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Windows 98 Bootup

By john.biddlecombe ·
My PC starts to bootup, after the first windows 98 screen appears it then loops back and tries to boot up again.
I can get it up in safe mode but what do I need to do to repair it

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by dmiles In reply to Windows 98 Bootup

1) First off start off by running the system virus scan to check the drives for any viruses
2)Click on Start-->Programs-->Accessories-->and select system tools,run the scandisk utility to check drives for any errors,somtimes drives sectors or fileson the drive become corrupt,you can select through button to fix any errors
3)Open the case and see if your cpu fan is turning,if fan is not operating properly it can heating problem and this in turn causes dthe system to act strangely.

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by danpiers In reply to Windows 98 Bootup

If your system is (or at one time was) a Packard Bell, you need to remove the line in your CONFIG.SYS file that calls the EMM386 driver. You can do this while in SAFE mode, using the SYSEDIT command at the START/RUN dialog box. Then re-boot and let the system go into NORMAL mode. Good luck.

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by skutts In reply to Windows 98 Bootup

I had an almost identical problem caused by a corrupt win.com file. try copying a known good win.com into the c:\windows directory (making sure its the same version first!)

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by Jeff Green In reply to Windows 98 Bootup

Determine whether or not there was a change to the system, hardware or software that precipitated this problem. Has new hardware/software been added? Registry or Autoexec/Config changes? Removal of offending pieces like these has been known to help.

The CPU may be over heating. You should check to see that your processor fan and exhaust fan are working correctly.. also if there is a lot of dust on your working fan, it may not cool the chassis correctly and cause such anomalies.

Hit ESCon the Win 98 screen. It will remove itself and you will see DOS screen. Check it for any possible error messages from the Autoexec/Config or any others..

..Have Fun

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by reference In reply to Windows 98 Bootup

Try booting into safe mode, click start->Run and type msconfig. this will bring up a diagnostics/troubleshooting utility. from here you can disable config.sys, autoexec.bat, win.ini, system.ini, and any startup items you have. I would try disabling everything first, then try booting. if it boots o.k., then try adding one thing back in at a time. Once you determine which process is choking, then you'll have the wonderful task of finding which statement in this process is causing the failure.
Good Luck!

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by reference In reply to Windows 98 Bootup

ohh yeah...if msconfig thing doesn't allow you to boot into windows, then the only other thing I can think is that you either have a bad piece of hardware, or you have a severe registry problem. Another thing you could try is boot directly to a command prompt only and type scanreg /restore. from here you will be able to restore a registry based on a date..like the day before this problem first appeared. BUT...I would definitely try the msconfig thing first!

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