I see a few issues.
1. A new system? Make this a warranty issue so you don't get stuck with repair bills.
2. Windows 98 can be tough for some to install. The error message looks like an incomplete OS install. Get the OS installer on the phone and grill them about motherboard drivers, video drivers, audio and more drivers and then if they installed DirectX. If it doesn't work, then ask them to fix it.
i just got a system with following specs, soon after installing windows 98 it started giving an error message with 90% applicatioons.
it says Ddhelp this programe has performed an illigal operation and will shut down, and whoooom
the system shuts down in 30 seconds, sometimes it hangs with blank screen...this problem is with even
winamp, powerdvd, most of the games, acad, and most of the help files of any application.
i dont know what the problem is...
it also shows one more error- sqstart : this programme has performed and illigal operation and will be closed. but this doesnt shuts down the system,
specificaton of the system:
amd athalon 64 3000+ processor
asus k8v motherboard with 8x agp support, no graphics onboard
512 mb ddr sdram 400 fsb - hynix
asus n vidia v9400 ge/td 128 mb graphics card
asus cd writer, lg 17" flatron monitor
someone please help me