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March 19, 2005 1:59:53 PM

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My brother - in - law cannot boot his windows 98SE normally. Whenever he
boots his pc, he is faced with black screen. When he inserts his windows CD
he is given options to boot from either CD or hard drive. If he chooses the
option of booting from hard drive the system starts and he can operate his
pc. Will you please help to solve this problem.
TIA

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Anonymous
March 19, 2005 1:59:54 PM

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The first thing for him to do is to make backup copies on fl;oppy
disks or CD-ROMs of any information he cannot afford to lose:
financial records, spreadsheets, letters, address lists, and so on.

The fact that the system can run OK if he tells it to do so is
somewhat reassuring. The "black screen" seems very odd. I would have
expected that he would have seen a menu (in white lettering) on the
black screen.

Next, I would try running the System File Checker. He should go to
Start/Run and enter "sfc".


Bill Starbuck (MVP)
March 24, 2005 10:00:07 PM

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Thanx Bill,
Just heard from my brother - in - law. His computer is working fine after he
followed your suggestion. Thanx once again.
He now has another problem with his computrer - When he starts his computer
the signature tune does not come in one smooth flow but with one break. Any
suggestion to get rid of the break.
Thanx and Regards.


"Bill Starbuck" <no_email@please.com> wrote in message
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> The first thing for him to do is to make backup copies on fl;oppy
> disks or CD-ROMs of any information he cannot afford to lose:
> financial records, spreadsheets, letters, address lists, and so on.
>
> The fact that the system can run OK if he tells it to do so is
> somewhat reassuring. The "black screen" seems very odd. I would have
> expected that he would have seen a menu (in white lettering) on the
> black screen.
>
> Next, I would try running the System File Checker. He should go to
> Start/Run and enter "sfc".
>
>
> Bill Starbuck (MVP)
Anonymous
March 24, 2005 10:00:08 PM

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That "hitch" in the logon sound is probably caused by some other
application loading in the background. Only way to prevent it is to
change the order in which things load up, which ain't easy. The startup
queue is an unruly mess, usually with several things loading at the
"same time", not waiting for one startup process to finish before
starting another. It does tend to follow the same order once a system
has settled into a new configuration, but any number of things can
change the order in which things start, or the amount of time it takes
for this or that process to complete. Best to either get along with it
and hope it "fixes itself", probably by adding or deleting or changing
something in the startup queue, or try a different sound for Logon.
("Sounds" applet in Control Panel.)

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS MVP Shell/User
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/cleanboot.htm
http://www.grystmill.com/articles/security.htm

"newbie" <newbie16@invalid.com> wrote in message
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> Thanx Bill,
> Just heard from my brother - in - law. His computer is working fine
after he
> followed your suggestion. Thanx once again.
> He now has another problem with his computrer - When he starts his
computer
> the signature tune does not come in one smooth flow but with one
break. Any
> suggestion to get rid of the break.
> Thanx and Regards.
>
>
> "Bill Starbuck" <no_email@please.com> wrote in message
> news:qp1o31ltvq41r18trh4dc6ahc3k4mgs7tj@4ax.com...
> > The first thing for him to do is to make backup copies on fl;oppy
> > disks or CD-ROMs of any information he cannot afford to lose:
> > financial records, spreadsheets, letters, address lists, and so on.
> >
> > The fact that the system can run OK if he tells it to do so is
> > somewhat reassuring. The "black screen" seems very odd. I would have
> > expected that he would have seen a menu (in white lettering) on the
> > black screen.
> >
> > Next, I would try running the System File Checker. He should go to
> > Start/Run and enter "sfc".
> >
> >
> > Bill Starbuck (MVP)
>
>
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