Do I need to reinstall Windows 98SE and forget about the critical updates?


Went to and the site downloaded and executed about 14 critical updates (I have used Windows 98SE for about 5 years and have never done any updates). Since then the following is happening

1 Can't burn a CD without errors, which never happened before. I Easy CD Creator 5.0 Platium

2 When using Hoyle Board Games, sound will suddenly stop. Sound comes back when I reboot

3 When I have number of programs running I sometimes get an error message when I try to login to the web. I get Error 630: The mocem is responding properly. If I shut down and turn off the computer, the modem will work again. A restart will not fix the problem.

4 Sometimes get a message that system memory is low. Norton's virus protection my not be able to function properly. Never got this before the updates.

5 Where it never did before the dialog box to connect to the internet appears both at boot up and at shut down. At boot up I have to click "cancel" about 3 or 4 times to get the dialog box to close, one click will close it at shut down.

Do I need to reinstall Windows 98SE and forget about the critical updates?

Thank you for your help.

Nathan Smith


This question was answered on February 8, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Yes a reinstallation of win98se will reset the exsting problem

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