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    Startup troubles

    My computer with Win98SE gets stuck at the Windows Logo during the boot up process and needs me to reset it (sometimes twice) before it'll go into windows properly. At boot up, it'll detect all the devices OK, but just hang at the Windows splash screen. I've tried different memory, but still get the same problem. When I do eventually get into windows it'll work fine for several hours without any errors. I know a good question is "what's changed, either hardware or software" but I can't link it to any?

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    Re: Startup troubles

    Read this Here Also, It might be a Hardware Conflict or Video Adapter Problem.

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    Re: Startup troubles

    Ian, can you guess as to about when/how long this has been occurring?
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    Re: Startup troubles

    I'm unable to get to your suggested link re: http://win98se gets stuck at the windows logo/ is this the correct URL?

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    Re: Startup troubles

    Sorry, I don't know what happen to that link. Now I will have to find it again.

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    Re: Startup troubles

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    It's something that I've lived with for ages now and finally got around to posting a request here? Last week I've setup WinXP Pro, dual boot on a different partition on the same drive and it boots up fine. My motherboard is a MSI MS-6524 and I've got an AGP nVidia GeForce2 MX/MX 400 graphics, a PCI 56K modem plus a MRi PCI TV tuner card more details at http://www.mri.co.uk/products/entert...t/tv-tuner.htm - possible startup conflict between the graphics and TV card?

    Once I do get into windows it all works fine?

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    Re: Startup troubles

    So XP boots fine, and 98 does not. If that's the case I would suspect that some system-level drivers are not playing nicely with each other. One thing that you can do to narrow it down, or possibly find the cause, is to press F8 after the BIOS self test and before Windows actually starts. This will give you a boot menu, and you would then select "logged" which creates a file called BOOTLOG.TXT. You can examine this file to see what is arguing at startup. Normal failures (yes, normal failures) are documented at 127970: Load Failures Listed in the Bootlog.txt File located on the Microsoft website.

    You could also use MSCONFIG in Windows 98 to disable certain startup items, and then re-enable them until the problem re-occurs - assuming that disabling certain things makes it go away.

    Lastly, you could try removing the devices from Device Manager and letting Windows re-detect and reinstall the software for them. Just make sure you have the driver CD handy or a recent download that you can direct WIndows to when/if it prompts for software.
    -Mark

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    Re: Startup troubles

    It was the nVidia grahics driver - I downloaded the latest driver from their website and over the last couple of days I've been able to go straight into Windows with no delaysj or hangups. Thanks for your suggestions and also thanks to all the other suggestions from the other loung members.

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