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  1. I was helped today with a mouse problem on here and I am happy to say that it has been fixed all due to this great forum. However I have another small question to ask, and that is how do I get my Optima 4 GB memory stick to work on my Windows 98 S.E computer. I was given an Optima web site, but the driver I downloaded didn't make the stick work. I do have a stick that works, but the storage size is only 64KB which is far too small, but I had a CD with the driver on it for that, so that is why it probably works, I just want to get the Optima stick to work. Any help would be appreciated. Regards.
  2. Hello, Many thanks for your help with this. I never thought to try putting the new mouse in another USB slot, and at the same time using the working mouse to browse, I have to say that it asked for the windows 98 S.E CD, so it could look for a file, I think the file was in the BASE 5 cab, but let me tell you it worked, and I am ecstatic. I just removed the older mouse once I could see the new one move the cursor. Again, thank you very much.
  3. I have been using a wired TECHNIKA optical mouse now for a few years, but I have noticed recently it's been giving me clicking errors, and no matter what I try they wont go away. For instance I would click on the cross to close a window and nothing happens, or I click back when browsing and it would go back 2 pages instead of one, and also when clicking to put a tick in a radio button, sometimes I have to click a few times for the tick to stay, things like that. So I bought a TECHNIKA model TKOPTM2 wired mouse which said it's compatible for windows 98 S.E, but for some strange reason after sticking the mouse in the USB at the back of the PC and re-booting, a message appears before the desktop icons load to say that windows didn't find a mouse attached. I have tried going to device manager to add a driver, but nothing will work, I even downloaded a keyboard/mouse drive that Tesco had on a website for the company of TECHNIKA, but that didn't work either. Can anyone tell me which actual file I should be searching for, and should I be searching for the same files that appear when looking in device manager for the hid compliant mouse that I already have. What confuses me a little is the mouse I use at the moment work, even thought this clicking problem happens from time to time, even after cleaning the working mouse, but can't get this new one to work at all. I was even thinking of going back to the original ball mouse to see if that would help. As soon as I put the older mouse back windows recognises it straight away. Any help would be appreciated even if I have already tried it.
  4. I have version 6.0.6 - 08/01/07 it works on 98
  5. Yeah Ive found that too. I have the same problem I think with the Adobe Reader, as when I open a pdf file I see a message at the top right hand corner that says update adobe reader, when I click on this I get an Adobe update page, when I select Windows 98 and hit go nothing updates. Do you know which version was last working for 98 S.E?
  6. Thanks for that info, I was having the same problems with shockwave, but I installed the version you rolled back to and hey presto it installed and works when visiting the Adobe test page.
  7. Tried Opera, still didn't work.
  8. When I hover over the EDIT on any of my Open questions on Yahoo answers I do not get the drop down menu that includes the ability to delete the question if it's still open. I receive the following errors when I click on the yellow icon with the black exclamation mark at the bottom left hand corner. At work I get the drop down and I don't receive the yellow warning icon but I use XP there, so I don't know if this is a 98 issue or not. I have tried most things like deleteing temp files etc. The details of the error are... Line 188 Char: 615 Error: Invalid Character Code0: Then when I click on previous for the same error I get........ Line 900 Char:3 Error: 'YAHOO 'is undefined' Code:0 I use I.E 6 - 2800 Windows 98 S.E
  9. Many thanks for the info.
  10. Does anyone use Windows 98 S.E that uses a MP3 Tag editor that can add/embed artwork i.e a cover, so that when played in say Windows Media Player it will show the album cover. It would be great if someone that is actually using it and can honestly say it works and how to use it would be just great. Many thanks in advance, if you need anymore info from me please let me know.
  11. But on your first post you said it has memory issues... So I don't think I'd want to load it on my machine and have it crash it. Well we don't know if it's memory or resource issues as many people disagree about this.
  12. I understand what you say, but not all free AV progs are that bad, AVG was great until it announced it's dropping support come August 08. Avast is still supporting 98 also, but it has problems with 98 as mentioned earlier. You mention about you get what you pay for which is correct, but with many vendors now dropping their support for old operating systems one begins to wonder if it's safe paying for something that just might not last.
  13. Can anyone please recommend a decent Anti Virus program that is still supported for 98 S.E Apart from AVG that will loose support in August 2008, and I already know about Avast 4.8 I am looking for a program to replace AVG due to the support being lost soon, and Avast has memory problems with the quick launch icons disappearing when running a scan. So at the end of the day I am searching for a decent AV prog that does not run away with to much resource, and that will install, update definitions, and run under Windows 98 S.E. Can anyone help and give any much needed advice please. Many thanks
  14. Does the Avira still work on 98? I ask because it does not show 98 on the system requirements on their website when you click on that link. The version now is, so does anyone know if this version will work, install, and update on 98 S.E?
  15. I tried to update in the past, and after I had I noticed the fonts were all strange when playing yahoo pool.
  16. What browser do you recommend then? and one that's supported for 98 S.E
  17. Will this stop the icons disappearing when using Avast then do you think? Also if it does solve that problem then I hope to use Avast and Spybot 1.5
  18. Hello, newbie here so hi to all, Can anyone recommend a decent Anti-Virus program and Spyware/Adware Program that works well and be supported for awhile for Windows 98 S.E Lavasoft and Grisoft are dropping support for 98, and as I use these 2 progs I am concerned that I wont have anything to replace them. Users of 98 have until August 08 when using the AVG Free AV prog, and sooner than that Lavasoft drop support at the end of this year. I am aware that Spybot are still supporting 95/98 but I never really like it too much as it appeared to use quite a bit of resource. I will more than likely have to purchase a new computer with Vista in the Autumn of next year. I had tried Avast, but there still seems to be a problem using it for 98 with the quick launch icons disappearing, I think it's to do with not enough memory, but I am afraid to try again and install more memory, as I had tried before, and it cause I.E to loop and would not connect, so I removed the memory and went back to 256, I know that is a different topic but is connected in some way. Thoughts please.
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