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The Windows 98 booting freeze

By ebarkovic ·
Symptom= Windows 98 hangs in the booting screen and can occasionally boot into safe mode successfully.

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The Windows 98 booting freeze

by Russ Werner In reply to The Windows 98 booting fr ...

If this system has been running and now freeses, try safe mode and disable the last program or feature you installed.
If this is a new installation, try returning to 16 colors and 640x460 resolution.
In either case if these do not work, try takingthe system to a bare miminum configuration. Remove all extra startup programs and modems, sound cards, video drivers. If it starts then, add them one at a time. You have installed something that is causing a conflict.
If all fails, fdisk, format, amd do a clean install. Add one thing at a time, and insure the system responds.
Good Luck.

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The Windows 98 booting freeze

by estebandelatorre In reply to The Windows 98 booting fr ...

I assumed that the system had worked fine for some time and now the problem appears...

2 possible errors
a.- New Driver or program causing the conflict. If you remember the program or driver, just remove it.
b.- HD failure. Althought it pass the scadisk verification, the disk still have some write-verify problems.

a.- Boot in safe mode, set display to svga standart PCI 640*480
Remove any nic and modem cards.
Issue a start/run/sysedit.exe and verify the startup files, specially config.sys, autoexec.bat and any system.ini run= statement. If something looks strange to your system, put a REM and reboot.
Boot in DOS and try a copy of the pagefile.sys (disk malfunction)

Good luck

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