So my mother board went bad the other day and i replaced it, i also did a clean install of win98 for good measure. I start my computer up and everything is fine untill i try to run a program (like open IE or install some drivers). My computer stops responding, the cursor moves but the computer will do nothing when i click on things. After i do an alt-ctrl-delt the mouse cursor stops moving.
Are you using another computer to get to this site?
Can you run any
Do you get any messages?
Your installation of new motherboard must have successful to have a desktop screen to be able to at least try to run a program. Have you right-clicked on your taskbar to bring up the task manager? If you can do that, we could use the information under "processes" tab to get some more ideas.
Are you trying to run only
the programs that install with the win98?
Because if you can't load any other programs, then you wouldn't be able to do any of the following things...If you could download the Hijack This
and run it we could check more for problems that may have occurred right after you installed the win98. Sometimes if you go online right after a fresh install you can get into trouble, but it sounds like you didn't get that far. If I were in your shoes, I'd try to follow these steps... Please follow these steps in order to clean your computer of Malware which can include Viruses, Trojans, Worms, Spyware, Hijackers and Dialers.Step 1:
Download Spybot and Adaware from the following locations and install them. You should run both
programs and clean up what it finds. This is to guarantee that you find the most malware you can, installed on your computer.
Before running the scans on both programs, it is mandatory
that you update the programs. There are update options in each program when you run them.SpybotAd-aware
If you would like to learn more about how to use these two programs with the proper settings you can read the tutorials below:Using Ad-aware to remove Spyware, Malware, & Hijackers from Your Computer.Using Spybot - Search & Destroy to remove Spyware, Malware, & Hijackers from Your Computer.
When you scan with both programs, fix everything that it finds.
When you are done with the scan and fixing the items. Please continue with the next step.Step 2:
It is important that you run Spybot and Adaware before you proceed with this step. Fixing enties with Hijackthis may leave behind unwanted files on your computer if the previous step was not done first.
Create a directory on your hardrive to save HijackThis.exe. A directory like c:\hijackthis. If you do not do this, you will not be able to use the backup/restore features.
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Save this file into the directory you made previously and then run the program. Click on the Scan button and when it is finished click on the Save Log button. A Notepad window will open with the contents of this log. Click on Edit then click on Select all. Then click on Edit and then Click on Copy.
Create a new post in Security-->Hijack This Logs & Analysis forum, and right click in message area and select paste to paste the log into the post.
Someone will reply to you after reading the new post. DO NOT
fix any entries unless you understand what you are doing.
To see a tutorial on using HijackThis you can click on the link below:Using HijackThis to Remove Spyware, Browser Hijackers, and Dialers If you are unable to do any of the above, can you at least get into your BIOS screen to double check to make certain that the settings are right after you changed the motherboard?
Let us know some of the answers, if you can.... then we can help you more.