I Need Help

BurrBurr Join Date: 2002-11-19 Member: 9358Members
<div class="IPBDescription">other than mental help</div> ARRGGHHH!!

Ok, heres the deal. Got up this morning, windows was working fine. Took a shower, came back, Windows (98) froze, so restarted computer (had to do a hard restart)...

Now, I keep getting a message "Write Protection Failure (or fault, I forget, its been a long day), Restarting Windows" which it then proceeds to turn off the comp power. This is all in DOS type (i.e. before Windows actually starts). Like I said, I have Win98 (please don't make this a "This win version is better than that win version" thread) and if you need any more information I will try to give it to you. I am looking on the net for answers too but none have appeared, so I wil keep looking but any help will be greatly appreciated <!--emo&:)--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html//emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' /><!--endemo-->

Thanks in advance

--The Weekend Alcoholic--


  • BurrBurr Join Date: 2002-11-19 Member: 9358Members
    Hmm, might be something wrong with the automatic scan disk program that starts up when windows wasn't shut down properly.....just a hunch from the info I have been looking at
  • SpoogeSpooge Thunderbolt missile in your cheerios Join Date: 2002-01-25 Member: 67Members
    1. (just to be clear without insulting your intelligence) is there a disk in the floppy drive?
    2. Have you made any changes to your hardware/software recently?
    3. Try to copy the exact error message and paste here.
    4. Can you get into Safe Mode?
    5. Do you have a floppy start-up disk?
  • BurrBurr Join Date: 2002-11-19 Member: 9358Members
    Don't worry, my intellegence gets insulted on a daily basis....maybe I am just dumb <!--emo&:p--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html//emoticons/tounge.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tounge.gif' /><!--endemo-->

    2. Not to my knowledge
    3. Can't
    4. Yes
    5. No, but I can make one

    More information reveals that I might have the FunLove virus (oh....goody)...and since I don't have a disk I need to go buy one so I can download the program to fix it! YARR!

    /hooray for college computer labs
  • FireStormFireStorm Join Date: 2002-11-06 Member: 7390Members
    how can you get to safe mode if you get the error before windows starts?
    when does exactly the error occur? before autoexec.bat ?
  • XythXyth Avatar Join Date: 2003-11-04 Member: 22312Members
    Or try and get ahold of a boot disk, so you can atleast access your data. Or try burning the removal program for whatever virus you think you have onto a disk, then running it while you are in safe mode.

    Or of course you could do what the image says ;P
  • FireStormFireStorm Join Date: 2002-11-06 Member: 7390Members
    here's <a href='http://prope.insa-lyon.fr/intranet/linux/centreif/pr.mpg' target='_blank'>another solution</a> <!--emo&:)--><img src='http://www.unknownworlds.com/forums/html//emoticons/smile.gif' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif' /><!--endemo-->
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