I have installed Windows 98, on a Dell Dimension XPS D300.
I have a scanner, zip drive & printer connected via the parallel port, an IDE CD-R, CD-Rom, (both share the same IDE cable), internal modem,network card, 2 HDD's,(both share the same IDE cable), onboard Yamaha soundcard, AGP 4mb graphics adapter. According to the diagnostics disk supplied by Dell, there are no problems or conflicts in any areas.
Windows explorer frequently comes up with an explorer error upon boot-up. This requires rebooting to gain back any icons on the taskbar, even though they are still running inn the background. Also, whenever operations that are intensive to the processor are undertaken, this explorer error comes up frequently, such as running several different applications at the same time.
The BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH also come up frequently, requiring a reboot to force the computer to operate correctly.
I have installed the Win98 operating system from different CD's, to see if it was a problem with the original I recieved on purchase of the computer.
No matter what I have tried to fix the problem, including removal of all periphrals & testing the system, total reformat of the HDD's & re-installing windows, the problem seems to be getting worse & increasing in frequency. I have asked many people, & they all seem to say they have no idea what it could be... Could someone please help me with this, because the amount of time & data I have wasted & lost is affecting my work. Even Dell seem to have no idea