DVD problem with windows98
Posted on 1998-09-27
I have just bought a Creative PC-DVD Encore Dxr2 dvd/mpeg2 card and I have a mahor problem.
I havn't yet even got as far as installing the card. Basically when I connect the DVD drive (in place of my existing Cd Rom) when Windows98 starts it hangs about half way throught the boot up process.
This occurs every time, just at the point when Windows is detecting the drive (the light on it comes on).
If I boot from my Windows98 startup disk and select CD-Rom support, the drive is reported as being found but no letter is assigned to it and I cannot access it.
HOWEVER booting from a Windows95 startup disk with generic CD Rom drivers finds the drive and it works fine. Further, the drive works fine on a Windows95 system where I can tested it with the card and played DVD discs no problem.
I have even borrowed a Hitachi DVD drive to use on my machine and this too causes Windows98 to hang during boot-up.
There surely MUST be something I can update about Windows98 to get this to work - I can't be the only person with Windows98 and a DVD drive with problems!!
Can anyone please shed some light on this?