UDMA locks up windows
Posted on 1998-07-13
I installed windows 98 full version on a clean partition. Everything works fine unless i enable the dma setting under hard disk properties, when the computer reboots it seems to work fine but i try to start explorer, it performs an illegal operation and the computer freezes up, no ctrl+alt+del, power switch doesnt work, hard disk led is solid orange and i have to UNPLUG the computer. Bios recognizes the hard disk as udma mode 2 as well as the 32x acer cdrom and the same controller.I updated the MB's bios (Asus P2L97).
-66mhz bus clock
-Seagate medalist pro 9140 ultra ata (primary master)
-acer 32x cdrom (primary slave)
-HP 7200i cdr (secondary master)
-creative dvd-rom (secondary slave)
-pci mpeg decoder board
-agp ati all in wonder pro
-winmodem 28.8 (x2 drivers installed)
-D-link pci ethernet card
Run win 98 build 4.10.1998
What should the settings be for udma? set bus clock at 83mhz?
Thanks in advance for your help