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The computer boots up and automatically selects safe mode,if you try to select anything else it shuts down,it also shuts down the second you hit a key,can't restore a previous registry because there isn't one.Help me please,I am so frustrated

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by dinotech In reply to Invalid VxD dynamic link ...

In safe mode, deselect all startup options through msconfig. Try booting with minimal drivers (option available on first tab). If the computer boots, then the problem lies in an application that is running when windows starts.

Also in Win98, you have several registry backups to choose from. If you have ever booted Win98, it will have at least one previous registry. use scanreg.exe at a console prompt. I can't offer more than that since its been a while using that utility, but there is a way to select a registry from a list of backups.

Let me know if you need further assistance

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by dinotech In reply to Invalid VxD dynamic link ...

TheChas is correct. Reseating ram might be necessary; and you might find a few dustbunnies running around in there.

A complete breakdown and rebuild of your machine might do some good: check to make sure you have enough airflow to cool the system. And it gives you good practice of how to rebuild a computer.

make sure you use a grounding strap or mat before touching any components.

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by TheChas In reply to Invalid VxD dynamic link ...

VXD problems are often signs of a memory problem.

If you added RAM shortly before this started, try removing the new RAM.

You should also try removing and re-seating your RAM modules.

It can be difficult to recover from VXD errors in W98.
I often end up deleting the VXD files, and re-installing Windows.

Chas

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