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hey, when i try to boot up a friends computer with windows 98, windows would lock up when the desktop icons are about to appear and then goes to a black screen. i have no idea what the problem is, has anyone had this happen to them before?
 
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In that case you could try a scanreg /restore.

Boot up in safe mode then click on Start > Shutdown > Restart in MSDOS mode.

At the C:\ prompt type in .....scanreg /restore .... note the space after scanreg.

Select a prior date (but not the oldest).
 
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Click on Start > Run and type in ...msconfig... hit OK.

Click on Start up.

Uncheck every box EXCEPT Scan registry; System tray; Your AV and your Firewall.

Click Apply - OK.

Reboot.
 

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still nothing, is there anyway i could upgrade to windows xp from msdos ?
 
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If you remain patient someone else will offer their advice.

There are many with vast expertise on this site.
 

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1069 said:
If you remain patient someone else will offer their advice.

There are many with vast expertise on this site.

i hope =[
 
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Hey keebs,

Do you have a "start-up" floppy ? If not.....try googling one for "windows98 start up disk".....give that a try.
 
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One more thought -

Go back into msconfig > startup and remove the checkmark against your AV and Firewall -DO NOT ACCESS THE INTERNET - DO NOT LEAVE THE SYSTEM UNPROTECTED - this is just to check.

If the condition persists / or is resolved remember to go back and recheck the boxes.
 
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