Posted 21 August 2005 - 11:51 AM
I have a Gateway, running on Windows 98 that has been freezing upon start-up. Sometimes it happens while it's booting up, other times it is just shortly after. Sometimes the screen goes black and restarts itself, and sometimes it won't start and sends me to having to choose safe mode, in order to restart. Once I reboot, the computer works fine. it's crazy.
i have uninstalled programs I no longer use, and have tried to run ScanDisk but i'm having trouble with that too. I have also gone through all that is listed in the Start-up list (run - msconfig...). In addition, I run Ad-Aware periodically to keep the internet funk off the computer. Could i have a virus? This computer's HD was reformatted a year ago. What could be causing this? Please advise. Thanks!