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Windows 98SE won't open


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melval

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My desktop with Windows 98SE will not open the windows screen. It makes it thru the BIOS, the windows screen comes up and tries to start, then goes back to the screen with Safe Mode highlighted. It won't start in Safe either. After 2 or 3 attempts, turns computer off.
I have restored the registry and it says it restored OK. I've tried Scanreg/fix and got the following message:
Not enough memory. (Followed by command promp to use which when I do says incorred command prompt.
I believe this problem started after a power outage, but am not certain. I do not have a boot disc for this computer.
Can you give me any ideas?
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Good question, how much memory does your machine have? I've seen machines with only 32mb of memory that were expected to run fully updated win98se and that just doesn't cut it. You need more like 128mb and twice that would be better.
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I don't know how much memory it has since it won't open past the windows screen.
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On most machines if you hit the escape or tab key, or some other that might be mentioned on first boot, you will be able to see the POST screen and it will tell you how much memory it has, plus a lot of other data.
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