It should be in the Net10.cab file or in NET9.CAB on the Windows 98 2nd edition CD.
I've had to format the harddisk on an older computer of mine. Everything works fine except this above mentioned fie is missing. What is a reliable source from which to download it?
I did appreciate your help Bob. I've just about rebuilt that old computer but one more glitch. Everything is perfect and it works with my network, sharing files and printer. Only thing is, I can't get on the Internet. I'm on line because of my network (cable). When I try to open IE, it tells me that there is a syntax error. I wrote my cmcast link exactly as it is written on my good computer. Guess I don't really understand what I'm supposed to do. Anyway, if you can bear with me a little longer, maybe you could explain.
Can you tell more about the message? It's rather unusual. In fact, it isn't on Microsofts IE error page http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/ie/support/etn9724.mspx
Hope this helps.
The message below which I copied and pasted from the IE error page pretty much describes my problem. Thanks Kees. I hope you can help me.
400 - Bad request
This error message indicates that the server can't figure out the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) you requested. The problem often occurs because of incorrect URL syntax. If you typed the URL, check it for incorrect uppercase or lowercase letters, colons, and slashes. Try to type the URL again. If you still get an error, try to backtrack the URL to the directory the document resides in. If the error message persists, the problem might be with the document. Your only recourse is to contact the site's administrator.
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When exactly does this message appear? If it is what you say ("when I open IE") it must be the home page, I'd say. That's the only URL IE should open when being run. Go to Tools>Internet Options>General and check 'blank page'. What happens if you close IE and open it again?
If OK, then try visiting a page by entering a valid URL (like www.google.com or www.forums.cnet) in the address bar.
If that works also, visit the page you like to have as your home page (mine is a file on my own hard disk, but some people use their isp's page like www.comcast.net or their favorite news site or, well you can choose what you want) and choose 'Use current'.
Post if anything goes wrong and you get error messages.
Hope this helps.
Maybe you could tell us what was written, how and where "I wrote my cmcast link exactly as it is written on my good computer. If you can get the browser resident at all:
1. Type the URL host name (referred to also as the fully qualified domain name (FQDN)) www.google.com in the address bar and then press Enter.
2. Then type the TCP/IP address 22.214.171.124 and press Enter. (If PING works, a TCP/IP address may be obtained at the command prompt using the "PING" command with a "Host name" parameter).
Note If the FQDN does not works, it's a DNS-problem, "Microsoft TCP/IP Host Name Resolution Order (Q172218)."
Caveat: See if a file named HOST (without an extension) is located in the Windows folder. If so, rename it by adding the extension .bad at the end of the filename, pressing ENTER, and then trying everything again -- after the browser has been closed and re-opened however.
3. Check the settings of the DNS in the TCP/IP-properties for the Internet settings. They should be what the helpdesk of your provider recommends, "How to Troubleshoot Basic TCP/IP Problems (Q169790)."
I see someone else has similar problems and I've been reading those posts too. I have tried all the various suggestions and now I come up with a notice that tells me that my IP address is conflicting with my hardware address. I have the right IP address but I don't know how to find my 'hardware' address. Also, I'm constantly told that I need OLEAT32.dll. I downloaded that on my other PC but I can't seem to get it to work with the win98 one.
Anmy more suggestions?
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