> 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 woudl 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.
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