Cannot re-install ebios.vxd?

Posted on 1998-09-15
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
Upgraded to a TX-Pro motherboard (AGP-100MHz, build in sound etc- for a K6-2 300)
Anyway - windows spotted new motherboard - tried to use its own drivers, and wouldn't get very far into bootup.
Runs in safe mode only.
Several reinstalls later (including disabling pretty much everything bar the HDD and motherboard + CD) its still doing it.
Two of those were clean installs.
The only thing in the bootlog.txt that failed was ebios.vxd (which I then installed out of the cab) but it still failed.
What am I doing wrong?
And more importantly, how do I fix it?
(Motherboard is unbranded, model code is M577)
Question by:Vitenka

Accepted Solution

nbdyfool earned 200 total points
ID: 1758312
Is there a CD or disk that came with the motherboard? If so, you may need to run a patch file for Win95 to work properly with the TX chipset.  Gigabyte motherboards have a CD with a file called Patch_95.  Yours may have something similar.  Run the patch file, which will then make Windows re-detect nearly everything in the system, and after a couple of re-boots, it should be running right.  You may find that you have to go, in Safe Mode, into the Device Manager and remove everything to force Windows to re-detect it all if you have no patch file. Hope this helps!

Author Comment

ID: 1758313
Driver disk, can't get far enough into boot process to install drivers (safe mode won't let me)

Anyhow - got it working now using a boot disk to fool it into thinking it was win98...

Thanks - BTW, it wasn't ebios, as many people say, that file is completely unimportant.
It was the UDMA IDE channels conflicting, as it didn;t pick them up properly, and was trying to use old ones with a new HDD.

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Dropbox has a relatively new feature called Smart Sync.  This feature allows Dropbox Professional (not plus) and Dropbox Business (if enabled) users to store information in Dropbox WITHOUT storing any files on their computer.
Seizing the Operation Master Roles in Windows Server 2016 in case of FSMO holder failure.
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…

619 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question