win98se startup disk problem

Posted on 2004-10-30
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
When I use my Win98SE startup disk to bootup and install a new hard drive, the boot sequence hangs after doing one of the PCI bus checks. I made a new startup disk but it still does the same thing. I have an XP 3000+ cpu on  a ABIT K7D board with 1 GB 3200 DDR
Question by:jlefave
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    Hello there !

    Well there are many reasons that this is not working. I came accross very interesting problem when trying to do the same. I think there's a problem with IRQ's on this new machines and the way that Windows 98SE handles DDR memory especially when you have 1Gb or more...

    take a look at this pages ... might come in handy ...;en-us;184447&Product=w98;en-us;304943&Product=w98;en-us;253912&Product=w98

    Personally I wouldn't be too much optimistic ...

    Cheers ...
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    Bootup in Safe Mode and go to Control Panel > System > device Manager.

    Check under Display Adapter, Sound and Com devices for duplicate/multiple entries.

    If you find them, delete ALL and reboot letting Windows reinstall the drivers.

    See if that helps.


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