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Windows 98SE problem after re-install

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Crickets23, Feb 5, 2005.

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  1. Crickets23

    Crickets23 Thread Starter

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    Thanks to help from the forum I got Windows 98SE re-installed on an old Gateway PC. Briefly, I had to re-install Windows 95, then Windows 98 over it, then upgrades to 98SE (mainly because I didn't have the full Win98 disc at the time to start with).
    Now it starts up fine, but after sitting for a while and after it shuts down in power saver mode, the screen turns to a multi-colored bunch of columns of little squares and rectangles. Pressing a key doesn't return it to the desktop screen and I just have to turn the power off and start it back up and it works fine after that. I didn't want to install any programs or internet onto the PC until I get this straightened out, just in case I had to re-install something all over, but I'm hoping it's just a quick setting or something that needs to be changed, (and not a virus).
    Thanks for any suggestions.
     
  2. rebelmusic

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    Go to Start>Settings> Power options

    look for power save mode or system standby and change it to never
     
  3. bearone2

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    98se is old enuff that you should be able to get the full, legit copy from a computer shop for a few $$$.

    95 to 98 to se, upgrades are trouble.
     
  4. Crickets23

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    Thanks - I'll go ahead and do that, and I'll keep an eye out for the full 98SE disc just to keep around - it sure would have come in handy when I was trying to re-install all this.
     
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