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Win 98 Startup Prob Causing High Blood Pressure

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Can I run this prob by you all? :tazz: ;)

On start up:

Press the start button - computer does its thing: black screen,
video card ram count, computer ram count, detects all devices,
windows screen, desktop wallpaper with hourglass, hourglass turns
to a cursor. Stops right there. I Do not get my application icons
and cursor freezes there.

I know that I should go into SAFE MODE and do something to get
it straightened out, but I don't know what.

As you can tell by now, I am not a POWER USER.

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Obviously, you have a second computer, so if you could drop over to the download section and grab a copy of hijack this, we might be able to clean what is happening in your startup.

If not, reboot into safemode and then go to START > RUN and type

Go to startup tab, uncheck everything except system tray,
go to System tab, check BOOT section, look for SHELL=, then report what is found
Go to win.ini tab, check the WINDOWS section, uncheck LOAD AND RUN (anything there)
Go to autoexec tab and uncheck everything
go to config.sys tab adn uncheck everything

Reboot, normally, does the problem recur?
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