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Installing 98 on new built system

By mdavis ·
I just built a system with AMD 1.3, 40GB hard drive and 256 MB Ram, when I try and install win98 it freezes on the screen that lists all the steps and time remaining, thats all it gets to(the first screen) I have fdisked and reformatted and still nothing, I even copyed the files to the hard drive and it did the same thing.

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by Don Christner In reply to Installing 98 on new buil ...

I would remove anything that is not required, i.e., remove all cards that plug into the motherboard other than the video card. Then try to install, I've had trouble when trying to install everything at one time. If it still locks up, remove some of the memory (if it's not all on one stick), you may have a bad memory stick.

Don

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by Stillatit In reply to Installing 98 on new buil ...

Take a look at the hard drive, and make sure that if it is ATA-100 that your motherboard can handle it and that you are using the new ATA-100 cables. Make sure it is on the hardware compatibility list.

If you are using any special utilities on the hard drive for formatting and/or partitioning, re-read the manuals on these and look for W98 install instructions.

Good luck.

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by mm212 In reply to Installing 98 on new buil ...

After it fails, I'd try to start the setup immediately after it happens. Windows is supposed to check it's log file to figure out what it was doing when the setup failed, skip that step and continue on. If this isn't the case, it sounds like it could be one of three items. I'd start by changing out your memory. If that still doesn't solve the problem, swap video cards. If the problem continues, you may see if you can exchange your processor. Actually, I think the chances are better that you have a faulty CPU than video card, but swapping a video card is much easier and cheaper. For the CPU, more than likely you'll have to convince the store you bought it from that you believe it's malfunctioning.

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by mdavis In reply to Installing 98 on new buil ...

I tryed new memory still didnt work, I am going to try another pci video card, I have a AGP card but is it true that you cant install it with out windows? Because I get no video and beeps when I boot up.

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by Paul D. Masley In reply to Installing 98 on new buil ...

Trying new memory may sometimes work and sometimes not. Did you try an exact duplicate. If so, there may be your problem. Certain memory (manufacturers) strips will conflict with certain boards. Also, check the speed of the memory. With a 1.3 AMD, your memory must be 133. Memory is backwards compatible, but not forward. Inotherwords, you can put a stick of 133 into a 100 slot, but a 100 will not work in a 133. I was taught this lesson the hardway. If possible, just swap your strip for one of another brand. Win98 will install on 32 megs of memory. I suggest Kingston or PNY. I have had problems out of Crucial and (I cannot remember)the brand that Circuit City sells.

Also, if your memory is malfunctioning, the AGP card will notboot.

Paul.

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