computer won't start up

  toga 18:30 21 Jun 03

When I try to boot my machine up, it gets to the stage when 'starting windows' appears then it just shuts down (blank screen).

No software/hardware recently installed. Any ideas please?

  Dr. Charles 18:56 21 Jun 03

You don`t say which windows version you are running so I will assume its 98 or 98SE. As you start to try and start, up press intermittently F5 this should get you going in Safe mode. Try and remember what you did last - - if nothing dramatic, then try and run your virus checker, if it was something unusual then try and reverse what you did and try a reboot.



  Steven135 18:59 21 Jun 03

If you are running 98 you could also try safe mode, command prompt type scanreg then load a working copy of your register.

  toga 19:40 21 Jun 03

sorry about ommitting the windows version, yes it is 98SE.

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