Alright, so I'm having major woes with my Windows 98 machine. Random issues have crept up and now it's almost unusable at times. Symptom 1: The machine boots and almost gets to the GUI, but then it's just a black screen and the monitor says no video signal. Symptom 2: Random BSoD mainly concerning 0028:-------, which generally are random numbers, but the 0028 is always the same.
Right now I'm working on a remote Malware Bytes scan and attempting an AVG scan but AVG isn't working out so well right now. I have no antivirus protection on my 98 machine but I only go to a handful of sites with it, mainly YouTube, here, and occasionally Facebook but that's only to check things out, I don't really do anything with it. So I don't know if I have a bug on the machine or not, so that's what I'm testing out.
Now, this machine does have 2GBs of RAM with the RLoew patch installed. I have done a Memtest on the RAM, but only with one pass, but the RAM was found to be clean. I have done no further testing with the RAM since, but this is one of my prime suspects as I didn't seem to have this problem until I installed this RAM.
I did have the processor slightly overclocked from 2.6GHz to 2.75GHz which since I've reverted because I thought it may be causing problems. It's a P4 Northwood and I heard those can be slightly sketchy. But so far I don't know what the issue is. The computer itself doesn't seem to have the problem, just Windows 98.
So if anyone has any ideas on what I can start troubleshooting on, all help is appreciated. Otherwise I'm just going to bring one of my older machines out and use it for the time being as I really don't want to format the drive if I don't have to since I do have some important data on it and I don't really want to deal with backing it all up just yet. Speaking of which, the hard drive doesn't appear to be failing either but of course it's always a possibility too. Today the BSoD happened while in the middle of a Markiplier video and I wasn't doing anything except watching it....
Edit: This machine also has the USP3 and KernelEx 4.5.2 installed on it.
Edited by Tommy, 15 February 2015 - 11:05 PM.