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Win98SE Takes 2 hours to start up

I have a Win98 SE PC which i have VPN Client and Terminal services client on. Internet access is by ISDN. on start up this PC takes around 2 hours to boot into normal mode.

Any Ideas ?

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by djent In reply to Win98SE Takes 2 hours to ...

without more info it sounds like time to start over. backup data, wipe drive, reinstall clean.

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Late reply I know

by jmellitas In reply to Win98SE Takes 2 hours to ...

I wouldnl't wait 2 hours. it would take less time to rebuild and start all over again.

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by Ron Larson In reply to Win98SE Takes 2 hours to ...

It sounds like the Bios or the OS is having a hard time finding the hard drive. If you are using a second software to access the HD. see if you can remove it and update the BIOS. I would then reimage the HD or do a new install of Win98.
Maxtor usesa program to access the HD in older HD's that gives that problem by reformating Fdisk removes that partition.

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