Windows 98 not Booting.

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  1. Emachine

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    Hi my Grandmas Windows 98 is not booting. I turn her Pc on It goes a blue Screen that says HEwelett PAcker. It goes to windows 98 screen and does not go any farther. What is wrong?
     
  2. Morpheous416

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    Will it boot into Safe Mode?
     
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    No not safe mode either. Doesnt really give me an option to go to safe mode.
     
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    Press F5 while starting to go into safe mode.
    Pressing F8 instead of F5 will show you a boot menu.
     

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    Ok i did that and it didnt work anything else?
     
  6. [Peter]

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    reinstall it
     
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    Upgrade to something that can handle XP:)
     
  8. Morpheous416

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    If you cannot do anything else to the system, then it may be a sign that 98 is trying to initialize a piece of hardware that is no longer working properly. It's all trial and error from here on out. I'd start with removing any PCI cards, CD/floppy drives and try booting the system on the bare essentials. If it has more than one stick of memory, remove one of them. If it still doesn't boot, then either something from the hardware is corrupt (such as the memory) or a device driver has been corrupted and you may have to start fresh.
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2006
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    Unplug the HP printer which is plugged into it
     
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    no printer is in it. everything in this pc is an essital nothing was added to this system
     

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    Sorry was guessing - but the error includes the Hewlett Packard line, so its crashing trying to init an HP device - edit the startup to avoid this loading
     
  12. senior98

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    what are the specs and also try another hard drive with 98,95,or me to see if it will boot.
     
  13. Animatrix

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    That Hewlett Packard "blue screen", it's just a OEM logo (i think). I mean it loads beyond the Hewlett Packard "blue screen" as im reading it.

    "I turn her Pc on It goes a blue Screen that says HEwelett PAcker. It goes to windows 98 screen and does not go any farther"

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    I just want to make sure, but you did get the menu with the option Safe Mode right ?
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/180902/EN-US/


    How to Perform Clean-Boot Troubleshooting for Windows 98
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/192926/
     
  14. Emachine

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    ok the specs are maybe 80 ram 1.2 processor and an intergrated video.
     
  15. candle_86

    candle_86 Guest

    80mb of ram, umm thats very odd amount of ram

    ive seen 16,20,24,32,64,96,128ect but never 80
     

  16. EDogg007

    EDogg007 Guest

    Ive seen that amount of ram before. 64 and 16 mb...but very odd though. I'd sugggest finding her something that can handle XP. Win 98 is not supported anymore as of this year i believe (guys corrrect me on this if i am wrong).
     
  17. candle_86

    candle_86 Guest

    Windows 98 Support is being dropped at the end of the month to be excat
     
  18. ultimate360

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    Yup. I feel srry about the 98 and below users.
     
  19. candle_86

    candle_86 Guest

    me also is getting dropped, 2000 was dropped at the end of 05 offically
     

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