I am trying to install Windows 98 from a clean hard disk. I have had no problems with other computers, but this old Packard Bell is giving me trouble. I use a Windows 98 boot disk to select "start with cd-rom support". the computer installs the drivers and I run the windows setup from the cd. After scandisk completes, the system hangs at "copying files needed for windows setup". Sometimes it hangs, sometimes it restarts all together. I got to the setup sceen once but it froze.
I tried changing the cd-rom drive to my dvd-rom but I got the same result. I have also tried different Windows versions and disks so that rules out a problem with the disk, the cd-rom drive or windows compatibility. This computer was running Win98 before I formatted the disk so I don't see what the problem could be. Any help is appreciated.
Packard Bell 850 system
Cyrix M-II 300
64 mb ram
4.5 gb HD
uses Type 7 CPU Zero Insertion Force socket
System BIOS by Award
PCI 2.1/ISA based system bus
66 Mhz max bus speed
SiS 5598 PCI/ISA/VGA comtroller chipset
I removed all cards and copied the install files to the HD.
I ran setup and everything seemed to go fine until it froze up. an error message popped up and before I could even click "OK", a black screen came up and displayed
"Standard Mode: runtime error R6003
-integer divide by 0"
or something to that effect and the computer seemed to be frozen. I tried setup a couple more times with the same result, each time with a different black screen, such as:
"Standard Mode: Invaild DPMI return from 037F:5F92"
"Standard Mode: Bad Fault in MS-DOS Extender
Fault: 000D Stack dump: 0000 0000 0070
Raw Fault Frame EC-000 IP=5D0C CS=0375 FL =3006 SP=0000 SS=02DF"
NOTE: BIOS VIRUS WARNING IS ALREADY DISABLED