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When you start Windows 98 you do not see a "Starting Windows 98" message, and you cannot tell when to press the CTRL key to display the Windows 98 Startup menu.
The prompt has been removed to allow for a faster start of Windows 98.
To display the Startup menu, press and hold down the CTRL key when your computer starts.
NOTE: If you press and hold down the CTRL key when your computer starts, you may receive a keyboard error message. If this occurs, you may safely ignore the keyboard error message.
If you want the Windows 98 Startup menu to appear each time you start your computer, follow these steps: