Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

Win 98 Start up problems

Posted on 2000-04-14
8
Medium Priority
?
138 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
When I power up my computer the monitor light goes green then amber and the pc shuts down. I then have to reboot my 333 MHZ 64 Ram computer. It then starts in safe mode then I have to reboot for the 3rd time to be ok.Will win 98 version b solve this. My win 98 is factory installed  
0
Comment
Question by:smoken_
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
8 Comments
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:rayt333
ID: 2718392
The green means it is getting a signal, the amber mean it quit getting a signal, but it sounds like you have a computer bootup problem.
Do you see anything on the screen?
How long does this whole thing take?
try tapping the F8 key as soon as you turn the computer on and see if it gives you the "safe mode" menu

Tell us some specs for your system.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:development
ID: 2719118
Could be a ram problem.  Have had this before when upgrading.  Either this, or could have a wire or something lose inside.  But first, check that the cable is firm for the signal to the monitor....
0
 

Author Comment

by:smoken_
ID: 2719196
Edited text of question.
0
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:rayt333
ID: 2719329
"Will win 98 version b solve this."

The answer is NO, if anything it will make it worse, this sounds more like a hardware problem not a software one, but since you asked the question "Will win 98 version b solve this." then I will answer it "NO"
0
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:rayt333
ID: 2719332
When you are having hardware problems then the last thing you want to do is upgrade to a new OS, usally this will only add to the problems, first you need to figure out the hardware problem.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:hskk
ID: 2725120
Green means you have video
When you go yellow your video board just crapped out. That's similar to hitting the reset switch. The clue is when you go into safe mode your video is in VGA every video card has it that's why it's safe.
When you go in safe mode set your video board to VGA and keep it there for next reboot and see if your system acts normal in VGA. Reboot again and see if everything responds normally in VGA. If the problem goes away you have to identify whether you have a h/w problem with the video board (not likely)or you've got the wrong video driver (most likely) or a corrupted video driver or some start up s/w that's adddressing the video registers cloberring your video card.
0
 

Author Comment

by:smoken_
ID: 2762898
The problem was with the video card. It must have not been seated correctly when the pc was manufactured.

0
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
rayt333 earned 200 total points
ID: 2763098
smoken
Wasn't that what I said in my proposed answer? It was a hardware problem??
Your question was "Will win 98 version b solve this"

My answer was "no it would not"

You didn't ask any other questions or for any other information, but since my first answer was correct then why did you reject it??
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I was prompted to write this article after the recent World-Wide Ransomware outbreak. For years now, System Administrators around the world have used the excuse of "Waiting a Bit" before applying Security Patch Updates. This type of reasoning to me …
IF you are either unfamiliar with rootkits, or want to know more about them, read on ....
As developers, we are not limited to the functions provided by the VBA language. In addition, we can call the functions that are part of the Windows operating system. These functions are part of the Windows API (Application Programming Interface). U…
In this video, viewers are given an introduction to using the Windows 10 Snipping Tool, how to quickly locate it when it's needed and also how make it always available with a single click of a mouse button, by pinning it to the Desktop Task Bar. Int…

618 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question