After installing DirectX Media Runtime Patch for DirectAnimation (ver 2,9,400,0) today, my Win98 would not boot up correctly. Everything would seem normal until the tale end, when the hour glass on the pointer would freeze. I could not do a Ctrl-Alt-Del at all. Through Selective Startup I was able to determine that the problem seems to be in the SysTray.exe file. With it deselected, the PC boots up fine and even the System Tray appears normal. Can anyone give me some ideas on how to proceed from here?