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By saju george ·
I have a Intel **5 chipset based motherboard with a 2.66 Ghz P-4 processor and 256 MB RAM. Can any one help me out with loading windows 98. Windows 2000 and XP have no installation problems.

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by ghimpe-- In reply to Windows installation

What sort of problems do you have when trying to load Win98 ?

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by BFilmFan In reply to Windows installation
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by TheChas In reply to Windows installation

Just a guess, Windows 98 completes the first phase of installation.

When the system reboots, it cannot find the CD drive and cannot complete the installation.


The problem is that the default IDE driver that Windows 98 installs does not support newer chip-sets.

Your best option is to copy your W98 CD to the hard drive.
Pick an easy DOS mode folder name like WIN98

Then, boot from a W98 startup floppy.
Browse to C:\win98
(cd c:\win98 )
Then run setup.

Windows 98 will setup completely but may have some device driver problems.

Install the correct drivers for your hardware in this order:

Chip-set (IDE / AGP)
Other devices

That should take care of things.


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by wcp In reply to Windows installation

You cannot install Windows 98(SE) if CPU is 2.2GHz or faster unless your 98(SE) is later version.

See Windows Protection Error in NDIS with a CPU That Is Faster Than 2.1 GHz

The workaround is to replace the NDIS.VXD file with one dated Nov 28, 2001 or later (I think if it is dated Sept or later, it should work).

After you get the error message, boot the computer with a Win98 Startup disk and replace the file in Windows\System folder. Reboot the computer and the installation should continue.

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