Windows 98 Startup

  nicolas500 20:13 18 Dec 2004

For the past few months, when I start up my computer, I end up with a screen "MS Windows 98 Startup Menu". It then provides me with six different options with default 1 being "normal". There is also a timer for 30 seconds. By either pressing enter or just letting it run for 30 seconds, the startup continues without any problems. I just want to know why I suddenly got this screen and if it can be deleted. The startup process also seems to be taking much longer than previously. I have Windows 98SE. Any advice would be appreciated.

  woodchip 20:37 18 Dec 2004

Go to start\Run type MSCONFIG on the first page you should have a tick in ether of selective startup box or Normal start mode

  nicolas500 20:55 18 Dec 2004

Thanks but I already checked this and it still continues in the same way. Any other suggestions?

  woodchip 20:59 18 Dec 2004

Try running SFC from run box with Win98 CD in comp

  woodchip 21:02 18 Dec 2004

PS have you also checked in MSCONFIG the Advanced button, "there should not be a tick in the box" to start with show startup menu

  nicolas500 09:41 20 Dec 2004

Thanks, Woodchip. "Enable Startup" was ticked in the advanced section. I have removed this and the computer starts up normally. Your advice was much appreciated, thanks.

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