
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
I figured I would ask here since we have such a large membership:

Does anyone have a Windows 98 disk in their possession? my internet explorer got corrupted and my dad needs to re-install Windows 98 but we are having trouble finding a disk as everyone else is on Windows 2000 or XP, but my computer doesn't have the capacity to run those if you have one and are willing to send it to me, with prompt return of course, i would be SOOOOOOO appreciative! I miss my home internet access Just PM for my address- thank you in advance
If it's only Internet Explorer, why not just go to Microsoft and redownload Internet Explorer? Internet Explorer is just a browser. You shouldn't have to reinstall your whole operating system.


http://www.windowsmarketplace.com/details.aspx?view=info&itemid=3419184


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post #9 of 21
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Originally Posted by crittermom View Post
Good luck finding it.I even went on line to see about buying one.But, I'm not spending that kind of $$$ for something I will use only once.
I hope Bruce or Heidi can find one! although buying the program would probably be cheaper than buying a whole new puter which is my only other option
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If it's only Internet Explorer, why not just go to Microsoft and redownload Internet Explorer? Internet Explorer is just a browser. You shouldn't have to reinstall your whole operating system.


http://www.windowsmarketplace.com/details.aspx?view=info&itemid=3419184
that's the problem though, i have no access to the internet so therefore can't download anything
post #10 of 21
You're on the internet now. Can't you burn a CD from where you are? Or go to an internet cafe or a library and do it?
post #11 of 21
Can you access email at your home?

If so PM me your email address and I can download and email you the Mozilla-Firefox browser. You can install it and then get back on the internet and then download Internet Explorer from Microsoft.
post #12 of 21
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You're on the internet now. Can't you burn a CD from where you are? Or go to an internet cafe or a library and do it?
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Can you access email at your home?

If so PM me your email address and I can download and email you the Mozilla-Firefox browser. You can install it and then get back on the internet and then download Internet Explorer from Microsoft.
I'm at work right now... I can do that? go to the microsoft site and burn it on to a cd? I wonder why my dad didn't think of that

and no, my e-mail is on yahoo, which i can't access without internet, theonly other one I have is thru my internet provider (cable) and can't get to that one without internet either.

ETA: I called my dad and gave him that website and he's going to take a look tonight. Thanks Linda
post #13 of 21
[quote=katiemae1277;1856813] I hope Bruce or Heidi can find one! although buying the program would probably be cheaper than buying a whole new puter which is my only other option
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If you know anyone that can fix computer- you can have my laptop I used for college, its just sitting in my closet... all $2000 of it that I paid 4 years ago for!

I hope you get that disc soon so you can access the 'net at home!
post #14 of 21
I don't think you can just download an operating system They cost money don't they?
post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by babyharley View Post
If you know anyone that can fix computer- you can have my laptop I used for college, its just sitting in my closet... all $2000 of it that I paid 4 years ago for!

I hope you get that disc soon so you can access the 'net at home!
my dad might, but I don't know after I've experienced the way he built this computer

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I don't think you can just download an operating system They cost money don't they?
that's what I was thinking, but my dad will check it out tonight, so keep your fingers crossed!!
post #16 of 21
Question for ya:

Was it Internet Explorer or just Explorer that got corrupted? If it was IE, you can probably just download the browser separately. If it is Windows Explorer, which is the utility that you use to look for files on your hard drive, then you would need the disk.

Earl said he might still have one, and he'll check tonight when he gets home.
post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by valanhb View Post
Question for ya:

Was it Internet Explorer or just Explorer that got corrupted? If it was IE, you can probably just download the browser separately. If it is Windows Explorer, which is the utility that you use to look for files on your hard drive, then you would need the disk.

Earl said he might still have one, and he'll check tonight when he gets home.
I *believe* it was just the IE, but don't quote me on that.... basically what happened is that I kept getting the "this page cannot be found" screen whenever I tried to access the internet, so I called the provider's help line and he "pinged" the internet which showed there was a connection but since I couldn't access it he deduced that my internet explorer had been corrupted. Whew! I'll tell my dad to just look for the browser and if he can find that

Thanks for your help Heidi!
post #18 of 21
Have you tried to repair IE via the add/remove icon in My Computer? It used to help mine whenever it would show the page cannot be found message. If you have a computer repair shop pretty close,you can go to them and they will burn you a CD for 5 bucks or so.
post #19 of 21
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
I *believe* it was just the IE, but don't quote me on that.... basically what happened is that I kept getting the "this page cannot be found" screen whenever I tried to access the internet, so I called the provider's help line and he "pinged" the internet which showed there was a connection but since I couldn't access it he deduced that my internet explorer had been corrupted. Whew! I'll tell my dad to just look for the browser and if he can find that

Thanks for your help Heidi!
Go to Start > Run and type command

You'll see something like (but not exactly):
c:\\windows\\system32>

After the > type ping 69.147.114.120 (that's yahoo's IP address)

If you get 4 replies then its just IE. If you don't receive anything, its your network card.
post #20 of 21
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Originally Posted by lunasmom View Post
Go to Start > Run and type command

You'll see something like (but not exactly):
c:\\windows\\system32>

After the > type ping 69.147.114.120 (that's yahoo's IP address)

If you get 4 replies then its just IE. If you don't receive anything, its your network card.
katie, is there a good time to call you?
i can maybe have you do a couple of things to see what it is
post #21 of 21
I tried to figure it out Katie! Let me tell all this:

I got the same thing from IE. It had been blocked. So, I got on Trillian/MSN....& a friend sent me FireFox.

Katie, can you access your Yahoo IM?
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