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When you attempt to disable startup files using the System Configuration Utility (Msconfig.exe), some or all of the files may still be loaded when you start your computer.
This behavior can occur if any of the following files have the read-only attribute:
To resolve this behavior, follow these steps:
The System Configuration Utility does not notify you if you attempt to modify a file that has the read-only attribute.
Using the System Configuration Utility tool, you can isolate the specific file entry that is causing the problem after restarting your computer several times. Once the specific file entry that is causing the problem is determined, you should edit the appropriate file or registry entry to remove this entry and return the System Configuration Utility to Normal Startup. For information about clean booting Windows 98 using the System Configuration Utility, please see the "Narrowing the Focus" section in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
TITLE : How to Perform Clean-Boot Troubleshooting for Windows 98