Win 98 startup error

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  1. teamplus

    teamplus Registered Member

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    PLEASE HELP!

    Running win98- upon boot after windows screen comes up for a few seconds I get a blank screen then upon pressing space bar i get this error:

    0028: c029abf8 in vxd ifsmgr (04)
    +00012aec

    The computer is then frozen.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. Arin

    Arin Registered Member

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    dear teamplus, either switch over to Millenium or XP, or maybe you can try re-installing 98.
     
  3. ronjor

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    Love your humor!

    :D :D :D :D :cool:
     
  4. Arin

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    dear ronjor, are you talking about my bone? you're scaring me then. if you meant 'humour' i'm stumped. tell me why.
     
  5. ronjor

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    That bone would be humerus.

    Maybe the person can't afford a new operating system. It's like telling someone to buy a new car because they have a flat tire.

    Do you have an answer to his problem?

    Link Win98 problems
     
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  6. Arin

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    dear ronjor, i wasn't forcing teamplus. it was just a suggestion. i also provided him with an alternative. a thousand things can cause this fault, third-party softwares like IOMEGA tools are known to cause this problem, even faulty USB hardware cause this. so its unwise to speculate. i gave him my best answer. i'm trying to help, not into this kidding business.
     
  7. solarpowered candle

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    You may find some solution here http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;188867
    I wouldnt run down the road and spend $130 on another win that will expire in 4 or 5 yrs . use your win98 if you are happy . microsoft are supporting it till june 2006. You may have the same issues whether its 98 / xp / or what ever .
    There are some good info sites out there on maintaining win98 if you do a search .
    If that doesnt help just use your start up disk/CD and reload windows.If you need help in doing that post back .
     
  8. teamplus

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    Thanks to all - including the humor - and other computers are on xp - however I need to get this thing booted to get some data.

    Thanks

    teamplus
     
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  11. Arin

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    dear teamplus, if nothing works you can use your HDD as slave and boot up using a friend's HDD and extract your data. keep us posted and tell us more about your system including the third-party softwares you're running.
     
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