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Win98 only boots in safemode

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by jtn3833, Sep 14, 2004.

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  1. jtn3833

    jtn3833 Thread Starter

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    I'm trying to save an old Compaq Presario running Win98. Using a boot disc I could install Win95 instead and probably go on living but I'd rather it have 98 (the restore disc to which I do not have). If I boot it normally it will lock up at the Win98 splash screen. In safe mode I ran scandisc on both hard drives and both detected no problems.
    I thought the primary hard drive had crashed, but in safe mode everything seems fine. Device Manager shows no problems, either.
    Any suggestions?
     
  2. dai

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    in safe mode go into msconfig/startup and untick everything,reboot normally
    if it boots ok,then retick the boxes one at a time until you find the offending item.
    if you need it reinstall if you don't leave untick or uninstall
     
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