Win 98 start up problems

  wednesday 13 20:52 14 May 2005
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When I start up my PC normally, before I log in, the screen goes blank and appears to freeze, as when I start it in safe mode, it starts fine but on't load any programs. I was going to update it to Xp home but am having second thoughts.

Is it the graphics card or another problem? If the problem is too serious is it worth buying a new tower for just under £200 as it would be replacing a back up PC?

  Strawballs 20:54 14 May 2005

have you tried formatting and reinstalling 98

  wednesday 13 21:11 14 May 2005

How do you format win 98?

Is it possible to have 98 and Xp installed on it at the same time?

  TOPCAT® 21:15 14 May 2005

especially at the section "Windows 98 does not start in Safe Mode" TC.

click here;EN-US;Q188867#2

  Strawballs 21:16 14 May 2005

Yes but someone else will have to explain the details of that only done one at a time myself.
To formatt you need a 98 statup floppy or you can do it straight from the windows disk if you set the bios to boot from CD Rom first then put the disk in and reboot.

  TOPCAT® 21:16 14 May 2005

Sorry, try this: click here

  TOPCAT® 21:21 14 May 2005

If you are still unable to start Windows 98 in Safe mode, run the Windows Registry Checker (Scanreg.exe) tool as there may be a problem with the system registry. To start Windows Registry Checker, restart your computer, press and hold CTRL, choose Command Prompt Only, type scanreg, and then press ENTER.

  wednesday 13 21:26 14 May 2005

The start up problem is when I start it up normally, it is fine in safe mode

  wednesday 13 08:21 15 May 2005

It seems that it was ressolved by runnung it through diagnosis start up.

Thanks for the links and help though, they will come usefull in the future.

Thanks.

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