[pcductape] Re: diagnosing a problem

  • From: "Pam" <ltf01@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 23:03:25 -0500

scandisk found no problem.  i was able to boot into safe mode, so then i
used the one by one command at F8 and learned it was mcafee scan that was
locking the machine up. Now to see if I can figure out why.

Pam

>-----Original Message-----
>From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>[mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Pam
>Sent: Friday, May 23, 2003 9:26 PM
>To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [pcductape] Re: diagnosing a problem
>
>
>i got to scandisk via dos and am running it right now.  it's about 1/3
>through with noting found so far.  then I'll try your suggestion and I'll
>holler back with the result.
>
>Pam
>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>[mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Bob Noble
>>Sent: Friday, May 23, 2003 9:13 PM
>>To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>Subject: [pcductape] Re: diagnosing a problem
>>
>>
>>Hi Pam,
>>To get to safe mode, try either f8 or the control key.
>>But it has to be hit just when it says it is starting win98, if you miss,
>>restart the computer with the switch and it will automatically put
>>you in safe
>>mode.  It does this when it fails to start win98, automatically.
>>
>>Again, see if you can find a win98 folder on the c: drive.
>>If you can get into safe mode, run msconfig from the run command
>>and try turning
>>everything off in the startup group and see if it will boot.
>>
>>Bob Noble
>>www.sonic.net/bnoble
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Pam" <ltf01@xxxxxxxxxx>
>>To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>Sent: Friday, May 23, 2003 7:03 PM
>>Subject: [pcductape] Re: diagnosing a problem
>>
>>
>>| I found an old 98 boot disk i had and managed to work my way to
>>C drive and
>>| list the dir.  Being a Compaq I don't know the keystrokes to access Safe
>>| Mode to see if it will boot from there.  I'm not knowledgeable
>in dos so,
>>| though I know a few basic commands I don't know how to do
>troubleshooting
>>| from the dos prompt.
>>| As for recovery cd.... no.  She said it was "used" when they
>>gave it to her
>>| and they gave her no disks.  I have an old copy of win 98 here, but I am
>>| afraid to try it because of the Compaq proprietary junk, plus I can't
>>| determine if it is first or second edition.
>>|
>>| >-----Original Message-----
>>| >From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>| >[mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Bob Noble
>>| >Sent: Friday, May 23, 2003 8:54 PM
>>| >To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>| >Subject: [pcductape] Re: diagnosing a problem
>>| >
>>| >
>>| >Hi Pam,
>>| >Ignore that other one, it got away from me. :O)
>>| >
>>| >Since it's not telling you it can't find something to boot from, I
>>| >assume your
>>| >hard drive is good and the win98 system is just messed up somehow.
>>| >
>>| >Of course this means that you need to load the operating system
>>| >over the top of
>>| >itself.
>>| >
>>| >Recovery cd? Or a win98 folder on the hard drive that has a setup
>>| >file in it?
>>| >
>>| >You could start with a startup disk and see if you can see any
>>| >folders on the
>>| >hard drive, with dos.
>>| >
>>| >Bob Noble
>>| >www.sonic.net/bnoble
>>| >----- Original Message -----
>>| >From: "Pam" <ltf01@xxxxxxxxxx>
>>| >To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>| >Sent: Friday, May 23, 2003 6:10 PM
>>| >Subject: [pcductape] diagnosing a problem
>>| >
>>| >
>>| >| Hi all,
>>| >| A friend asked me to look at her computer, a Compaq, running
>>Win98, and
>>| >| that's all she knows about it and all that I can get to (screen
>>| >wise).  She
>>| >| said it wouldn't boot up.  I brought it home and what I see when
>>| >I attempt
>>| >| to boot is the orignal "Compaq" screen, and then the Win 98
>>| >cloud screen.  I
>>| >| can hear the hdd doing it's thing, the blue line at the bottom
>>| >of the cloud
>>| >| screen moves normally for a bit and then the machine freezes;
>>| >the blue line
>>| >| quits moving, the hdd sounds stop, the cloud screen never goes away.
>>| >| She is computer illiterate except to work in email and MS
>>Word.  Her kids
>>| >| got it "used" for her for Christmas.  Any suggestions on what
>>to check or
>>| >| do?
>>| >|
>>| >| Pam
>>| >|
>>| >
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