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Bad WIN98SE Install

By arichart ·
I am trying to install WIN98SE on an older system. All goes well until windows boots up for the first time and I get this error "Invalid VxD dynamic link call to device number 3, service B. You windows configuration is invalid. Run the Windows setupprogram again to correct this problem." I have taken out the sound card and the NIC and reinstalled W98, but this still doesn't help. Any ideas?

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by dmiles In reply to Bad WIN98SE Install

The service to the Programmable Interrupt Controller Device is causing a driver to load in Windows 98SE that may be corrupt

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by arichart In reply to Bad WIN98SE Install

Thanks to everyone who tried to help!

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by TheChas In reply to Bad WIN98SE Install

You may have bad RAM, or RAM that does not function under Windows.

I had similar problems with one system until I switched to different RAM modules.

While the RAM counted up fine in BIOS POST, it just would not work with that motherboard underWindows.

I usually need to delete the .vxd files in the C:\Windows\System32\ folder and sub-folders in order to correct the problem.

If possible, install at least 128MB of RAM, but not more than 511MB.

Chas

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by Cactus Pete In reply to Bad WIN98SE Install

Microsoft has the following KB article:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;306482

[remove any erroneous spaces from the url]

Basically, it says you have a blank system.ini file...

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by Cactus Pete In reply to Bad WIN98SE Install

More hits at MS:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;299976

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;234069

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