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Windows 98 SE

Since reformatting and reinstalling Windows 98SE I am receiving an error re. Configmg cannot start Windows when I reboot. I have downloaded and installed the MS fix for this problem but it has not worked so far and I have seen many articles re. this problem with loads of possible solutions.

Since the articles all refer to Win98SE would I solve the problem by upgrading to Win XP?


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In reply to: CONFIGMG

1. In order for us to analyze a potential problem and offer tips, we must rely only on the question content to attempt a qualifying response. A question should state the exact system error(s) - spelled, spaced, and capitalized just as it is shown on the display. Helpful perhaps is the window title in the colored bar of the report and any information when provided by a "Details" section also.

2. Most error messages: 1) usually list and describe standard default error messages - written within the program code and generally recognized by most "Gurus", and 2) the troubleshooting techniques may be published and explained in the Microsoft Knowledge Base (MSKB) library for the Windows operating systems, and may be searched for with accurately reported information.

3. Correct and complete information is vital if informative help and answers are what you seek. You want that Guru who reads your plea to understand the question, to possibly know the answer, and to reply giving you their assistance.

4. Since reformatting and reinstalling Windows 98SE I am receiving an error re. Configmg cannot start Windows when I reboot.

Besides using a supposed Windows media CD to install, was a system/motherboard CD also installed?

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I will try to comply with you strictures in future.

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In reply to: Re: CONFIGMG

With nothing to go on all anyone can do is punt.

Your original question made reference to a MSKB article which was not identified. If you want thirty-seven "references" concerning Configmg (Plug and Play Configuration Manager) in Windows, click that hyperlink.

I believe you'll find both the articles Q263466, and Q137335 which describes the process pretty well but we cannot know what the situation is unless you can pinpoint the problem on the system in front of you -- we cannot see it from here.

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In reply to: CONFIGMG

1. since you have nothing to lose, do a clean install of XP, not an upgrade on top of w98.
2. You'd better have a 6gb hdd or more, 500mhz processor or more, 128mb ram or more, for XP to not run like a dog.
3. your prob with w98 sounds like chipset or other hardware-driver issue. XP probably won't have that.
4. OR your problem with w98 is bad ram-processor-mobo, and XP also won't work, time-money wasted. Since you haven't listed your hardware, no one can further guess, as already mentioned.
5. Your best bet might be a shop, where they can diagnose your hardware, as better $$ spent. Many people get lockjaw because the PC was working and now a clean reinstall doesn't work. Or people won't admit errors were already popping up and the w98 was blamed instead of hardware, therefore a reinstall was tried.
6. overall, it's hard to imagine w98 having problems with clean install booting unless it was messing with the install, messing after 1st bootup, or bad hardware.
I've installed it (by request) in as much as a 1.8ghz machine and only had to get all the proper drivers after booting up okay and modem installed.

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