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Unable to boot up.

By samsalowitz ·
Each time a boot up is attempted, the following error message is received:

"THE COMPANION IS NOT WORKING. SHOULD THE PROBLEM PERSIST, PLEASE SEE YOUR VENDOR"

There is no indication as to which program is causing this message. No new programshave recently been installed. Windows 98 is being used.

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Unable to boot up.

by opatzg In reply to Unable to boot up.

Check your startup programs, scheduler, win.ini, for programs which could be causing this and remove them.

Otherwise get a new companion who'll work if it's a big issue to you.

Otherwise what external devices do you have USB or otherwise and are they all powered up?
Good luck. any more info would be helpful too.

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Unable to boot up.

by CaMom In reply to Unable to boot up.

Power off. Insert Windows boot disk. Power on and select load windows in safe mode without CD support. From desktop, r-click on my computer and view properties. Click on Device Manager tab. The device that is hanging up should be identified with a yellow exclamation mark. Click once on it then click on properties. Check the box that says disable in this profile and o.k. Then do a normal shut down and restart and restart your computer. Now you need to decide if the hardware was necessary and replace it.
Hope this helps.

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Unable to boot up.

by dmiles In reply to Unable to boot up.

Traditionally, TweakUI 1.33 is the first program I install after installing an OS (I didn't yet know about the XP version). As it happens, many of the settings in Tweak are different with WinXP than they are with Win98; one option on the Desktop tabthat did not appear on the 98 Desktop tab is "Search Results". Because I keep a clean Desktop with few icons, I had unchecked most of the Desktop selections, including that one.

If you have TweakUI 1.33 installed with XP, the "Search Results" box on the Desktop tab must be checked in order for the Search Companion to work properly.

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