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Problem with Window 98 locking up on specific actions

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by WaltS, Sep 13, 2003.

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  1. WaltS

    WaltS Thread Starter

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    I just a PC from spare parts and did a fresh load of Windows 98 SE. The installation went without any problems but now when I try to click on the Start button my cursor disappears and the system freezes. I cannot even use Ctrl-Alt-Del to shut it down. I tried a different hard drive with a working copy of Win 98 on it. I have swapped out Ram and tried a different mouse.
     
  2. walkeriam

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    Have you tried starting it in SAFE MODE? If it will start in SAFE MODE go to the DEVICE MANAGER and see if there is any conflicts reported (yellow exclamation marks).

    If it works OK in Safe Mode chances are it is a device driver conflict which may show up in Device Manager.

    Let us know what you find out.
     
  3. WaltS

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    The only conflicts that come up are with the sound card. The locking up occured even before I put the sound card back in, but I will remove it and try again. Thanks
     
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    Bump
     
  5. walkeriam

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    I assume since you bumped this to the top that removing the sound card didn't fix the problem?

    How did you remove it, by taking it completely out of the PCI slot or just right clicking it in DEVICE MANAGER and clicking remove or BOTH?

    Does it run OK in SAFE MODE?
     
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