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Using 4Gb Harddrive on a new motherboard

By charles.ldaniel ·
I have a asus aliagpset motherboard with a 500 mhz cpu.

I decided to switch a harddrive from an older computer to the asus board.

hard drive: WD 4Gb
the new board picked up the harddrive and started win 98se. As it was going through the hardware detection phrase it encountered a file that was older than the one I was installing. I chose to replace the old with the new. Bad chose. when I reboot win will not start and i get "a write protection error" saying i must restart the sys.

I was able to boot from a disk and start a win98 reinstall. With a 500Mhz cpu it said that the installation will take 114 min. This seems to be an unusually long time to reinstall or do a clean install.

Do I need to reinstall the software that came with the motherboard?

Please explain why the slow reinstall of win98se and should I have done something differently.

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by phawker In reply to Using 4Gb Harddrive on a ...

Many times when I am reinstalling Win98se or other OS I have noticed that the initial installation time is over exaggerated. Once the "real" install has begun, the time is revised to a much lower and realistic figure.

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by dmiles In reply to Using 4Gb Harddrive on a ...

The time varies when doing a clean install,it will give the maximum time to do a complete install and then readjust during the process as it proceeds through setup.

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by Paul D. Masley In reply to Using 4Gb Harddrive on a ...

You did not say what type of system that you took the HD from. If you took it from an intel or via chipset, I would suggest removal of the Windows directory and do a complete fresh install. You do not need the old drivers so why have Windows load them. The easiest way to remove the directory is by using deltree. It is in your windows\system folder. Copy this to a floppy, boot with your boot disk, change disk and type the command. The command will be deltree /y c:\windows. Before you do this, why not copy the install disk to the hardrive. Copy the directory on the cd named WIN98 to say c:\WIN98. After doing this, remove the windows directory using deltree, then change to c:\win98 and type setup. Have your MB cd or diskette ready.Win98 may ask for it during the install.

Good Luck.

Paul.

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by jwilczyn In reply to Using 4Gb Harddrive on a ...

The best thing to do, is to make a new installation. When you are moving the HD with the OS and installed programs from one PC to another one - you may experience a lot of problems. Win98 should detect the new hardware, but it not always happens. You may have problems with IRQs, and some programs referring to particular devices as e.g. internal/external modem, sound card, etc. Then again ? try to make a new installation of Win98 and reinstall the software supplied with your motherboard.

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by csmith In reply to Using 4Gb Harddrive on a ...

I think you misunderstood the warning message.
When you choose, Replace, the CD loads the old file over the new.
In a case like this we usually wipe the hard drive, because sometimes the registry will have corrupt information in it.
(We use the Zero Fill option on the hard drive manufacturer's utility floppy.) (This is a free download.)
This is starting from zero, (literally) but it insures a clean install.
Yes, you need to load the drivers that came with the motherboard. Particularly the AGP and UDMA (IDE) drivers.
Regards, Chris

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