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    Tough Problem

    Here is a problem that I have struggled with for quite some time. It involves Windows '98SE, AOL, and no doubt IE5.5. Each of the support groups for these products indicates it's a problem with one of the other products. Anyhow here is what happens. On certain AOL related sites, seems more prevalent on the "survey" type sites, when I click on them, AOL will "shutdown" and I do not mean normally, it simply disappears, no "goodbye" no nothing. Once in a while I will get a Page Fault caused by the Kernell dll. I can't attribute this to any specific upgrade or change that was made.

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    Re: Tough Problem

    probably bad scripting causing the browser to crash. are you accessing them from inside the AOL interface or just connected to AOL and using IE for surfing? Does AOL hang up when it closes?

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    Re: Tough Problem

    [img]/w3timages/icons/thinks.gif[/img]Enough years of problems like that thru each and every wonderful new version of AOL finally chased me to AT&T, where I have had no (my fingers are crossed) similar experiences. Also, I believe in the stories that AOL is coded not to play well on the same disk with other ISPs. That too comes from irritating experience.

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    Re: Tough Problem

    AOL is just a big virus... I've been supporting it forever. Your best bet, trash it, and make sure EVERYTHING is gone (Network Properties), and reinstall it. I've seen it where it leaves the AOL adapter and AOL IP settings after you uninstall it. If you are getting Kernel errors, save everything important and trash 98. I've seen lil kernel problems turn into 'your lucky it turns on' problems. If I was you, I'd just rebuild it. It may take an hour, but troubleshooting could take several days.
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