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Why won't a ASUS motherboard boot with windows 98
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by TheChas In reply to a puzzle

Could you be a bit more specific please?

Motherboard model
CPU
RAM
Video card

Does it not boot and run the POST test?

Or, does it stall when loading the Windows GUI?

I have had very few problems with ASUS motherboards. The problems Ihave had have been either related to 3rd party refurbishers, or generic CPU/BIOS issues.

If this is a socket A with SDRAM motherboard, and you are using a 1GHz or faster CPU, there is a BIOS bug.
You need to manually set the CPU speed in BIOS settings.
Set the FSB to 100MHz, and the multiplier as needed to get the correct clock frequency for your CPU.

Chas

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by demuxer In reply to a puzzle

What are u talking about??

If you are upgrading your motherboard, then you must reinstall win98

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by been there In reply to a puzzle

Start with the basics. 1. check all connectors for tight fit. 2. make sure power supply is working (do you hear fan on power-up?). 3. look and see if the different lights on your case light up. 4. Do lights on the floppy and CD light up after starting? 5. Is your Monitor on and have any kind of display? 6. Does the computer Beep or play music on you startup screen? Each of these conditions must be yes, if not check your power supply. If you get any lights to activate then the power supply is probably OK. Also if you have any lights, then the mother board may be OK. However if you get more than one Beep it's telling you have something wrong (probably the CPU or Memory is faulty.) If you get the message on a newer monitor that say's no signal present, your video card may need to be inspected. If you get an Win Screen your in the ball park and close to home. If you get the dos prompt ( C ) try reinstalling Windows. If the computer stalls, your Hard drive may be (going) bad. Try doing ascan disk from the Dos prompt to check the integrity of the hard drive. next do a defrag. Then use the emergency startup disk in the A drive. You did make a copy? Right? if that doesn't do it then I would say another board may solve the problem. This is a very simple process if you take it one step at a time. If you haven't done this before it can seem mind-boggling. Best of luck.

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