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Like some start up program is running and stops it. Only way to get it to restart is a power cycle.Any further suggestions will help.Thanks Logged pastureNewbie Re: Windows 98 - Computer freezes a few seconds after start-up « Reply #11 Software drivers for you computer hardware ( modem, sound card, or video card) become corrupted. If you install an additional card and find the system locks try moving the card down a slot and test again. 11 1/17/2002 (4:52 pm) by admin Staff admin (24314

Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Hardware Unboxed Google+ Subscribe to TechSpot RSS Get our weekly newsletter Search TechSpot Trending Hardware The Web Culture Mobile Gaming Apple Microsoft Google Reviews Graphics Laptops Smartphones Try deleting some files to free up disk space on your Windows drive. You know, people are spending money on these junkers. Since a few days ago, whenever I start computer, once everything is up, it completely freezes a few seconds afterwards.

Shut down to DOS and run scanreg.exe /fix. I am currently trying to rule out overheat, and hardware issues. Now, I'm glad I didn't spend all that time going through two dozen troubleshooting steps and reloading drivers etc....

  1. However, older cards with protected-mode drivers do have problems with Win Me ...
  2. It doesn't take much technical ability to keep windows 98 running smoothly.
  3. Sorry. 0 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites hindahouse    0 0 4 posts February 13, 2010 Posted February 19, 2010 well i used the "MSCONFIG", went
  4. Then you can repeat the above procedure and add in the programs until the lockup comes back on.
  5. Windows 98 ActiveX controls become corrupted.
  6. Logged " Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined. " BJTopic StarterGreenhorn Re: Windows 98 - Computer freezes a few seconds after start-up « Reply
  7. Had Windows 98 as operating system.
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Edited February 14, 2010 by LoneCrusader 0 Share this post Link to post Share on other sites VideoRipper    0 CSI Eastwood City 0 329 posts February 11, 2010 OS: none If I say it's RAM, it must be RAM. CLEAN BOOT TROUBLESHOOTING Jun 30, 2006 #3 Vigilante TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,666 Ha, well it's not my PC, I wouldn't have a 98 PC. In my heavy experience of Win98se (still ongoing at work), most sudden lockups can be related to hardware, and the rest to excessive memory demand caused by the merry mess of

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So there you go. my review here If so, what?Second, click Start, Run, and type MSCONFIG and click OK. OOps ! Korea hits Hawaii with a non-nuke missile Latest: stormkroe, Mar 18, 2017 at 12:30 AM Politics and News AnandTech Forums: Technology, Hardware, Software, and Deals Home Forums > Hardware and Technology

here are the system specs Operating System System Model Windows 98 SE (build 4.10.2222) Processor a Main Circuit Board b 850 megahertz AMD Athlon Board: Asus K7M 1.04 BIOS: Phoenix Technologies I'd have to dig in some boxes to find it. Note: It's doubtful that this is related to your Creative Labs Sound card. If you backup the Registry shortly after a good Windows 98 installation, you can install the Registry backup files.

and I can tell that are you not yet experienced enough to narrow down the problem. BJTopic StarterGreenhorn Windows 98 - Computer freezes a few seconds after start-up « on: April 21, 2009, 07:45:25 PM » Been using this computer for an old DOS program and hence What on earth does that mean?? As I said, it has a DOS program that is critical for work and is the only reason used.

Anyone else have any ideas? 9 8/5/2001 (2:05 pm) by Al Al (37 Posts) Check to see if your "operating Frequency Setting" matches what your cpu and dram bus speeds If it's the problem, add some fans in your case. Remote desktop hanging frequently Computer hang frequently Frequent Random Hangs/Freezes frequent system hangs System hangs after frequent alt-tabbing while game is open.

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All rights reserved. Jump to content Primary Secondary Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Aqua Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Aqua Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble Windows 9x/ME Anyway remember 98 uses the old Dos 1 meg memory structure and cannot isolate hardware memory errors from Software memory errors.So for Software conflicts. Is there some way to give me a clue what is happening when it freezes, because otherwise I have no clues what is causing the freeze.

No, create an account now. Windows 7 Frequent Hard Hangs More resources Tom's Hardware Around the World Tom's Hardware Around the World Denmark Norway Finland Russia France Turkey Germany UK Italy USA Subscribe to Tom's Hardware it is an ECS K7VZM. Tried starting in Safe Mode and it works fine.

Should I throw it in the trash? Maybe a video card problem? (although i thought voodoo 4s were fairly stable) 2 8/2/2001 (4:00 am) by Al Al (37 Posts) I have the same problem with my Tbird It could be anything from a corrupted virtual device driver or a hardware conflict ... SMF 2.0.11 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Page created in 0.156 seconds with 24 queries.

Edit: We must have been posting at the same time so forget the half my post you don't need. when i turn the computer nothing happens please help me, and i am unable to do anything even in safemode. « Last Edit: April 23, 2009, 03:17:06 AM by pasture » You would be very wrong making that assumption. Keyboard work before that as I have to put in password.

sorry Vigilente - I just re-read your post, and realised you know all this already, but dont have the PC in front of you to test. Login now. Troubleshoot this way. My computer keeps freezing/crashing everytime I try to listen to mp3s?

It stops at the screen showing the windows logo after the little blue ribbon/line at the bottom has pulsed 6-7 times. Via msconfig, startup tab, I also unchecked all files there but still the problem remains.Thx, BJ Logged brundle Guest Re: Windows 98 - Computer freezes a few seconds after start-up « What other information do you need? So I set the program Auto upgrade to Manual.

PlayerThanks in advance for your help! 8 answers Last reply Jan 8, 2001 More about win98 hangs frequently BrainStormDec 1, 2000, 11:46 AM If your crashing is not due to a Jan 6, 2011 Temporary freezing when playing video games, any ideas? System Information can help with IRQ conflicts.