Win 98 Hungs Up - No Icons Or Task Bar

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by percy, Jan 23, 2004.

  1. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    HI. I am trying to setup my daughter's computer and it has win 98. after booting up it would display "an illegal function has been performed on explorer, it will be shutdown" (something like that). after clicking 'OK' nothing happens and no icons shows up even the taskbar, hitting win logo does not do anything. i am trying to boot it up from safe mode by pressing "F5". is it "F5" or "F8"? how can i fix this. thanks.
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  2. devynal

    devynal The Idiot Circus Boy

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    That would be Explorer.exe, Windows' shell.

    Many systems are different -- try F8 or F12, usually when I hammer those two down during boot I'll get a boot option screen. :D
     
  3. punkandacoke

    punkandacoke eat me

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    Try F2 too.
     
  4. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    Sometimes its F11
    If you can get into it, try running SFC, scans system files for corrupt ones