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Reply With Quote January 18th, 2005,22:24 PM #2 zipp51 View Profile View Forum Posts Near Life Experienced TZ Veteran Join Date Oct 2002 Location Massachusetts Posts 1,114 Hi IB-77,welcome to Techzonez.I Do all of these in safe mode to eliminate possible software problems as much as possible. Press enter then press ctrl + alt + delete keys together to reboot.When Windows has loaded, click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools, system information, tools then run system file checker System Information can help with IRQ conflicts.

Latest: GaiaHunter, Dec 8, 2016 at 1:12 PM Video Cards and Graphics Has it sunk in yet? Boot from that and test run your new hardware, you should be able to surf, and do some other desktop things... CV, could you give more detail on what you see leading up to the point where it hangs? [What are the chances of him still being around I wonder?] QUOTE As Try deleting some files to free up disk space on your Windows drive.

Download some programs like Memtest if you are unsure about the RAM, speedfan to check cpu temperatures and such. Check all connections on the motherboard, and reseat the connectors and memory. I mean the only hardware attached to the Win98 tower is a mouse, a keyboard and a monitor, all of which work just fine already. Related Resources solved ASUS N43S hangs frequently Laptop restarts with BSOD frequently and hangs sometimes system hangs for 1 sec frequently adildr.sys issue frequently hangs pc solved Frequently Hanging Can't find

  1. Obviously the setup program is getting stuck on something - what would it be?
  2. Windows 98 ActiveX controls become corrupted.
  3. If you backup the Registry shortly after a good Windows 98 installation, you can install the Registry backup files.
  4. Have you upgraded anything else on the board? ------------------ [email protected] Friends don't let friends load Windows ME Paleo Pete01-08-2001, 09:49 AMTake a look at these articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Database:
  5. Sylvander03-13-2005, 05:39 AMOne of the things that causes "setup.exe" to hang is when it's trying to set up for use, the various items of hardware.
  6. And is there no 'work around'?
  7. But, thankfully, finding the RAM fault gave me leverage to just recommend a new system, as this wouldn't be worth fixing.
  8. Patterson Reply With Quote February 3rd, 2005,04:29 AM #7 Island_Boy_77 View Profile View Forum Posts Visit Homepage Bronze Member Join Date Dec 2004 Location New Zealand Posts 123 Weird...
  9. So since there are no plug and play devices, what could possibly be making it lock up?
  10. Zero days of fruitcake.

This should allow you to examine any settings you need to see and write them down so you can implement them for the fresh install. I'm always interesting in things like this.... Richard N. Anytechniques?

Is this a new (clean) installation of Win98SE after the motherboard upgrade? My XP machine does not have CD burn capabilities, and while I could conceivably download a new OS onto a flash drive, this old W98 will not recognize a flash drive Any ideas? More hints Fooling around with the APM times seems track.

This is near the "End". zardiw03-13-2005, 01:48 PMOK, here's a FULL description of the problem (just plugged another harddrive to do this) Scan disk is over Hit Exit Scanning System Registry Copying files needed for setup The alternative is to do as zardiw suggested [not connect as many hardware items as possible to begin with, and connect them one-by-one]. I have taken out all of the cards such as modem and sound card.

But I'm trying to find something to help me from the software side. Do a clean boot, nothing running from the STARTUP or REGISTRY --> RUN KEYS, see if it's a device driver causing these lockups. For what its worth. Jump to content FacebookTwitter Geeks to Go Forum Retired Forums Windows 98™, 95, ME Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE Geeks To Go is a helpful hub,

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I have run scandisk, as well as chkdsk /r. You can also get a SUSE flavor, and probably others, from what I've used, KNOPPIX seems to be very popular. Why is my system locking up? on ABIT BE6-IIIBM Deskstar 34GXP 20.7GbDiamond Viper UltraCreative SoundBlaster Live!

Thread Tools Show Printable Version Display Linear Mode Switch to Hybrid Mode Switch to Threaded Mode January 18th, 2005,22:01 PM #1 Island_Boy_77 View Profile View Forum Posts Visit Homepage Bronze Member Any will do. Another solution?-> http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Guest_OSes Flag Permalink Reply This was helpful (0) Collapse - hi by thirty11 / June 22, 2012 3:08 AM PDT In reply to: Let's break it down.

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I believe a reload and new RAM would set it strait. Installing a new software application with the Anti-Virus program enabled. Wecome screen displayed for Windows Setup Wizard [click "Next"]. 4. If so, have you installed the drivers off the mobo CD? 0 pointsBadges: report Poppaman Feb 16, 2005 8:36 AM GMT I believe sonotsky is correct...

Please enter a reply. Latest: 1sikbITCH, Dec 8, 2016 at 1:12 PM Politics and News Fallout - prior games necessary to enjoy later games? The computer is a PIII 450 with 256Mb of RAM. You may have "dirty" electrical power, and this system is more sensitive to it.

In addition, I am not allowed to reformat the computer, so I must find an alternate route to making the computer work. here are the system specs Operating System System Model Windows 98 SE (build 4.10.2222) Processor a Main Circuit Board b 850 megahertz AMD Athlon Board: Asus K7M 1.04 BIOS: Phoenix Technologies It looks like a device driver problem. The mouse pointer still moves, the caps-lock still responds on the keyboard, and I can even move the "Windows 98 Setup" dialog box around the screen - so the system hasn't

Thanks. And, by these choices, define ourselves. On advice of my friend, I upgraded to IE 5.0 since it's an explorer problem and the hangs occur less frequently.Toejam31, is the above enough? and speeds things up considerably! --- 0wN3D by 3gG --- Reply With Quote January 20th, 2005,21:22 PM #6 oftentired View Profile View Forum Posts Junior Member Join Date Oct 2004 Posts

In fact, I have installed a fresh OS onto a different HDD for that machine, and all is well. I think we can chalk this up to flaky hardware....................z Sylvander03-13-2005, 02:00 PMYou said: the setup wizard is initializing, right after the initial copying of setup files. And if they plunk down the money to replace it, it better work. Also, open up case, clean up any dust, move wires around for best air flow, see if anything feels too hot, and make sure the hard drive is in a good

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