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Problems to install W98SE

by Martell122 / January 24, 2008 9:38 AM PST

I built a new computer using an Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless m/b
and an AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400 + AM2 Black Edition CPU.
The problem I have is that I cannot install W98SE ( I want to start with this o/s and later upgrade to XP )
I did this many times in the past whenever I formatted my hard drive.
Below is the procedure and the results I got.

1) Start computer with W98SE boot floppy.
2) Start computer with CD-ROM support yes
3) PCI bus scan complete
4) Message :Diagnostic tools loaded to drive D
5) Message: Drive E = Driver MSCD001 unit0
6) Changes to A prompt.

7) C: type dir Result: Message Invalid media type reading drive c
d: type dir Result: Message Volume in drive D is MS-Ramdrive
e: type dir Result: Message Volume in drive E is Win98

Cool From E prompt I type setup and hit Enter
Message pops up:

Please wait while Setup initializes
Scanning system registry
Windows Set up requires 734003

No further actions except a flashing bar under the messages...After waiting for 20 min
I turned the computer off.

9) At A prompt:
A large message appears,beginning with "Your computer has a disk larger than 512MB etc etc
At the end:

Do you wish to enable large disk support ( y/n) I chose yes and got following message:
1) Create DOD partition or Logical DOS Drive
2) Set active partition
3) Delete partition or Logical DOS Drive
4) Display partition info

As I am not sure what to do I selected 4)
Message appears:

Current fixed disk drive: 1
Partition Status Type VolumeLabel Mbyte System
1 A PriDOS --- 18186 unknown

Usage : 100 %

I wonder if anybody could let me know what is wrong.

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(NT) What IDE drive is in there?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 24, 2008 10:51 AM PST
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Some modern mobo's ...
by Kees Bakker / January 25, 2008 2:41 AM PST

don't support Windows 98 anymore. Did you check the specs?

Why not delete the current partition that's on the drive and make a new one? First 3, then 1.

Why would you want to install 98 and only later switch to XP? You don't give a reason for it, so I wonder.


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