On startup Dad's computer (400MHz bookshelf type running Win 98) has suddenly decided to go into the Safe Mode selection menu rather than to load Windows, saying that Windows met a problem last time it tried to load
From the selection you can of course select NOT to go into Safe Mode and to try to load Windows. That does indeed simply cause Win98 load procedure to "hang" after about 10 seconds
If you allow the machine to load Safe Mode that works OK - BUT, what do I do next??????
I have tried disconnecting all the peripherals ie printer, cable internet etc just in case it was a driver for one of those.
I have no idea what the problem is or how to fix it. Everything worked fine up until a couple of days ago.
I do have the original Win 98 disk but loading that will wipe out all the personal files.
What I was HOPING for was to find some sort of "repair" facility, similar to that found on the Office applications.
Help will be appreciated
5 Precepts of Buddhism seem appropriate. Refrain from taking life. Refrain from taking that which is not given. Refrain from misconduct. Refrain from lying. Refrain from intoxicants which lead to loss of mindfulness