OK, I've done a little more research on this issue. I found this article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/249321
Does it say "saving your settings" before going back to the logon screen? If so, this article may apply to you. I looked at all of the fixes on the page and thought that repairing the master boot record (mbr) seemed like the easiest fix. Go to this website and download the windows 98 se oem bootdisk http://www.bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm
Presuming you have a floppy drive, insert a new floppy disk in the drive and run the executable program you just downloaded. This will create a windows 98 boot disk. Restart your computer with the floppy disk in the drive and a windows 98 setup program should load. If it doesn't load, but goes straight to windows, you will have to configure bios to boot from your floppy drive. As you first boot up your computer, there is usually something tells you to press a particular to key to enter setup. Hit that key. If it doesn't tell you what key to hit try esc, try delete, and try F1. If I don't know which one to use I will usually hit all three one after another. Once you are into setup. Look for something that allows you to altar the boot order. Make sure that FDD or Floppy Drive is in the first slot. Be sure to save changes and exit. (usually F10). When your computer reboots it will boot from the floppy drive and windows 98 setup should load. When you get the command prompt type FDISK /MBR This will rewrite your master boot record. Take the floppy out of the disk drive and reboot. If this fixes the problem, you should be able to log into windows.a
If you do not have a floppy drive, it is possible to put the windows 98 setup program on a cd, but is tricky. It might be easier just to temporarily install a floppy drive on your computer.
If that fix doesn't work, I found another page that seemed relevant accept that the fixes on it are geared towards Windows XP http://www.kellys-ko..._wel_screen.htm
Edited by Sarah Jane Smith, 09 April 2008 - 04:42 PM.