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Mesquite

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I have Win 98SE running and was working just fine until this morning. When I turned the computer on, the boot process started but hung up right after the Windows 98 Splash Screen. I can get into Safe Mode and have run System File Checker and found no corrupted files. I have removed the Memory Strips and re-inserted them, no help. I also ran CHKDSK and SCANDISK, but neither helped.

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Mesquite...

Try rolling back the registry...This must be done from MS-Dos Mode

Click Start, then Shutdown, and select Restart in MS-Dos mode. At the DOS prompt, type scanreg /restore and press "Enter" You will be presented with a screen containing five "snapshots" of your system you can restore to. Use the arrow keys and choose one (go down two to be safe) and press "Enter"...type Y at the prompt and press "Enter". Reboot.

Did this help your problem?

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Wannabe1, Thanks for the suggestion. I ran scanreg /restore four different times, using each of the previous functioning snapshots. After rebooting, it still hangs up after the Windows 98 Splash Screen with a gray screen and a blinking dot in the upper left corner.
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Mesquite...

Try this Repair Reinstallation of the Operating System. It would be the logical "next step".

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Wannabe 1,

Thanks for the link to Repair Reinstallation. Since that is a lot of work, I think that I will leave it for the last resort.

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How about scanreg /fix
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Thanks for the scanreg /fix suggestion. I ran that but it did not fix the problem. I discovered that I had an old backup of my registry and did a registry restore. I got the computer to boot-up, but the monitor display was at 400 X 640 and not adjustable. I got an error message that the Display Adapter was not functioning properly and needed a new driver. When I tried to connect to the Internet, I got another error message that my modem was not functioning properly and needed a new driver. I shall see if I can download and install the two drivers, then possibly I will be back in business.

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