Dennis Pogson wrote:
> news.rcn.com wrote:
>> Anyone know what these symptoms mean on startup of Windows 98 on a
>> Compaq Presario 1020 laptop? The splash screen shows with the
>> rolling bar at the bottom and the rolling seems to go on and on but
>> the start up goes nowhere
>> Is this Windows looking for some critical file which has become
>> corrupted or a hard drive failure as the sound of the symptoms
>> suggest? I can boot to Dos and run scandisk or chkdsk without
>> incident but cant get into windows or safe mode. There MAY be
>> insufficient memory to run windows but would THAT give these symptoms?
> I would try a re-install of Win 98 before jumping to conclusions about a
> hardware fault. It only takes about 25 minutes.
What about data restoration? Customisation? Settings? It takes much longer