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win98se screen logo locks up on start up

The blue bar keeps running at the bottom of the screen but it will not complete startup. I can only go in through safe mode.

The only thing I have done is TRIED to download yahoo messenger twice. I had to stop it in the middle of the download (in which the screen said "finish downloading later"). Now the comp. won't even start up right.

What do I do?

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Use this.

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are you telling me to back date my registry?

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I don't see that in my post. Where did I write that?


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re: hmm

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Mr. Proffit, I did not ask for that kind of reply. I am simply trying to fix my computer. If you are not a people person, why are you moderating.

When I printed out your recommendation the very first article listed #256986 states "Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry". Then way down at the bottom it starts about the MSCONFIG. So there, now you know why I wrote that type of question.

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Tell more.

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I didn't write the article, but do use this one when faced with a balky Windows 98. My response was that I didn't write such a statement so it's up to you to share where you are in the noted procedure since I'm not there to see what step you are on.

I can understand you are stressed so I dismiss remarks like that and continue to offer assistance.


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Try restoring the registry

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to a previously working state:

Tap F8 at startup, select command prompt and proceed.

At the C:\ prompt type:

SCANREG /RESTORE (note space between G and /)

Press enter, select a date just BEFORE the problem started and reboot when finished.

See if that helps.


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re: Try restoring the registry

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Okay I tried the msconfig and unchecked what wasn't necessary to start up. Restarted & No Go!

Then I went into the registry and removed all sources of yahoo (the original problem). Restarted & No Go!

Then I tried the Scanreg /Restore to 5 days ago, well before all the problems. Restarted & No Go!

Now I tried to copy some files to CD using Nero and the Nero software told me a file was missing that was in Win98, etc. The file name is Win-ASP1. I can't tell if it is a 1 or and I at the end though. What is this file and is it something I can copy from a website somewhere on my other comp. or what?

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Win 98 locking up at logo screen......

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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.

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the registry

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Not sure what I was doing, but when I did what you suggested, all these file things came up and I entered yes to all of them, then it did a virus check and said okay....then it just sat there like a dummy. I restarted it after a bit and still nothing.

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If you want to try again...

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The article I noted upsets some since it's not a "do this" to fix answer. It's a procedure and process where we discover what's causing the issue.

And even then it's not a sure thing. I only recover some 98% of such machines if the damage is too deep and resort to reloading windows.

-> I've read your posts and you seem to be jumping all over the noted article without the top down process.

Try again?


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win98 lock up

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okay I will listen this time if you walk me through some of this. it is nerve racking to me to mess with the registry anyways. And others have told me to try to stay away from the msconfig.

So tell me!

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win98se lock up

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Okay i tried the option listed in msconfig.

General tab = Diagnostic Startup = then it restarted and went to the safe mode option menu and waited on a reply i guess and then automatically went to start up on the win logo (which is still stuck)

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win98se screen lock up

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After the comp. restarted this time I tried this

General tab = normal start up = restart

No Go!

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Move down to the CLEAN BOOT section.

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I'll have to re-read the article, but the items here are to disable what could be causing the issue. I'll post back after I get a few chores done and re-read the article. I don't have it memorized, but it's the process I use and have handy when I want to fix a 98.

-> More clues could be revealed such as recent events, installs or ... some move a drive from one machine to another which I have another procedure you will want to know about.


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win98se screen locks up at start up

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The world is a better place now. You guys are not going to believe it. For some wierd reason, my gut said to delete McAfee. And would you believe it removed it and the computer restarted in normal capacity the way it should.

Now you tell me why would McAfee an Yahoo have a problem working together!

Thanks to all who attempted to help me. I have learned from experience.

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Sharing what I use.

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Since there is no exploit for the DOS based Windows, I only run ZoneAlarm when I suspect something is going on in a DOS Windows machine.

But I do load up Free AVG from grisoft since it's quite stable and the price is right. A second opinion scan with HOUSECALL is done when there is a moment weekly to bi-weekly.

Best of continued luck,


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re: zone alarm

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I have heard of Zone Alarm, don't know much about it. Is this for spyware or viruses?

I have done the housecall before also. Right now I am using AOL Spyware and Adware. They work good together, but one always catches what the other doesn't. Thanks for all the input.

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ZA is a firewall.

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It can be configured as you see fit to prevent outbound CALL HOME connections and inbound connections. Unlike NT/2000/XP/2003, this old DOS based OS doesn't have the issues that the newer NT based systems have so I consider it optional for DOS.

"Nobody's home..."


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re: ZA

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Oops, I didn't know. They tell me that my AOL has its own firewall, but I don't know about that stuff yet.

Another forum at told me to try the Hijack This.... So I did. Here is the log file. Does any of it sound bad to you. I am not sure what this tells you guys, but whatever...

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:12:17 PM, on 7/3/05
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant =
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,First Home Page = C:\Program Files\AOL Toolbar\welcome.html
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Window Title = Microsoft Internet Explorer provided by America Online
O2 - BHO: CeresObj Class - {00000049-8F91-4D9C-9573-F016E7626484} - C:\WINDOWS\CERES.DLL
O2 - BHO: ADP UrlCatcher Class - {F4E04583-354E-4076-BE7D-ED6A80FD66DA} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSBE.DLL
O2 - BHO: NLS UrlCatcher Class - {AEECBFDA-12FA-4881-BDCE-8C3E1CE4B344} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\NVMS.DLL
O2 - BHO: CB UrlCatcher Class - {CE188402-6EE7-4022-8868-AB25173A3E14} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSCB.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL TOOLBAR\TOOLBAR.DLL
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Service Connection] c:\cpqs\bwtools\sccenter.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ScanRegistry] c:\windows\scanregw.exe /autorun
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SystemTray] SysTray.Exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CPQEASYACC] C:\Program Files\Compaq\Easy Access Button Support\cpqeadm.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EACLEAN] C:\Program Files\Compaq\Easy Access Button Support\eaclean.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CPQInet] c:\compaq\CPQInet\CpqInet.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [Digital Dashboard] C:\Program Files\Compaq\Digital Dashboard\DevGulp.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [3Cmlink] c:\windows\SYSTEM\3cmlnkW.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [EnsoniqMixer] starter.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [LoadPowerProfile] Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
O4 - HKLM\..\RunServices: [Hidserv] Hidserv.exe run
O8 - Extra context menu item: &AOL Toolbar search - res://C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL TOOLBAR\TOOLBAR.DLL/SEARCH.HTML
O9 - Extra button: Translate - {06FE5D05-8F11-11d2-804F-00105A133818} - (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: AV &Translate - {06FE5D05-8F11-11d2-804F-00105A133818} - (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {06FE5D02-8F11-11d2-804F-00105A133818} - (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: &Find Pages Linking to this URL - {06FE5D02-8F11-11d2-804F-00105A133818} - (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {06FE5D03-8F11-11d2-804F-00105A133818} - (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Find Other Pages on this &Host - {06FE5D03-8F11-11d2-804F-00105A133818} - (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: (no name) - {06FE5D04-8F11-11d2-804F-00105A133818} - (file missing)
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: AV Home - {06FE5D04-8F11-11d2-804F-00105A133818} - (file missing)
O9 - Extra button: - {CD67F990-D8E9-11d2-98FE-00C0F0318AFE} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\Shdocvw.dll
O9 - Extra button: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL TOOLBAR\TOOLBAR.DLL
O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: AOL Toolbar - {4982D40A-C53B-4615-B15B-B5B5E98D167C} - C:\PROGRAM FILES\AOL TOOLBAR\TOOLBAR.DLL
O16 - DPF: {99410CDE-6F16-42ce-9D49-3807F78F0287} (ClientInstaller Class) -
O16 - DPF: DigiChat Applet -
O17 - HKLM\System\CCS\Services\VxD\MSTCP: Domain =

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I don't offer that analysis, but do see trouble.

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