i get this screen (unrecoverable) 3 out of 4 times at the very end of my win98 boot. sometimes holding the shift key down helps, sometimes it doesn't.
i get same crash everytime i start windows' cd player. i DON'T get it when starting other cd players (adaptec jukebox).
the start-up crash has happened occasionally for some time now, but recently, as i mentioned, 3 out of 4 times. i hope i can fix this without reinstalling win 98.