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Win 98 freezes up on start-up

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Posted on Sunday, July 9, 2000 - 11:33 am:   

all I get is the flag and win 98 sequence when I boot up, a pentium 133, what's the prog? Do I have to reload win or is there a safe mode to start win in to see the prob.
Posted on Sunday, July 9, 2000 - 7:33 pm:   

99 out of 110 times, if you are freezing up at the windows splash screen, your display drivers are corrupted. The easy fix is not to reload Win98.

You need to load Standard VGA adapter in safe mode and then restart in normal and reload your video drivers.

Go to safe mode
Start/settings/control panel/display/settings
Select Advanced properties/Adapter/change
Select show all
Select display adapters
Select Standard (manufacturer)
Select Standard display VGA (Type)
Follow thru with the standard display type installation even though it states this adapter is not correct for your video card.
Make sure you choose all "Apply's" before any "Okay's"

Restart your system in normal mode and reinstall your video drivers.

This will correct your problem.

Tech Support (Large company)
Danny Albers (Danny)
Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2000 - 6:09 am:   

Try doing a logged boot

Hit F8 when you see Loading Windows98 appear.

Select Logged boot

Let it sit there till it freezes up

Go look at your bootlog.txt (it is a hidden file, un hide it)

The last line will show you what happened immediately before the lock up. Post the last 2 lines here and people can tell you what caused it.

No guessing
Posted on Monday, July 24, 2000 - 3:38 am:   

Startup \ shutdown W9x

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