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vanishedice

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my computer starts up and only shows the screensaver. no desktop or anything i don't know what to do.
please help. it had windows 98
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peter99

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win98

start computer

tap the "F8 key" or the Ctrl key continuously until you get the startup menu .
If done properly you should get into the "Windows 98 Startup Menu
choose

safe mode command prompt only

type

scandisk c:\

to restore the registry at the command prompt type

scanreg /restore

choose a date to restore to
this will restore an earlier version of your registry. Once completed,
reboot the computer and this should resolve any issues that
may have occurred with your registry.
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peter99,
that was the solution. many thanks. geeks to go rocks.
vanishedice :whistling:
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