February 16th, 2002, 03:52 AM
OK, I would of put this in the "Tech Support" forum I asked for but it never eventuated!
Anyway, this isn't security related, more technical, so I apologise up front, secondly, I have to swallow all my pride to ask this....
I've got my hands on a Win 98(SE) box, but the problem is it'll only boot in safe mode. Even holding down F8 during start up and then forcing it to boot up normally has no effect. There is no conflicting hardware and no new software has been added. To be certain I've even un installed everything not vital to it's operation and removed things such as network cards, printers, scanners etc but it STILL boots up in safe mode.
I've re installed windows (without formatting) and it all went well, untill boot up. Even after re installing the OS it boots in safe mode....
Any help would be appreciated. Yes, I could just format and re install but I'm saving that for a last resort. Once again, any help would be appreciated.....