Windows 98SE on a new computer
Posted on 2005-04-15
i just built an albatron K8X890 ProII with an athlon 64 3000+ and PCI-E. i have some old programs that need to run on 98. is it possible to run windows 98se on it? or is it a bad idea?
i've tried it and had problems getting everything to function on 98se. the system hangs on the 98 shutdown screen even after installing the patch from microsoft. i received a couple of fatal exception 0Es right after a clean install, but they've gone away. an external usb 2.0 drive was working, now it's not. xp of course runs fine.
if it's not recommended to run 98se on this motherboard, please let me know. i can always run a seperate box with it. if it is ok, is there anything special i need to do to make it stable? since i'm using sata, firewire, etc, 98se is having to assign single IRQs to many devices. are there certain devices that MUST have it's own IRQ?
thank you for your help!