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Can anyone here help me.
I am running windows98 and when reformatting the computer crashed and now i can only start in safe mode.
I have the boot floppy and 98 disc but am unable to use keyboard while in safe mode. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Last Post by Thong_Ispector
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I didnt get the reformatting done which is why i can only get into the computer on safe mode.
I am using the boot disc and windows98 download disc.

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We are missing some important information...

Is this possibly a usb keyboard that requires drivers or something like that...

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We are missing some important information...

Is this possibly a usb keyboard that requires drivers or something like that...

it is a compaq keyboard, I have tried a Acer keyboard on it also with the same results.

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Still confused here..
If you were reformatting you were erasing the OS...
Does your keyboard work if you boot to a command prompt only?

I would boot to the floppy or cd and start over with a fresh format....
If you crashed in the middle of a format then you MUST do a full format of the drive for it to be a stable system.

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Still confused here..
If you were reformatting you were erasing the OS...
Does your keyboard work if you boot to a command prompt only?

I would boot to the floppy or cd and start over with a fresh format....
If you crashed in the middle of a format then you MUST do a full format of the drive for it to be a stable system.

Thank you for your help.
I now have the computer up and running.
It still freezes and restarts itself sometimes but it used to do that before the reformatting.

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It sounds like you have an overheating cpu, I would pull the heat sink, clean and reinstall with new grease...

It will continue to corrupt your os if it keeps locking up and crashing...

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