Probably the best move you've ever done!
Now to finish off the 98 install.
Find and install the drivers for:
Motherboard, video card, audio, modem and what else you have. The forum could help, but given no information about the machine, no one can supply helpful links. Look up AIDA32 to see if it can sniff out what it is.
-> YOUR MEMORY ISSUE! I bet your machine has ON BOARD video and it steals memory from the system to run the video.
The fix? Add another 128M stick of RAM. You might see someone note a video card solution, but that's not going to work on some i810 based boards. Why? The maker didn't supply a way to truly disable the onboard video.
ok where to start the computer i got had windows me on it but it was missing necessary files i couldnt get on the internet and i didnt have a windows me cd to reinstall necessary files so i dedided to uninstall windows me and i had a windows 98 cd so i installed that. I F-disked it (which was the biggest mistake of my life). lets just say the computered wasnt the same for a long time all i had was 16 bit color but i fixed that somehow. i ended up getting my hands on a windows me installation cd so i upgraded back to windows me from 98 but now my computer says all i have is 120 MB. in the beginnning there was this game i played just fine but since i reinstalled windows me it says i dont have enough memory to play the game that i need 128 MB. i know my computer had that much before i touched it . everything else is just fine with the computer please help please....