hmasseyuemedia.com Posted November 3, 2000 Share Posted November 3, 2000 Hello Craig and All, In hopes of avoiding the dreaded Microsoft tech support "hotline," I wonder if any of you can provide me with a clue as to why my Windows PC crashes every third or fourth time I boot up. It's a Pentium II / 450 system with tons of RAM (128 MB) and it's running under Windows 98 (the second release). What happens is, just at the very end of the bootup phase, I get an error dialog simply saying that Explorer has shut down; clicking either option does nothing and a warm boot (Ctrl/Alt/Del) doesn't work either; I need to do a hard boot to get going again. Sometimes this will happen two or three times in a row before the machine comes to life; other times, I can go weeks without the problem occurring at all. I did a complete clean reinstall of the OS and the problem still remains. This is a relatively new machine and I haven't really loaded a whole lot of software or drivers that might be gumming up the works. Any suggestions as to what I can try short of egging Bill Gates' mansion? Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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