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Win 98 Setup Boot Crash

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After installing Win 98 on a new HD, when it reboots for the 1st time and should initialize files, my system freezes. Safe mode only produces a frozen screen. Are there files that can be copied from another functioning system that could kick-start this one into booting up properly. Any other suggestions welcome.
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Have you tried copying the files from the CD to your hard disk, and installing from there?

Space-permitting, this has the added benefit of always having the files nearby for upgrades.
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Ralph
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Try this reboot the system, after that, choose F8, then go to PROMPT DOS ONLY, type at the C:\SCANREG\FIX and then it will ask you to reboot. if this do not work, go to SAFE MODE, then, system properties and delete CD-ROMS,IDE CONTROLLERS,PCI BUS, and REBOOT.see what happens this can be caused by installing DMA in Hardrives that do not support this. or system files for that which are not supported by hardware.
Ok,you also can check again, if it does not work. to go to SAFE MODE, check the properties of the hardrive and make sure DMA, is unchecked, go to PCI BUS, and settings, then uncheck IRQ steering. and apply and reboot.
Also, for installing files from a working system to this one you need a program called DRIVECOPY 2.0. http://www.powerQuest.com/product/dc/DCdescription.html
just answering what you asked.

Ok try this first, if you do not have success, reject the answer.
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qbridge,
Windows can be installed properly on your system without the need or use of third party software.
Let me know if you want to troubleshoot the source of your problem.
Ralph
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