I am doing a fresh reinstall of Windows 98 SE on a Dell Optiplex GX1 550Mbr+. I previously had this very same version of Windows on this machine. The install works perfectly, but when I get to the login screen, I hit escape (or type in the password and press enter), and it just hangs.
I have tried:
- Changing hard drives
- Changing CD drives
- Changing the RAM
- Swapping the hard drive into another machine
- Removing the password
The first 3 points result in no improvement, event if I re-install from scratch.
When I swap the hard drive into another computer, I can log in just fine, so it doesn't seem to be the installation at fault.
When I remove the password (using another computer), it just hangs at the green desktop background. The mouse will move, but nothing ever loads.
CTRL + ALT + DEL will bring up the task manager, and I can restart the computer, or kill the only process (Hidserv).
Running the computer in Safe Mode works.