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Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:24 pm:   

I am having a severe problem ever since I have done a scandisk and defrag the other day... Which is :: NOw
everytime when I reboot and windows starts soon after no matter what I try whether it be open anything to just
clicking to open something it freezes up on me.. I can't seem to do anything.. Scandisk keeps finding errors... and
when viewing the defrag my screen is slowly filling up with error squares..... I can rarely shut down properly..for it
freezes up... I used to also run netscape 4.6 .. it wouldn't run anymore so I was able to un-install it.. download thru
FTP..and reinstall but now it keeps freezing up on me also.. I am however able to run netscape 1 ( Yippee)... please
someone if you can help me fix this/.. I do not have a disks nor a cd to reload windows 95... I do however have
disks for windows 3.11 ..... if I have to go back to that I would be happy to for win95 has been nothing but a
headache for me... I will also add that I bought this from a friend... I don't know anything on this computer... I have
tryed doing the delete thing when loading windows.. the CMOS is passworded.. the person I got it from and the
person she got it from both deny passwording it.. and I know i didn't!!~... i also get this error.. EXPLORER caused
an invalid page fault in module KERNEL32.DLL at 0137:bff9a28c.
EAX=c0013af4 CS=0137 EIP=bff9a28c EFLGS=00010212
EBX=0078fdcc SS=013f ESP=0068fe68 EBP=00690104
ECX=00000000 DS=013f ESI=00000000 FS=1a17
EDX=bff76648 ES=013f EDI=bffb8aa8 GS=0000
Bytes at CS:EIP:
53 8b 15 7c c2 fb bf 56 89 4d e4 57 89 4d dc 89
Stack dump:
.....HELP me PLEASE!!!!~.... ps ... if I have to go back to 3.1.. I don't want to lose about 100 megs worth of files...
can i do this without losing them ? .. I don't have disks to do back ups... and i don't have a cd rom either.. ( i do but
that's another story ) ~frowns~... please if you can ..... help me...

.. I did a bootlog.txt.. rebooted in safe and looked at this file.. the results were..

everything was a success...except...
[0003C100] Loading Vxd = ebios
[0003C100] LoadFailed = ebios
[0003C10B] Loading Vxd = EBIOS
[0003C10B] LoadFailed = EBIOS

.. and ALL my fonts... I don't know how your going to email me cause I have to use netscape version 1.. and my mail addys eleswhere only want jvascipt.. and well thats a joke with this version...
for this damn computer won't allow netscape 4.6 for me anymore... my HD I guess what i see during a defrag is slowly filling with all the error boxes...
Kernal Clink
Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:24 pm:   

I know this is a little late in coming but,
If you're still having trouble gaining access to
the bios try this.

Download a program called "KILLCMOS" it's easy to
find and free.
This program will reset all cmos settings to the
default settings and clears the password.

-place the .COM file in the root directory ( C:\ )
-go to the dos prompt and type the file name with
the extension.
-reboot and you should be sailing.

I've had to do this recently and it worked fine.
As far as your other problems...hope you're having
some luck!!!
Kernel Clink ( Read me first)
Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:24 pm:   

Before you do the previous, you should try to
get a copy of Win95.

By reseting the cmos, the settings in the bios
may no longer jive with the configured settings in Windows. So you may not be able to boot to windows.
Posted on Sunday, September 26, 1999 - 3:24 pm:   

try running scandisk again in a dos prompt. ie: c:\scandisk c:\. then go into safe mode, run it again. this will get anything that the dos version didn't pick up. reboot. go back into safe mode and run defrag again. did you do anything else? was the defrag or scandisk halted for any reason? don't worry about the bootlog the ebios... thing is normal. not the problem.

i'd also get your friend to tell you what the password is, or find out about clearing the password from him/her. i'd also get the cd's necessary for reinstallation from this person, too. if all this was set up by this person, and you bought it, you must get the software that goes with it. this person doesn't have the license for it anymore. it should be turned over to you. he\she isn't allowed to keep copies after selling a computer with an insatallation set up.
Walter Hooper
Posted on Friday, February 23, 2001 - 3:13 pm:   

If scandisk is reporting more and more errors, I would expect either a failing hardrive, or a virus. If no one admits putting the cmos on a password, I would lean toward the virus.
Posted on Saturday, February 24, 2001 - 1:49 pm:   

could be, could also be corrupted hard drive. you ran a virus scan, i hope. but if it is, then you might as well just re-install the whole thing and get rid of the corruption, backup anything you want to keep, then before you even try to put it all back, run a virus scan on the whole lot of it.

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