NETSCAPE BROWSER JAMS, just SPREAD it ON TOAST!
About 1995, I started having to reboot my PC if I surfed the web due to netscape browser jamming. NEW PAGES had appeared that were too byte intensive, or which had flash or something. I thought that my Netscape Vers 4.7 was glitched or maybe the PC had a virus? Or is the CIA attacking me thru chinks? I have a firewall. SO probably NOBODY did this to me. But netscape will freeze, it jams up all the time! I MEAN I CANNOT DO ORDINARY THINGS like:
a.) highlight part of an email to send it on.
b.)click on and open sealed envelopes. WHY ARE THEY SEALED?I TOOK ALL VIRUS PROTECTOR softWARE OFF, when this first happened. I UNINSTALLED IT. So now I open no mail unless from a pal, and even then I reject their exe files. NEVER go near one, even if it's a famous holiday joke or game.
So I knew I wasn't infected. Something inside my machine has just grabbed my netscape by the nuts and is not letting go. I was ignorant at first, felt maybe I should take MAIL LAUNDERER.exe and totally get it off the hard drive? See if any virus protection like ML or NORTONS has some vestige on a hard drive somewhere maybe it could be locking letters. But no, finally I realized it was just a netscape jam.
Here's what I had to do to read my emails! I went offline, then used ZTREE a download on line file manager like explorer but much better. Id use it to go down into dos, I go into the PROGRAM FILES\NETSCAPE\USERNAME\ see the fat.db and try to erase the sucker.
But guess what. THE fat.db file was likewise jammed. it isn't in use but it won't go, won't let itself be erased. Like a servant staying after her 8 hrs was up! I'm offline. IT SHOULD BE ERASABLE! I TRY TO CLOSE IT OUT. ATTRIBUTES are not the factor. ITS ATTRIBUTES ARE just A no H, no R! If you want on this ZTREE you hit A for attributes then - sign, minus and then the H or R and then you should be able to erase those attributes which lock them up. That wasn't it. I certainly should be able to kick that thing out of the way or click it gone won't work. BUT IT WAS JAMMED.
Then, I found a way to unjam the machine. You boot and restart, ONLY NOW IS netscape NOT JAMMED. i must reboot and then GO ONLINE
Web Wisdom came from my tekkie pal the poppy farmer in Idaho. Riding to the rescue like Errol Flynn.
ANSWER: When unable to DELETE for no apparent reason it is USUALLY because the file in question is CURRENTLY IN USE. Solution is to use a dos file manager to delete or restart PC in the "SAFE MODE" and then delete. Works on MOST files. If still unable to delete, then you must go into DOS, remove attributes, and delete.
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Netscape was bought by AOL and they have turned it into subsequent versions, 7 and 9, none of which I recognized. Therefore, I have been using MOZILLA, which is Netscape 4.7 without the BS. and trimmed off "BLOAT". Most things are identical to Netscape 4.7, but a few things are more 'basic', like BOOKMARKS. I have learned to live with it as it is perfectly trouble free, which I like. Netscape before the Bloat.
Simply download MOZILLA and then you can delete Netscape. All your
Netscape stuff should be now in Mozilla. Find an old tekkie pal who can send
you a CD with everything you will ever need on it, including Netscape 4.7 and Mozilla.
Try to Also get Ad-aware to detect spyware and remove it.
using an old web browser to access Gmail. I
My tekkie pal recommended K-Meleon 1.54. It is one (maybe the only one) of the
modern web browsers that works with Windows 98.
If like me, your PCs are antiques, they MAY be too slow and
lack sufficient RAM to cope with a CD Burner. I would suggest that
before you spend any amount of $$$ to refurbish the old machines that
you consider that for $250 to $350 you can get a brand NEW FAST up to
date PC from Ebay and other sources. Even XP machines
(2 GIGAHERTZ Plus) if you want to live dangerously.
These PCs are about 10 times as fast as
the PCs that were made prior to 1998. (Mine is 250 on one machine, 150 on another
if I recall right. "For $500 or so you can get brand
new PCs that are 20 times as fast, that is- 2 to 3 GIGAHERTZ speed
DEMONS. These retail for around a Grand from Downtown sellers, but on
Ebay you can find deep discounts on the same thing, speedwise.
This is just an example of Ebay bargains. Compare Downtown. I can't fix
some PCs because it is cheaper to simply REPLACE the old dinosaurs with
NewTeck machines. I can't even build one from parts as cheap as I can
buy a Brand New one! If you want to pursue this and need help, let me
know what you need, maybe we can make arrangements and get it done ASAP.
TALK to me! Another gal in Dubuque with same problem you are having got fed up last night and FORMATTED her Hard Drive, wiped it slick and reinstalled Windows with a 'recovery CD' from Compaq. She went the WRONG WAY because now she has a blank PC and is lost. Also she lost EVERYTHING in all folders because she had NO backups. There is a better way, but she was impatient and frustrated. Want to know how to do it and lose NOTHING? See attached directions...........Then do it yourself, its simpler than sending an email. Save your $$$ for buying a new PC.
DO NOT give some Joker a day's pay to do a 15 minute job that takes 2
minutes to set up and start. A 5 year old can do this. Its foolproof!
I answered him sagely. NAHHHH. I'm not ending up like the gal in Dubuqe. I'll just boot and reboot. Not a problem. I like my old dinosaur just fine! it has a warm hum coming out of the fan. (When it doesn't sound like a coffee grinder,). I also want to see how long these guys last. I back up files on floppies, have two PC's as a backup system. Keep the floppies or emails carrying files from one to the other. And I put most everything I write online at five websites, so that's backup. I'm fine. I have a wealthy client who keeps telling me, I'll buy you a new PC, whaddya want? I tell her, nah, don't worry. I'm fine. And I mean it. I used dial up for l3 years, not DSL or cable but the last two yrs, DiAL UP IS SO MUCH FASTER.. I no longer have time to think while things load but I get my work done faster. At my age, time is running out.
PAL advised me: you can certainly use Firefox to access the webmail interface of
Gmail. Or, you could use Mozilla Thunderbird, which is like Netscape
Mail on steroids. It can handle a BUNCH of accounts, not just one.
Get it here:
That was the old addie, now it's google FREE DOWNLOAD MOZILLA I can only get vers 2 but u prob can get vers 3.
Instructions for setting it up for Gmail are here:
Alternate instructions (for IMAP instead of POP3):
FRIENDS ASK me why I use such an outdated browser? it's built in EMAIL client is why.
ODE TO NETSCAPE MESSENGER
HOW DO I LOVE THEE NETSCAPE?
LET ME COUNT THE WAYS
WITH THE SPEED OF FAST mail COLLATION
BY ANY METHOD my TRAIN will LEAVE THE STATION
BY SENDER, SIZE OR SUBJECT LINE
YOU COOPERATE, MAKE THAT LETTER MINE!
NO OTHER BROWSER DOES WHAT YOU CAN DO!
NETSCAPE, impatient lady here, in love with YOU!
See, I take a lotta crap cuz the mail client is amazing. I have 5,000 emails
here in a line. Subject line brings everyone related to my ads, my clients, or
buying used books from dealers. In that case, it's "DEAR" in front.of subject line:
I only use DEAR MOJO BOOKS or DEAR USED BOOK-R-US in one kind of subject, that's
TALKING TO USED BOOK DEALERS.
I only use TEXT for my Craigs list ads, do cut paste right out of old emails.
BY DATE I can find COURTNEY LOVE, her missives ten an hour. for 8 yrs.
First second to last. By SIZE I can eliminate cumbersome NET RESEARCHES someone sent me that are obsolete. Why clog my browser?
THIS IS SO IMPORTANT for an activist, writer, research collector.
Get something with the wrong subject line but right subject, cut paste, send it to myself
NEW CANCER CURE. Or to get it in right area, CANCER CURE NEW
TRY IT. Download your 'old brower' and it looks like 4.5 is here:
and 4.72 is here:
THESE MAY OFFER IT TOO
Easy install, takes a minute, but remember, don't surf the web with it.
Get a new MOZILLA FIREFOX for that surfing activity.
Netscape's just intended for COMPOSING htm and a great EMAIL CLIENT. As the NET
got too byte intensive for its old bones. It's kinda like a 72 year old woman with an l8 yr old lover.
IT JUST WON'T WORK!.
Try it you'll like it. SEE NETSCAPE HACKED OR GLITCHED in 2009 ARTICLE
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