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My Windows 98 locks up at the logo screen. I can go into safe mode. I have tried scanreg/restore from the previous day's registry but that didn't fix the problem.
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Have you installed any new software/hardware? Do you thnk you might have picked up a virus or trojan? These are the two most likely causes of suddenly locking up.
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Have you installed any new software/hardware? Do you thnk you might have picked up a virus or trojan? These are the two most likely causes of suddenly locking up.

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yes, I recently installed Windows Media Player 9

Edited by bitsnpieces, 27 September 2005 - 02:37 PM.

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Lockup problem solved using Troubleshooting Windows 98 Startup Problems from Microsoft website. But for some reason the Windows Media Player 9 program is now showing that it needs to be installed again. I'm kind of scared to do this now because of the problems it seems to have created. I really do need that program though. Any suggestions?
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You might want to go the the Windows update site and check for any updates, especially the ActiveX update. Then reinstall WMP9. Also your Java RE may need to be updated. Go to www.sun.com, click on the link for Java, scroll down to where it lists JRE 1.42-08 and install it. All this will take about an hour but you will be up to date on your script and applications.
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