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I believe this temporary solution will not last for the long run. tasch seems to be bent on trying to boot to the Win95 drive. I'll..... Using the F8 Method: Restart your computer. this content

If you can not boot windows at all, then you can try to fix the boot.ini file: Boot to c: Then type in the following: CD\ ATTRIB -H C:\boot.ini ATTRIB -S Vista System Configuration Utility Click on the Boot tab. Even with no startup programs running it happens. should I still try reformat both and start again?, if you have a copy of xp could you send it to me as an iso file and I can use the http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2672742/windows-taskbar-windows.html

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I really didn't think it would be this much of a challenge to pull some old documents or old gamesaves from this drive.message edited by fakeskyline Report • #11 riider December katjod2000, Mar 26, 2006 #5 Sponsor This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. If it does not work on the first try, reboot and try again as you have to be quick when you press it. When booting up after the rename, do not be surprised if you see an error stating that you do not have a valid Boot.ini file.

Unfortunately viruses, spyware, and hijackers often hide there files in this way making it hard to find them and then delete them. Also from that F8 screen, I have tried starting in the following modes but the same problem happens, where it gets to the XP logo/loading screen, then has the blue screen clcik install , when it goes to install make sure it says UPDATE(recomended) or you will lose all your files. Windows 98 Wasn't an overheating problem, but I'm sure rather just a compatibility problem.It was then that I was stuck at the boot menu/blank screen, and I am unable to boot to the

AsturizGomez View Public Profile Send a private message to AsturizGomez Find all posts by AsturizGomez #7 11-08-2004, 06:56 PM Shortass Offline Registered User Join Date: Nov 2004 Posts: Report • #12 DAVEINCAPS December 14, 2013 at 17:25:52 ✔ Best AnswerIf you know the file extension of the gamesaves you could do a search that way. I can't seem to boot Windows XP from a USB despite configuring the BIOS to do so. https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-windows-98-desktop-icons-wont-open.452702/ I'm also having cd-rom problems, as even when I have my WC3 cd in the drive it tells me to make sure it's there and hit retry.

Safe mode works, but without internet I really can't live. Windows Xp How to start Windows 8 in Safe Mode Safe Mode is a Windows mode that uses only the most basic drivers and programs that are required to start Windows. Win98 is normally not hooked up online - used only for games (software) for the kids. Your computer will continue booting, but now will boot into Safe Mode.

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Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode. navigate here All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices Articles & News Forum Graphics & Displays CPU Components Motherboards Games Storage Overclocking Tutorials All categories Chart For IT Pros Get Windows 7 Taskbar Looks Old These files have to exist on the drive, right?What type of files are you seeking? Windows 7 Looks Old Page 1 of 5 1 23 > Last » Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Display Modes #1 01-25-2004, 11:37 AM AsturizGomez Offline Registered User Join Date:

When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. http://magicnewspaper.com/windows-7/solved-bsod-or-freeze-up-shortly-after-computer-starts.html That is enough information for now. You could try changing the attributes in properties to show hidden files. User Name Remember Me? Windows 7 Taskbar Changed To Classic

Figure 1. Operating Systems ▼ Windows 10 Windows 8 Windows 7 Windows XP See More... In other words, what I got was a plain blank black screen with only the mouse pointer (which, by the way, responds as I move the mouse ). have a peek at these guys Windows 2000 Windows 2000 can only boot into Safe Mode using the F8 method as it does not have a System Configuration Utility.

I followed the instructions here (http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm), without backing up my data because I can't get into my operating system to do that. (I realize that is risky; didn't think I really Do whatever tasks you require, and when you are done, reboot to go back into normal mode. do you have an antivirus program on win98 ?

Any advice or solutions will be greatly appreciated!

When you get to the Windows 8 logon screen, log on to the computer and perform any necessary tasks. When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started. Yes, I had to reinstall the driver (wouldn't you think that would be in here, its the exact same mouse that was on it before I moved the pc?).

thanks Helpful +5 Report Iqflash Dec 20, 2008 at 12:14 PM Man, this problem happend just now with my laptop, when I woke it up from stand-by and the keyboard wasn't Report • #10 fakeskyline December 13, 2013 at 20:41:49 DAVEINCAPS brings up a good point. Good enough for me. check my blog Sorry about gravedigging, but I really am bothered by this.

Get the answer Ask a new question Read More Windows 98 Windows MS-DOS Boot Related Resources solved ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 won't boot up. Restart your computer and test the issue again. Goto add remove programs, then removed the windows update file that caused the problem before blank desktop occured. (also applicable to remove the specific software that caused the problem- "blank desktop"). See in Thread ↓#1 OtheHill December 10, 2013 at 14:25:03 If the external dock sees the Win98 drive what do you think is going to be different by installing it internally?

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