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Windows 98se Starting In Safe Mode

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#1 lorilee86


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Posted 30 December 2007 - 10:24 AM

I have a computer that still has Windows98 SE on it, but for some reason it only starts in Safe Mode. It tells me that there is a Master Boot Record Error. Can you help me get this system back on the right track. My kids use it for their school work and we need this computer back up.

I am running AVG on it and have run it in Safe Mode but there is no viruses detected.


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Posted 30 December 2007 - 11:01 AM

when win 98se boots up it does a Registry check ON boot up to look for the last known good configuration and win 98se will do the safe mode start up to protect itself

so, a thought; when it starts to boot up, as it boots up press repeatedly the F8 key to throw it INTO safe mode ; when the dialogue box appears to choose which mode; try then to select NORMAL mode and see if it will let you

if it will only accept safe mode run a scan disc , preferably in scan disc 'normal' mode

of interest, when did this start and have you downloaded any riskey emails of done any P2P stuff on it

the more info as to the background to this will help please

is it on dial up or broadband?

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