- Dec 29, 2000
My father runs an old Compaq Presario with Win98se. This last week his system stopped booting up. It would get to the Windows splash screen and lock up. I can start it up in Safe Mode but I can't find out what's wrong with it. Device Manager shows no hardware problems. I started the computer using the confirm every action function and it locked up after "Device=C:\ESSOLO.SYS" but I don't know if that has anything to do with it.