I'm currently running W98, 2nd Ed and have tried to install W2K professional but the install keeps failing. I start in W98 & insert the W2K CD, select Install new copy of W2K (no upgrade). The prg proceeds to copy files & restarts my PC. I see the dual boot options after rebooting and choose "W2K installation." I get to the W2K setup screen (blue screen). It says "setup is loading files" and then "setup is starting windows 2000." Then, I get the BSOD, which says the following:
STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF7463848, 0XC0000034, 0X00000000, 0X00000000)
If this is your first time getting this error, reboot. Otherwise, check for virus, check that your hard drive is properly configured, run chkdsk /f...
I've done all that, and I get the same error each time after rebooting.
I have a SOYO IV+ motherboard, P3 650 Mhz Intel CPU, 128 RAM, 18 Gb Seagate ATA hdd (C:) & a 30 Gb Seagate ATA hdd (D:). I also have 3DFX Voodoo3 2000 PCI video card, a HP 4x CDR and a HP DVD.
Also, both drives are running in FAT32 mode. I just realized that may be the problem after typing in all this info. Can I undo FAT32 mode without damaging W98 installation?
Also, despite the failed W2K installation, I still have the dual boot option coming up each time. How can I remove that and have it launch W98 automatically, as it did prior to W2K installation attempt?
Thanks for any help!