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I need to know were they keep the error report folder ( if any ) this isn't SE just streight up windows 98 i'm fixing my freinds boss's computer and well its a heep, so were is the error folder so i can tell whats going wrong becaseu i honestly see nothing wrong, been running for a few hours now and runs fine. They said they got a black screen and couldn't even hard power it down ( they really said hold the big button on the front of it ).
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bootlog.txt ?

I can't remember an actual file being created in 98 for errors. I know of detlog, bootlog, and setuplog. They should all be in the root directory.
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how about the "upgrade to XP immediately log"?
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Originally Posted by kingwilliam
how about the "upgrade to XP immediately log"?
Fix the problem with XP and a conroe eh?
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jesus they have a celeron 700 mhz, i don't think they want a csd and they have windows 98 becaeu they are old and odn't know any better, i was just asking help not whati should do with the computer thanks modki for first comment but not youer second
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Actually my second comment was a comment on the third post, the first comment by kingwilliam and his comment about getting xp and being generally... well not very helpful.

Those are the three (four?) I can remember from my days of messing with 98, a lot of stuff I know now only involves XP and it's superb system of tracking all the wonderful errors that occur with it.

But to let you know in all honesty a Celeron 700Mhz will run XP just fine even with some of the visual styles turned on. Yes thank you for pointing out that that's besides the point.
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Guys he wants help not upgrade advice.

The File you are looking for should be the Bootlog.txt file. Have a file search performed in the Windows folder and you should find it mate.
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE1701
Guys he wants help not upgrade advice.

The File you are looking for should be the Bootlog.txt file. Have a file search performed in the Windows folder and you should find it mate.
That's what I said.
Well I said the root (some people named their's c:\\Win c:\\Win98 or c:\\Windoze or etc..)

Then kingwilly goes off on the XP tangent. Big said it's only got a 700MHz celly and I pointed out a 700Mhz celly would run xp just fine but that's beside the point now.

BOOTLOG.txt will only give you errors with startup.
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and how do you know it wasn't dust
i have seen comps that wouldn't post and the they take the side pannel off and it be fine!!!
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