Go Back   Cyber Tech Help Support Forums > Operating Systems > Older Windows Versions > Windows 98


Windows 98 Problem solving for the Windows 98 Operating System

Topic Tools
Old December 23rd, 2004, 09:08 AM
bladegirl bladegirl is offline
New Member
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1
Question Caps Lock Causing Freeze


I have Windows 98 and am having a problem with my Caps Lock key. If I press it, my computer freezes and I have to restart. The only procedure which prevents this from happening is as follows:

I restart the computer in DOS mode and type in:
deltree tempor~1
(choose yes)
deltree history
(choose yes)
deltree temp
(choose yes)


Then, for a reason unknown to me, my CD-RW drive and the Caps Lock key are functional once more. (the whole CD-RW drive isn't so big of a problem, I don't mind restarting, but I'm tired of accidentally hitting the Caps Lock key and losing all my information!)

Please instruct me what to do. Thanks!
Reply With Quote
Old December 23rd, 2004, 04:50 PM
Miz's Avatar
Miz Miz is offline
Cyber Tech Help Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2003
O/S: Windows 10 Home
Location: Kansas
Age: 78
Posts: 12,127
To start with the easiest thing first, turn your keyboard upside down and give it a good shake. You never know what might be lurking around in there to foul things up.

If it's not a problem with the keyboard, check in Control Panel>Accessibility Options to see if Sticky Keys is turned on. If so, and you don't need that feature, disable it.

Please post back with the results.
Reply With Quote
Old December 24th, 2004, 12:13 AM
renegade600's Avatar
renegade600 renegade600 is offline
CTH Subscriber
Join Date: Sep 2003
O/S: Linux
Location: Osceola, Ar
Posts: 26,675
with what you are deleting, tell about your harddrive, how big is it and how much available space.
Reply With Quote


Topic Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Topics
Topic Topic Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Caps lock freezes windows Nicky Caravallo Windows XP 0 October 3rd, 2007 06:04 PM
Caps Lock key problem PegM_4 Windows XP 5 January 20th, 2006 10:28 PM
I Need Help With Caps Lock! luckygurl0712 Windows NT, 2000, 2003, 2008, 2012 2 February 14th, 2005 11:26 PM
Caps/Num Lock M.I.A. IggyStooge Windows XP 8 May 22nd, 2004 02:36 PM
Windows 98 and AOL causing computer to lock or freeze up. GMP440 Windows 98 2 September 27th, 2002 12:57 AM

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:38 AM.