I recently upgraded versions of AtGuard and Cookie Crusher. Since upgrading, these apps have started when Windows loads as oppossed to when I start a network connection or IE. I decided to try uninstalling and reinstalling the programs. Since doing so Win 98 is in sloooow motion when it first starts. This slow motion will occasionally "come back" during regular PC use.
What happens is this: I start Windows and after W98 is up and running the PC will not repsond to anything. Let's say I click on the start button. Nothing will happen, not even a "depress." After about a minute the start button will depress and then everything will run fine. If I have clicked on several things, these commands will be "qued" and will finally execute after a minute or two.
Once Windows starts responding, I am generally fine. I have had the problem come back during normal use.
If I start in safe mode all is well.
Starting normally, but without loading anything, does not help.
I have uninstalled the two apps that I was playing wiht prior to the issue.
I started using bootlog and had the following failures:
[000BB055] Loading Vxd = ndis2sup.vxd
[000BB055] LoadFailed = ndis2sup.vxd
[000BB073] DEVICEINIT = MTRR
[000BB074] DEVICEINITFAILED = MTRR
[000BB165] INITCOMPLETE = SDVXD
[000BB165] INITCOMPLETEFAILED = SDVXD
[000BB176] Dynamic load device naapi.vxd
[000BB176] Dynamic load failed naapi.vxd : [000BB176] File not found
LoadStart = STBDRV.DLL
LoadFail = STBDRV.DLL Failure code is 0002
According to bootlog.prv, these failures were present before.
I have a homebuilt system. FIC motherboard, AMD K6 200 CPU, 64 meg DRAM, STB 4400 stealth velocity video (PCI), NIC, Zip drive, Sound Blaster Awe 64, 3Com 56 modem (ISA), Intellimouse, Maxtor HD.