Got a problem with a motherboard I bought on evilbay. I purchased this to run Windows98se. Is the seller just giving me a hard time ?
EMachine Socket 370 Motherboard Cognac 112017 20000127 Tested Works Properly
My message to the seller: Hi
I must have chewed up about 16 hours trying to get this board to work properly and load up Windows 98. I set the bios to default, I tried 3 different hard drives. Three different sets of IDE cables and two different ROM drives. No arrangement I used would fully load the OS. It keeps giving me messages to put the disc in because it needs to install a vxd, dll or drv file. Installing Win98 is normally an easy thing to do, but not with this board. Something isn't right with it. Please advise.
you are having a driver issue with windows 98 there is nothing wrong with the board. that board was pulled from a xp machine and tested using mri programs. every board we sell goes through anywhere from 24 to 36 hours of testing before we list it. we almost never have a motherboard returned to us due to failure that being said. have you tried any driver software that would have the old drivers for wins 98 we have not had to work with 98 for at least a year and the last time we did we had driver issues as well we finally had to order a driver disc for wins 98.you are having a driver issue and what you need is a driver disc with the old wins 98 drivers
I wrote back that I have the diskette and the 98se CD. Never had a problem installing with these before. What do YOU think ? Thanks for your time. :-(
Edited by Rayoptics, 09 December 2016 - 08:18 PM.