Win98 boot up problem

johnoneill1
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Every time I boot up I get the F8 Menu then have to hit the enter key on item 1- normal boot, to load windows.
Can any one give me any ideas why this is happening? and how to stop it.

I have run the various scanreg options.
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Try a different keyboard.  If you have a stuck key this could possibly happen.  Specifically if the CTRL key or the F8 key is stuck.
Edit your MSdos.sys file and look for the following

BootMenu=1

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I think CowboyJeeper has the answer.  Here's some more info on it:

http://home.earthlink.net/~leetutor/DoWin/Startup/stupmenu.htm
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You can also change this by going to start > run > msconfig > advanced button and untick startup menu.
Hello all,
I am eecomputings, a Moderator at Experts-Exchange and also an Expert within this topic area. This question has been open a long time and needs to be closed.  What I am going to do is allow feedback from the questioner and Experts for the next 7 days.  If the questioner has not come back to award the points, I will either delete the question, or send it to the PAQs worth zero points, or award an answer based on the info I have been given. Experts, please recommend a resolution for this question.  I will monitor this question for the next 7 days and come back and evaluate.

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Thank you all for the replies. I was waiting for a while untill I had recieved some more replies. The computer this happens on is seldom used and therefore not an urgent problem. I an unsure how to award the points and to whom. The replies given did not correct the problem but I did try the remedies suggested. I suspect that CowboyJeeper may have 'Hit the nail on ther head' as I supect it is a problem with the keyboard. Whilst the F8 key is not getting stuck, it could be the contacts underneath. I  noticed yesterday intermittent keyboard problems and will change the keyboard next time I visit my Daughter.  eecomputings thank you for the email reminder can I ask you to award the points?.

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John
Thanks, johnoneill1 for the reply.  You seem to be hinting that cowboyjeeper's first comment is the solution.  Will award as indicated.

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