WINDOWS 95 SYSTEM UPDATES and/or WINDOWS 98 SYSTEM UPDATES:
Get 'em while you still can!
And then down load the rest of the "critical and other beneficial updates" for Windows 98.
Available from Microsoft: A new TweakUI, MS Virtual Machine and Service Pack 1 for IE5.5.
Less is more: Remove the Mystery Behind Windows Registry and do it the easy way at EasyTweak.
Faster than MSTechnet, the Windows IT professional's free online technical reference library may be less comprehensive but it's a lot easier to use.
You can troubleshoot Win98SE shutdown problems or just download and install the Win98 Shutdown Supplement.
"The most common problem reported is known as "DLL Hell": After installing a new application, one or more existing programs quit working." Read this for fun because although the author admits that "problems will be much easier to find and fix," the cure lies elswhere than the Windows Operating System.
Resource Management: What not to load at startup.
"This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down." If you'd like to find out why click up the Windows 98 and Windows Me Error Message Resource Center. Even if it won't help, it can't hurt.
Improve the performance of Win95/98 Drive Defragmentation. Download Power Defrag.