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By MRA2 ·
I had an Asus P5 Motherboard with AMD 350 mghz chip. I replaced it with an Asus A7N266 with Athalon XP1800 chip.

Computer Boots and Windows 98 Splash screen comes up for about 20 Seconds.

Then screen goes monochrome and you see 3 line autoexec.bat instructions listed.

Then computer goes to "Sleep" for about 90 seconds. NO Hard Disk activity.

After the "nap", the Hard Drive activity starts again and Windows 98 SE loads fine.

Total time until Win 98 is loaded is 3.5 minutes.

I have reloaded Windows98 SE several times. I have cleaned the registry with On Track Fix It.

My two Hard Drives are both Maxtor ATA 100 Ultra DMA 7200 RPM and I used the 80 pin IDE cables.

Any ideas would be welcomed!!!!!!

Thanks!
Alan

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by 7nt In reply to Windows 98 SE Loading

Boot the computer holding down the left control key until the menu appears. Select "Step-by-step loading". Watch to see which if any drivers pause for a long time booting into Windows. Usually it's the mouse driver that holds up proceedings but it could be another driver.

You can also speed up your hard disk by going to the Control Panel, clicking on System, select Device Manager and Disk Drives, click on each hard disk and look under settings to see if the DMA box is checked. If not, checkthem and reboot. Enabling direct memory access to the drives speeds up disk access by as much as 20%.

clover

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by MRA2 In reply to Windows 98 SE Loading

Dear User Deleted,
It does seem to be some of the drivers. I finally got Win 98 to load quickly but I get an error
Invalid Vxd dynamic link call from
VSDATA95(01) + 00014F88 to device "0028", service 800A

Any ideas???

Thanks,
Alan
mra2@mindspring.com

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by TheChas In reply to Windows 98 SE Loading

Asus motherboards by default are very protective of the CPU.
Check if the CPU cooling fan is spinning up properly. You might try disabling CPU protection in BIOS settings temporarily as a trouble shooting tool.

It is also possible that the thermistor under the CPU is intermittant until it reaches normal operating temperature. This would be a primary suspect, if you only have the problem on a cold boot.

I also saw 2 postings on a motherboard formum that may be of interest.
1. Some CPUfans send out a lot of noise on the tach signal line, and this can cause various boot and operation problems. Including random shutdowns. To test this, you need to disable CPU fan speed monitoring, and connect the fan to a drive power connector with an adapter.
2. Some motherboards do not set the CPU clock speed properly in Automatic / Default mode.
For whatever reason, AMD CPUs do not like to be underclocked. So, try setting the CPU clock and multiplier manually.

Chas

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by MRA2 In reply to Windows 98 SE Loading

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by Pinoy_Teknik In reply to Windows 98 SE Loading

After you change your Motherboard and your processor, did you reformat your hard drive?

I think you did'nt make a fresh install. That's why it takes a time to boot. and the reason is there is a lot of hardware listed in the database of your OS..And other thing is some old Mboard or unit are load their configuration to Windows Using Autoexec.bat and Config.Sys. (may be the errors at your autoexec.bat is for the old system)

And the thing you should do is reformat you hard drive and make a fresh install. and i gurantee you if there is no hardware failure. Your system will run much faster. (5x faster or more)....


SYRUPHIN?

Hold Ctrl while booting...the Win98 Start MEnu will open select Command Prompt Only...Delete autoexec.bat and config.sys it may be your problem....

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by MRA2 In reply to Windows 98 SE Loading

This would take me weeks! I have close to 100 programs installed

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by MRA2 In reply to Windows 98 SE Loading

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