can't type in browser, can't update windows
I have two issues, and I think they are related...
I'm working on a win98 machine with IE6, and it hadn't been updated in some time. I was trying to complete all of the updates through windowsupdate when the "Scan for Updates" button failed on the website. When I click on "Scan for updates" the scan does not begin, and the "Pick updates to install" button disappears. Also, when I click on "View installation history" noting appears. When I go to help>about in IE, it errors out with error 96, closing the "about" window, but not IE.
Second, I'm unable to type in text boxes in web forms. for example, if I go to google, I can't type in search terms. This also occurs on the microsoft.com search function as well.
I've tried reducing privacy and security settings as low as they'll go to no avail. Also, I do have java enabled on the machine. It did have adaware and spybot, but I have since removed them also without success.
I'll try to learn anything you'll teach me...