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pc freezes after win 98 screen comes up

By RG11 ·
When I turn on the pc immediately after I see
the windows 98 screen and it displays "loading rom options" the computer will freeze and stop with a solid black screen. Now the only way to get it to load to the desktop is if I press f8. What does F8 do and why does this happen???

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by SyscoKid In reply to pc freezes after win 98 ...

You have the Life_Stages bug, or remnants of it. Go here for a full description and a tool to fix it:

http://www.symantec.com/avcenter/venc/data/vbs.stages.a.html

(Delete any spaces when pasting that url in your browser).

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I'm awfully sorry, I posted this answer to the wrong question. Please excuse my stupidity.

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by SyscoKid In reply to pc freezes after win 98 ...

I'm awfully sorry, I posted this answer to the wrong question. Please excuse my stupidity.

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by yagar In reply to pc freezes after win 98 ...

First F8 brings up a menu that allows you to select several boot modes for the computer. In your case you probably want to or it goes to safe mode. Safe mode boots the computer with a minimal amount of drivers to get the computer up to diagnose any problems and fix them.


Now some questions

What has been changed since it booted last, any new software or hardware??

Have you downloaded anything from the web??

Did you change any settings?

E-mail some info to me an I will try and walk you through this

JP

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When I press F8 no menu comes up. I press f8 when the screen is solid black and as soon as I press it windows continues to load.

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by Spank In reply to pc freezes after win 98 ...

Boot to a startup menu and choose "step by step" conformation. As you do this it you should be able to find out what's loading when and what's locking up your machine. You can then change or remove it from your Autoexec.bat, etc.

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