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Go into Device Manager, and see if there are unexpected exclamation marks. Preview post Submit post Cancel post You are reporting the following post: Computer only boots up in safe mode - Windows 98 This post has been flagged and will be reviewed Click to select the Read-Only and Hidden check boxes to set the attributes for the file, and then click OK. Depending on what the problem is, this may work so you can burn your pictures. http://windowssecrets.com/forums/showthread.php/11313-Only-Boots-to-Safe-Mode-(win98)

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If I can get it to detect the floppy then I can just put the pics on there, or if I can just get it to run in normal mode then But for the meantime save your Data first, either by external means, e.g. It's extremely confusing and I have no idea how to even try and identify what the problem even is, let alone fix it! All rights reserved.

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  2. Do you have the Windows 98 Install cd?
  3. When I get the seven options to select a mode (ie: normal, safe, step by step) it will keep rebooting itself if I select normal until it goes into safe.
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  5. The computer is one I am helping a friend with.
  6. However to be on the safe side you should probably back up the files any way.

Also, while it IS in Safe Mode, have you yet run the Scan Disc and Disc Defragment programs to check for errors? Right-click the Msdos.sys file, and then click Open With. She has no installation disks. Windows 2000 Safe Mode the command should be C:\WINDOWS>scanreg /fix) and press "Enter".

SHOW ME NOW CNET © CBS Interactive Inc.  /  All Rights Reserved. Reboot the system and hope for the best.. Also you may want to try disabling some startup applications and see what happens. check my blog Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

Thanks... See http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;q192926 and http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;q188867Method 1 I would describe as brute force. Good news is that these symptoms sound very similar to a problem I ran across a number of years ago and was able to fix. Back to top BC AdBot (Login to Remove) BleepingComputer.com Register to remove ads #2 starcraftmaster starcraftmaster Members 1,109 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Location:australia Local time:03:44 PM Posted 21 March 2009

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This often happens when you reinstall. https://www.adobe.com/support/techdocs/322724.html Nothing has been added to this computer. Windows 98 Won't Boot the user is not me. How To Start Windows 95 From Dos A few weeks ago, for some reason, my computer started up as usual, but after the Windows 98 screen shows up, the screen immediately goes blank and the computer restarts again.

My computer only starts in Safe Mode! Do you think the system was hit by a virus? I appreciate your effor but we have already tried the registry fix and it did not work. In the Look In box, click the drive on which Windows is installed (usually drive C), and then click Find Now. Windows 98 Safe Mode

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Rollin' Rog, Aug 23, 2004 #3 jvnderwe Joined: Jun 9, 2004 Messages: 216 I not an expert but I had the same problem only yesterday. Similar Topics Windows 98 Only Boots in Safe Mode..Help Mar 3, 2005 Windows XP PC only boots in safe mode Oct 27, 2016 Windows XP SP3 only boots in safe mode You can get Startup Control Panel as freewarefrom:http://home.ptd.net/~don5408/toolbox/startupcpl/Startup Cop can also disable items loading at Windows startup and itis freeware.

It has stayed there ever since.

All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use. I only have 64 MB of RAM on that computer and as far as antivirus goes I have on there Norton Antivirus and some other stuff like PC-Doctor. If you don't want to change over the Jumper, you can plug it into the CD Drive Ribbon and it will become a Secondary Drive. Edited by Abacus 7, 30 March 2009 - 05:54 AM.

Good chance it's something in the registry, and this way you simply restore it to what it was. The computer is a Gateway running windows 98. This time, I'm not so lucky and it's never fixed itself. This may be the case even when you select Normal on the Startup menu, or when you click Normal startup on the General tab of the System Configuration utility.

I would backup the drive before attempting and fixes.. I have also run scan disk, mcafee virus scan, and defragmented (in safe mode). Derfram ~~~~~~ Back to top #11 bssc81 bssc81 Topic Starter Members 7 posts OFFLINE Local time:11:44 PM Posted 29 March 2009 - 04:03 PM Dr. For more elaborateinstructions, see document 156126 in the KnowledgeBase, which explainshow to do troubleshooting in Safe Mode.With Windows 98, you can use MSConfig to help you run the tests below.With Windows

Go intoDevice Manager and select the mouse (which will have a yellowexclamation point). Can't comment on the error messages but this can't hurt to check. 0 #9 Guest_1069_* Posted 13 October 2005 - 12:18 PM Guest_1069_* Guest You say in your first post that Jump to content Sign In Create Account Search Advanced Search section: This topic Forums Members Help Files Calendar View New Content Forum Rules BleepingComputer.com Forums Members Tutorials Startup List Advertisement Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Operating Systems > Earlier Versions of Windows > Home Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Members Members Quick Links Notable Members Current

Burn to CD Rom, external HDD or USB Flash Drives, or even set it as a Slave on another Computer and save it on there? The thing is, when in safe mode you can't use your cd-rom so the pictures can't be burned to a cd. Both Slave Drives and Secondary Drives usually become D: Drive under Windows Explorer.