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New AMD system & Win98 problems

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I just purchased all new parts to build a system and cannot get windows 98 to install on it <it crashes during install>  The config is:

Fic SDII Motherboard
AMD Athlon 600
Western Digital 15.3GB ATA/66 7200 RPM
HP 7200i CD-r
SB Live Value Sound Card
Voodoo2 Video addon <salvaged from last computer>
Viper V550 w/16MB AGP
Diamond Supra Express 56k modem
300W Power Supply
HI-Val Floppy <3.5>
128 Megs Ram
A Case :)

When I install Windows98 it crashes during the Hardware pickup <gives blue-screen> Then after continuation, it crashes again when it get to "Updating system Settings" where it gives me an error about the RegDllServer.dll <something close to that, it is the dll register server>  Once I actually got inside windows, and it restarted because it had a problem with the registry and then rebuilt it.  It seemed to work fine for about 2.5 seconds and then crashed all over again <blue screens, dllserver errors, misc. crap>  and I think even on time msgsvr32.dll had a problem.  After about 10 installs of win98, I even tried to install old win95 which appeared to work fine for a little while, and then it started having rundll32 errors and now will not even startup.

Anyone know what is up?  Please tell me you do, because I have a 1200 dollar paperweight sitting under my desk...

Thanks in advance
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I would delete the partion and format the whole system.

1.use win98 startup disk and boot comp with it,
as it boots it will give option to boot with cdrom support or no cdrom support choose no cdrom support then at a: type fdisk and enter
when prompted choose large disk support
type Y then enter
then a menu will come up #1 through 5
click #3 delete ,#1 primary partition ,enter then hit esc and reboot
go back to fdisk and when asked enable large disk support answer yes , enter,
then hit #1 create primary partition and enter ,it will ask if you want to make the whole disk as a primary partition and make it active answer yes,then hit esc. reboot back to A:
at A: type format/s this will make hd bootable after that reboot with starup disk and choose boot with cdrom support and at A: go to your cdrom (should be D: ) and with your win98 cd in the drive type setup

p.s make sure you have a startup disk before you do this ,a win95 boot disk will work as long as it has fdisk,format.com  and cdrom drivers , best to use win98
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