win 98SE boots, I try win explorer, launches, locks, however mouse moves
Posted on 2003-03-09
Awhile back got a used computer with win 2000 server, 2 hd 9 gigs each,ScSi, parallel ports.Reconfig with the help of a friend who works for gateway, to win 98 se Amd 450mhz 250 mgs ram 2 drives 8 gig and 20 gig added USB 2 card, and modem card Ran fine for awhile, but recently had trouble booting up,(system always comes to startup page, set to normal, I click it, locks up when almost finishing up the WIn98 page, reboot, goes into normal again, I click,goes to windows page briefly,goes safe mode choice, I reselect normal, 2-3 tries gets to it, went to different forums,other than slicking hd, reinstall everything, nothing changed this, yet I could live with it. Now, yesterday, I tried to get into win explorer. lauches it I will try to mouse a file, it will not work, program freezes(or becomes inactive) mouse moves fine, rebooted, tried a program, it lauches the first page, sits there, not completely finished, yet the mouse is active, do ctrl/alt/delet, system does not respond, goes int an unstable message, try waiting, nothing, try clicking a key, nothing.Tried scandisk, it seems to correct something, yet only at the end gives me an error the amount of free hd space has been incorrectly reported(had this error ever since I set up the system),tried sys file cker, set msconfig differently, tried my startup disk to trouble shoot.I do not want to format, because I was in the midst of transferring files to another computer, and have a few left(docs, favorites, photos have been saved)yet outlook address book, and a few misc photos may still be floating around. Appreciate any help.Vidman.