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having big problems with computer.when i first started it ,it came up on a scan disc blue screen.it ran that then came up on a different screen that scanned and said i had possible errors it would pop up a box to fix or not fix problems,it was c drive problems.when i finally got it to windows screen had a hard time getting to desk top nothing would work on it .i shut it down then restarted .now it wont do anything except turn on .nothing on screen.please help i have no clue
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Are you able to boot into safe mode? (To enter safe mode tap the F8 key while the computer is starting. Select Safe Mode from the menu.) If so, disable startup items using msconfig (Start -> Run, type msconfig).

How to Troubleshoot Using the Msconfig Utility with Windows 98:
http://support.micro...kb;en-us;281965

If not able to boot in safemode, create a bootdisk http://www.bootdisk.com. Start your computer with this disk in the floppy drive and at the command prompt type c:\windows\command\scanreg /restore. Select a date before the problem began.
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thanks that helped but am still having some problems.pushed f8 and it came on to scan disc it worked this time ,next it went to a screen that said something about fixing a problemi think with harddrive.it never did have a thing to type in safe mode.was working great able to do all kinds of things then it was sitting there on the screen saver then went blank again .had to restart came back on fine .but cant figure out why it would go blank and not do anything.
thanks for your help
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Sounds as if you could have a virus, or your hard drive could be dying. Do you hear any unusual noises?

Let's try this option:
If not able to boot in safemode, create a bootdisk http://www.bootdisk.com. Start your computer with this disk in the floppy drive and at the command prompt type c:\windows\command\scanreg /restore. Select a date before the problem began.

If your able to get your system running again, run a virus scan ASAP (there's a free one here: http://housecall.ant...tart_frame.asp)
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