"What we have here is a failure to communicate". Literally. What is going on is your 32bit applications cannot access your internet connection. Try the following steps:
No DNS (or I CANT BROWSE!)
First, Reinstall TCP/IP YOU NEED YOUR WINDOWS98SE CD OR THE CAB FILES TO PROCEED Click on Start, Goto Settings, then CONTROL PANEL Double click on NETWORK Double click on TCP/IP, write down all settings, then click OK Highlight TCP/IP and then press REMOVE. If asked, specify the location of your CD (or cab files) Restart the computer when asked
Go back to the control panel. Double click NETWORK Click on ADD Highlight PROTOCOL, click ADD Highlight MICROSOFT on the left, on the right, highlight TCP/IP, click OK Now highlight TCP/IP, click PROPERTIES Put in all settings that your wrote down Click OK, Click OK If asked, specify the location of your CD (or cab files) Restart the computer when asked
If this doesnt resolve the problem, do the following.
Click on START, Goto RUN. Type in SFC then click OK Choose the bottom option In the blank field, type in one of the following (you'll do this for all 3) winsock.dll wsock32.dll rasapi32.dll Press START The RESTORE FROM location will be your win98 cd (or the cab file location) the SAVE FILE IN should already be filled in. Press OK Agree to anything it asks. Repeat the process for all 3 files. Restart whenever asked.