Freezing Issues in Windows® 98
Are you puzzled with freezing issues in your Windows 98 computer system and want to fix them?
Windows 98 is a very reliable operating system released by Microsoft. However, you may face freezing issues while using your computer with Windows 98 operating system. The most common types of freezing problem occur while booting and display a message stating “This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down”. Sometimes, the system may hang while running and executing heavy programs. There are several causes of these freezing problems.
Here we will discuss about the various reasons of such freezing problems in Windows 98 computer system, their consequences and tips to fix them:
- Hardware conflicts
- Operating system problems
- Driver incompatibility
- Software conflicts
One of the key reasons of freezing problems in Windows 98 computer is the hardware conflicts. If your system is assembled with mismatched hardware, then they may result in vulnerability of operating system and poor performance. These types of mismatching not only disturb the operational activities but also results in decreased life of system. So, proper analysis is required before assembling the system and it should be done by highly skilled hardware professional.
Operating system problems
The poor installation of Windows and other programs can result in famous “kernel32.dll” error and occurs if operating system’s registry is damaged. Virus infection can also corrupt the system files in your Windows 98 computer system which can result in system freezing. You should be careful enough at the time of installing or uninstalling software programs.
Drivers are the programs to run specific devices such as display cards, sound cards, fax modems, LAN cards and many others. If the driver of any device is not installed properly or was not specifically designed for the device, it may also result in freezing problems in Windows 98 computer. To fix these kind of issues always look for the specific and updated drivers.
The Windows can become unstable and started to freeze if it has software conflicts that mainly occur when you have installed too many types of software to run a single file. These software programs may also have viruses, spywares and adware which can affect the functionality of operating system. So at the time of installing any software you should verify its authenticity and reliability.