Windows 98 won't install correctly
Posted on 1999-01-13
I've been trying to install Windows 98 on a Dell Dimension XPS D233. When setup reboots the second time, it hangs. When I reboot at this point, it will go into safe mode. The problem is evidently in the hard disk controller, because when I remove that, setup will continue until it detects my plug and play hardware again. When I subsequently reboot into safe mode and remove the newly installed hard disk controller, it will again continue. I had Windows 95 installed previously, and the hard disk controller settings (which worked just fine in Win 95) are completely different. When I try to use the same driver and settings in win 98, I don't get any CD-ROM drives, and it eventually will start to crash when the hardware wizard is run. Does anybody know how to circumvent this problem? Thanks in advance.