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restart, restart, restart...

I built a workstation with a P100 chip, 64 Ram, 3.2HD, 4 Mg Vid.  It runs fine under win95.  I tried to upgrade to win98 and when it gets to the splash screen it hangs then reboots everytime.  It will run in safe mode.
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LermitteCommented:
Did you use the good drivers. Use the drivers for Win98 and not for Win95. So I read that you have installed Win98 but that you cannot boot (safe mode will work).

Startup in safe mode remove the videodriver reboot and reinstall the videodriver with the Win98 drivers.

Mario
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NESTIAMCommented:
See if this Microsoft Article applies to you.

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q148/9/19.asp

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MindBladeCommented:
the "answer" is to stick with win95. Which in my opinion is a much more stable product that win98.

Do an F8 logged boot and see which file or device is last to load.
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neil_bertramCommented:
That is really strange...
My Celeron does the same thing (it has always run Win98), except the problem in mine is just an overheating Voodoo Banshee card, which is starting to annoy me.
I don't think this is related to your problem, just that I have the same freeze then reboot (or sometimes vice versa), but can still get in under safe mode.
I just give it 10 mins to cool off, usually.

Don't think I helped, but yeah...
Neil
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dew_associatesCommented:
JPz, there are a whole number of reasons for this to occur in Win98, and contrary to some comments, Win98 is the most stable of the consumer Windows versions.

First, give these things a try and let me know how you make out afterwards.

1. Reboot the PC into safemode. Go into control panel, double click the system icon and click the device manager tab.

2. Expand each area by clicking the + sign. Now search each area and search for any duplicate or triplicate entries for all devices. If you find multiples of any device, remove all of the entries. If any device has a "!" or "?" by it, remove it. Now close device manager.

3. Now, using find, files and folders, locate your config.sys file and rename it to config.old. Do the same thing with autoexec.bat, rename it autoexec.old.

4. Now reboot the system. Does it still cause a restart?

Dennis
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bbrinizerCommented:
Reboot you system and when the dos window first comes on hit 'F8' and select 'step by step' then step through your start up sequence till you find out which step is causing you to reboot. Next time thru when you come to that step hit 'n' and dont run that command. When you system comes up you will need to use your editor to edit your startup sequence. Depending what error you get befor your system use to reboot you may need to find the new location for a driver or program in your start up sequence or eliminate the culpurt(sp) altogether.
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dew_associatesCommented:
bbrinizer, You have been registered at this site long enough to know the protocol here as to when to post a comment and when to post a proposed answer. Given the nature of the problem and the previous posts, your proposed answer is nothing more than a suggestion, which should have been posted as a comment. In essence, you have blocked this question from review by other techs by doing as you have.

You may review much of this information by reading the appropriate sections at the Help Desk. Your future cooperation is expected.
Dennis
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dew_associatesCommented:
JPz, kindly reject the proposed answer, thank you!
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dew_associatesCommented:
JPz, are you still with us???
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MindBladeCommented:
I think he has left never to return again.
Perhaps he has gone to back to Windows 95. It worked for him.
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dew_associatesCommented:
What bull!
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