boot problem on win98 with Compaq desktop 5461
Posted on 2002-06-01
Installed a new Western Digital 40Mb HD and now want to install Win98 on old 500Mhz Compaq. When boot sequence starts, it goes to floppy then HD but locks up on HD with red COMPAQ screen. When I installed HD, it did same using Western Digital installation disk but I unplugged the HD data cable until the disk booted, then plugged back and was able to go through the WD installation just fine. Using CS jumper setting on HD (tried other settings too). This is the only HD in system (has CDRW on another cable). Tried altering boot sequence in CMOS setup but to no avail. Someone said that in some Compaqs, part of the bios is loaded on HD??? So anyone have a clue as to how to load Win98 on this darn thing? Maybe motherboard controller is bad?