Can't Safe boot on an old 95 machine

  scales 14:30 02 Apr 2003

Hi, I've got an old 95 machine that is working fine but it hasn't been defragged for about three years. When I try to boot it up in safemode, up pops the menu and when safe is chosen the screen goes blank then pops up the menu again and then hangs. I can boot it up in normal mode and in DOS prompt but not in safe mode. Any ideas? I have done this in the dim and distant past with no problems.
I use the 95 machine to run some DOS based applications that won't run on later Windows.

  professor 15:11 02 Apr 2003

just defrag the HD you say it "hangs" when in actuality its probably trying to find the bits it needs to boot in safe mode i also estimate that if u use that pc often the HD is probably about 90% fragmented--very very very bad


  mad2477 15:16 02 Apr 2003

yeh, get disk-keeper 7.0 trial and get defragging, u'll notice the overall performance increase straight away. I once fiddled with my msconfig and safe mode kept on dieing, i had to formatt my hard drive.

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