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Can't boot windows 98

by Jack Benesch / November 1, 2004 2:59 AM PST

I Am running windows 98SE. Since I got a new computer I disconnected this computer and moved it to another room but when I went to boot it up I either get a message "Windows protection error. You must restart your computer". Or sometime it boots to the safe mode. Either way it will not boot up to the normal mode. Any help?

Jack

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by Kees Bakker / November 1, 2004 3:23 AM PST
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Re: Can't boot windows 98
by reefurbb / November 1, 2004 9:12 PM PST
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1. yes, cards and IDE cable can get loose just barely enough to really mess with you. A lot of work to pull them and put them back in. While you're at it, try leaving all cards out except video...then boot. Maybe one when bad all of a sudden???
2.From safe mode, run scandisk-thorough, then defrag.
3. at boot, press F8 or ctrl, to get boot menu. Choose command prompt only, then type "scanreg/restore" and choose a previous restore point that was good, if it shows one.

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