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#1 motleycrew

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 05:09 PM

My win98 PC has not been starting properly for a while now & Iíve tried everything.
After the windows logo during startup the autoexec.bat files hang. Eventually it will start but runs at a snails pace or slower. After restarting, the startup menu comes up. I restore the registry from there and all is OK. There seems to be no reason why sometimes it happens and sometimes not.
At Xmas I reformatted disc but it soon came back again.
Progs that run on startup are minimal.
Tried everything Iíve found on Google searches.
Need help quick, teenage daughter getting angry!! :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 05:31 PM

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 05:33 PM

First welcome to BC.
Could you give us a run down on the computer?

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Hard Drive (free and used space)
Types of antivirus, antispyware, and firewall, if any.
Type of internet. DSL, Cable, ISDN, Dialup,...
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Posted 10 February 2006 - 05:42 PM

512mb ram
1gb cpu
28gb free

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 05:44 PM

dsl
avg free
zone labs free
Not great specs i know but if it starts it works well

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Posted 10 February 2006 - 06:09 PM

Mine are the same except I have a 500mhz P-III, XP Pro, and SyGate instead of ZA.
First go to your virtual memory and set it a 768mb. Then run Disk Cleanupand defrag.

Start>Control Panel>System>Advanced>Preformance>Settings>Advanced>Change
Start>Program Files>Accessories>System Tools>Disk Cleanup
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Posted 11 February 2006 - 08:30 AM

Start>Control Panel>System>Advanced>Preformance>Settings>Advanced>Change


Unfortunately that option is not available in 98. Its best to let Windows manage the swap file in this case unless you have a second drive to put it on.

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 04:44 PM

Dont think its as simple as that. Reformatting would have sorted that out.
There must be a clue in that restoring the registry allows it to start.
A driver maybe?
A shutting down problem?




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