Win98 won't start - no errors, even reinstalled it. Suggestions?
Posted on 2004-04-19
I did a hard boot of my computer yesterday, and haven't been able to get Windows 98 to load up since then. The drivers load, the hard drive turns for a little bit, then suddenly... nothing. It never even makes it to the Main windows logon screen.
Today, I reinstalled Windows 98 over my old version (I was hoping to get back to normal mode so I can install 2000), but that didn't work either. I DON't want to format yet, there's way too much data there I can't afford to lose. I'm also hoping if I can install 2000, it won't matter what 98 is doing.
Win98 will open in Safe Mode, but then I don't have the CD-Rom drive. My immediate question is, does anyone know how to get the CD working with Safe Mode?