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#1 Zeugitai

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 02:15 PM

and tried to install Windows 98SE and failed.  30 GB IDE HDD formatted to Fat32.  Got through initial half of install to the section after plug and play detection.  After that . . . system could not boot and continue with device detection.  This is Intel desktop board D915GRV.

 

I can't figure out how to get the optical drive and the floppy drive out of their berths. It looked like the Dell Dimension 8200 plastic rails but doesn't seem to want to work the same way.

 

Does anyone have one of these?  Or the documentation?

 

Thanks!


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Posted 27 February 2014 - 03:47 PM

What tool did you use to prepare the disk?  Did you use Fdisk?


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Posted 27 February 2014 - 03:51 PM

FDISK then format for Fat 32. It's a routine I've followed on several old computers all of which were older than this one.


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Posted 27 February 2014 - 04:13 PM

OK that is good.  When it tries to reboot are you getting any error messages?  Does it look like it's starting to load and then failing?

 

Windows 98 does not support more than one logical processor.  I would suggest going into the BIOS and disabling Hyperthreading.  See if that improves things.  If not, I would see if there is an option for disabling APIC (likely to be in one of the advanced BIOS options).  My understanding is that it's not supported by Win 98, although I'm not 100% on that.


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Posted 27 February 2014 - 05:01 PM

Thanks!  That gives me something to go on.  It naturally restarted and looked normal, saying "continuing to load files . . . " but it stalls there infinitely. I may just go with xp on this one.






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