Windows 98 can only boot in safe mode
Posted on 2004-03-20
When I turn my computer on (HP Pavilion 6470z) , the Hewlett Packard graphic appears as normal and then this screen appears:
" Windows 98 is now starting your MS-DOS-based program.
This driver is provided by Oak Technology, Inc..
OTI-91X ATAPI CD-ROM device driver, Rev D91XV352
©Copyright Oak Technology Inc. 1987-1997
Device Name :IDECD000
Transfer Mode : Programmed I/0
Number of drives : 1
MSCDEX Version 2.25
Copyright © Microsoft Corp. 1986-1995, All rights reserved.
Drive M: = Driver IDECD000 unit 0
Mouse Driver, Version 9.11b
Copyright © 1985-1997. All rights reserved.
Installed on mouse port.
RipTide Audio Miscellaneous Utility, 2.0, 11/02/98. "
I am able to boot into Safe Mode from the Startup Menu by holding Ctrl while the computer is booting. However I cannot get it to boot into Normal Mode. It gets stuck at the screen described above. I have no recovery CD's or disks.
I am willing to format ONLY IF I am able to backup my drivers from safe mode to floppy disk. The reason for this is that I'd have to put Windows 98 SE on and I wouldn't have my drivers for sound cards and all that stuff right?
So, how can I get my computer to boot normally? If I have to format, how do I backup my drivers from safe mode?