Help!?

Discussion in 'Technical' started by monkeyman, Jan 18, 2006.


  1. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    OK I have a dinasaur of of a system that runs on Windows 98 and have Norton on it. Something has gotten into my system and wont let it update and is screwing with my computer to the point that it keeps destabilizeing on me and haveing to be restarted and ocassionaly even has to be manualy powered down then restarted. So what Im wondering is if there is any free software anyone know of that I can download from the web that will get rid of this crap for me? The last time it crashed on me it said something about the error being in something called Kernal 34 I think it was, I know it was Kernal and a number and think it was 34. Is that a virus of some kind or would it be some kind of normal program? Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.
     
  2. RightHand

    RightHand Pioneer in a New World Moderator Founding Member

    Most likely Kernel 32 error

    "There is no one exact cause of the problem. It can be the software, it can be the hardware. To find out, you should do some testing in Safe Mode. (Don't forget to run a virus scan first!) If the problem doesn't occur in Safe Mode, it's usually a hardware problem. For kernel32.dll errors specifically, you're RAM might be bad."

    Check out this information http://pub7.bravenet.com/forum/560101574/fetch/268989/
     
  3. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Lot of Variables mm. Try the basic stuff first. If it won't let your AV update, Try one of the free online scanners.
     
  4. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    I had that once and thats what it was.
     
  5. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I've sometimes had bad memory Access Violations due to Virus' too. SO it could be Hard or soft problem.
     
  6. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Any suggestions on a decent free online scanner?
     
  7. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

  8. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member


    Yup. By my experience, it beats Norton or McAfee. Trend seems pretty good, the company uses it to pretty good effect. The IT miss configures it, and the home office can and does force upgrade downloads as needed. I have not checked it out on my home machines, but I hear good things from a couple guys that have it at home.

    AVG has a free version you can use forever, and I believe it upgrades but lacks some features of the pay version. Go to grisoft.com.
     
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