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Windows 98 Computer Startup??

Postby Aswyn » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:58 pm

With a computer old enough to have Windows 98, it could be any number of issues.

The operating system files could have become corrupted or fragmented. If you have a Windows 98 CD, you can try reinstalling it.

On some of the older computers, especially Socket 7 desktops, the heatsink wasn't very securely fastened to the CPU. Makes sure that the heatsink is firmly attached; otherwise it may overheat and lock up.

The hard drive could be physically damaged and have trouble when trying to read data.
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Windows 98 Computer Startup??

Postby Renzo » Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:44 am

Just reformat and be prepared to have all drivers included when you install a fresh copy of windows.
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Windows 98 Computer Startup??

Postby Osryd » Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:58 am

maybe your computer is broke try buying a new one or go to ebay and you will find a pc with great prices,,, dont worry about that pc of yours its alredy obsolete....
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Windows 98 Computer Startup??

Postby Thompson » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:40 pm

Hit F8 repeatedly when the black screen comes up (BIOS screen). A menu will show up. Choose safe mode and see if it comes up. Try and reboot into normal mode at that point. If it still hangs, you have a startup issue like a driver or bad program. That is where a consultant is most likely going to have to come into the picture....
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