Today when I turned on my computer it hung just before loading my desktop. The Windows ME splash screen loaded properly and the Windows ME chime went off properly.
However, after the chime, the computer did nothing else. The desktop didn't load and I couldn't even see my taskbar. The only thing that seems to work is the keyboard and mouse.
I hit Alt-Ctrl-Delete and noticed that the only program running was "Bcmdmmsg". After rebooting a few times, I noticed that 'Explorer.exe' started to run after a reboot, but then the program appeared to close (because it no longer showed up in Task Manager).
I'm starting to think that the reason for my desktop not loading is Explorer.exe not being open. Does anyone have any thoughts?
Again, I can't get into the Start bar or My Computer to check anything; however, I do have a boot disk - so I can get to DOS. Someone told me to edit my 'shell=' line so I did that. I changed it to 'shell=progman.exe'. However, this didn't do anything. I have since changed it back to 'shell=explorer.exe'.
I'd really appreciate any help you could provide! Thank you for your time!