Hi everyone, i recently bought a pc on ebay with this name: "HP Compaq DX2000 Tower Intel Pentium4 2,8GHz 512MB DDR1 40GB IDE DVD IDE".
I wanted to make a win98se gaming pc, and this pc seemed perfect due to the pentium 4 and 512mb memory.
when i installed the os i had a small problem with the cd not being detected by 98, but i resolved the issue with an old floppy disk with a dos cd driver:(version 2.1)
I also found a site with my specs: https://www.allthingsmine.com/products/Desktops/c_S2077004.html "my ram is not 256 but 512."
Heres the issue im having: in the device manager there was a conflict with the intel® 82801EB ultra ata storage controllers. I resolved the problem by setting the dual ide channel to :"only primary ide channel enabled". After rebooting i tried to detect any other hardware and found the "standard IDE/ISDE hard disk Controller" when i installed the intel driver for it, the secondary ide controller and dvd player appeared in the device manager.
But now every time i reboot it freezes in the windows startup text. ill attach a picture of the text. win98 issue.jpg 72.59KB 1 downloads
i rebooted in safe mode and disabled the controller in device manager. and rebooted again without freezing. my dvd drive is gone and only comes back when i enable the IDE/ISDE controller.
hard disk is primary master, dvd player is secondary slave. secondary slave is the only thing thats atapi compatible. according to bios setup
Anyone know how i can fix this?
Thanks in advance!