Aol 8.0 crashing XP pro

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Lestat077, Nov 15, 2002.

  1. Lestat077

    Lestat077 Guest

    I upgraded to aol 8.0 and it keeps crashing my system into rebooting. Is there anything to do to stop this? any one having this problem? I just restored my pc today and install 8.0 and the same crap happens.

    I click on icon to start aol it loads it crashes. And aol techs don't know there ass from a hole in the ground. mad:

    Im on a

    AMD Athlon 1.5 ghz
    OS:XP Pro
    geforce Ti 4600
    640 mb ram:
     
  2. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    Hi Lestat077

    welcome to XP-erience

    does AOL 7 work ???

    this is more than likely a driver issue modem or sound

    somehow you need to download the latest drivers

    onboard software modems are usually the biggest culprits

    :cool:
     
  3. Lestat077

    Lestat077 Guest

    Aol 7.0 works fine
    I have all the lastest drivers for all my hardware.
    I uninstalled 8.0 and went back to 7.0 thats how I got online in the 1st place :D.
    But I have install 8.0 again after my 1st post and im still not getting any where. I don't think its a modem issue

    my aol 8.0 crashes on the loading. its gets to 100% then it crashes when it starts to go to log on screen and my system reboots
    thxs for reply
     
  4. Rob16299

    Rob16299 OSNN Junior Addict

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    DELETE AOL. :)
     
  5. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    I find that AOL crashes everything; especially Windows 98 :p

    7.0 is somewhat the best of all of them I think.
     
  6. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    And Lestat. Welcome To Xp-erience!
     
  7. dpr

    dpr NTFS Junkie

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    What version of AOL are you using, the US version or UK? I am using aol 8 us and am having no problems, but I tried the uk version of aol and had problems
     
  8. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    I've been using AOL since version 4

    I can say without a shadow of a doubt that AOL 7 is the buggiest piece of you know what ever to reside on my machine

    AOL 8 is the best yet IMHO

    :p :p :p :p

    I still think its driver related
    or maybe a corrupt version of AOL
    mmmm highly unlikely


    :cool:
     
  9. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    AOL 8 america is a GM version (golden master)

    AOL 8 uk is a beta version

    but it still shouldn't be crashing your machine
     
  10. aol 8 is kinda bad for me aswell. i keep getting speed below 40kb/sec now. on 7 i was getting 90+. damn try to use 7.0 it should still be installed/
     
  11. screw 8.0 i'm getting 94kb/sec using aol 7.0

    maybe i should see if there's a bit more updated version of 8 out there?
     
  12. stealer

    stealer Guest

    Are people still using AOL. I thought everybody had wised up by now.

    Anyway, Never ever upgrade AOL as soon as they come out with a new version. Wait at least 6 months to 1 year. They should get the bugs out by then. I have seen every new version of AOL screw up so many peoples computers it's not funny.

    Good Luck

    Stealer
     
  13. stealer. if u dont know what you are talking about dont say nothing. aol is pretty fune program. so what that it has couple bug? you using windows? that thing got even more bugs
     
  14. stealer

    stealer Guest

    You say I don't know what I am talking about. That's a good one. For the last 3 years I have done onsite warranty work for stores like BEST BUY, Office max, etc, etc. I would usually do about 100 calls a month. I saw more computers with AOL on them in a year than you will see in your whole life. When I say that it screws up LOTS of people computers I do know what I am talking about.
    Have fun
    Stealer
     
  15. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Lestat077 here is what you first need to do. Right click my computer/properties/advanced/startup & recovery/settings. Turn off auto restart. Now when you try & load AOL you will get an error box popping up. Let us know what the error is.
     
  16. never yet i have seen it screw up a whole computer. been using it my self for about 3 years. so do my friends. every thing is allright. except that my aol 8.0 is extremely slow. that's about it
     
  17. Aol 8.0

    I have been using aol 8.0 usa for ages never had any problems,

    Aol 8.0 connects faster and also has auto reconnect if the connection fails which is a huge improvement.

    Maybe its a hardware malfunction, i think it is the best aol ever !
     
  18. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    Both you, poolmanmichael and mafia, you're both insane.

    :happy:

    You don't know what AOL can do to a machine. Especially one running Win 98.
     
  19. Jahya

    Jahya Guest

    As a member of the Anti-AOL coalition, I can be of absolutely zero assistance except to say get rid of AOL, format your computer and start over with a new (better and cheaper) ISP.

    :eek:
     
  20. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

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    Jahya

    the choice of ISPs' in the UK is quite poor and broadband still isn't available to most parts of the country
    so called unlimited access among all the major UK ISPs' reserve the right to boot you every few hours

    except 1

    & thats AOL :eek:

    AOL software is just like any other complex software
    its either going to work well or not work at all
    ( modem driver conflicts are a common problem )

    I've been lucky so far AOL has never let me down

    & thats going back to the days of me P166 win98 & AOL4

    if there was a better alternative I would use it but there's not :(

    :cool: