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sinecure

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I have started having windows load problems during startup.

System: P3 600Mhz
OS: Win 98SE

AV: McAfee VS Pro 7.0; updated within 30 days. scans clean
McAfee Stinger; updated within 2 wx. scans clean

Spy-Bot; updated within 2 wx. scans clean
Ad-Aware; updated within 1 week. run regularly
VX2 Cleaner; updated within 1 week. scans clean
CCleaner; updated within 1 week. run regularly

Problem:

having increasing lock ups and BSOD when multiple windows open, especially internet (IE) and e mail (OE).

If I restart my system from Start menu, no problems.

If I Shut Down system from Start menu, and later start up, then following problem sequence occurs:

Start up
get Windows 98 screen
get black screen with message:
"While initializing CONFIGMG: Windows Protection Error. You need to restart your system."

Restart and get "Startup Mode Screen", suggesting Safe Mode
if I choose Safe Mode & run diagnostics, no issues found
if I choose Normal Mode and enter

I get the "Startup Mode Screen" again, suggesting Normal Mode
if I choose Normal mode this time and enter, it continues to start with no apparent issues.

I ran HijackThis and included the logfile:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.0
Scan saved at 2:08:35 PM, on 2/21/05
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
C:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\APC APPLICATIONS\POWER MANAGEMENT EXTENSIONS\APC_FPM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE\MCAFEE VIRUSSCAN\AVSYNMGR.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE\MCAFEE FIREWALL\CPD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\DEVLDR16.EXE
C:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\HIDSERV.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE\MCAFEE FIREWALL\CPD.EXE
C:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE\MCAFEE VIRUSSCAN\VSSTAT.EXE
C:\WINDOWS.000\EXPLORER.EXE
C:\WINDOWS.000\TASKMON.EXE
C:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MICROSOFT HARDWARE\KEYBOARD\SPEEDKEY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\APC APPLICATIONS\POWER MANAGEMENT EXTENSIONS\APC_TRAY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE\MCAFEE SHARED COMPONENTS\GUARDIAN\CMGRDIAN.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\DIAMOND\INCONTROL TOOLS 99\DMHKEY.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\LOGITECH\MOUSEWARE\SYSTEM\EM_EXEC.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE\MCAFEE VIRUSSCAN\VSHWIN32.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE\MCAFEE VIRUSSCAN\AVCONSOL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
C:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
C:\PROGRAM FILES\AIM\AIM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
C:\HIJACKTHIS\HIJACKTHIS.EXE

O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHELPER.DLL
O2 - BHO: Google Toolbar Helper - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar3.dll
O3 - Toolbar: McAfee VirusScan - {ACB1E670-3217-45C4-A021-6B829A8A27CB} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE\MCAFEE VIRUSSCAN\VSCSHELLEXTENSION.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: AIM Search - {40D41A8B-D79B-43d7-99A7-9EE0F344C385} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\AIM TOOLBAR\AIMBAR.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar3.dll
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] C:\WINDOWS.000\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [TaskMonitor] C:\WINDOWS.000\taskmon.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Microsoft IntelliType Pro] "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Hardware\Keyboard\speedkey.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [APC PM Ext. - SysTray] "C:\Program Files\APC Applications\Power Management Extensions\apc_tray.exe"
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Logitech Utility] LOGI_MWX.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [McAfee Guardian] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE\MCAFEE SHARED COMPONENTS\GUARDIAN\CMGRDIAN.EXE" /SU
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [devldr16.exe] C:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\devldr16.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Hidserv] Hidserv.exe run
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [APC PM Ext. - Monitor] C:\Program Files\APC Applications\Power Management Extensions\apc_fpm.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [SchedulingAgent] C:\WINDOWS.000\SYSTEM\mstask.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [McAfeeVirusScanService] C:\Program Files\McAfee\McAfee VirusScan\AVSYNMGR.EXE
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [McAfee Firewall] "C:\PROGRAM FILES\MCAFEE\MCAFEE FIREWALL\CPD.EXE" /SERVICE
O4 - Startup: InControl Desktop Manager.lnk = C:\Program Files\Diamond\InControl Tools 99\DMHKEY.EXE
O8 - Extra context menu item: &AIM Search - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\AIM TOOLBAR\AIMBAR.DLL/aimsearch.htm
O8 - Extra context menu item: &Google Search - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR3.DLL/cmsearch.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Cached Snapshot of Page - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR3.DLL/cmcache.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Similar Pages - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR3.DLL/cmsimilar.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Backward Links - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR3.DLL/cmbacklinks.html
O8 - Extra context menu item: Translate into English - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\GOOGLE\GOOGLETOOLBAR3.DLL/cmtrans.html
O9 - Extra button: AIM - {AC9E2541-2814-11d5-BC6D-00B0D0A1DE45} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\AIM\AIM.EXE
O16 - DPF: {0A5FD7C5-A45C-49FC-ADB5-9952547D5715} (Creative Software AutoUpdate) - http://www.creative....007/CTSUEng.cab
O16 - DPF: {F6ACF75C-C32C-447B-9BEF-46B766368D29} (Creative Software AutoUpdate Support Package) - http://www.creative....15008/CTPID.cab
O16 - DPF: {74D05D43-3236-11D4-BDCD-00C04F9A3B61} (HouseCall Control) - http://a840.g.akamai...all/xscan53.cab
O16 - DPF: {EF791A6B-FC12-4C68-99EF-FB9E207A39E6} (McFreeScan Class) - http://download.mcaf...413/mcfscan.cab
O16 - DPF: {9A9307A0-7DA4-4DAF-B042-5009F29E09E1} (ActiveScan Installer Class) - http://www.pandasoft.../as5/asinst.cab
O16 - DPF: {B942A249-D1E7-4C11-98AE-FCB76B08747F} (RealArcadeRdxIE Class) - http://games-dl.real...ArcadeRdxIE.cab



any suggestions?

gracias...

Sinecure
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