My parents have an E-Machine that came pre-intalled with 98. It was constantly locking up. It is a 333mz with a 3.2 gig HDD and 32 MB RAM. I tried re-installing 98 of the compessed disc that came with the machine. No change. My cousin is currently trying a fresh install of 98 of of a "real" disc.
this is his last problem:
A fresh (non-emachine) install of win98 will not work on this machine. It
should. I don't know why it won't. It stops and displays the message that
Windows Setup requires 734003 kb of free space on drive C. There should be
no problem because the c drive on that machine is 3.2 gigs. Also windows
setup with fat32 is also supposed to take only 140-255 megs on the hard
drive. So I don't know what the problem is. I'm just going to have to try
re-formatting with the emachine disk and see if the problem is taken care
of. That is the only choice I have right now aside from talking to their
tech support. If you have any ideas why
it is saying I don't have enough room on the hard drive, please let me know.