Fixing Different Hardware Problems in Windows® 98

Give suggestions to fix hardware problems in Windows 98.


Your computer might get affected by various hardware problems. The performance of your system deteriorates due to the problems with the hardware. The system becomes drastically slow and the CPU might run at 100% speed. You might face many problems like unexpected shutdown of the system and slow startup due to hardware issues. Sometimes during startup, your system might encounter the blue screen error. The users might face problems like overheating during the middle of their work. This is very frustrating and it might take much time of the users. The browser of your system might not work sometimes due to the problem with hardware. The mouse and keyboard of your system stop responding due to some errors. You could diagnose the possible reasons behind the issue with the hardware of your Windows 98 Operating System with the help of a software called PC doctor. It might not solve the problems with the hardware directly but it helps to detect the problem with your hardware.


Following are the cause of the problems in Windows 98 and tips to solve them:




  • Power supply problems

  • CPU problems

  • Hard drive failure



Power supply problems



The hardware problems might occur due to the problems with the power supply to your system. Before starting your PC, you need to confirm that the power supply cable is connected properly to your system. You need to confirm that the power supply is operating properly. Sometimes, the AC power connected to the power supply of the PC is faulty. This might be the reason behind a dead computer. Power supply always has the tendency to fail which results in the failure of the component of your system.



CPU problems



The fan on the CPU might not work properly for some time. This might result in the overheating of the CPU which eventually leads to the crashing of the system. A fan working for several years in a system might gather a lot dust. The accumulation of dust might decrease the speed of the fan. This might affect the CPU and create many issues in your system. You need to use compressed air to remove dust from the fan and then you could carefully remove the dust from the fan of your system.



Hard drive failure


Most boot issues in your system might arise due to the issue with hard drives. The hard drive might fail due to many reasons such as Firmware corruption, mechanical failure, electronic failure, and logical corruption. Firmware is a code that is embedded in your hard disk. Its corruption makes it impossible to correctly interact with the hard drive. You could successfully recover data from hard drives with firmware faults with the low level reprogramming/manipulation of the hard drive.




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