win 98 stuck?????? need quick replys

  hubdean 17:19 05 Nov 2004

win 98 se
my brother inlaws comoputer is stuck
the mouse moves very slow or no at all
he was trying to put in some new usb ports & it crashed on start up
is there a way to restart it with out losing any data

im off to try & sort it

  matt1234 17:22 05 Nov 2004

ok i may need more details of your problems but it sounds like a currupt driver try uninstalling with the device in!!! Normally with xp id say restore it back but with 98se its hard work!!!

  hubdean 17:27 05 Nov 2004

what if theres no way its just stuck
is there a programe / disk to down load
that will sall we say jump start it
or will i have to reformat it to factory settings

  Diemmess 17:29 05 Nov 2004

To play it safe for the moment, switch off and remove the usb card.

Then boot using the startup floppy. At the A:> prompt type C: and Enter.

At the C:> prompt type scanreg /restore and Enter.

Select a date just before the recent trouble and it should go with that and boot as you had things on that date.

After you are back again try once more - very carefully......!

  hubdean 17:32 05 Nov 2004

ok thankyou 4 help
im off now to try & sort it
will try what you said

let u know what happens

  Pidder 18:54 05 Nov 2004

Tried Safe Mode? Switch off then on and hold Ctrl down when you boot up.

  hubdean 15:29 06 Nov 2004

hard drive was no good
took hour to get to 5%
new hard drive fitted
all well

  woodchip 15:37 06 Nov 2004

Start the Computer with a Win98se Floppy disc, at A:\> type SCANREG /RESTORE press Enter then restore a Date before he started tring to fit the USB card

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