I am running Windows 98SE on a machine with a Intel D815EEA2. My problem is that when I restart the machine It will not fully start up. I get pas the POST but windows will not load. I get to the point where I see the “grayish” screen before it gets to the windows 98 login and stops with the hour glass and sits there.
I have re-formated the machine twice now and loaded the apps and windows updates first and then loaded Symantec anti-virus and then Spybot S&D. It does not seem to matter in what order I load everything I get the same results. I tried to boot into safe mode and uninstall all the apps and anti-virus anti-spam but when I restart I get the same results.
I have now booted into safe mode to install a BIOS update but the machine looks frozen. I am not sure what more I can try.