hangup at bootup

  chippy+ 20:11 28 Sep 2003

Ihave refomatted and reinstalled w98se on my daughters comp but it dos'nt start up first it sometimes takes two or three times to complete startup I have stoppe all unneeded programs at msconfig but it dos'nt help when it dose start up every thing us fine the programs are fast to change I have defraged cleaned out internet file
any ideas
ps cananyone supply me with wxp support tool files thanks

  sil_ver 21:37 28 Sep 2003

This could be a problem with the HDD not spinning up fast enough. There is a way (I believe) for a setting in BIOS to be altered to delay the startup but I don't know where it is to be found. Perhaps someone reading this will be able to help.

  Ironman556 21:54 28 Sep 2003

How far through boot do you get?

Have you tried typeing "SFC" into the run box and running the system file checker?

Have you tried a thorough scandisk to pick up bad sectors etc?

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