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Sami
11-07-2002, 10:10 AM
When I bought this machine one year ago, it came loaded with Windows ME. This proved to be such a nightmare that I had the supplier replace ME with Windows 98SE. Problems continued, crashes, freezes, blue screens, errors and general unreliability. I despaired.

After reading a post here last week on another topic, I opened MSCONFIG and took to the startup group eliminating anything that I did not really need at startup, including MSNSGS. Whenever there was a problem, the file MSGSRV32 always seemed to be involved.

Since then, touch wood, the machine has not faltered and I have seen no further mention of MSGSRV32. There has certainly been a general improvement in performance, not only reliability, but I fancy things have speeded up too.

For what it's worth, I though others might be interested in this little success.

Sam H
11-07-2002, 10:27 AM
Success stories are always welcome here as the info may come in handy to others later on.

csinclair83
11-07-2002, 12:05 PM
what stopped msgsrv32 from stuffing up the system?
i'm still having that problem...
and am not really getting a answer anywhere :(..i've appreciated all the help i;ve got on here but it wasnt the solution :(

I am using win98se

*Sparky*
11-07-2002, 06:52 PM
> When I bought this machine one year ago, it came
> loaded with Windows ME. This proved to be such a
> nightmare that I had the supplier replace ME with
> Windows 98SE. Problems continued, crashes, freezes,
> blue screens, errors and general unreliability. I
> despaired.

Does that mean there wasn't anything wrong with ME after all? ;\

I think ME has it all over 98se. My opinion. :)

godfather
11-07-2002, 08:00 PM
Agree Sparky
I once upgraded a pc from 98SE to ME based on the performance of ME on another unit. Wasnt sorry, and I used to be careful about what was running.
My rule of PC health was that if the PC would shut down in under 10 seconds all was good and stable.

However if you want to operate a PC with scant regard for stability, then you should load every trial program you can, have everything running together, delete programs using explorer, but just don't complain on forums that your Windows OS is junk.....

Baldy
11-07-2002, 08:05 PM
I agree Sparky....... my WinME runs beautifully (having said that, I have just reformatted in the last week.

I think its quite funny how XP seems to be a bit of a nightmare to some users

I hope to stay with ME for as long as poss.

Regards, BALDY :-)