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By salgrn ·
attempting to install full version of win98 for a stand alone office pc which formerly had win95 on harddrive. with boot disk and cd completed a fdisk and formatted hard drive, first attempt initiated a suwin GFP error related to the sound card, second fdisk and formating and attempted install resulted in a suwin illegal procedure which microsoft has listed as a potential bios problem. Is it worth my time and effort to replace the harddrive, and remove sound card and attempt a new install, or is this machine toast??

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by saihib In reply to Installing OS

What kind of freakin machine is it?

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by salgrn In reply to Installing OS

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by EDSDave In reply to Installing OS

First I would try flashing the BIOS with updated version.

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by Ann777 In reply to Installing OS

I would just remove the sound card and see if the install will go through without it.

If yes, then install it afterward. If no, then look at the specifications for this computer, and relate those in a comment so that we can make futher recommendations.

How big is the hdd? How much RAM does the computer have? Which CPU / MHz and what software are you looking to use on this?

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by TheChas In reply to Installing OS

For Windows 95 and 98, I recommend installing the OS with MINIMUM hardware in place.

Have just the drives, RAM (less than 511MB) and the video card installed.

After you get 98 running, and the chip-set drivers, DirectX, and video driver installed, then you can install the other plug-in cards 1 at a time.

It just seams to work a lot better that way.

Chas

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