Windows 98SE - Programs running in Backgound

  DaveLH 15:36 05 Sep 05

Before running various Utility Programs eg Disc Scan it is desirable to stop all programs running in the Background eg Virus Scan, Firewall.

How do I find out what programs are running in the Background?

  Diodorus Siculus 16:09 05 Sep 05

Press ctrl-alt-del once

that opens the task manager

cancel everything except explorer

Better to start in safe mode - press F5 at startup.

  DaveLH 17:55 05 Sep 05

Pressing "CNTL/ALT/DEL" opens something called "Close Program" - this does list various task for which "CANCEL" is an option but depessing same does nothing.
"Safe Mode" seems to be activated by pressing "DEL" not "F5" at "Start-up" but that produces "CMOS Option" - interfering with something I know nothing about could cause disaster.

Advice still being sought.

  woodchip 17:59 05 Sep 05

Best way is restart keep pressing F5 this will get into safe mode then run programs

  VoG II 17:59 05 Sep 05

EndItAll click here

  woodchip 18:00 05 Sep 05

F5 should go strait into Safe Mode in 98 if not press F8 and choose from list

  Diodorus Siculus 19:58 05 Sep 05

Safe mode is not activated by del. That is the bios.

Safe mode is reached by pressing F5 continuously at startup.

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