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Windows 98 SE re-installation


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bake23

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Hello to all. I have an old CTX computer that was given to me. It was running on Windows 98 SE. Only specs I know is that it has a 4 Gig Hard Drive, 128 megs of RAM. I reformatted the drive because window did not start up. It would go through boot up and after that would it would just stall with a black screen and the hour glass pointer in the middle of the screen. After reformatting the drive, it now will only boot up with the Windows 98 cd in the CD-Rom drive and only in Safe Mode. If I try booting it up on Normal Mode a message appears saying:
Windows

A fatal exception OD has occurred at 046F:0002AB4. The current
application will be terminated.
* Press any key to terminate the current application

Then back to Safe Mode. I ran ScanDisk and no errors were found on the folders and Surface test. Don't know what else to do. Please help. Thanks.
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Boot the PC and keep tapping F8 key until you get options, select command prompt only, if you get this, type scanreg.exe /fix then press enter, when it says registry repaired, press enter then press ctrl + alt + delete keys together to reboot, see if it will load normal
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Hey Keith,

Did as you said and still receiving same message.
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As you aren't very far in, having just formatted the drive, you could format it again, and hope for a better result.

You can run system file checker, but if any files are missing, you won't get the CD ROM drive to run in safe mode
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