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Using taskmanager (or something like it) to check processes running on another computer

Using taskmanager (or something like it) to check processes running on another computer

OK, here is the situation. I have an old computer running windows 98. It has recently started booting to a blank screen. It gets past the win98 logo screen, but instead of displaying the user name/password screen, it just shows a blank black screen. It will show up on the network at this point. This started after a game my kids were playing locked up and I had to hard boot it. Tried booting in safe mode. It boots into safe mode fine, but when I reboot and let it come up normal, same thing happens. Tried using msconfig to disable just about everything in the startup, but that doesn't help. I would like to use something like taskmanager to check which programs are running on that computer. Any ideas?

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Guest [Entry]

"Booting in safe mode uses the Windows generic display driver, and apparently that works.
The conclusion is that something broke the video driver, so it needs re-installing.
If you haven't kept the installation CD, you might still be able to find the driver on google.

You might try in safe mode to set the display driver to a generic type.
Anyway, check all the display options, whatever they may be on Win98."
Guest [Entry]

Have you tried running Service Manager (start > run > services.msc) and "[menu] Action > Connect to anoher computer" ? This doesn't show all running processes but if you're lucky the problem process will be in there and can be disabled or set to manual start....
Guest [Entry]

You can try using Autoruns when in Safe Mode and see if there's anything that doesn't belong. But I don't even know if it works on Windows 98.