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Windows 98 programs

by elysius / April 12, 2006 5:39 PM PDT

I'm having problems and receiving error messages when I try connecting to the internet via DSL on internet explorer or AOL. Here is the error messages that I'm receiving:

1). DW15 - This program has performed an illegal operation and will shutdown.

2). ycommon - This program has performed an illegal operation and will shutdown.

3). Loadqm - This program has performed an illegal operation and will shutdown.

How do I clear or remove these error messages? Please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: illegal operations
by Kees Bakker / April 14, 2006 5:39 AM PDT
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This all seem to be legitimate programs. DW15 is a Microsoft one, related to Internet Explorer, ycommon is part of the yahoo browser, and loadqm is a (rather mysterious) program from Microsoft.
The yahoo browser doesn't really fit in your story, by the way (you only mention IE and AOL).

So something is wrong. I would start with an online malware scan from and, provided you can run IE. If the situation is so bad, that that's not possible anymore, than download free spybot, adaware and a free antivirus (like avast or avg) on another computer and install and run it.

Hope this helps.


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i know how to fix prombles
by mpup55 / April 14, 2006 6:43 AM PDT
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thare are to ways to do that one is to go to start programs accessories system tools and click system restore with that you can restore back to the way you want it to be. The 2 way is by restoring your computer or laptop.

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System restore ...
by Kees Bakker / April 14, 2006 8:19 AM PDT

isn't available in Windows 98, only a very basic version running from MS-DOS and going back no more than 5 days.

Going back to the state of the machine when it was new is a rather drastic solution. Moreover, not all brands come with a restore CD.


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Get rid of 98 and get XP at BestBuy Upgrade $49..
by unbent55 / May 15, 2006 10:57 PM PDT

I had 98 and upgraded to XP Pro with Excellent results

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