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By Lori ·
I have a brand new hard drive that has been fdisked and formatted for Win98. I have only loaded Win98 and Office and am having some problems at startup. Sometimes Win98 will bring up the option screen to run in safe mode. If I choose safe mode and let Windows load, then restart my computer, Windows will load perfectly with no problems.
Any ideas or suggestions as to why it does this occassionaly?

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by jokeman In reply to Win98 startup problems

this could be a barrage of things.. looks like a driver isnt loading correctly,,

have u ran defrag and full scandisk.. after that i would go into device manager and check all devices for any conflicts... also double check your bios settings.. are u hitting any keys during the bootrup sequence if u are it will bring up the option screen depending on what keys you hit!!!

hopefully this helps..

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by binder In reply to Win98 startup problems

Dear Lori,
You have corrupted Windows 98 CAB files when you installed the OS. It is probably your CD that Contains the Windows 98, also make sure in your system BIOS, Setup - that your antiVirus Program is set to off mode.

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by brian In reply to Win98 startup problems

Run "msconfig" and do a selective startup. Uncheck all startup files and reboot. Run "msconfig " again, but this time select a single startup file and reboot again. Continue this process until you find which file contains the corrupted driver. Then you can troubleshoot the file that is giving you trouble. However, since you only have WIN98 and Office installed, I would probably reformat the drive and start over. It could be that a file was just installed improperly the first time.

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by dmiles In reply to Win98 startup problems

If you made a start up disk during installation,use it to boot the system and use it with out the cdrom support.It has diagnostics tools that will run diagnostics to give your system the files to complete a good start up

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