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How can i make win98 work again

By Ryu98 ·
Hi I have a computer running win98 SE my problem is that im not able to work with my win applications i can see the background of the desktop but not the icons or the taskbar when i login. The taskbar appear when its loading windows but it disapper I can only move the mouse and that's it. I even press the CTRL-ESC to get the taskbar but it just beep. when i press ALT-CTRL-DEL i get the task list only showing this programs running, Vsstat, vshwin32, msgloop, msg32 I will appreciate any help in this matter.

Thanks in advance

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by maxwell edison In reply to How can i make win98 work ...

Install Windows over itself. That will repair and/or replace missing and/or damaged files while keeping your data an applications intact.

That may solve the problems you have. If not, you'll have to do a clean install.

Maxwell

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by PSX In reply to How can i make win98 work ...

I think you have a virus on your PC.
msgloop and msg32 are not standard start-up programs.

If it is not a virus then you can try a couple of things:
1) Move your mouse to all four sides of your screen. Many times you may have accidentally dragged your taskbar and/or resized it so that it is only a thin line.
2) Press CTRL+ESC (or the Windows logo key) and go into Settings -> Taskbar & Start Menu. Make sure the taskbar is not set to Autohide.

Also, try right-clicking. If a menu comes up, then select Properties and switch your resolution.

I do have a very strong feeling that you have a virus on your PC though.

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by konfigurator In reply to How can i make win98 work ...

MSGLOOP.EXE should be a WaveStream component which is provided in our kit to hook up with the Brooktree WaveStream CD. If you havnt ever installed this program, it could be a virus.
No matter of all you should start up your pc with a win 98 start disc and then start scanregw.exe from the windows directory of your harddisc (After booting from floppy you need to type c: (ENTER) and then cd windows (the name of your windows directory, could vary, too)).
This probram tries to repair your registry, i tried that several times after my pc had the same problems like yours, normally this is happening after a system crash). With a little luck, you can reboot after this procedure and work normally.

Best regards.

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by fury57 In reply to How can i make win98 work ...

My friend I am sorry but I tend to agree with the other 2 persons, Y O U H A V E A V I R U S!!!, Do 2 things, go and get a good Virus scanner, let the virus scanner do it's job, and If you do have a virus try to clean it up, if you can't then reinstall windows....but not on top of the one you are using I mean a fresh clean install, MEANING REFORMATING YOU HARD DRIVE AND REINSTALLING THE WHOLE SYSTEM FOLLOWED BY reinstallation of all you drivers and apps you use and AND DON'T FORGET THE GAMES. Wish You good luck!!!!!!!!!!!.

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by geffrey_m In reply to How can i make win98 work ...

Try booting into safe mode, and un-installing the last program you installed. If that does not work, try un-installing any anti-virus programs on the machine. After getting the desktop back, re-install the anti-virus program.

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