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Windows 98 Crashes

By mastertype ·
I have been having problems with Windows 98 crashing at various times throughout the day. Then it crashes (totally freezes up) numerous times during the reboot process.

The problem is not consistent, and I cannot duplicate the problems that are causing the system to crash.

Also, whenever I run the Windows defrag program to defragment my hard drive, it seems to get to about 91% complete and then the system freezes up - every time I run the Windows defrag program. Any help would be greatly appreciated here. My hard disk is about 60% defragmented and I cannot get it to defragment completely.

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by dmiles In reply to Windows 98 Crashes

You did not mention any error messages were coming up at the time of freezing.
Check to make sure their are no programs running in the back ground at the time of defrag.(anti virus)
Update the BIOS if you need to.
Run scan disk to check for any hard disk errors.
Disable the power management
Do an update to your video driver.

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by mastertype In reply to Windows 98 Crashes

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by joeuser In reply to Windows 98 Crashes

I'd try defraging that disk in safe mode (f8 during boot up). if defragging is done and problem remains...and its freezing during reboot, I'd check for any overclocking, faulty ram, bad hardware.
good luck

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by mzy In reply to Windows 98 Crashes

This problem is not specific. If you are running programs like Adobe Photoshop, you may not have enough RAM to run programs, therefore it will freeze or crash. Another problem could be your hard disk problem, it may have an error. Try using scandiskor Norton Disk Doctor. As for the defragmenting, I would also advice you to try it in safe mode, but using Norton Speed Disk is faster. Both Norton programs are good substitutions for the Windows Scandisk and Disk Defragmenter. Hope these will solveyour problem, Maozy.

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by -Q-240248 In reply to Windows 98 Crashes

Run scandisk and do a surface test. You may have some bad sectors...HD going bad...

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by mattyre In reply to Windows 98 Crashes

I have Windows 98 and have many of tose problems. As far as the defrag goes... shut down as many of the runningitems as you can without closing down the system, especially close down all networking items. use the .. ctrl alt del keys to shutdown apps then restart the defrag

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