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Solved: Won't boot into Normal mode

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by sjpritch25, Jan 27, 2006.

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  1. sjpritch25

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    I am not to familier with Windows 95. I have a friends computer and it won't boot into Normal Mode. I can get into safe mode no problem. Anyone know what could be causing this???? Thanks
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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    Try installing msconfig or another startup manager (you will have to download to floppy or burn to a CD).

    http://www2.whidbey.net/djdenham/Msconfig.htm

    Use it to disable startup programs in the Startup tab menu and see if one is the culprit.

    You can also use the "step by step" confirmation method from the boot menu.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q136337

    The Win98 startup troubleshooting method will work if you use a Startup manager like msconfig:

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;q188867

    If none of the startup programs appear to be causing the problem, try loading a Standard VGA driver.
     
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    Thanks i will try those tomorrow morning and get back to you then. Thanks!!!(y)
     
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    I ran a bootlog and i found that every single Windows Font would not load. How do i replace those fonts?????
     
  5. Rollin' Rog

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    Is there a "Fonts" folder in the control panel? If so there should be an "install" option. But the CD or cabinet files would probably be needed to complete it.

    Check also to see if there is a "Fonts" folder in Windows. I don't think the missing fonts are preventing a normal boot. Typically if critical fonts are missing you get a GDI fault like this one:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q146904/
     
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    I found that out too. However, i am not sure my friend still has his Windows 95 Disc. I have a Windows 98 disc. Could i use that to extract the font files. I found this Microsoft link http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=234749. What do you think.
     
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    As far as I know the fonts should be more or less the same. So yes, I think it's dooable. Anyway it is certainly worth trying.
     
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    Thanks for all your help. I was able to boot into normal mode, however, it would take a couple of minutes. Why, because Mcafee was scanning the computer every restart. Thanks for the neat msconfig tool. I installed it and stopped some programs from auto starting. My bossess younger daughter uses it for here disney games only. Thanks again. I will go ahead and close this thread....
     
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    Great, I imagine the McAfee scan was configured through autoexec.bat. I've never liked things scanning on startup and that is a common source of problems in Win9x. You really don't need anything in autoexec.bat or config.sys for a "normal" windows startup.

    The "solved" tag does not actually close the thread -- something we don't normally do anyway. You can always still respond to it for any further related problems.

    You're most welcome for the help.
     
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