I use Windows 98 and have tried and tried to upgrade an old version of Internet Explorer 4 to version 6. I went to the Windows Update web page and discovered that I needed to download 24 critical updates. The download was going fine. considering my slow dial-up connection speed. But with only fifteen minutes to go, this message came on screen: "stopping in 5 seconds." With that, my monitor went dark and the power turned off. I had to turn my PC on again only to find that I still had IE 4 and everything responded slower. Even right-clicking took nearly a minute to respond. No longer could I access any web site. I'm wondering if perhaps I tried to download too many updates at once. Any suggestions? Also, my Windows taskbar has NOT been at the bottom of the screen where it should be. It is on the right side of the screen, with the Start button at the top. Has anyone heard of such a thing? It has been this way for some time so I know my downloading did not cause it. I hope I don't need a new CPU because my financial situation is shaky. But something needs to be done. I know I need to upgrade my Internet Explorer browser but how can I do this when I've already tried this by downloading updates and that only seems to get me nowhere. Help!!
Thank you. janda5