Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

Need help with Win98SE, boot problems

  • Please log in to reply



    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 2 posts
The short story is this: My computer, operating with Windows 98SE, will not boot up in normal mode. It seems normal right up until the moment I would expect my boot music to play when it restarts and defaults itself into safe mode.

The long story is this: A few days ago, when the computer first failed to boot up properly, Grisoft's AVG identified a Trojan horse that it termed classload.jar. This was quarantined and deleted, but this did not resolve the problem. I ran Spybot, Spy Doctor, and Registry Mechanic, but they had no problem. AdAware found something it called Hi-Wire, and those files were quarantined. (Hmm, are they in the registry still and need to be deleted with regedit?). A couple days ago, I posted my HJT file on a website and got a *little* help; HJT indicated that my PC had PSTORES.exe running, and it was advised that I delete that. That didn't help either. So now I feel like I've pared down a good deal, but my PC still isn't booting. Next step: reformat, but I'm loathe to do that, especially since one of my CD-drives sometimes wobbles the CD...

I can only access the net from public terminals right now, so my response will be delayed.

Thanks for any help...

Attached Files

  • 0


Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP