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PC hangs at Beeping Cursor

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Andrea Andreou, Jan 23, 2002.

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  1. Andrea Andreou

    Andrea Andreou Thread Starter

    Oct 1, 2001

    Can anyone please offer some advice.

    I have recently purchased a new PC with windows 98 SE pre-installed.
    I have setup the PC and installed all software that I require. Now for some reason when I boot up the PC the following happens:

    - Beeps twice during bootup.
    - goes directly into microsoft 98 status menu and into safe mode
    - runs scandisk
    - then goes to windows 98 screen and then hangs at a beeping

    I have rebooted and shutdown the computer many times but I still get the above result.

    Many thanks for your assistance

  2. brianF


    Dec 2, 1999
    Possibility is to boot to the dos prompt and restore a previous registery

    at the c prompt type

    scanreg /restore

    choose a registry from before the boot problem.

    Note: You will have to reinstall anything that you installed after the restored registry date.
  3. Linkmaster


    Aug 11, 2001
    Hi Andrea, Its sounds like you have a memory problem. Is the PC factory built? Or did some one build it for you? You need to check to see that your memory is seated properly!
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