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Windows Startup Menu

by Mannie / April 8, 2006 4:54 PM PDT

Hello,
How do I resolve a hardware conflict problem? It seems my floppy disk controllers are at odds with my other drivers, probably the sound blaster card. If I try to fix it, Floppy Disk Failure CO comes up. This may have something to do with my display driver as well since everytime I try to adjust this by pressing the Settings, the screen blanks out and I have to restart all over again. The screen also freezes when I try to click open the A:\ drive for floppies. So everytime I startup, the Windows 98 Startup Menu keeps on showing the choices for opening the Windows all over again. Is there any freeware that can resolve this issue? Thanks. Manny

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Windows startup menu
by hawks55 / April 8, 2006 7:11 PM PDT
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My son had a similar problem with his cd rom, every time that he tried to load a cd his computer crashed. the fix is to reformat your hard drive and reinstall your operating system. dont't forget to install your chipset software. THIS IS IMPORTANT!!! It resolved my sons problems. Should work for you.

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Windows startup menu
by hawks55 / April 8, 2006 7:13 PM PDT
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Reformat your hard drive and install the chipset drivers. This should work.

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Re: driver troubles
by Kees Bakker / April 8, 2006 9:39 PM PDT
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Mannie,

A clean reinstall of Windows might help, but I find it too drastic at this moment.

Boot into Safe Mode, go into Device Manager, delete the floppy, the sound card and the video card, and shut down. Have your Windows 98 CD and the driver CD's that came with the sound card and the video card at hand (you'll need them with a clean reinstall also) and reboot.
Windows will reinstall the diskette and ask for sound card and video card drivers. Don't install them yet, but see if the diskette works now. If so, install video drivers at the next boot, and try again. Finally install sound card drivers, and see if everything works.

Tell your experiences.


Kees

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Hardware drivers conflicts
by Mannie / April 10, 2006 2:09 PM PDT
In reply to: Re: driver troubles

Kees,
Deleting the drivers from the Device manager took care of the floppy disk problem. It's working now and so are the sound cards and video. Only problem now is when I start the PC, the Windows 98 Startup Menu also displays like before. Do you think it may have to do with an anti-virus software called AVG, a freeware i downloaded that installs itself before the Windows 98 begins that may be keeping up space? May need to reinstall anyway. Cheers.

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What Windows 98 start-up menu exactly?
by Kees Bakker / April 10, 2006 7:47 PM PDT

Mannie,

I'm sure it can be suppressed. Don't worry. Just a setting somewhere.

Kees

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I think reefurbb pointed you to the setting you need.
by Kees Bakker / April 11, 2006 4:59 PM PDT

Just try.

Kees

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It's a GOOD thing...
by reefurbb / April 11, 2006 10:09 AM PDT

AVG does a "bootsector scanner", not the whole Hdd. I've only seen boot sector viruses in OLD systems, but it really doesn't hurt to keep protection. Keep AVG updated weekly, if not automatically. Full or Optional update.
MSCONFIG-ADVANCED, "enable start menu", leave it checked. It's a fast-easy way to get to SAFE MODE or COMMAND PROMPT ONLY. It goes automatically for 30 sec. This can be modified by Tweak133 to ___ (I use 4 sec).
No concern to reinstall...just learn...

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