Usually, a registry restoration will correct this problem. Unless of course other factors are responsible. Faulty system files are a common cause for this problem. A bad installation can cause the registry to become corrupt. Try this, as the computer boots up, press F8 to open the boot Menu and select Step by Step Confirmation press Enter to manually load the drivers. When you arrive at the faulty driver, the process will halt. You may need to refresh the windows 98 system files with the win98 CD and boot disk. Usually, the system files will load and replace any corrupted files and still keep your current settings. This is just a suggestion of course. Your course of action is your own decision. If the computer still displays error messages after you complete a registry restoration, please write back to the forum with the details. Hopefully the previous procedures will work to restore your system to normal once again.