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09-08-2003, 08:17 PM
OS (MS ME ) will not load - error message says systems config halted, does not load on restart and cannot solve problem using safe mode. Have not added any new hardware of software.

09-08-2003, 08:26 PM
Have you scandisk in safe mode?
If so, then get to the menu on bootup that you choose safe mode, BUT choose command prompt instead. then type SCANDISK C:

The dos scandisk can fix more than the windows one.
Come back and let us know how you got on.

11-08-2003, 06:49 PM
try system restore

19-08-2003, 12:48 PM
as a last resort format and reinstall after saving data in safe mode to another partition or cdr , by the way 98SE is better

Robin S_
19-08-2003, 03:01 PM
Try rebooting but using F8 to divert to the startup menu and choosing Step by Step mode. This may pinpoint the problem step.

19-08-2003, 11:35 PM
does it tell u if any files are corrupted or missing? try booting off the CD or boot in Safe mode.

24-08-2003, 05:42 PM
try in safe mode reloading graphics drivers or your mother board drivers the via 4in 1 drivers reinstalled did the trick for me in 98SE after a image restore failed to boot up properly