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By ebouza ·
My computer needs to be rebooted three times before I am able to get to my desktop. ie: I add a hardware or software and windows says to reboot, I reboot and then it locks the keyboard for the first two attemps, then on the third it boots just fine. I have uninstalled Windows 98 and reinstalled it, I have downloaded the updates for 98 no success. Can anyone please help?

Erick Bouza

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Noting that so little information has been provided, my first inclination would be to contact the manufacturer of your motherboard to check for BIOS updates. If you are uncertain about the updating process, you'd be well-advised to seek professional assistance. Good luck!

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Several answers, but first some questions.

1. Upgrading to windows 98? or is it a "fresh" load?

2. IE previously installed?

3. Type of computer? (Celeron, AMD, P1, P11, P111, etc,,,,)

4. RAM? (How much, type)

ANSWERS:

1. Windows 98 will run on 16M of ram, (barely!!!, 24 better, 56+ optimum)

2. Celeron processor??????

3. Not previously loaded IE, numerous problems. Solution is to dump all programs from the start menu that you do not normally start right away and unload all (especially Netscape) that you do not use. Make sure there are not two (normally incompatible) virus protection programs running at the same time.

4. If giving the old registry problem, reload backup registry and reboot, then you may havea bad spot on the disk and the registry is not properly loading to the hard drive. Clean the CD may work.

These are just some thoughs, from many reloads.

GOOD LUCK!

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by zlitocook In reply to Need to reboot three time ...

Hey try a diffrent key board. Some keyboard setups confuse windows:")If its one of those fansy keyboards with the internet keys try a plain $10.00 keyboard. Is it a infared or usb keyboard? If you have a regular plug in back use it first.

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by glenmark26 In reply to Need to reboot three time ...

IF you done everything with fresh reinstallation of os,Did you check your MEMORY try to isolate w/ other memory,Maybe there is some Phsycal deffective of your harddrive,Did you try run scandisk w/surface scan /autofix.

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