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windows98 only starts up in Save Mode

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Hi guys and girls,

Since a few days ago my windows 98 only starts up in save mode. The day before I downloaded from e-donkey and was online for hours. W98 closed normally, but the next day the problem came apparent.
Two weeks before I had problems too, but I fixed them with the free Avast Antivirus. They were memory problems and some trojans. In the two weeks everything was normal and there were no trojans found anymore.
This doesnt work this time around. So maybe it itsnt a virus but maybe a registry problem (is the folder Windows the same as the registry?). I also tried F8 and then choose option one: normal start up but it goes into save mode nuntheless. Anyone??

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Hello and welcome to Geeks to Go! :tazz: I'm kool808 .
  • In Safe Mode. Click Start, Run and type MSCONFIG in the box and click OK
  • In the System Configuration Utility, on the General Tab, click the Advanced Button
  • In the Advanced Troubleshooting Settings dialog box, UNCHECK Enable-Startup-Menu. Click OK. Click OK again when the System Configuration Utility reappears.
  • You will be prompted to restart the computer. Click Yes. The computer will restart.
Once you are in Normal Mode, do the following:

Please read THIS first.

We'll need you to use a free diagnostic tool HiJackThis, read the short tutorial HERE

Post a HijackThis log as a new topic in the Malware Removal Forum. It will get a better response there from the people most qualified to analyze logs.

Most of what it lists will be harmless or even essential, DO NOT delete or modify anything yet! Someone will be along to tell you what steps to take after you post the contents of the scan results.

Edited by kool808, 04 July 2005 - 09:02 AM.

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