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Won't boot; goes to safe mode


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Feverpitch

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I recently defragmented, and that's where my problem begins.

Now when I turn on the computer, Windows 98 appears on the screen but will not load. After I reset, I'm taken to a screen with 7 choices, and the Safe Mode choice is highlighted. I attempted to reload Windows 98 from the E (DVD-ROM) drive, but My Computer does not show this drive as an option in safe mode -- neither does Add/Remove programs' Install button -- , so I can't access the CD to reload Windows.

Here's my Hijack This log, if it helps.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:39:56 AM, on 1/1/99
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Unable to get Internet Explorer version!

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\DESKTOP\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = about:blank
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://www.yahoo.com/search/ie.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = about:blank
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = about:blank
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = about:blank
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) = http://my.netzero.ne...ch?r=minisearch
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Local Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by America Online
R3 - URLSearchHook: URLSearchHook Class - {37D2CDBF-2AF4-44AA-8113-BD0D2DA3C2B8} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\NZSEARCH\NZSEARCHENH.DLL
O2 - BHO: PBlockHelper Class - {4115122B-85FF-4DD3-9515-F075BEDE5EB5} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETSCAPE INTERNET SERVICE\NETSCAPE WEB ACCELERATOR\PBHELPER.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: @msdxmLC.dll,-1@1033,&Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] c:\windows\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] c:\windows\taskmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SBWatchDog.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SBUtils\SBWatchDog.EXE /l
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CHotKey] mk9805.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CARPService] carpserv.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [RealTray] C:\Program Files\Real\RealPlayer\RealPlay.exe SYSTEMBOOTHIDEPLAYER
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\QTTASK.EXE" -atboottime
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Netscape] C:\Program Files\Common Files\ISPCOMP\InstallService.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [winmodem] WINMODEM.101\wmexe.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] mstask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunOnce: [WarnTimeChanged] rundll32 shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL timedate.cpl,,/m
O9 - Extra button: Real.com - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Shdocvw.dll
O16 - DPF: {6BE6BDA4-394F-11D3-B6AF-00105AA51E4C} - http://www.dash.com/DashInst.cab
O16 - DPF: {4E330863-6A11-11D0-BFD8-006097237877} (InstallFromTheWeb ActiveX Control) - http://www.installfr...ll/iftwclix.cab
O19 - User stylesheet: (file missing)
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Neil Jones

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CD Units don't work in Safe Mode under Windows 95, 98 or ME which kind of defeats the whole point of safe mode in the first place.

You should be able to boot straight off the Windows 98 CD by changing the boot options in your BIOS to boot from CD first.
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Thanks for your help. How exactly do I change the boot options in my BIOS to boot from CD first? I'm not familiar with the BIOS.
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When you start your computer, check the boot-screen for setup key, some require you to press DEL key to enter setup

You may have to go into the Advanced Bios Features or Boot Sequence to choose Boot Devices, choose first boot device to CDROM and second boot device to HARD DRIVE

You can press F10 to save settings.
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