need help with computer
Posted 02 August 2005 - 06:28 PM
Posted 02 August 2005 - 07:15 PM
Let's see if we can get this machine fired up so we can do a little troubleshooting.
Do you have a Windows 98 Start Up disk (floppy) or have access to another machine running Win98 on which you can make one? If "no" to both, you can get one here...
http://bootdisk.com/bootdisk.htm (Win98SE...follow the instructions on the page to create your startup disk)
Put the floppy in the machine you wish to boot while powered down and turn it on. When prompted, choose the option to "Start Windows with CD ROM Support" and press Enter. At the "A" prompt, type D: and press Enter...at the "D" prompt, type scandisk an press enter. At the end of the scan you will be given the option to perform a surface scan...press enter. Whan scanning is complete, remove the floppy, press Ctrl+Alt+Delete to reboot. Please post back with the results of this procedure.
Edited by wannabe1, 02 August 2005 - 07:19 PM.
Posted 03 August 2005 - 09:58 AM
Posted 03 August 2005 - 11:11 AM
The scan disk should have taken a little longer than that...
Do you have the Windows 98 Install cd or do have access to one?
Posted 03 August 2005 - 04:09 PM
Posted 03 August 2005 - 04:26 PM
Posted 03 August 2005 - 04:39 PM
It would be very helpful to have the Win 98 cd to get your Windows running again so we can figure out what happened to make it fail.
Let's try this: Remove the Start up disk from the floppy drive. Start your computer in Safe Mode...turn your computer on, press and hold the CTRL key until the Microsoft Windows 98 Startup Menu appears. (For some machines, you can use F8 instead of CTRL to bring up the Microsoft Windows 98 Startup Menu), Enter the number for Safe mode, and then press ENTER.
If your computer will start in safe mode, click Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Scan Disk. Make sure there is a tick in the box to Automatically Fix Errors and click Start. When Scan Disk completes, restart your computer. Let me know if you are able to do this procedure.
Posted 03 August 2005 - 09:02 PM
Actually, Program Manager and File Manager are both still present in Win95 and Win98.
To run program manager, click start > run, then type "progman". To run file manager, click start > run, then type "winfile".
helpme101...Tyger's comment must have jarred some dust off my memory...try this: In Safe Mode: Right click on the task bar (not on a button) and choose properties...Click on the Start Menu Programs tab...Click the Remove button...Scroll down to Startup...if there is a + by Startup, click it to expand the list...if Program Manager (or progman.exe) is in the list, select it and click "Remove". Restart
Edited by wannabe1, 03 August 2005 - 09:36 PM.
Posted 03 August 2005 - 11:37 PM
Posted 04 August 2005 - 12:59 PM
Posted 04 August 2005 - 02:06 PM
I'm glad to hear your problem was resolved!!
Would you mind sharing the final solution with us? It may come in very handy to others that view these forums...
Posted 10 August 2005 - 01:04 PM
Posted 15 August 2005 - 11:47 AM
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Edited by Metallica, 15 August 2005 - 12:16 PM.
Posted 15 August 2005 - 12:09 PM
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