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My system crashes when trying to install a new program.   It has done this on quite a few.   I open the aotomatic install program, it identifies the disk or CD I want to install, begins the installation, then simply hangs.  Can't get out of it with control-alternate-delete.   I had a similar problem installing Win95 and had to turn the internal and external cache off.   I have tried this now, but everything runs really slow.   Any other options besides a new CPU, or could another setting be wrong?   We didn't have any trouble using this CPU with Win 3.1.  I have a Cyrix 133 mhz, Opti Viper motherboard, 8 megs of memory, Champ 2.0 hard drive, Alsop sound card, 3.5 drive, modem.   Everything seems to be in working order except for these lockups.
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Try to format your hard drive and see how's it work. Otherwise, it's the problem of your motherboard !
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The drive was newly formatted before installing Win95.   The problem exists, so I've now discovered, not only in the install.   It has happened on several other of the Windows pop-up screens.  I was guessing the CPU because I was told that the Cyrix 133 can be buggy.  I've also considered the possibility that some of the jumpers aren't set correctly on the motherboard or a loose connection somewhere.   The problem is inconsistent, sometimes it does it and sometimes it doesn't.  Any other ideas?  I'm considering putting this CPU into another working system to see if the same problems arise.  
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If you are good with hardware, try borrowing an Intel processor (speed doesn't matter for now)...install it and try again.

I had that prob also with one of my users and the problem in the end was that Win95 and the Cyrix processor would not communicate 100% correctly.

If you don't have any luck, let me know plz

Enjoy !
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