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Windows 98se start up

By cindya929 ·
I am having difficulties with my computer starting. sometime it boots right up and sometimes I get a windows error. I just added a tv/fm card could that be the culprit?
Also, how to clear out the msconfig folder to remove all the old files that are in there?

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by gbrownlee In reply to Windows 98se start up


It is quite possible that the new card is the problem. Have you tried reseating it? What does the error message say?

To access msconfig, click start,run, type in msconfig and press enter.

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by sfc_gijoe In reply to Windows 98se start up

Please list the Windows error you are getting. I would look to hte web site for updated drivers.

To stop a file from loading you can uncheck it in msconfig. To delete all the unchecked files go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupreg

Make sure you back up first incase you delete something you needed

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by cglrcng In reply to Windows 98se start up

Easy way to clean up the startup folder, go to; www.easydesksoftware, download the tool Perfect Companion w/ the vb5 files attached, install and launch, the go to cleanup startup folder. It will ask if you want to keep or remove each installed item, I would of course review each and every item first...I personlly use the pacs-portal "full startups list" to determine what to keep and what goes.

BTW, did you add the appropriate driver for that card? Did you do so w/ the AV and all other programs off?

Good Luck!

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by mzy In reply to Windows 98se start up

This is either due to the mainboard having problems, or the new card causing conflicts.

Remove the new card from the system so that it becomes like before when there isn't the error. Then try to boot up. If all goes well, the card is the culprit. If not, your mainboard has problems.

To clear out msconfig folder, most of the entries should be located in this part of the registry:

HKLM|Software|Microsoft|Windows|Current Version|Run
HKLM|Software|Microsoft|Windows|Current Version|Run Services

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