Windows 98 install problem
Posted on 2003-02-22
I am doing a clean install on a friends computer. The computer uses an AMD K6-2 350. After formatting the HD and copying the system files from a boot disk, the WIN98 setup would error saying that a setup .cab file could not be accessed. I solved this by copying all of the setup cab files to the HD. Now it gets to the GUI 'sit back while windows installs files" screen before locking up with an error stating "SUWIN has caused a general protection fault in krnl386.exe at module (0001:EE7F). A search of the Microsoft Knowledge Base did not have an exact match. The computer is made by PowerSpec; friend claims he bought it new from retail store--the model number printed on computer label yielded system specs from the manufacturers website that vary greatly from the BIOS screen representation of the system (site says it should be Intel 333 Celeron, BIOS reports an AMD K6-2 350. I am thinking I will try disabling internal cache when I go back tomorrow...I could be in for a 12 hour install.
Any ideas? Thank you in advance!