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collindv

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Mar 17, 2001
I was adjusting the memory speed settings from the speed runner on my MX video card. Apparently I took the speed to high and the system crashed. The system was unable to boot in either normal or safe mode. I went into the bios and turned off all my overclocked settings as well as disabling the 4X AGP mode. Now every time I start the computer I get the blue screen of death after the Windows 98 splash screen (sometimes it tells me it's missing some files during startup also, which never happened before). I have no idea what to do about this at this point. Please help!
 

Goldwing

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Apr 10, 2001
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Have you tried safe mode after turning the stuff off in BIOS. (I know you probably have.) If not manually enter safe mode by hitting the f8 key during boot-up and picking the safe mode option. Then delete your video card from hardware profile and reload drivers after reboot when windows asks for them. Hope,it works.
 

Vovan

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Jan 4, 2001
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Yep! Go to the Safe Mode, but don't hurry - to clock down the specifications.
Your blue screens fighten me, may be it is because of memory unsteady or ... memory burn (I hope it is not so).
 
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collindv

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Mar 17, 2001
I have turned on all the default options in my BIOS and am still getting the blue screen of death after the Windows 98 splash screen. At a loss at this point for anything else to try.
 

DennisC

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Jan 12, 2001
If you can, put another video card in there and see if the problem is directly and exclusively related to the card.
 
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collindv

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OK, I solved the problem in an incredibly round about way. I decided to install a second hard drive (which I needed anyway, the old one was 11.2 GB and ATA 66). After installing the 2nd HD (30 GB, ATA 100) as my bootable drive, I reinstalled windows 98, then immediately installed Windows 2000 as a dual boot system. Everything seems to be working better than ever. Just wanted to let you guys know the problem is solved. Thanks alot!