Will not boot in normal mode

Question

I have a pretty old computer with a motherboard that's called GA586S Rev 1.22C. When I got it, I had to format the harddrive. When I was done with installing Windows 98 and I wanted to start the computer, the computer just stoped after loading for about 20 sec. (still see the Windows Logo on the monitor, which stayed there till I turned off the computer). After that experience, i tried to install windows 2000 which worked totaly fine. Problem is that it's really slow, so I formated the harddrive again and installed windows 98. now i can boot the computer in secure mode, but i don't know how to fix this problem that the computer wont start in normal mode.

Answer

This question was answered on October 5, 2002. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

It is fortunate your system is working at all The new operating systems of today take at least 64 MB of memeory and you show 48 MB Also chances are your 2 GB hard drive does not have enough space available for the necessary swap files needed by the operating system The only thing I can recommend is to see if you can add more memory to your computer and perhaps a larger hard drive to correct your problem

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Posted by Michelle of Mesa Community College on October 5, 2002