windows 98 Something weird

windows 98 Something weird

Post by UGF1bCB » Wed, 15 Feb 2006 06:34:31

Sometimes early in the morniong the computer comes on but does not bootup
(power light is on). If you turn on the monior the is no desktop present. If
then press power button the computer comes on normal. I have checked in the
system tools to be sure that the scheduled task is disabled. and the
maintenance wizard that do not scandisk, defrag and delete unnecessary files
are all checked. But it still comes on for no reason. the computer is

Paul F

windows 98 Something weird

Post by Ron Badou » Wed, 15 Feb 2006 14:07:59

Boot the computer and watch the screen to see which key to press to enter
Setup (the BIOS). Once in the BIOS, look around but don't change anything
unless you know what you are doing. There should be a wake up feature
listed and that should be what is turning your PC on. Disable that setting,
save it and exit.


Ron Badour, MS MVP for W98
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windows 98 Something weird

Post by Haggi » Thu, 16 Feb 2006 02:46:47

and possibly bad capacitors on the motherboard....I had an emachine doing
all kinds of wierdness...

lights staying on the keyboard when poaered off ..
intermittent floppy ...
programs would work ..then not..

Please read 's

Windows support

windows 98 Something weird

Post by QnJpYW4gSy » Sat, 25 Mar 2006 18:16:02

In your BIOS, check for "Power On From Keyboard" or some such option. Family
pets are often curious about what we do for hours on end in front of these
things. One morning I woke up, and somehow my cat had opened Word Pad and
typed several lines of gibberish for me (glad he didn't save it, I'd still be

windows 98 Something weird

Post by Gary S. Te » Sun, 26 Mar 2006 07:39:55

Our toy poodle likes to wander around the desk when we're out. She's managed
to get all the way through an EBay "Buy Now" purchase -- all she needed was
the PayPal password. It was something we ended up buying anyway, <g>. Smart

Gary S. Terhune
MS MVP Shell/User


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